Chemical Peel in Philippines

The Ultimate Guide to Chemical Peel in Philippines

In their thirties, forties and beyond many people find that they have the signs of aging on their face. These can be spots and blemishes, fine lines and even wrinkles, sometimes even sagging and sallow skin. If you’re off on holiday, why not try a chemical peel. In the Philippines, you’ll find plenty of good-quality clinics offering the procedure – just book through Medical Departures to ensure you go to a reliable facility.

Chemical peels of different strengths and types are available and the one you need depends on the condition of your skin. So, before deciding on a peel, you need to consult a skin specialist or esthetician who is experienced in this treatment. Chemical peels are used according to the desired results and can be superficial or deep. The deeper peels give longer lasting results and are used for deeper lines and wrinkles, while the more superficial ones that don’t go very deep are used more for skin discoloration and blotches rather than lines and wrinkles. Among the acids used for the peels are alpha hydroxyl acid or beta salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid and phenol.

Why consider chemical peel in the Philippines?

If you are going to any holiday spot in the Philippines then it is a good idea to get some esthetic work done on your face because such treatments are very cheap in this country. If you are going to a beach resort or any other tourist spot in the Philippines, then it is best to get the treatment done towards the end of your holiday as you will need to keep out of the sun and water after the treatment for some time.

At one of the resorts you can enjoy the beach atmosphere, indulge in water sports and also check out the various tourist attractions. In the top tourist destinations in the Philippines including Mania, Luzon City, Quezon City, Cebu City and other places, you can enjoy the best of world cuisine, get to stay at good quality hotels at reasonable rates and go clubbing. From Australia, most airlines fly to the major tourist destinations in the Philippines.

Why can’t you book on your own?

It is extremely important to get chemical peels done under a trained and board-certified physician because if the right strength of peel is not used or if it left on longer than necessary, then you can suffer from chemical burns, pigmentation, blotches and even scars. This is especially important if you are getting a medium or deep peel done. If you simply book on your own and go to a place that is only a cosmetic or beauty salon with no doctor on board, then it is best not to get it done there.

For safety, it is best to book through Medical Departures. We always do our homework and check the credentials of the clinic and doctors; we investigate their backgrounds and their qualifications and certifications. We also see that the medical facilities are top notch and that the staff speaks English so there are no communication problems. 

How long do chemical peels take and what is the estimated recovery period?

The time taken for the peel depends on the kind of peel used. Basically, a chemical peel actually removes a layer of your skin (chemically burns it). The skin is first cleaned, and then the peel is applied and left on for the required time. For medium peels a topical anesthetic may be used, for deep peels, you may be under sedation. After that, it is washed off or neutralized. If you have very deep peels, you may require some minor bandages for sometimes, otherwise a thick layer of petroleum jelly or any other protective lotion or ointment may be used. A peel can take as little as half an hour to over two hours.

For light peels (also called lunchtime peels) you will be able to move out as normal, you will just need to use sunscreen for a few weeks. For other peels, you may have crusting and irritation, redness on the skin and you may not want to go out. After deep peels, you may require a week of downtime if you have scabs and oozing. It can take up to three weeks for the healing to complete, though deep peels can take up to two months to heal completely.

What is the cost of a chemical peel?

The cost of a chemical peel in the Philippines can start at AUD 40 and go up to AUD 300. In Australia, you pay between AUD 150 to AUD 1,500 depending on what kind of peel you get.

What now?

For younger, softer and smoother and glowing skin, book your appointment for a chemical peel in the Philippines via Medical Departures. Look below for convenient ways to contact us. Our customer care team will answer all your questions and help you with the booking process at one of our quality checked clinics.