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Chemical Peel in Chiang Mai

The Ultimate Guide to Chemical Peel in Chiang Mai

Are you looking for a non-surgical solution to aging skin or acne scars? Getting a Chemical Peel in Chiang Mai may be right for you. Chemical Peels can improve the appearance of skin on your face, neck, forearms and hands.

Am I a good candidate for Chemical Peels?

You may be a good candidate for Chemical Peels if:

You want to improve sun damaged skin, aging skin, acne scars, other scars, wrinkles or sagging skin.
Lighter skin responds better to the treatment.
You aren’t pregnant or nursing
You haven’t taken Accutane in the last 6 months
You don’t have psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, or rosacea.
You understand what to expect for the treatment and possible results.

Why Should I get my Chemical Peels in Chiang Mai?

Chiang Mai, is a Thai center for medical tourism. Medical providers can meet or exceed Western standards – but you can save 50-90% off of what you would normally pay for a Chemical Peels at home – even including airfare and hotel. After your chemical peel, you may need to avoid the sun – and the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is a great way to do that. Talk with your surgeon to find out how you could best plan a mini-vacation!

What is the cost of Chemical Peels in Chiang Mai?

Prices vary, but you can find savings of 50-70%. The average cost for a deep chemical peels in Chiang Mai is around AUD $1,500 (US $1,000, CAD $1,300, GBP £700, Euros 900) compared to an average of AUD $3,000 (US $2,000, CAD $2,700, GBP £1,300, Euros 1,900) in Australia. Light and medium peels cost considerably less as they do not have to be performed under theatre conditions.

How can I be sure of the quality of Chemical Peels in Chiang Mai?

Chemical peels aren’t right for everyone, and not all doctors and clinics have the same experience, education or successful results. Make sure your chemical peel provider is a trained and experienced plastic surgeon. Check all qualifications and memberships. Its also worth enquiring as to hygiene and safety standards at any clinics - check that they are compliant with internationally-recognized procedures.

Medical Departures helps you with your research. We do quality checks on each surgeon’s education, professional memberships, and experience. Check out before & after photos, and read the reviews. You’ll also have peace of mind, since we do legal and criminal checks.

What happens during Chemical Peels?

Your doctor will clean your skin with a medical degreaser. This removes all skin oils from the skin. The chemical peel solution is then applied to your skin. The chemical remains on the skin for anywhere between 3-5 minutes, or up to 4 hours, depending on the kind, strength, and goal of the peel.

There are 3 basic types of chemical peels:

  • Superficial peels are sometimes called lunchtime peels. Mild acids like Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), penetrates and exfoliates the outer layer of skin.
  • Medium peels use glycolic or trichloroacetic acids to penetrate the outer and middle layer of skin. This type can help improve age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, and freckles. Precancerous skin growths like actinic keratosis can be treated with medium peels.
  • Deep peels, which can only be done once, use tricholoracetic acid or phenol – these deeply penetrate the mid-layer of skin, and helps remove damaged skin cells. This treatment can provide dramatic improvements, and remove moderate facial lines and age spots, and shallow scars.

Sun protection is vital after any type of chemical peel.

How long will the procedure take to do?

Chemical Peels application is relatively quick, and done in only a few moments. Some peels are removed after around 5 minutes, and others “self-neutralize” after a few hours.

What does the recovery process look like?

Recovery is a little different depending on the kind of peel you have:

Superficial peels heal in about 1-7 days. Skin will be red at first, and you can wear make up the next day.
Medium peels heal within 1 to 2 weeks. Your skin may be red and swollen, eyelids may swell, you may have blisters at first. You’ll be prescribed antiviral medication, while skin crusts and peels off in 7-14 days. Camouflage makeup can be worn after the first week.
Deep peels heal within 2-3 weeks. Skin will be bandaged, and have skin soaks done 4-6 times a day, and ointment applied, then thick moisturizer. Avoid all sun for 3-6 months, and don’t miss follow up appointments.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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