White Peel

White peel is the most effective and quick treatment for photoaging, melasma, and acne. This treatment involves the application of one or more chemical exfoliating agents on the skin for a sufficient period of time.

This allows interaction of the agent with increasingly deeper cellular skin layers and subsequently with the dermis, causing selective and predictable skin damage.

The white peel treatment gives you a brighter and even skin tone. It eliminates skin cells that are increasingly rich in melanin and prevent the darkening of new skin cells. It will result in flawless, spot-free and hyperpigmented skin.

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A white peel treatment is typically conducted as an outpatient procedure. This treatment involves the application of certain natural fruit acids to reduce fine lines, pigmented areas, smoothen and soften skin texture and to minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. The patient is recommended to take white peel treatment weekly or bi-weekly with a minimum of six sessions for maximum benefits.

Different agents are used to performing a white peel, depending on the condition of the skin and the sensitivity of the patient. Some of these methods include:

  • Enzyme therapy: It is an excellent entry-level treatment. It is best for sensitive skin. In this therapy, gentle peel is derived from powdered fruit enzymes.
  • Demelan peel: This primarily consists of a chemical called glycolic acid, which has to peel properties and therefore, makes the outer skin shed. It also consists of alpha-arbutin, which is a natural melanin-inhibiting agent found in cranberry and mulberry.
  • Lactic plus therapy- This therapy includes application of organic lactic acid, pumpkin fruit enzymes and stimulating pomegranate extract to act as a powerful skin peel.
  • Microdermabrasion therapy- This treatment works excellent on spots on the face and neck. It is a type of physical exfoliation that improves the overall tone, texture, clarity, and elasticity of the skin.

People who suffer from one or a combination of the following conditions can opt for white peel:

  • Photoaging
  • Melasma-chloasma
  • Sunburns
  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines
  • Skin pigmentation

White peel therapy is recommended for face, neck, hands, décolletage and other parts of the body with pigmentation and dark spots. It is suitable for all skin types and does not contain any risk of long-lasting itchiness and redness, although it should be performed under the supervision of an expert dermatologist.

Typically, light white peel therapy does not need any recovery time, whereas deep white peel takes minimum recovery and downtime. Results can be seen after the very first treatment.

Before you have a white peel, your doctor is likely to review your medical history and discuss your expectations. He or she might do some physical examinations also. If you decide to proceed with the chemical peel, you might also need to use glycolic acid lotion, retinoid cream or use some bleaching agent. Your doctor may prescribe you to avoid certain cosmetics and unprotected sun exposure for a few days.

During the white peel procedure, your doctor will clean your face and may cover your eyes with ointment or gauze. You can also feel a tingling effect during treatment.

After the treatment, your doctor will apply a neutralizing solution or wash to remove the chemical solution from the treated skin. After a white peel of any depth, follow your doctor’s directions for cleansing, moisturizing and applying protective ointments and cosmetics to comfort any redness to your skin.

Contact Doctor Harmandeep Sidhu at Athena Skin & Laser Clinic in Chandigarh today for more details!

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