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What is a Yellow peel?
Yellow peel is a formulation which is a combination of retinaldehyde, (a natural metabolite of beta-carotene and retinol), and tyrosinase blockers / skin lightners : Vitamin C, Phytic Acid, Kojic Acid and Azelaic Acid.
Are Chemical peels harmful ? Do they contain Chemical ?
Chemical peels are called so as they have chemical structure and not because they are chemicals. Like oxygen which has a chemical structure O2, but is not a chemical.
Who can do yellow peels?
While people with dark spots, tanning and pigmentation benefit the most, patients with skin irregularities, seborrheic problems and women in their 30s can do peels for anti-aging purpose.
What does Chemical peel do to my skin?
The peel removes the superficial layers of the skin & removes pigmentation and blemishes making it smooth, improves texture & gives skin a uniform tone. It also lightens the skin color and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Is a Yellow peel painful?
No. there is a mild degree of "tingling" or a slightly itchy sensation when the peel is applied to the skin.
How is a Yellow peel performed?
The technician will clean the skin with an antibacterial and antigreasing agent to remove excessive oils and contamination. The peel is then applied by the dermatologist and left for a certain period of time depending on the skin type and the indication for the peel. Then the patient washes off the peel at home after 2 - 8 hours as advised by the dermatologist.
How long does it take to have a Yellow peel?
About 5-10 minutes to apply the peel, thereafter the patient can go home and wash off the peel after fixed time.
What is expected after a Yellow peel?
After 2 - 3 days, the skin starts beginning to feel tight, especially around the mouth ans skin starts peeling in fine superficial layers at places. This continues for 7-10 days and the results are for all to see.
What are the post procedure precautions after a yellow peel?
You need to use a sunscreen strictly after a yellow peel. In view of the dryness post Yellow peel, your dermatologist will recommend a moisturiser for you. You should not do any waxing/bleaching/plucking/scrubbing or steaming of skin when the skin is peeling.
Can one go right back to work after a yellow peel?
Yes, one can go to work and all activities may be resumed immediately.
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