Chemical Peel in Bangalore

Chemical peel (also referred to as derma peeling or chemexfoliation) is a versatile cosmetic procedure carried out by skin specialists to resurface the skin by applying chemical solutions. Various types of peeling solutions are available for different skin concerns. The type of chemical peel used during the treatment depends upon the individual’s skin type and the severity of the skin concern that is being treated. It works by exfoliating the skin i.e. removal of the superficial damaged skin layers. 

At Charma Clinic, the best skin rejuvenation clinic in Bangalore, this treatment is either done alone or combined with other cosmetic procedures to deliver the best outcomes. The new skin that appears after chemical peeling is smoother & softer. The most common body parts ( face, neck, and hands ) are targeted by chemical peel in Bangalore.

Types of Chemical Peels Used for Skin Rejuvenation

There are mainly three types or categories of chemical peels according to different chemical strengths (based on varying depths of skin penetration) required to address individual skin concerns. These include:

1. Light Chemical Peel

It only exfoliates the skin epidermis (superficial skin layers) and treats skin issues that are found only on the skin surface. It helps unclog the pores and treat mild skin imperfections such as: 

  • Some acne types.
  • Mild acne scarring.
  • Sun-damaged skin.
  • Dryness.
  • Uneven skin tone.
  • Fine lines.

It shall be applied again after every two to five weeks. Recovery after using this lunchtime chemical peel may take a few hours or a day. 

Examples include alpha hydroxyl acids like glycolic acid and beta hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid. Dr. Rajdeep Mysore, the best cosmetic dermatologist at Bangalore, suggests one get a light chemical peel treatment around once a month for optimum results.

2. Medium Chemical Peel

It acts on the skin epidermis and some portions of the upper skin dermis (middle skin layers) to remove the damaged skin cells. It is generally used to treat:

  • Acne scars
  • Wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation

Recovery from the medium chemical peeling may take a week or longer and would require some downtime. The most commonly used medium-strength chemical peels include trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and glycolic acid. This type of chemical peel treatment also needs to be repeated for long-lasting results. 

3. Deep Chemical Peel

It removes the deeper skin cells that lie far beneath the upper skin dermis (i.e. it acts by penetrating the lower-middle skin layer). This type of chemical peel is ideal for treating: 

  • Deep acne scars.
  • Moderate lines and wrinkles.
  • Blotchy skin.
  • Extensive sun-damaged skin.
  • Precancerous skin growths. 

One does not have to get multiple sessions for deep chemical peeling as a single treatment can provide the full effect lasting for many years. However, it has a significant downtime and long recovery period as compared to light and medium-depth peels. It makes use of strong chemical acids (i.e. phenols) to be able to penetrate deep into the skin. Local anaesthesia might be given in some cases beforehand to prevent pain and discomfort upon its application. It requires several weeks of downtime. Since deep peels can cause more harm than benefit to the patient they are not used to treat patients any longer. To avail of the best chemical peel treatment in Bangalore, JP Nagar schedule an appointment with Charma Clinic.

Chemical Peels in Bangalore

Uses/ Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are beneficial for treating a wide range of skin problems such as signs of aging and improving skin appearance. They can help improve or reduce:

  • Melasma (darkening of the skin in patches) is caused because of pregnancy or intake of birth control pills.
  • Scaly skin patches, rough skin texture, and dull skin complexion.
  • Actinic keratosis (precancerous scaly skin spots).
  • Large pores.
  • Oily skin.
  • Mild scarring.
  • All types of acne.
  • Uneven skin colouration, sun spots, freckles, age spots.
  • Hyperpigmentation.
  • Fine lines around the mouth or under the eyes and wrinkles (creases or folds of skin) caused by sun damage, hereditary factors, and normal aging of the skin. 
  • Party peels to provide an instant glow before a party or event.

People often choose this treatment because it is a quick procedure with minimal side effects, pain or discomfort, and less recovery time as compared to surgeries. A chemical peel can provide skin rejuvenation which can allow the person to regain lost self-confidence and self-esteem. Moreover, the type of chemical peel to be used and the entire treatment plan is customized according to the client's needs and realistic expectations.

Who is an ideal candidate for chemical peeling?

During the consultation, Dr. Rajdeep Mysore, the Best Skin Specialist In Bangalore at Charma Clinic, will check your skin concern and skin type and determine the appropriate treatment accordingly.

At Charma Clinic, a leading aesthetic and skin clinic in Bangalore, the treatment is customized based on unique facial skin concerns. The skin specialist doctor examines the colour of the skin, checks pigmentation issues, and makes sure that one is not suffering from untreated skin infection at the target site. The provider also asks the patient about their aesthetic goals and concerns they want to manage during the treatment. Based on one's concerns a customized treatment plan is provided after analyzing the patient's skin type, skin condition, age, health, skin laxity, and cosmetic goals.


Candidate For Light and Medium Chemical Peels

  • If one is seeking to enhance their overall facial skin appearance without undergoing invasive treatment.
  • Those who have uneven skin texture and tone.
  • Those who have clogged pores, dry skin, fine lines, uneven pigmentation, mild acne, tanning, and mild acne scars.

Candidate for Deep Chemical Peels

  • People who want to minimize the effects of wrinkles, blotching of sun-damaged skin, and correct mild aging lines 
  • This treatment is more invasive and requires considerable post-treatment recovery after the treatment. 
  • If one tends to form keloids then they are not an ideal candidate for this procedure.

Chemical peels are not meant to be used by everyone. A good candidate is a person who is in the best general health and has a light skin complexion. A doctor might not allow the person to undergo chemical peeling if they:

  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to be pregnant in the upcoming year 
  • Have repeated or drastic outbreaks of cold sores
  • Have psoriasis or atopic dermatitis
  • Have been taking oral medications like retinoid for treating acne for the past 6 months or other acne treatments for a year
  • Have a family or personal history of rigid skin areas because of the overgrowth of keloids (a raised scar tissue)
  • Have been facing a skin condition or using certain medications that leave the skin more sensitive than usual?
  • Want to remove deep wrinkles and scars or want to tighten their sagging skin or bulges?
  • Cannot stay away from the sun during the healing period.
  • People who have undergone recent surgery or radiation therapy.
  • Immunocompromised individuals.

How does a chemical peel treatment work?

The exact process involved in chemical peeling varies depending upon the type of chemical peel used. The following are the common steps involved in a chemical peel treatment: 

  • Before applying chemical peels, the skin is thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the treatment. 
  • Next, the selected chemical solution is applied in a definite amount to the skin and kept undisturbed for a designated time. 
  • As the person waits, the chemical starts acting by exfoliating the skin and begins to whiten it. 
  • Once the peels complete their work, they are peeled to reveal the new, refreshed skin.   

What concerns can be addressed with chemical peels?

A chemical peel is often indicated to treat skin problems like: 

  • Freckles
  • Lentigines (small brown patches on the skin)
  • Facial melanoses
  • Melasma - a common condition that arises due to consumption of oral contraceptives or changes during pregnancy. It is caused by increased melanin and excess of melanocytes resulting in hyperpigmentation patches.
  • Periorbital hyperpigmentation 
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (temporary pigmentation that follows injury)
  • Superficial acne scars
  • Post-acne pigmentation
  • Acne vulgaris

Peel also helps correct aesthetic concerns like: 

  • Dilated pores
  • Superficial scars
  • Warts
  • Milia
  • Dermatosis papulosa nigra
  • Photoaging
  • Sebaceous hyperplasia
  • Chickenpox scar


How long is the recovery period after chemical peels?

The recovery time from the chemical peels varies depending on the types of peel used on the skin and the types of concern also targeted. 

  • Light chemical peels require almost no downtime and this makes them perfect for quick fixes. 
  • Medium chemical peel recovery time can take 5-7 days and one might have slight redness for a few days. 
  • The deep chemical peels reveal new skin after 10-14 days and redness may last for a few months. These peels are no longer performed due to the availability of safer technologies like lasers.

Best Customized Peels - Better Outcomes

Charma Clinic, the best skin clinic in Bangalore, offers the best-customised peels that help decrease skin flaws and irregularities such as wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, uneven patches, tanning, hyperpigmentation issues, and many more. Customization is crucial not only to provide the optimum outcome but also to avoid any complications. Thus, one must choose the right skin doctor and not get this treatment done by amateurs in salons. As the skin heals and begins to rejuvenate one will start noticing a clearer and smoother complexion.

As the chemical solution used in this treatment removes the top layer of the skin, removes excess melanin, and helps dead skin cells to peel off, this peeling process helps reveal smooth, youthful, and healthier-looking skin. The chemicals used during the treatment can be harsh on the skin if not properly applied, so getting the treatment from the best skin doctor in Bangalore can help one achieve better outcomes. The cost of chemical peel in Bangalore, JP Nagar depends on the type of peel used, patient skin type, and the number of sessions provided.

Products or Procedures that Should be Avoided Before Getting a Chemical Peel

  • Before one week of the treatment avoid waxing, electrolysis, hair removal creams, and laser hair removal.
  • Avoid the application of retinol and products that contain AHA and BHA
  • Before going for the treatment do not apply exfoliating products or products that may be drying or irritating.

Aftercare required for Chemical Peel Treatment

  • Do not pick spots or peel off any flaky skin after the treatment.
  • Avoid the use of Alpha Hydroxy Acids or Beta Hydroxy Acids for about 5-7 days after treatment.
  • Use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and a PA +++ rating. Avoid direct sunlight for at least one month after treatment.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking enough water.
  • Try to avoid strenuous activities for about 24 hours after treatment.
  • Do not wash the face with scrubbing agents only use a gentle cleanser for sensitive skin as recommended by the doctor.
  • Apply a moisturizer prescribed by the doctor to alleviate dryness and tightness.
  • Avoid any other facial, medical and laser treatments for at least one week.

How long do the results last?

With good sun protection and proper skin care, the results can last for months to years. The longevity of the results also depends on the type of peel used. Deeper peels offer long-lasting effects. Maintenance sessions are recommended to achieve better outcomes. The peels remove congestion, boost collagen production, remove dead skin cells and reveal brighter and rejuvenated skin.

Is a chemical peel a painful treatment?

One might feel a mild tingling and tightening feeling on the skin as the peel starts to dry. There's no pain or discomfort during the treatment. The feeling of dryness might continue for a couple of days. Dermatologists suggest using specialised skin recovering gels including growth factors for quick recovery from peels. One should not use any skincare or cosmetic products without consulting their dermatologist to avoid any adversities. 

Do not forget to discuss your concerns and expectations from the procedure with your dermatologist during the initial consultation. It will help to optimize the results and minimize any possible complications. 

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The word Charma means skin in Sanskrit and other Indian languages. Charma was conceptualised in the summer of 2013 as a centre to treat dermatological problems. It was started in Chirag Hospital, a small nursing home in South Bengaluru.

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Chirag Hospital, 3rd floor, #1635, 17th main, J P Nagar 2nd phase, Bengaluru - 560078

Clinic Timings

Monday to Saturday : 9.30AM to 7.30PM
Sunday : Closed!