Chemical Peels

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Procedure Description

A chemical peel is a dermatological treatment designed to improve the appearance of the skin. During the procedure, a chemical solution is applied to the skin's surface, causing it to "peel" off over time. The new skin that replaces the old is generally smoother, less wrinkled, and has a more even color. Chemical peels can be categorized into three main types: superficial peels, medium peels, and deep peels, each penetrating to different depths and offering varying degrees of skin resurfacing.

People opt for chemical peels for a variety of reasons including to address issues like acne scars, age spots, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. It can also be a great preventive measure for individuals who want to maintain a youthful appearance. Chemical peels are not limited to facial treatments; they can be applied to other areas like the neck and hands.

This procedure is frequently sought by individuals who are not only looking to improve their appearance but also to boost their self-esteem and confidence. Since a chemical peel can solve multiple skin issues simultaneously, it’s often seen as a versatile treatment option. Although it's a less invasive procedure compared to surgical interventions, it's crucial to have all the necessary information to make an informed decision, especially when considering undergoing the procedure in another country.

Procedure Duration

The duration of a chemical peel procedure depends on the type of peel you choose. Superficial peels usually take about 20 to 45 minutes, medium peels can take up to an hour, and deep peels might require more than an hour and potentially a hospital stay. It's worth noting that the “peeling” process post-treatment can last anywhere from a few days for superficial peels to several weeks for deep peels.

Recovery time also varies. For superficial peels, expect a recovery period of 4 to 7 days, during which minor flaking might occur. Medium peels can require 1 to 2 weeks of recovery time, with more noticeable peeling and possible swelling. Deep peels, on the other hand, might demand a recovery period of 2 to 3 weeks and may include significant peeling, swelling, and even crusting. Post-operative care is crucial, as proper care can significantly impact the results.

Because of the varying procedure and recovery times, it’s important to plan your medical tourism trip accordingly. Make sure to account for both the procedure time and recovery period when scheduling your return travel and any tourism activities you may want to engage in during your stay.


  • Cost Savings: Often, undergoing a chemical peel abroad can be significantly cheaper than in your home country.
  • Expertise: Many international destinations offer highly-skilled dermatologists with extensive experience in chemical peels.
  • Advanced Technology: Some countries are known for their cutting-edge medical technology, providing patients with the best possible care.
  • Cultural Experience: Opting for a procedure abroad allows you to experience a new culture and perhaps even enjoy some leisure time as you recover.

Potential Destinations

  • South Korea: Known for its advanced skincare treatments.
  • Thailand: Offers a range of cost-effective dermatological procedures.
  • Brazil: Home to some of the world's best cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists.
  • India: Offers affordable healthcare combined with highly skilled practitioners.

Risks & Considerations

  • Travel Time: Long flights can be uncomfortable during the recovery phase.
  • Quality of Care: Ensure that the medical facility meets international standards.
  • Language Barrier: Communication can be a significant factor in your healthcare experience.
  • Legal Repercussions: Be aware that malpractice laws differ from country to country.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Certification: Make sure the dermatologist is certified and recognized by a reputable medical board.
  • Reviews and Testimonials: Look for reviews or testimonials from previous patients.
  • Facility Tour: If possible, visit the hospital or clinic before your procedure to assess its condition and the technology available.
  • Consultation: Always have a pre-procedure consultation to discuss your medical history and expectations.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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