What Is a Chemical Peel?

A Chemical Peel is a quick cosmetic procedure that may help reduce the signs of aging on your face.

During a chemical peel, a dermatologist will apply a chemical solution to your skin. This solution peels away damaged skin cells, allowing healthy skin to grow in their place and to reveal the smooth and clear skin underneath. What makes this technique so popular is that it’s useful for a variety of skin concerns. This may help improve common skin concerns, such as:

  • wrinkles
  • hyperpigmentation
  • acne
  • uneven skin texture

However, the exact results will depend on many factors, including the severity of your skin issues and the type of peel you receive. There are different types of chemical peels and each type of peel has different outcome, thus can’t be safely used for every skin type and for every skin issue.

Light chemical peel

A light chemical peel, or superficial peel, will lightly exfoliate your skin. It only removes the top most skin layer.

A light chemical peel is usually used for:

  • fine wrinkles
  • uneven skin tone
  • acne
  • dry skin

This treatment uses mild chemical agents, so it’s usually safe to get light chemical peels every 2 to 5 weeks.

Medium depth chemical peel

A medium chemical peel is a bit stronger than a light peel. It removes slightly thicker layer than light peel. It is used for

  • wrinkles
  • uneven skin tone
  • acne scars

You may need 1 to 2 sessions of this peel depending upon severity of skin issue.

Deep chemical peel

A deep chemical peel removes your upper and middle layer of your skin. It uses very strong chemicals, so you may need a local anesthetic before the procedure. This will help prevent pain and discomfort. This peel is not safe in Asian skin as it can cause Inflammation resulting in Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation. A deep chemical peel is best suited for very fair skin for

  • deeper wrinkles
  • deeper scars
  • precancerous skin patches


Slightly stronger than Medium Depth Peels, Melanin peel is used commonly at Aestheticare. It is a safe peeling system which works on pigment producing cells of skin and delivers results which no other peel has given so far. It has following steps


  • First is the application of a peel used for melanin control, this ensures removal of pigmentation and uniform regeneration of skin


We design a home care regime consisting of specialized creams, face wash, sunblock, and lightening agents


  • We then prescribe strong antioxidants to support the overall whitening of face and body
  • After around 6-8 weeks, you can see visible difference in the tone and clarity of your skin

Top 6 Benefits of Chemical Peels

Below are the top six general benefits of chemical peels.

1. Treats Acne

Topical acne treatments can only go so far, and a peel exfoliates deeper. Getting a peel cleanses your skin more thoroughly and reveals a fresh new layer of skin, without the acne.

2. Minimizes Pores

Large pores are a common concern for many, and all who have them wish they’d go away. Removing the outer, often damaged layer of skin with a peel has the benefit of making pores look smaller.

3. Fades Discoloration

You deserve to feel confident, vibrant, and beautiful. If sunspots, discoloration, and hyperpigmentation are getting in your way, a peel can help. Many clients find that a peel lifts discoloration from the skin for good.

4. Improves Texture

Uneven skin tone and blemishes add a dimension to the skin that many people don’t want. Peels bring balance to the overall texture of the skin.

5. Smooths Skin

Peels are best known for unparalleled skin-smoothing benefits. By removing thicker layers of skin from the face, neck, or hands, a smoother soft baby like skin is revealed.

6. Non-Invasive Treatment

This treatment is one of the most effective options not requiring any needle or surgery and very little downtime.

What’s the recovery process of Chemical Peels?

You may experience Redness, stinging, slight itching and dryness after Light, Medium or Melanin Peel. In most cases, you can safely wear makeup within 5 to 7 days.

As your skin heals, you may need to apply a protective ointment. You’ll also need to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun.

The recovery process is different for each type of peel and usually 5 – 8 days are required for the skin to come back to its normal condition. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/chemical-peel/about/pac-20393473


A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment that removes the top layer of your skin. This can help minimize very fine wrinkles, dullness, hyperpigmentation and uneven texture. It may also help skin disorders like acne and rosacea. However, a safe chemical peel can’t treat deep wrinkles and scarring. It also won’t tighten loose skin.


Before and after