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Do doctors have to administer chemical peels in Singapore?

Acne & Scars

Hi, I've been visiting a dermatologist for my acne issues. The chemical peels were initially administered by the derm, but recently it's been the assistant applying the chemical peel on my face. I'm not sure if it is because it's a milder chemical peel? Or is it that a chemical peel doesn't need a derm or doctor to do it in the first place? Thank you!

DOCTOR’S ANSWER (1)

Hi there

It really depends on the practice. However basically certain dosages of chemical peels can only be purchased and ordered by clinics/doctors, and these are what we term as prescription only peels.

They tend to be of a higher concentration/risk of adverse outcomes if poorly used.

I suspect your derma did the first few treatments to ensure that the dose is safe and to ascertain your skin reaction first, and then beyond that the mechanical application is done by the assistant.

You may want to ask your derma when you next visit, and he/she may oblige by assuring you and providing some education on the peels being used.

Winston

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