Coupon Accepted Successfully!



Peeling is the application of chemical agent to bring about exfoliation of the epidermis with remodelling of the collagen and elastic fibres in the dermis.


Peel removes several layers of sun damaged skin cells, leaving fresh skin, which has a more even surface and colour.

It may stimulate new collagen to be formed improving skin texture.

The result of the first peel may be disappointing, but after repeated peels, significant improvement is usually evident.


Principles of chemical peels

  • Exfoliation of superficial dead layer of skin (stratum corneum).
  • Promotes collagen production.
  • Stimulates new cell growth.
  • Cleansing of clogged pores.
  • Reduces production of the sebum by the oil glands.
  • Regulation of moisture level.

Chemical agents used for peeling

  • AHA: Alpha hydroxy acids – i.e Glycolic acid, Lactic acid, Mandelic acid.
  • BHA: Beta hydroxy acids – i.e Salicylic acid.
  • PHA: Poly hydroxy acids – Combination peel.
  • TCA: Trichloroacetic acid.
  • Phenols: Carbolic acid.

Test Your Skills Now!
Take a Quiz now
Reviewer Name