Chemical Peel Light

Chemical Peel Light

Chemical Peel Light


When a chemical solution is applied to sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented, and finely wrinkled facial areas for curative purpose, the procedure is called as “Chemical peel”. The procedure reduces imperfections by peeling away upper layers of the skin. It has proven to be a very popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure.

There are different types of chemical peels based on the following factors:

1. The specific ingredients used in a particular chemical peel

2. Strength of the ingredients

3. Duration of the solution to remain on patient’s skin

4. Method of application- light, heavy or vigorous

Basics of the procedure

No downtime involved in this procedure – Patient can immediately resume normal activities.

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Chemical Peel Light

The texture of the skin can be improved by applying the chemical solutions carefully to patient’s skin, which allows removal of damaged outer layers of the skin. Various types of chemicals are used in chemical peels like- trichloroacetic acid (TCA), alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) and phenol. Each of these chemicals has a different objective. The formula used by the cosmetologists will be adjusted to meet patient’s particular needs.

Light chemical peel

• This type of chemical peels shows a subtle improvement initially, but that healthy glow goes increasing with more treatments.

• Individuals with fine wrinkling, dryness and/ or uneven pigmentation can undergo this procedure to obtain more desirable glowing skin.

• Only the outer layer of the skin called epidermis is removed in a light exfoliation during this procedure and it gives the skin the desired healthier glow.

• A calculated amalgamation of alphahydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid and maleic acid is given by the cosmetologists to the patients getting a light peel done. All of these chemicals are the mildest choices.

• The treatment can be repeated every week for up to six weeks to achieve the desired outcomes.


• The best suitable chemical agent or a mixture of them is selected by the cosmetologist individually for each patient based on the requirements.

• Patient’s face will be cleansed with a cleansing solution

• A solution is applied using a sponge, cotton pad, cotton swab or brush to the areas to be treated (or the entire face, avoiding the eyes, brows and lips)

• This may give some mild stinging feeling to the patient’s face

• Generally, the most superficial peels/ light peels utilize alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), such as glycolic, lactic or fruit acid. Various strengths of an AHA may be applied every week or at longer intervals to obtain the best outcomes. A trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel is stronger, and has a greater depth of peel compared to AHA’s.

• The chemical peel is then washed off and neutralized

• The patient may be advised to visit the cosmetologist once a month to maintain the vibrant new look.


1. AHA:

1. 1. No anaesthesia or sedation is needed, and the patient will feel only a mild tingling or stinging sensation when the solution is applied.

1. 2. Sometimes a single treatment will give skin a healthier and radiant look.

1. 3. No downtime involved in this procedure – Patient can immediately resume normal activities.

1. 4. It can be mixed with a facial cream or wash in milder concentrations as part of a daily skin-care regimen.

2. TCA:

2. 1. TCA is especially effective in treating darker-skinned patients.

2. 2. It can possibly be used to achieve some effects of a deep peel, depending on the concentration and manner of application.

2. 3. Generally shorter recovery time than with a deep peel that uses phenol.

3. Both:

3. 1. It is a short and very safe procedure.

3. 2. It doesn’t require any covering/ mask or after-peel ointment.

Other important considerations

1. AHA:

1. 1. May require multiple/ periodic treatments.

2. TCA:

2. 1. May require pre-treatment with AHA or Retin-A creams.

2. 2. Periodically repeated treatment may be required.

2. 3. Deeper TCA peel may result in 2-3 days of restricted activity.

3. Both:

3. 1. Sun block is strongly recommended, especially with TCA treatment. Skin pores may appear larger, and the skin may not tan evenly following a chemical peel.

3. 2. Some facial skin disorders do not respond to chemical peeling.

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