Chemical Peel

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The Effect

Restores wrinkled, blemished, unevenly pigmented, or sun-damaged facial skin, using a chemical solution to peel away skin's top layers.

The Procedure

Prior to your procedure, your dermatologist will evaluate your case and with you select the most appropriate solution for your treatment.

The solution is applied to the entire face or just to certain regions, such as the crow's feet area around the eyes or the vertical wrinkles around the mouth. It will be applied using a sponge, a cotton pad or sometimes, for smaller areas, a cotton swab or brush.

The dermatologist observes changes in the appearance of the skin and removes when required.

Best candidates

Works best on the fair, thin skinned area with superficial wrinkles.

Risks

All surgery carries risk, and you should be fully aware of the medical risks associated with this procedure before you consent to surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, and you are encouraged to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand.

More details about your consultation and tips on coming to Bumrungrad in the Consultation section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

You will be required to sign a consent form before surgery stating that you have been informed of the risks involved; that you understand those risks; and that you accept those risks. This is standard hospital protocol and surgery will not be performed if you do not sign.

You can find hospital forms on our the Forms section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

It is your obligation to inform your surgeon of key medical information that may influence the outcome of your surgery or may increase the level of risk. These include medications you are taking, history of disease, medical complications, etc.

Risks and risk rates vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors. No two people are alike.

Please see our Chemical Peel FAQs for risks of this procedure, and our Skin Center FAQs for general tips on how to mitigate risks.

Treatment

Time required: 5 to 10 minutes for full face.
Anesthesia: none


Side effects

Temporary throbbing, tingling, swelling, redness; acute sensitivity to sun.

Recovery time: No down- time.

Please note that this information should be used only as a guide to your treatment. All specifics will be discussed with your Physician at your consultation.

If you have questions that are not answered in this website, then please contact us.

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