Dr. Ankuja Mhaske

Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that use chemical solutions to exfoliate the skin, improve texture and tone, and promote cellular renewal. Chemical peels are available in various strengths and formulations to address a wide range of skin concerns, including acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage.

Common types of chemical peels include:

  1. Superficial Peels: Superficial or light chemical peels use mild acids such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) to gently exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin (epidermis), resulting in a smoother, brighter complexion. Superficial peels are suitable for individuals with mild skin concerns and require little to no downtime.

  2. Medium Peels: Medium chemical peels use stronger acids such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or a combination of acids to penetrate deeper into the skin and target more advanced concerns such as moderate wrinkles, pigmentation irregularities, and acne scarring. Medium peels may require several days of downtime for recovery as the skin undergoes peeling and renewal.

  3. Deep Peels: Deep chemical peels use potent acids such as phenol to penetrate deeply into the skin and address severe skin aging, deep wrinkles, sun damage, and precancerous growths. Deep peels provide dramatic results but require a longer recovery period and carry a higher risk of complications such as skin lightening, scarring, and infection.

Chemical peels are performed as in-office treatments by licensed dermatologists or skincare professionals. The procedure involves applying a chemical solution to the skin and allowing it to penetrate for a specific amount of time before neutralizing and removing it. Chemical peels may cause a mild burning or stinging sensation during treatment and temporary redness, peeling, and sensitivity afterward.

After a chemical peel treatment, individuals may notice smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin with improved texture and tone. To maintain and enhance the results of chemical peels, it is essential to follow post-treatment instructions provided by the skincare professional, avoid sun exposure, and use sunscreen daily.

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About Dr. Ankuja Mhaske

Dr. Ankuja Mhaske is graduated from D.Y Patil College, Pimpri and completed her post-graduation (MS) from Sangli. She started programming FUE and Direct FUE (DIRECT HAIR TRANSPLANTATION) after completing her post-graduation diploma in Medical Cosmetology and post-graduation diploma in Clinical Dermatology in 2016.