Chemical Peel Treatment

Best Chemical Peels for Skin Whitening

Chemical peels represent a flexible and useful procedure done for improving skin texture and the effects of ageing. Cleopatra from Egypt bathed in sour milk to beautify her skin unknowingly using lactic acid. French women used old wine which contains tartaric acid. In this modern era chemical peels still hold their place firmly as the most widely conducted procedure in our Dermatological practice.

Chemical peel treatment is the application of a chemical agent to the skin, which causes controlled destruction of a part or entire epidermis, with or without dermis, leading to continuous exfoliation and removal of superficial lesions, followed by regeneration of new epidermal and dermal tissues with improvement of texture and surface abnormalities.

Usually the pH of the epidermis (top layer of the skin) is acidic and the deeper layer of the skin is slight basic. Mechanism of the peeling agents— metabolic destruction (AHA, azelaic acid retinoic acid), Caustic (TCA) and toxic (Phenol, Resorcinol, Salicylic Acid) mechanism. The damage done is healed by 3phases- inflammatory phase, proliferative phase and maturational phase.

Peels are divided based on action on the skin— very superficial (also called Lunch-Time peels), superficial, medium and deep peels. Types of peels— Combination peels, Sequential peels, Segmental peels, Spot peels and Switch peels

When and where do we use peels?

  • Pigmentary disorders (age spots, uneven skintone, blotchy complexion, dull complexion, Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation) Rejuvenation of skin.
  • Acne, Icepick scars, Acne cosmetica etc.
  • Aging skin changes (fine lines, photoaging, freckles, melasma, sun damaged skin) and
  • Miscellaneous— Benign epidermal growths, Keratosis Pilaris, Dilated pores etc.


It is essential to do pre-peel priming of the patient’s skin with sunscreens and other medications for few days. The type of the peel is decided by the dermatologist depending on the condition of the patient skin.

The dermatologist will apply peel on the affected area evenly and left for sometime depending on the type of the peel. Then the peel is washed off completely, but there are certain peels which have to be left for few hours on the skin. The skin peels off slowly over weeks especially in deep peels.

Post procedure care includes sunscreens and moisturizers. Peels may be repeated weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Better results are seen with multiple sessions and when combined with Light Therapy and laser toning.

With the wide variety of peels, we at FMS SKIN & HAIR Clinic offer you with skin lightening peel, cosmelan peel, TCA CROSS, yellow peel, combination peels, sequential peels etc


Application of chemical solution in increased concentration for a shorter duration to the skin to remove the superficial layers of the skin. It is also known chemical peel facial.

The skin cells are renewed every 52-70 days. When a chemical peel is applied, there is controlled and increased destruction of the epidermis which will remove the superficial dead layers of the skin

Glycolic acid should be applied quickly on the skin and is left on the skin depending on the requirement for 2-5mins. The peel is washed off with water. Followed by application of moisturiser and sunscreen. Glycolic acid causes increased cell turnover.

BHA peel like salicylic acid can be used for acne (grade I- grade III) and for superficial acne scars the TCA CROSS (peel). The TCA peels work by coagulation of the epidermal and dermal proteins which appear as frosting of the skin (frost-pink-frost).

The Chemical Peel Treatment Cost Price in Hyderabad, India ranges from ₹3500 to ₹10000 per session depending on the area to be treated.

There might be slight pricking and burning sensation during application of peel. In the post procedure, few patients with sensitive skin might have a burning sensation which is treated by application of topical mild steroid for 3days. The peeling of the skin can last for few days.

Chemical peel requires minimum of 4-6 sessions depending on the type of the peel used. A gap of 4-6weeks is advised between 2 sessions.

The results are long lasting when done regularly and combined with lasers. Good skin care and maintenance therapy is required for long lasting results.

When applied by a non-trained person, there can be burn or deeper application of the peel. There can be erythema, itching sensation, edema, blister formation etc.

Depending on the type of the peel, the recovery time varies from no downtime to 10days. And the recovery time for burn due to chemical peel is around 3-4days with topical steroid application.