What are chemical peels and how is it done? When can you expect the results?

If you want to have that glowing and radiant skin, chemical peels are the perfect option for you. Let’s make you understand in detail, how these are done, their results, and much more.

What are chemical peels?

Chemical Peels will improve the skin’s appearance. During the treatment, your medical expert will apply a chemical solution to the area to be treated. Once the solution is applied, it starts forming blisters and it feels like they are coming off. Once that is done, you will see new skin, with a reduced amount of wrinkles as compared to your earlier skin. Chemical peels can be done on different body parts like:

  • Hands
  • Neck
  • Face

How are chemical peels beneficial?

Chemical peels can provide you with the following benefits which are mentioned below:

  • Reduce fine lines which are present around the mouth and under the eye area.

  • Reduce the wrinkled appearance caused due to aging and sun damage.

  • Mild scars appearance is improved.

  • Make your skin feel like new and fresh

  • Reduce age spots, dark patches, and freckles which are caused due to consumption or birth control pills and pregnancy.

  • Sun damage area gets better.

  • Might be considered effective to treat certain acne

Can a chemical peel make my skin sensitive?

Once you have got the chemical peel, your skin is going to be sensitive for a certain time, which is normal. When you want to step out, make sure that you lather on the sunscreen. Make sure to buy the sunscreen which has been mentioned as “broad-spectrum”. This way your skin will be protected against UVA and UVB rays. Make sure the SPF level is above 30. Although, you need to limit yourself from going out in-between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Who is a suitable candidate for a chemical peel?

Generally, a chemical peel is suggested as the best option for candidates who are:

  • Fair-skinned
  • Light-haired patients
  • Darker skin can also get it

The doctor will determine what is the problem to be treated. So, make sure that you consult the doctor and understand better about the way it can benefit you.

What you should know before you get a chemical peel?

During the initial consultation, you need to inform the doctor about:

  • Past medical history of scarring, cold sores (come back often), and undergone any facial X-rays.
  • Before the chemical peels, you need to stop the consumption of harmful drugs. Moreover, the doctor can recommend antiviral medications and antibiotics. The doctor may suggest you prepare the skin by taking the medications like:
  • Glycolic acid
  • Renova
  • Retina-A

How to determine the right type of peel for your face?

You should consult the doctor and understand what type of peel depth will suit you the best. The doctor will be able to determine what is the right kind of peel, depending on the:

  • Skin type
  • The severity of Skin damage
  • Downtime with each of them
  • Budget

With that said, there is 3 depth with chemical peels which includes:


  • Targets the epidermal layer

  • Downtime: 3 to 5 days

  • Not repeated multiple times to manage the results

Medium Peel

  • Peels down the skin beneath the reticular dermis

  • Downtime: 7 to 10 days

  • Need to take utmost protection from the sun

Deep Peel

  • Not used that often and the person need to take utmost care of themselves

  • Downtime: 10 t 14 days

How are chemical peels done?

A chemical peel is done at the doctor’s office and it is an outpatient method. This means you can go back to your home on the same day.

To begin with the procedure, the doctor will make sure the skin is clean. Following that, the doctor will apply a chemical solution to the problematic area. One or a combination of the following acids are applied:

  • Glycolic acid
  • Trichloroacetic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Carbolic acid (phenol)

Once that is done the new skin will come back in its place. For 5 to 10 minutes, you will experience a burning sensation, and then comes the stinging sensation. To manage it, the doctor will ask you to apply a cold compress to the area and it will help you. In case, you have got a deeper peel then the doctor will suggest medications. As mentioned above, you need to protect your skin against sun damage. So, make sure that you apply sunscreen.

Are there any possible complications?

Certain skin types might have a permanent or temporary color change, once you have undergone the chemical peel. If you are on birth control pills or have subsequent pregnancies, then it is likely to occur. If someone has had herpes in the past, then it might come out and chances of cold sores. In such conditions, the doctor will suggest the medications and get them treated.

If you think this procedure is best for you, then book your initial consultation without any delay and get the treatment plan for you.

Which are the factors that determine the cost of chemical peel in India?

So, you have recently come across the chemical peel treatment. Undergoing this treatment helps to make the skin look even and it gives an improved texture. With the Chemical Peel Treatment in Vizag, you will be able to see the best results. Although one of the major concerns of the patient is regarding the treatment cost. To enlighten you on this topic go through the blog in detail.

Factors that determine the Chemical peel cost

Some of the major factors which determine the chemical peel treatment cost are mentioned below:

  • Type of peel

The type of peel you choose will greatly determine the price. The doctor will tell you about the chemical peel strength which is best for the skin and what will impact the cost.

  • Patient’s concern

Based on your concern, the doctor will decide the strength and type of peel you need. Also, the total number of sessions you need.

  • Treatment safety

The treatment approach followed by the clinic will impact the cost. The clinic providing the latest treatment with stringent protocols will determine the price accordingly.

  • Geographical location

The place where the clinic is situated will determine the cost. Keep in mind, the cost of chemical peel in Vizag will be different from Mumbai.

What is the cost of Chemical Peel Treatment in India?

If we want to sum up the price on an average basis, then it will cost you between Rs 1500 to Rs 10,000 per session. To see the best results you need at least 4 to 6 sessions. Also, different factors are taken into consideration.

Average Cost / Session of Chemical Skin Peeling Treatment




Vizag (Andhra Pradesh)

Rs 1,000

Rs 7,000


Rs 2,500

Rs 10,000

Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Rs 2,000

Rs 9,000

Pune (Maharashtra)

Rs 2,000

Rs 9,000

Kochi (Kerala)

Rs 1,500

Rs 7,000

Hyderabad (Telangana)

Rs 2,000

Rs 9,000

Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Rs 2,500

Rs 10,000


Rs 2,000

Rs 9,000

Bangalore (Karnataka)

Rs 2,000

Rs 9,000

Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)

Rs 1,000

Rs 5,000

Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Rs 1,000

Rs 5,000

What is the cost based on Strength?

Based on strength

Treatment cost

Superficial chemical peel

Rs 1000 to Rs 5000

Medium Depth Peel

Rs 3000 to Rs 7000

Deep Chemical Peel

Rs 5000 to Rs 9000

Cost of different types of chemical peel


Treatment cost

Salicylic Peel

Used for acne management

Rs 1500 to Rs 8000

Glycolic Peel

Used for discoloration, uneven skin texture, sun spots, wrinkles, and acne

Rs 2000 to Rs 5000

TCA Peel

Improves the skin damage caused by external factors, especially due to acne scars and melasma

Rs 5000 to Rs 7000

Lactic peel

Best for sensitive or dry skin

Rs 700 to Rs 1500

Jessner peel

Best for deeper layer due to excessive sun exposure

Rs 1500 to Rs 3000

Kojic Peel

More sessions are needed. Helps to take off the dead cells and reveals healthy skin.

Rs 1500 to Rs 3000

Claze Argi Peel

Makes the skin tone brighter and reduce the eye discoloration

Rs 1000 to Rs 3000

SM Peel

Works best for acne spots, dark spots, pigmentation, and discoloration.

Rs 1000 to Rs 4000

*Disclaimer: The following table is just an estimate of the cost of chemical peel treatment. The price may be depending on different factors, so consult the doctor for a better understanding.

Chemical peel: What is chemical peel, types, benefits, and side effects?

What is Chemical Peel?

The chemical peel is a procedure of skin-resurfacing. Basically, it is a cosmetic treatment which can be applied to hands, neck, and face.

Many people opt to get this treatment for various reasons. It helps to treat the fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, scars, uneven skin tone, and melasma.

The treatment cover is not covered by insurance. If you want to get the treatment then chemical peel cost in Vizag is affordable.

Types of chemical peel

  • Light Chemical peel

A superficial chemical peel helps in removing the outer layer of skin. It helps in treating the fine line, wrinkles, dryness, and acne. You can get this every two to five weeks which also depend on the result you are looking for. The recovery time in around one week.

  • Medium Chemical peel

The chemical peel is helpful in removing the upper part of the skin from the middle layer and skin cells. This can help to treat the wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and acne scars. You can repeat this procedure every three to nine months to get effective results. It takes around five to seven days to recover and redness remains for a few months.

  • Deep chemical peel

The deep chemical peel is helpful in removing the skin cells from the mid to lower layer of the skin as well as skin cells. This is helpful in treating the deep wrinkles, and scars. It would be great if you get it just once. The new skin gets develop after two weeks.


Side effects of chemical peel

  • Infection

It is very rare that chemical peel can result in fungal or bacterial infection. It might happen that it can result in herpes virus which results in a cold sore.

  • Redness

It is very normal to get redness after having the treatment and usually this last for several months.

  • Skin color get changed

It might happen that skin color changes as it can become dark (after getting superficial peel) or get light (after getting a deep peel).

  • Scarring

It is very rare that it can result in scarring. This can occur on the face lower part. The scars can get disappear by taking the medications and antibiotics.


Benefits of Chemical peel

After getting the chemical peel the skin becomes soft because the affected layer is removed as the new skin starts developing. This means you will look young again as the problem is treated effectively which you might you were facing earlier. You should select the best doctor for getting the treatment. If you are not sure where to get the treatment then you can visit our hospital and consult the doctor about the entire procedure.