Dr. Andrew Khoo

Plastic & Aesthetic Surgeon
FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glasg), M Med FAMS (Plastic Surgery)
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Chemical Peels

Improving Skin Texture Therapy for Fine Facial Lines and Wrinkles, Pigmentation, Acne Scars

Downtime Varies with the depth of the peel

A Chemical Peel uses a chemical solution to improve the appearance of facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers and promoting the growth of new cells. It is used to treat facial blemishes and wrinkles and to reduce the effects of smoking and sun exposure. It can also be used to treat uneven pigmentation.

Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) and Phenol are the most common chemicals used. The precise formula will depend on the needs of conditions of each patient.

There are three types of peels :

    • Light Peels:Alphahydroxy Acids (AHAs) such as glycolic, fruit acids or lactic, produce light peels that are used to treat fine wrinkling, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne.
    • Medium Peels:Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) is most commonly used for the treatment of fine surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes and pigment problems.
    • Deep Peels:Phenol is the strongest of the chemical solutions and gives a deep peel. It is used mainly to treat coarse facial wrinkles, areas of blotchy or damaged skin caused by sun exposure, or pre-cancerous growths

Chemical Peels may be performed in conjunction with a facelift. However, it is not a substitute for such surgery and it will not prevent or slow the aging process. This is an outpatient procedure that can be administered in the clinic procedure room. No anaesthesia is required but a light sedation may be used depending on the type of peel. Downtime varies with the depth of the peel.

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