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Chemical Peels

The application of chemical solutions to exfoliate and peel the skin off to improve the appearance and feel of the skin is called chemical peels. It is used to treat skin conditions like wrinkles, sun damage, scars, melasma, and uneven skin tone.

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My face complexion is much darker than my chest. How to regain it?

Query: Hi doctor,My face complexion is much darker than my chest. The reason may be overexposure to sun and pollution. Please suggest me ways to get fair skin.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tanning is a common issue in countries with a predominantly longer summer. However, there are many effective ways toregain the fair complexionusing depigmentation creams, chemical peels, lasers, etc. In addition to those, the most important step is to use a proper sunsc...  Read Full »

Will chemical peel help in treating acne and hyperpigmentation scars of acne?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old male and suffering from acne since I was 14. I have tried a retinoid, Doxycycline, countless topical creams and scrubs, and a six-month course of Accutane, and nothing seemed to work permanently. Accutane was the most effective drug at preventing my acne but, two mon...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems like you have had really bad acne and have been trying hard to improve it. I would suggest you not to stop the treatment abruptly as it usually leads to a flare. Instead, once the acne is controlled, you should reduce the frequency to a maintenance dose, suc...  Read Full »

My skin is damaged due to prolonged steroid use. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 32 years old, and I believe I have a severe case of steroid-damaged skin. I stopped using steroids some years ago; however, I still have severe hyperpigmentation, thin skin, and lines. I have tried various remedies, including chemical peels, moisturizers, cleansers, sunscreens, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query, and I can understand your concern.Steroids are double-edged swords. They should be used judiciously under the supervision of a doctor for a limited duration and specific conditions. Steroids are very commonly misused to enhance the appearance of t...  Read Full »

Reasons for burning sensation after peeling treatment for acne.

Query: Hi doctor, About 3 weeks ago, I was prescribed Retin-A 0.5 % and Acticlate for an unusual breakout on my forehead by my dermatologist. The anaesthetician who also took a look at my face recommended Glytone PA chemical peel to help treat some discoloration that the acne had caused. I went in to see h...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to She is right, and these are common post-peel effects. By looking at your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can tell that in your condition medicines are very unlikely to effect and chemical peeling and lasers are the only options. Glycolic acid ...  Read Full »

Can I know whether chemical peels control scars on the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I did liposuction a few years ago which left me with scars. I did a mistake and used TCA 50% on them. It ruined them and left me with a dark scar. I want to use chemical peel but I do not know which one to use and which brand is good other than that? Right now, I cannot afford laser treat...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Chemical peeling is done in mild superficial scarring. Pitted scars and deep scars with severe atrophy will not respond to peeling. A chemical agent like glycolic acid is used to cause a chemical burn and a superficial one is enough to cause regeneration, resurfacin...  Read Full »

What are effective ways to address hyperpigmentation in my skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old who is concerned about sun damage and exposure. Last year, I took part in activities that demanded me to be outside in the sun for an hour every day for three months. During this period, I wore no sunscreen. Even though I did not notice anything wrong at the time (...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, even if you have not noticed any immediate signs like peeling or soreness, extended sun exposure without sufficient sun protection then that can have long-term repercussions on your skin. Sun damage can cause premature skin aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, a...  Read Full »

How do I get rid of my dark spots?

Query: Hello doctor, My skin has several dark patches. I tried several products, but they did not help, instead worsening the situation. How can I remove my dark spots? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your description and photos (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you may have hyperpigmentation or dark patches on your skin. Here are some therapies that may be beneficial: Sun protection: Protecting your skin from further damage is...  Read Full »

Is there any other way than laser to treat red marks?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having acne since one month. I am currently applying Epiduo gel at night. Now, my acne is calming down. I am using sunscreen at daytime. But, after clearing of pimples, my face becomes red. I am currently using Retino-A .025% on scars. Does Retino-A reduce red marks? Or should I g...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). I can appreciate multiple scars on your face. You should continue with Epiduo gel (combination of Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) and sunscreen, so that the pimples are treated a...  Read Full »

I have sunken eyes post-delivery. Is it reversible?

Query: Hello doctor, I delivered my baby three years back. After a year, I started suffering from sunken eyes due to lack of sleep, high stress and improper nutrition. For the last six months, I am taking good care of myself and my eyes have slightly improved. I want to know if sunken eyes are reversible. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have provided a clear description of your concern. Sunken eyes can indeed be reversible, especially since you have been taking good care of yourself. To objectively assess the improvement, consider asking someone who hasn't seen you for a while to compare your old pi...  Read Full »

I have tanned skin. Please suggest whitening pills.

Query: Hello, I am a 22 year old, male. I have a very sensitive skin, even after using sunscreens, it is tanned. Suggest me any skin whitening pills.  Read Full »

Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. As such there are no skin whitening pills. Glutathione pills are marketed as skin whitening pill, but its use is not recommended by doctors. It is essential to know how you use your sunscreen. Sunscreens with SPF 30 are good for regular use. Sunscreen should be a...  Read Full »

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