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Under Eye Chemical Peel

Under Eye Chemical Peel

Rejuvenation of the upper and/or lower eyelids using chemical peels quite simple and quick procedure. It is also referred to as ‘chemical blepharoplasty. The chemical peel uses a chemical solution i.e. acids of different types, which is applied to the skin to break down the top layer. The application of acid on the skin produces "blisters" and sometimes the skin gets peeled off. This will help diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone making the skin look smoother than earlier.

The techniques exist since the mid-1800s, however, it has got actual popularity in late ’90s.

As per the report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, approximately 1.4 million chemical peels were applied in the United States in 2017.

Chemical peel is used to treat the following conditions:

  • Reduce fine lines under the eyes 
  • Reduce wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
  • Treat certain types of acne
  • Improve the look and feel of the skin  

It uses different types of products with varying impacts on the skin. Accordingly, there are three types of chemical peels available: superficial, medium-depth, and deep-depth.

  • Superficial peels are mildest and are used to cure fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, dark spots and tighten the skin.
  • Medium depth peels are used for skin having photo-damage, sun spots, acne scars, and creepy skin under the eyes.
  • Deepest peels used to treat more serious skin issues such as severe acne scars, excessive sun damages, or looseness of the skin.

Working of chemical peel

In the chemical peels process, the skin is reacted with acid used and causes a chemical reaction. This leads to dissolving the outer layers of dead skin and reveals spotless, flawless, lineless skin which is just under the topmost layer of skin. Hence, this results in even skin tone and texture and promotes the building of collagen.

For peeling the eye area various peelers are available. The choice of eyelid peeler depends on the safety and lifting effect on the skin of the eyelid. The alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels are ineffective as they are unable to reach the reticular dermis and modify. For treating small areas with less quantity, phenol peeler is an effective and very low risk of toxicity. 

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At Dr. Divya’s Skin and Hair Solutions all chemical peel procedures are conducted under strict guidelines and protocols to ensure patient safety at all times.

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Generally, a chemical peel can be used to treat all types of patients. However, it will show a great result to fair-skinned and light-haired patients. For dark skin, it may show a good result depending upon the problem being treated.

The chemical peels can treat wrinkles, fine lines, dyschromia, keratoses and sag of eyelids successfully. However, in case of a large amount of excess skin on the lower eyelid the results may be inadequate. In these cases, surgical blepharoplasty is indicated. Further, it’s good to get expert advice from a dermatologist or plastic surgeon before going for any chemical peel treatment.

After the treatment, one needs to avoid the sun for several days and use sunglasses.

  • Reactions to chemical peels range from mild to pronounced.
  • The recovery or downtime can vary depending on the type of peel. Certain peels have no downtime or recovery time. General rule of thumb is that the deeper the peel the longer is the recovery time.
  • Patients can experience mild redness and exfoliation after the treatment. Patients generally see improved skin tone and texture with each treatment.
  • After a peel session, skin will be smoother, tighter and more radiant.
  • It is of utmost importance to avoid any exposure to sun. A broad spectrum sunscreen should be applied at least 20 minutes before stepping out.

At Dr. Divya’s skin and hair solutions we have seen wonderful results with chemical peels and thousands of patients have benefited under the expertise of Dr. Divya.

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