Chemical Peel in Johor Bahru

The Ultimate Guide to Chemical Peel in Johor Bahru

Last fact-checked: 13 September 2020

Smooth out facial lines and get that glow back with a chemical peel in Johor Bahru. Find out how you can achieve the best results at the lowest prices with Medical Departures.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

Facials and home skincare can only do so much as they affect only the most superficial layer of skin. A chemical peel can go much deeper, peeling the skin safely; as the new skin grows, lines and wrinkles are minimized as are blotches, blemishes and pigmentation. 

Chemical peels are available in varying strengths. While superficial peels can be performed in cosmetic salons, deep ones are best done under the supervision of an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

Superficial peels are slightly stronger and more effective than a facial as they deeply exfoliate the skin. The acids used for these peels are glycolic acid or alpha hydroxyl acid or salicylic acid. Trichloroacetic acid in a mild form is a stronger chemical peel and is considered a medium peel. The same in a stronger dilution is used for deep chemical peels.

Why Consider Chemical Peel Treatment in Johor Bahru?

If you want to get any esthetic treatment done, it's always worth looking out for more affordable options—especially if you're planning to go abroad.

Johor Bahru, a fast-developing city in Southern Malaysia and a short drive across the water from Singapore, offers significantly lower prices for both surgical and non-invasive cosmetic treatments when compared to advanced countries like Australia.

If you are planning a holiday in this vibrant city—or nearby Singapore—then it makes sense to get more value for your money by combining some desired cosmetic treatment that you may otherwise find unaffordable. Depending on the kind of peel you want, it may be a good idea to get most of your holiday activities out of the way before treatment as the deeper ones may have a longer downtime. This especially goes for outdoor activities, as you will be advised to avoid the sun at all costs after treatment. 

It's also worth noting that Johor Bahru is a premier medical tourism destination. It is also a busy and interesting place to go to as it has much to offer. Whether you like sightseeing, shopping or are a foodie, you can be sure that Johor Bahru will have plenty to do, as well as other attractions, including golf courses and the Danga Bay waterfront.

Why Book with Medical Departures?

You’ll want to be sure that the facilities you book with have proper hygiene and safety measures in place, or are signed up to recognized protocols, like the International Standards Organizations. While you can get light peels done at a cosmetic salon, deeper peels always need to be carried out under medical supervision. If not implemented properly, deep peels can result in unwanted side effects and reactions, including chemical burns, pigmentation and scarring. 

Booking through Medical Departures helps to minimize these associated risks. This is because we always check the details of the clinics we list on our website and also see that the doctors are well trained and qualified. We make personal visits to the facilities we list on our website and carry out post-treatment interviews with the patients.

How Long Do Chemical Peels Take and What Is the Estimated Recovery Period?

The process can take between 45 minutes and an hour.  The skin is first cleaned and then a topical anesthetic applied. The product is then left on for the designated period and washed off or neutralized afterward. For deep peels, you may need a local anesthetic as there can be pain involved. After deep peels, you may even require some bandages.

Light peels do not require any downtime, but after medium peels, if you get scabs and skin crusts, you may want to stay indoors for a few days—and when you do go out, make sure to keep out of the sun and/or use sunscreen. After a deep peel, you will need to set aside around a week for your recovery. During this time, you'll want to take good care of your skin and follow medical advice.

How Much Can I Save on the Cost of a Chemical Peel in Johor Bahru?

Costs vary, depending on whether you have a superficial peel at a salon or a deep peel under surgical conditions. Whatever you choose you can make savings of 60% and above with a chemical peel in Johor Bahru.

To see some of the latest prices and clinic photos, check out these top facilities in Johor Bahru for chemical peels:

How Do I Get Started?

Have a look at our Johor Bahru listings to find a clinic that's right for you.

See below for ways to book your appointment or contact our Customer Care Team who can talk you through the process of getting a chemical peel in Johor Bahru.  Or if you are ready to book your appointment, you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.


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