Chemical Peel

Chemical Peels in Mumbai – Cost, Before After Results, Side Effects

This article is written by Dr Samreen Khan, one of the best dermatologist in Mumbai. She specializes in chemical peels treatment in Mumbai and is considered one of the best chemical peels specialist in Mumbai. She is also the best dermatologist in Mumbai for chemical peels of all types.


Cosmetic Dermatologists offer an important procedure that improves your skin safely and quickly. We call this Chemical peel or Skin Peeling Treatment. A chemical peel shortens the treatment time of an otherwise lengthy dermatological treatment process.

Sadly, people are unaware of what these treatments actually are. And in addition to this there are a lot of myths about this wonderful skin treatment!

What are chemical peels?

Cosmetic Dermatologists have intensive treatments with active extracts called Chemical Peels. These treatments encourage removal of the damaged outer layer of the skin. They also fasten the renewal of the skin. This helps to achieve healthy, clear, blemish free skin type faster than with conventional skin medications.

What does a chemical peel contain?

Chemical peels are chemically prepared extracts of common food items. Such extracts are found in citrus fruits, sweet almonds and fermented milk. Besides this, they are also found in fermented fruits, honey, wine, berries, mushrooms, vinegar and other similar ingredients.

These extracts contain vitamins, antioxidants and other skin repairing ingredients.

Your skin peeling chemical solution may contain alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid or lactic acid. It may contain beta hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid and mandelic acid. Polyhydroxy acids sucha as gluconolactone are the newest light chemical peels for sensitive skin.

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What does chemical peeling treatment do?

Skin peeling treatments encourage the skin cell cycle to become healthy. They exfoliate the damaged skin quickly and encourage healthier new skin to resurface.

Depending on the ingredients used, chemical peels can have very specific or rather broad spectrum actions. They can act on the melanocytes to decrease melanin production in pigmentation treatment.

While in acne treatment they act on the sebaceous glands to decrease oil production. They may have a comedolytic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory action.

Peels used for anti aging treatment and acne scars treatment are antioxidants. They stimulate new collagen formation. For acne scats and anti aging I often combine chemical peels with microneedling, HIFU or laser treatment.

How do you do a chemical peel?

Chemical peeling is a painless procedure that requires about 15-20 minutes in the clinic. We first clean the area which we want to treat. Then we apply the peel cocktail solution on the skin. We have to leave this solution on the skin for a certain amount of time.

During this you will experience a slight tingling sensation. After the required time is complete, we wipe off the solution. Then we apply a moisturizer or sunscreen on the skin.

You need to repeat these sessions once in 10-14 days. And you will mostly require a total of 4-8 sessions to complete your treatment.

Are chemical peels painful?

Chemical peeling is a completely painless procedure. We apply the peel solution on the skin only for 1 to 5 minutes. This application may cause some tingling sensation, similar to the application of lemon juice on the skin. Once we wipe off the solution, you feel completely normal.

Why is it called chemical peeling?

The application of the peel solution encourages the dull and damaged layers to shed off over the next 4-5 days. This fastens the cell cycle and these layers are replaced with healthy new skin.

Whether there will be visible skin peeling in your treatment procedure depends on which ingredients we use.

Skin peeling is more visible in medium depth peels. But it is not visible at all in superficial peels.

The peeling is not visible to others with frequent application of a prescribed medicated moisturizer.

When is the improvement visible?

Every session gives step by step visible improvement. Peel treatments reveal healthier, smoother, younger looking skin. The skin is bright with an even skin tone and a radiant complexion.

How safe are chemical peels?

Older versions and cheaper quality of peels in the hands of inexperienced professionals do have nasty effects on the skin. Only a qualified ‘Cosmetic Dermatologist’ who has in depth knowledge of the subject should do the procedure.

All skin specialists do not necessarily have the correct knowledge of cosmetic procedures. When the choice of peel medication or method of treatment is incorrect it gives poor results and side effects.

Are there any side effects of chemical peels?

Chemical peels do not have ant side effects if they are done by a qualified Cosmetic Dermatologist. Many people believe that chemical peels will make the skin thin and sensitive. But this is not true.

The newest peptide peels make the skin stronger and reduce sensitivity. They also thicken the skin and make it very healthy and glowing. Peel treatments have is collagen building effect in the long run. The only side effect that you can get is anti aging!

You do need to follow good skin care with a moisturizer and sunscreen and avoid harsh sun exposure during your recovery time.

What is the cost of chemical peels in Mumbai?

Chemical peel treatment cost in Mumbai depends on a many factors. The most important ones being the brand of peel solution used and the expertise of the doctor.

The best and most advanced peels come from companies that are Internationally known for manufacturing peel solutions. Therefore, cost of international level chemical peels, offered by a renowned Cosmetic Dermatologist tend to be more.

The cost of chemical peels in Mumbai starts at Rs 2750 at Ambrosia Aesthetics. The cost of superficial peels ranges from Rs 2750 to Rs 4750. Medium depth chemical peels range from Rs 3750 to Rs 6750. Chemical peels for pigmentation cost Rs 3750 onwards. Complete acne treatment with chemical peels cost around Rs 27,000. While the price of a complete pigmentation treatment with chemical peels is approximately Rs 40,000. Specialized chemical peels such as Cosmelan peel in Mumbai costs Rs 27000. And Obagi Blue Peel costs Rs 50000 along with the Nuderm Kit.

Where to get chemical peels in Mumbai?

You have to get chemical peels in a Cosmetic Dermatologist’s clinic. Also, the Dermatologist should do the session herself and not therapists.

Commercial skin clinic chains offer peels which are usually basic and part of a preset menu. Similarly, salons offer low strength peels, comparable to the prescription creams and cleansers given by a Dermatologist for home care.

That being said, make sure you choose a Dermatologist who listens to you and gives time to understand your skin. Never rush into a peel session on your first visit.

A proper pre-treatment and post treatment guidance is the key to successful chemical peels! Needless to say, I always perform all chemical peel treatments personally in my clinic.

Call 84339 66645 to book your consultation with Dr Samreen Khan.

Best Dermatologist in Mumbai.