What is a Chemical Peel?
This technique is commonly used on skin on the face, neck, and hands and is very effective in reducing signs of aging, scarring and sun damage.
How Does a Chemical Peel Procedure Work?
During a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to your skin, which makes the skin blister and peel off. This solution works to exfoliate the skin and boost collagen production for firmer, smoother looking skin.
The Ideal Candidate
Generally, the ideal candidate for a chemical peel is someone who is light-haired and fair skinned. The procedure does not generally work well on dark-skinned patients and is not recommend for patients who are:
- Nursing or pregnant
- Have taken Accutane in the last six months
- Have eczema or rosacea
How Much Does a Chemical Peel Cost?
Before any procedure can be scheduled a consultation must take place, here the medical professional will assess the patients needs and suggest the best procedure to achieve the required results.
Consultation Fee: R1000
The payment plan will be established between the patient and their medical aid provider.
Chemical Peel Before and After?
Chemical Peel Recovery
The recovery time varies from patient to patient and will depend largely on what type of chemical peel is used.
Complications | Risks | Side Effects | Scars
Temporary Side Effects
Flaking skin, irritation, and peeling usually occur for a few days after light peels. It can take up to six weeks for skin to return to its normal appearance following a medium or deep chemical peel. Some common side effects include:
- Temporary or permanent change in skin color, particularly for women on birth control pills, who subsequently become pregnant or have a history of brownish facial discoloration.
These risks will be fully disclosed and explained by the surgeon, if at any point post surgery a patient suffers from any serious side effects – please consult your surgeon immediately.