All About Acne Chemical Peel

Acne is quite unsightly and painful, and can adversely affect the self-esteem of a person. Even when common products for acne care is not effective, acne chemical peel comes to help in the control, reduction, and elimination of acne. Several varieties of acne chemical peels and procedures are available as part of cosmetic peel treatments for treating acne problems. 

Acne Chemical Peel Defined

When the results with contemporary acne medications are not that satisfactory, one can use the peel for a clearer complexion. The procedure of peel includes the application of a chemical solution onto the skin. This leads to the formation of blisters on the skin, which peels off over several days, and in its place, fresh new skin appears.  As the dead cells fall off with the use of acne peel, the acne scars start disappearing. In addition to providing acne treatment, there are other benefits available with acne chemical peel treatments like improving the pigmentation of skin and a smoother skin.

Acne chemical peel treatments are available in three general types. These are the trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or glycolic acid peels, and phenol peels. AHA remains as the gentlest one. The TCA peels are a little stronger, while the strongest of all is the phenol peels. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of the peel. The best results are found in people having surface acne or acne scars. People having very active acne may not find the expected results with the chemical peels. Pregnant women are not recommended for a chemical peel acne treatment.

Treating Deep Acne Scars

Acne scars result from an inflammatory response of the body to acne lesions. Acne scars formed due to acne could be of various types. The affected person has its own facial “topography”. Hence the treatment to be provided must be depending on the individual case.  While a single treatment does not apply to all, an acne chemical peel could come to be the right treatment for deep acne scars. A phenol chemical peel or TCA peel could help in resurfacing the treated skin that would help in removal of the acne scars. One may require more than a single treatment with TCA acne chemical peels. One can also go for laser skin resurfacing as a substitute for deep acne scars.

After-Effects of Acne Skin Peel

It is the kind of chemical peel – TCA, AHA, or phenol – used that determines the degree of recovery required after undergoing acne skin peel treatment. Individuals undergoing the treatment usually experience some temporary side-effects like dryness, redness, and flaking of scaling after an AHA chemical peel, though these are mild and the patient can return to their daily activities soon after the treatment. Opting for TCA acne skin peel has the same kind of side-effects as that of an AHA peel, and in addition, the patient could have swelling that depends on the TCA strength. The patient may require a mild pain medication after undergoing a strong TCA chemical peel, and a temporary crust may form on the treated skin. However, within a week, the discomfort or swelling that occurs after TCA peel subsides, and after a period of 10 days, there is enough healing of the skin for the patient to return to daily activities. After phenol peel, the swelling could be enough to temporarily shut the eyes. Hence, the patient usually requires a two weeks recovery period at home after a phenol peel treatment.


The good thing about chemical peel treatments is that the long-term results are good. AHA peel treatments could be available at medical spas and skin care clinics in Dubai like Wellbeing Medical Centre. To keep up the good effect, one needs to treat the acne or scars, if they appear later.

In the long run, an individual undergoing TCA peel treatment could expect a smoother skin along with lessening or removal of acne scars. However, one needs more than a single TCA peel to get the required effect. The use of stronger TCA peel could sometimes extend redness to three months. It is important to use abundance of high SPF sunscreen lotion to protect the newly formed skin layers so that hyperpigmentation and blotchiness do not occur. It should be noted that TCA peels treatment could result in unintentional skin color changes, though not as strong as Phenol peel.

After undergoing a treatment of phenol peel, new skin appears within a week, and the initially red skin of the treated area slowly fades to its normal skin color within weeks or months. However, the visual results could remain for many years.

The chemical peel for acne scars treatment is a ‘90s revival of a spotless and flawless complexion that is waiting just beneath the skin surface. Presently these classic treatments are the top choices in a dermatologists’ clinic. These peels can ensure specific skin benefits like a reversal of breakouts and melasma, showing better results compared to other high-tech devices. As the dull surface cells are cast off, the acne, discoloration, fine lines, and many other skin conditions are improved. And the cost is a fraction of other high-tech options.

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Acne Scars Treatment

The Best Types of Acne Scars Treatment for Your Skin

Acne scars can be a troubling issue as it deeply impacts your appearance and looks. When skin problems like acne do not disappear completely, they leave certain scars on the skin, removing which could surely seem to be a daunting task. There are various advanced forms of acne scars treatments that are highly efficient to help people get rid of such scars and prevent further skin damage.

Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are two of the most reliable and safe acne scars treatments that most clinics offer. Such advanced treatments for acne scars can only be performed by certified and trained doctors and surgeons. There are two different forms of treatments with a very thin line of difference. However, both of them are highly effective in help people to get rid of scars from their skin, and also improve their skin texture for better and glowing appearance.

Acne Scars Treatment

Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are cosmetic surgeries for treating scars. Before you decide to undergo such cosmetic procedures, visit a reputed clinic and consult an experienced doctor to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for this treatment. Also, gain a basic understanding and knowledge of what these advanced scar treatments are all about before deciding to go for a cosmetic procedure.


  • An instrument is used to spray tiny exfoliating crystal particles to treat skin problems such as acne, brown spots and age spots on the skin.
  • This cosmetic treatment works on all skin types and colors. However, only subtle or mild skin problems can be treated using this treatment. It is not that effective for deep or rigid scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.
  • Microdermabrasion has less down time for healing as compared to dermabrasion. Patients can recover quickly without suffering from any long-term or harmful side effects.
  • It is a simple skin rejuvenations procedure that not only helps in removing acne scars from the skin but also leaves the skin fresh, softer and brighter.
  • To help you cope with some minor side effects that might occur after the treatment, surgeons prescribe moisturizers and cool compressors to keep your skin safe and healthy. These side effects do not last for more than a few days or several weeks.
  • You must also avoid getting out under the skin too much after the treatment. Avoid sun exposure as much as you can, and if you do, apply sun block and don’t stay out too long.


  • Dermabrasion uses a special instrument that ‘sands’ the treated area of the skin to help the formation of a new and fresh layer of skin.
  • This treatment removes the unevenness or irregularities on the surface of the skin by crushing the outer layer. Certified surgeons either use an abrasive wheel or any form of high-speed instrument to perform this treatment.
  • It highly helps in treating acne scars, pox marks or scars caused due to accidents or surgeries from the past. Congenital skin defects such as moles, pigmented birthmarks or burn scars cannot be treated effectively using dermabrasion.
  • The healing process involved with this treatment is longer as compared to microdermabrasion. It usually involves a recovery period of 7 to 10 days for a patient to completely treat the side effects post the treatment.
  • Prescribed medications by surgeons can help ease your suffering from such minor side effects that may occur after the treatment has been completed. Some common side effects of this treatment are swelling, infection, scar formation, skin darkening, or uneven changes in skin color.

Because dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are both advanced and cosmetic acne scars treatments, it is best that you first consult an experienced and trained surgeon or doctor to determine whether you are suitable for any of the treatments or not. Visit Wellbeing Medical Centrea reputed and recognized clinic,  to get the best acne scars treatment with the right consultation. With the right expert advice and treatment, you can easily get rid of scars and give your skin a better and brighter look for years to come.

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