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Winkles, blemishes, signs of ageing, tanning, spots etc take us away from the beauty. One easy and effective tool to fight and keep these things at bay is the use of chemical peels. Chemical peels are an effective skin exfoliation technique that treat variety of skin condition and give cosmetic improvements at an affordable price.

It is quite natural for the question to come in mind that are the results and long term benefits worth the cost? Lets first see what affects the cost of chemical peel treatment in India.

Chemical peel treatment cost

The cost of chemical peel treatment in India varies on various factors such as

  • The type of peel used: Superficial or light peels which use light acids like alpha hydroxy acids or retinols or glycolic acids cost the least and can cost about 2000 to 5000 Indian rupees. It takes about 4-6 peels to get the desired results. Medium peels cost about 5k to 10k per session and deeper chemical peels such as TCAs cost from upward of 10000 Indian rupees but only one peels is required but has a longer downtime.
  • The package of peels i.e. most clinics offer a discounted price if you book for more sessions of chemical peels in advance.
  • Peels should only be done by a licensed dermatologist and the experience of the practitioner is also included in the cost.
  • The location of the clinic
  • The extent of the treatment i.e., if there are other treatments combined with it or the number of sessions needed are more.

Beauty is not just skin deep

Chemical peels are skin rejuvenation treatments that are applied on face, hands and neck. They not only improve the appearance and feel of the skin but also

  • Improve cell turnover
  • Stimulate new collagen production in the skin as the dead skin cells are removed the new skin cells multiply and move to surface and it is a signal for the body to start healing and improve collagen production. It also boosts the natural hyaluronic acid production
  • Improve skin tissue elasticity
  • Helps the dermal matrix to improve
  • Improves the texture, clarity, and smoothness of the skin
  • Gives an overall youthful and rested appearance to the skin
  • Visibly reduces the signs of ageing such as pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. Deep peels are used for removal of deep wrinkles and softening deep fine lines. Deep peels are a one time treatment and can treat the signs of ageing on forehead, eyes and mouth.
  • Improves the appearance of scars and acne scars. Peels will unclog the pores on your skin and remove blackheads and white heads and deposit ingredient in the skin that help fill up the acne marks. Specific chemical peels can be highly beneficial for the acne prone skin too.
  • Decreases rosacea redness
  • Improves skin barrier function and makes the skin stronger and tolerant
  • Helps in better absorption of skin care products. The chemical peels takes away the dull surface of the skin along with it and the skin is more receptive to skin care products. You will notice that the skin care products work better and are more effective.
  • Minimizes sun damage. The skin reels under the effects of sun damage and it cause hyperpigmentation. A mild chemical peel removes the sun spots, freckles and other problems caused by sun damage and blotchiness.
  • Helps control melasma: melasma can be caused because of certain treatments or hormonal fluctuations or because of pregnancy or birth control pills. The use of chemical peels reduces these surface dark spots.
  • Can be customized easily: Chemical peel skin rejuvenation is a big market because peels are a low risk treatment. they are safe for most skin types and colour and do not cause hyperpigmentation. Top dermatologists mix and match different acids to treat the specific skin concern and hence they are not a one-size-fits-all approach for your skin worry.
  • Treats precancerous growths: The growths such as acitinickeratoses are growths that can be potential indication of skin cancer. The use of deep chemical peels can help remove the growths and reduce the risk of cancer.


How do chemical peels work?

Chemical peels cause minute subclinical injuries to the skin and promote natural healing through the simple process of exfoliation. The acid solution is applied on the area to be treated and left on for few minutes. It causes the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The damage skin cells are removed and the skin starts the natural healing process without scarring or colour changes.

The dermatologist will first clean your skin thoroughly and apply the chosen peels. The peels are of gel like consistence. You might feel a slight burning sensation for a few minutes. Once the peel is wiped off you are left with a silk like smooth skin.

How do they work on the skin

Our skin is made of layers. Chemical peels work on the top two layers of the skin the epidermis and dermis. The epidermis is the layer you see and dermis is just under it.  In the deeper layer of the skin are the sweat glands, hair follicles and nerve endings. Chemical peels is a controlled exfoliation of skin cells from epidermis and the top layer of the dermis.

When talking about the cost vs effectiveness of various chemical peels it is important to remember that your health and beauty are priceless. Working with the best dermatologist and choose the best peel treatment for your skin type and concern is the best way to ensure that the cost of the chemical peel treatment pays off and you get the best long term benefits. The common types of chemical peels include

Superficial peels: These are the mildest form of peels that use AHAs to gently exfoliate the top layer of the skin.

Medium peels:  These penetrate the middle and outer layers of the skin and commonly use trichloroacetic or glycolic acid to remove the dead skin cells and correct skin concerns.

Deep peels: These acid solutions reach the middle layer of the dermis and exfoliate the skin to remove damaged skin cells.


A chemical peels does exactly what it promises. However when not done correctly or when more aggressive chemicals are used it can do more damage to the skin than expected. Just like any other skin rejuvenation treatment chemical peels can also cause some side effect such as darkening of skin colour, scarring, and infections. But these are mostly the result of a poorly done chemical peel. People who have good and genetically healthy skin are the best candidates for chemical peels. However those who have other skin issues like sagging skin, permanent wrinkles and scars, tendency to develop cold sores, history of abnormal scarring, psoriasis, or are pregnant or have a compromised immune system should not opt for chemical peels as it will not give the results that they expect.

For the best results always seek the advice of a experienced physician or a qualified practitioner with an questions you have regarding the effectiveness of chemical peels you’re your skin. Good professional advice should never be disregarded when it comes to seeking the best for your skin.



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Best Anti-Aging Treatments

7 Best Anti-Aging Treatments

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There is one wise decision we all have made at some point of the other and that is if we can do a reset of your skin. But it never comes true, does it? As you grow older so does your skin and with it comes wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, dark spots, and a myriad of aging-related issues. However, the good news is that while we cannot reset the skin, there are excellent treatments available with your dermatologist that can arrest the problem.

Anti-aging treatments go much beyond anti-aging skin creams, they also treat large pores, stretch marks and so much more. The anti-wrinkle treatments or the anti-aging facials that you see much advertised about only bring a brighter and youthful appearance to the skin but also protect it against additional damage, improve and accelerate cell turnover and stimulate collagen production.

Let us take a look at the 7 best anti-aging treatments preferred by dermatologists worldwide to help you maintain a youthful glow always.

1. Botox or Botulinum toxin

Botox is the most commonly used worldwide in the cosmetic industry.  Botulinum toxin is a type of neurotoxin that is injected under the skin. This works by blocking the nerve impulses to the tissues. The reduced muscle activity results in smooth skin tone.

Initially, Botox was used to treat different disorders like excessive sweating, spasms, lazy eye, and even overactive bladder. Botox injections are also successful in treating migraines.

Botox treatments give instant results and they last for about 6 months (till the muscles start to regenerate). This is an FDA-approved treatment and Botox is used for the treatment of

  • Reduction of fine lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
  • Crow’s feet in the corner of the eyes
  • Forehead lines
  • Bunny lines i.e. the lines on the nose bridge
  • Dents in the chin
  • Brow lift
  • Gummy smile
  • Bands or necklines
  • Excessive sweating in hands and underarms area

Botox is also used as an anti-aging facial treatment to prevent wrinkles from forming. Botox treatment is an outpatient procedure and it takes about 45 minutes to complete. The results of Botox are noticeable after a few days of the treatment and full results can be seen in 10 -14 days.

Risks In Botox Treatment

Botox is a powerful poison and the treatment should only be done by a certified and experienced dermatologist or Facial Plastic Surgeon. If not injected properly, Botox can cause some side effects such as a droopy smile and droopy eyelids. If you are pregnant, lactating, or allergic to the proteins then Botox anti-wrinkle treatment is not the correct treatment for you.

2. Microdermabrasion

This is one of the popular skin exfoliation techniques that gently removes the top layer of the skin. The microdermabrasion device has a small machine that sprays fine particles on the skin. The top layer of the skin is removed and a new, smoother, and younger-looking skin grows to replace it. This anti-aging treatment also stimulates collagen production, improves collagen fiber density, recovers skin elastin distribution, and improves natural healing times. Microdermabrasion can be used on all skin types easily for

  • Renewal of overall skin tone and texture
  • Reduction of wrinkles
  • Reducing fine lines
  • Treatment of scars including acne scars
  • Treatment of acne
  • Reducing stretch marks and age spots
  • Getting rid of melasma
  • Treatment of enlarged pores and seborrheic skin

After just one session of microdermabrasion, you will notice an improved skin glow and softness and reduced sebum levels. The final results include improved skin thickness, compliance, and a decrease in skin stiffness which results in supple-looking skin. To treat specific skin problems microdermabrasion treatments are scheduled 15 days apart and you might need 6-10 sessions to reduce the specific situation.

Risks in Microdermabrasion Treatment

Microdermabrasion is a simple outpatient procedure and can be done during lunchtime. The common side effects include swelling, redness, and tenderness of the skin. The skin might look pink for a few days but this will go away as the skin heels.

3. Chemical Peels

These are just like microdermabrasion but they use acid to peel the outermost layer of the skin. The type of acid that is applied to the skin can be customized based on the type of skin condition you need.

Chemical peels are used to treat

  • Wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth and eyes
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Scars
  • Melasma
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Redness
  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Dark patches because of pregnancy

Chemical peels are suitable for all skin types. People suffering from oral herpes, skin cancer, eczema or general poor body immunity should also not opt for chemical peels.

The advantage of chemical peels treatment is that they can be customized according to the depth of damage on the skin and specific skin concerns. Broadly they are classified into three categories

  • Superficial peels are used to treat fine lines, superficial wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, and dryness on the top layer of the skin i.e. the epidermis
  • Medium chemical peels that are suitable for wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone target the epidermis and upper part of the middle skin.
  • Deep chemical peels penetrate the lower layer of the dermis and are used for the treatment of melasma.

Risks in Chemical peels Treatment

Chemical peels can cause some numbing and burning sensation on the skin. Sometimes there is some scabbing on the skin because of chemical use. Make sure you avoid the sun till the time the skin heals completely.

4. Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Lasers are the gold standard for the treatment of all skin concerns. They are completely safe to use and totally non-invasive. This type of laser treatment is very suitable for Asian skin and Indian skin types. The fractional CO2 laser skin treatments work on narrow columns of the skin so that the intensity of the laser beam is distributed evenly on the entire area to be treated. Thus, there is a chance of skin damage and more effectiveness. The laser reaches the deep layers of the skin and heats/damages the cells which in turn kicks up the body’s natural healing response, stimulates collagen and elastic production and the skin grows into a smoother and younger-looking version of its previous self. Fractional laser anti-aging treatments are used to treat

  • Post-surgical scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Keloids
  • Hypertonic scars
  • Post-trauma scars
  • Deep lines and wrinkles
  • Pigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Loose skin

Fractional CO2 laser treatments can be safely used on the face, cheek, neck, arms, and hands. This anti-aging treatment is an outpatient procedure and does not require any hospitalization. The treatment of deep scars is needed for effective results.

Risks during Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Since this laser hits the skin there is no lasting damage to the skin but little redness, pain, scarring, and scabs are normal and go away in a few days.

5. Dermal fillers

Fillers do exactly what their name suggests, they fill up the hollows in the skin. They are gel-like substances that are injected into the skin using thin needles to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Fillers can be safely used for anti-aging lip treatments too and they fill up the lip line and give better definition to the lips. Dermal fillers are suitable for anti-aging treatments on hands, cheeks, nose, eyes, jawline, and mouth. One major benefit of using dermal fillers is that if you don’t like the results they can be easily reversed by injecting a dissolving solution.  Dermal filler treatments can

  • Volumize lips
  • Treat wrinkles and sagging skin of décolletage
  • Add volume and lift to the buttocks and give them a natural contour.
  • Trigger new collagen growth and improve the appearance of cellulite
  • Give tighter and smoother skin
  • Improve stretch marks
  • Treat the creepy skin on the upper arm
  • Treat wrinkles and lines on knees and thigs
  • Eliminate Marionette Lines & Nasolabial Folds
  • Be used for non-surgical rhinoplasty or liquid rhinoplasty
  • Eliminate depressed scars
  • Fill in forehead lines
  • Plump up the cheeks
  • Reshape the chin
  • Reduce the aging effects on the jawline
  • Eliminate wrinkles
  • Correct the smoker lines
  • Reduce under-eye circles
  • Add definitions to the eyebrows and lift sagging brows
  • Revive the earlobes
  • Smooth the back of the hands

The results of dermal fillers are visible right away. Depending on the type of filler the results can last up to two years. The most commonly used fillers include Hyaluronic acid.  Dermal fillers anti-aging treatment is an outpatient procedure and there is no downtime involved.

Risks during Dermal Fillers Treatments

Redness, pain, bruising, and swelling are common side effects of dermal filler injections but they are very temporary and go away in one or two weeks.

6. Non-ablative Skin Rejuvenation

These anti-aging treatments use non-ablative lasers and other energy treatments that help treat the first signs of aging such as wrinkles, age spots, and loss of skin tone. Non-ablative skin care treatments don’t target the upper layer of the skin but they target the middle and deep layers of the skin.  This stimulation encourages collagen production and minimizes spots and facials lines.

Non-ablative skin rejuvenations have short recovery times and the results last for a very long time. Apart from removing the apparent signs of aging, these skin rejuvenation treatments also tighten the skin and make it look young, firm, and healthy. Though the results take up to a few months and multiple sessions to show their effect.

Risks During Non-ablative skin rejuvenations Treatment

Pain, swelling, and bruising on the site of treatment might occur but they are just temporary side effects and your practitioner will give you guidelines on how to treat them.

7. Ultherapy

The latest in anti-aging treatments, Ultherapy is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure that uses the strength of Ultrasound energy to treat the deep layers of the skin. Ultherapy is a very precise treatment and it heats the skin layers to improve the production of new collagen and elastic that slowly reverse the signs of aging. Ultherapy is successful in

  • Treating the sagging skin of jowls
  • Correct the turkey neck and drooping eyelids and brows
  • Minimizing lines and wrinkles
  • Reducing the signs of aging on the face, neck, and décolletage
  • Reduce the double chin


Risk during Ultherapy Treatment

Ultherapy has no downtime and the results take about 3 months to show and last for a year.  There are no risks involved in Ultherapy anti-aging treatments but some barely noticeable redness on the skin might occur.

Aging is a normal and natural process. Expertly administered anti-aging treatments can greatly reduce the signs of aging and give you a vibrant and refreshed appearance. On examining your skin and discussing the skin concerns, dermatologists can use one or a combination of treatments for the best results. Keep in mind that the anti-aging treatments are not permanent and you still need to take the best care of your skin to prevent the signs of aging from appearing again.

About Dr. Rinky Kapoor

Dr. Rinky Kapoor- Best Dermatologists in Mumbai, India

Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Co-founder of The Esthetic Clinics, is one of the best dermatologists in the world & currently practices in Mumbai, India. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is a Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Trichologist at S L Raheja Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, India. Dr. Kapoor is trained at the National Skin Centre, Singapore & at Stanford University, USA. A celebrity skin doctor, Dr. Rinky Kapoor has won many honors such as “Best Dermatologist in Mumbai”, “Most Valuable & Admired Cosmetic Dermatologist in India” & “Best Dermatologist in India”, etc for her expert dermatology care, affordable & reliable skin care, hair care & nail care Read more

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