Chemical peeling treatment in Mumbai. Plan yours with the best skin specialists

We are your dermatology experts. We offer chemical peel treatment in Mumbai under the guidance of the top dermatologists of the city. We are a safe and effective choice. Transparency in prices is a given with us. Please use this page to see they types, indications and cost of chemical peels to help plan your treatment at SkinGenious.

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peel treatment or chemexfoliation is a technique where strong chemical agents (in the right concentrations), usually acidic in nature, are applied over the skin with the desired action of removing the top layer and hence replacing it with the underlying smoother skin. It is therefore also called a skin peeling treatment.

They are most commonly done over the face, neck or hands

 

Once you read more about the chemical peeling options on this page, you can make an informed decision to go ahead with the treatment under the expert guidance of a top dermatologist at SkinGenious.

 

We are located in Mumbai at:

 

Colaba  |  Andheri  |  Kurla  |  Chembur

 

Kindly feel free to contact us over the phone or WhatsApp in case of any query.

Indications

Chemexfoliation can be used to improve a wide variety of indications which include, but are not limited to:

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Types of Chemical peels & their usage

Skin peeling chemical agents can be categorized based upon the depth at which they act. They can be superficial peels, acting on the outermost layer of the skin, medium depth peels or deep peels acting up to the middle layers of the skin.

 

A general thumb rule could be that peels that act deeper have stronger action for the indications they are used for. However, this may not always be the case. We provide the details of the various chemical peel treatments, to help you understand them.

 

Your dermatologist will ultimately be the best judge of which chemical peel treatment is best for you.

 

The various kinds of chemical peels offered by our clinics in Mumbai include, but are not limited to:

Mandelic acid peel: This is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) based peel that acts superficially. It is suitable for all skin types and skin tones. It is derived from bitter almonds. The indications it helps with includes acne, fine lines, melasma and other types of pigmentation.

Query on Mandelic acid chemical peeling Answer
Does the Mandelic acid peel help with acne? Yes
Does it act on acne scars? No
Does a Mandelic acid peel help with pigmentation? Yes
Does it help with anti-aging? Yes
What is the depth of action of a Mandelic acid peel? Superficial
Who should avoid this peel? No strong contra-indications

Salicylic acid peel: This type includes beta hydroxy acid (BHA) chemical peels that act superficially. It is not ideal for sensitive skin. It is derived from willow bark and wintergreen leaves. The major indication it is used for is acne and oiliness (comedogenicity).

 

Query on Salicylic acid chemical peeling Answer
Does a Salicylic acid chemical peel help with acne? Yes
Does the peel act on acne scars? Mild action
Does it act on pigmentation? Mild action
Does a Salicylic acid peel help with anti-aging? No
What is the depth of action of a salicylic peel? Superficial
Who should avoid this chemical peel? people with sensitive skin

Lactic acid peel: This is again an AHA peel that acts superficially. Stronger formulas may also act on medium depth. It is derived naturally from milk. It works well for sensitive skin in milder concentrations. It may not be ideal for some darker skin tones. It helps with ages spots and hyperpigmentation.

Query on Lactic acid chemical peeling Answer
Does a Lactic acid chemical peel help with acne? No
Does the peel act on acne scars? No
Does it act on pigmentation? Yes
Does a Lactic acid peel help with anti-aging? Yes
What is the depth of action of a Lactic peel? Superficial
Who should avoid this chemical peel? people with darker skin tones, psoriasis, eczema or rosacea.

Glycolic acid peel: glycolic acid is an AHA peel that is derived from sugarcane. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Although mild concentrations act superficially, in higher concentration they act on the deeper layers of skin. It helps with acne, acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation including melasma, age spots and sun spots.

 

Query on Glycolic acid chemical peeling Answer
Does a Glycolic acid chemical peel help with acne? Yes
Does the peel act on acne scars? Yes
Does Glycolic acid act on pigmentation? Yes
Does a Glycolic acid peel help with anti-aging? Yes
What is the depth of action of this peel? It can act at varying depths depending on the concentration.
Who should avoid a glycolic acid chemical peel? People with dry skin

TCA peel: Trichloroacetic acid peels can be superficial or deep acting depending upon the strength an concentration. There are variants like the cross TCA peel also available. It is helpful in acne, acne scars, anti aging and pigmentation.

Query on TCA chemical peels Answer
Does a TCA peel help with acne? Yes
Does the peel act on acne scars? Yes
Does it act on pigmentation? Yes
Does a TCA chemical peel help with anti-aging? Yes
What is the depth of action of TCA peel? It can act at varying depths depending on the concentration.
Who should avoid the TCA chemical peel? People using isotretinoin

Jessner’s peel: These type of chemical peels are most commonly used as a peel acting at medium depth. It is a mixture of lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol in an ethanol solution. It helps with pigmentation, age spots, an even skin tone, fine lines and scars.

Query on Jessner’s chemical peel Answer
Does the peel help with acne? Yes
Does the peel act on acne scars? Yes
Does Jessner’s peel help with pigmentation? Yes
Does the Jessner’s solution chemical peel help with anti-aging? Yes
What is the depth of action? Medium
Who should avoid the Jessner’s peel? Pregnant women, people using isotretinoin

Yellow peel: This chemical peel improves the oxygen and nutrient supply to the skin. It contains three ingredients, phytic acid, kojic acid and azelaic acid. Indications include acne scars, pigmentation, fine lines on the skin.

Query on Yellow peel Answer
Does the Yellow peel help with acne? It has mild action
Does the Yellow peel act on acne scars? Yes
Does it help with pigmentation? Yes
Does it help with anti-aging? Yes
What is the depth of action of a Yellow peel? Superficial to deep depending on concentration
Who should avoid the Yellow peel? No strong contra-indications.

Azelaic acid peel: Azelaic acid is derived from food grains such as wheat, barley and rye. It is suitable for most skin types. It helps with open pores, acne, scars, pigmentation and rosacea.

Query on Azelaic acid chemical peeling treatment Answer
Does the Azelaic acid peel help with acne? Yes
Does the peel act on acne scars? Yes
Does Azelaic acid help with pigmentation? Yes
Does it help with anti-aging? Mild action
What is the depth of action? Medium depth
Who should avoid the Azelaic acid peel? No strong contra-indications.

Kojic acid peel: Kojic acid is a by-product of fermentation by fungi. These chemical peels act in inhibiting tyrosinase that helps in the production of melanin. They hence tend to have a skin whitening effect. They also help with sun spots and age related damage.

 

Query on Kojic acid chemical peeling treatment Answer
Does it help with acne? No
Does the Kojic acid peel act on acne scars? No
Does it help with pigmentation? Yes
Does it help with anti-aging? Yes
What is the depth of action of Kojic acid peels? Medium depth
Who should avoid the Kojic acid peel? People with sensitive skin

Phenol peel: These are deep acting chemical peels which are strong in concentration and are helpful for age spots, pigmentation, scars and fine lines.

Query on chemical peeling using Phenol Answer
Does it help with acne? Yes
Does the Phenol peel act on acne scars? Yes
Does it help with pigmentation? Yes
Does Phenol peel help with anti-aging? Yes
What is the depth of action of this peeling treatment? Deep action
Who should avoid the Phenol peeling treatment? Many indications for avoidance. You need to check with the dermatologist.

It is recommended to get chemical peels only in a clinical setting under the supervision of a dermatologist given the possible side effects if not done by a medical professional. You can read about the potential side effects further below on this page.

 

Procedure

The procedure for chemical peels are similar in all cases. For some specific peels, your specialist may ask you to stop using skin care products that contain retinoids or glycolic acid.

Once you come in for your chemical peel, it starts with a consultation where one of the top dermatologists in the city will meet you, understand your concerns, your skin type and examine you before deciding which peel is the best for you.

Often, the client doesn’t visit for a chemical peel, but for a visible symptom such as acne scars, melasma or active acne and the dermatologist may recommend a chemical peel as an ideal  line of treatment for them.

 

Once your consultation is over, the steps for the chemical peeling treatment are as follows:

  • Enter the treatment room.
  • Clean-up of the face or any other targeted area, including removal of any creams, make-up or jewellery.
  • Application of the desired chemical peel with a brush for even and targeted deposition.
  • The peel is washed after desired treatment time and post-care products like a sunscreen may be applied before you leave the treatment room to go back home

The application of the chemical peel may give you a stinging sensation that is expected to last up to 10 minutes after it is deposited.

 

After-care:

  • After the procedure, avoid using any products not prescribed by the specialist or without checking with them.
  • Avoid make-up on the day of the treatment.
  • The most important after care requirement for all these procedures is to avoid sun exposure. Apart from simply using sunscreen, you may be suggested additional measures such as wearing a hat or sun glasses.
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Cost of chemical peeling in Mumbai

The prices of chemical peel treatments at SkinGenious clinics in Mumbai are as listed below:

Chemical peels Price per session
Mandelic acid chemical peeling treatment ₹2500
Salicylic acid chemical peeling ₹2500
Lactic acid chemical peel treatment ₹2500
Glycolic acid chemical peeling ₹2500
TCA chemical peeling treatment ₹3000
Jessner’s chemical peel treatment ₹3500
Yellow peel treatment ₹4000
Azelaic acid chemical peel ₹2500
Kojic acid chemical peeling ₹2500
Phenol peeling treatment ₹4000

Risks and side effects

Although low in  prevalence, the potential risks and side effects for chemical peels include:

  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or dark patches on the skin
  • Potential scarring
  • Re-activation of herpes virus or cold sores.

You can expect to see flaking of the skin and slight pinkness or redness as a normal course of the treatment. This may last from a few hours for mild peels to even 14 days for deep peels. You must apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30+ or there are very high chances of pigmentation, especially in Indian skin tones.

 

The treatment is not recommended for the following candidates:

  • People with known history of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • People who are prone to or have had a recent outbreak of cold sores
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women

Your providers for skin peeling at SkinGenious Mumbai

At SkinGenious, your chemical peels are provided by one of the highest rated dermatologists in the city. We use the derm-star system to ensure that we only bring you the best specialists.

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    FAQs

    What is the cost of chemical peeling treatment in Mumbai?

    Chemical peels at SkinGenious start at ₹2500 and go up to ₹4000 per treatment (face and neck). In case you book packages of multiple peels, the prices may come down.

    Are chemical peels good for your skin?

    Yes, Chemical peels are performed by the dermatologist only when they feel that it will be beneficial for you. The type of peel chosen will depend on your indications, skin type and skin tone.

    How long do the effects of a chemical peel treatment last?

    In most cases, the beneficial effects last for at least 3-5 days. Some peels can provide very long term benefits.

    Can I see improvement after 1 chemical peel?

    Yes, with most chemical peels, you will see an improvement after just one session. You can take regular sessions if recommended by the skin specialist doctor.

    Can I take a shower after a chemical peel treatment?

    It is recommended that you do not wet your face, especially with hot water after a peel. Although this restriction may not apply to some mild peels, it is best to check with your dermatologist during, after or before you go ahead with the chemical peel

    Do you provide skin peeling treatment near me in Mumbai?

    Yes, we are located at Colaba, Andheri, Kurla and Chembur. You can select the clinic closest to you.

    What is the cost of a glycolic acid peel in Mumbai?

    At SkinGenious, the cost per session of a glycolic acid peel is ₹2500

    What is the cost of a TCA peel in Mumbai?

    At SkinGenious, the cost per session of a TCA peel is ₹3000

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