Frequent question: Can chemical peels be harmful?

Are chemical peels safe?

You should understand that all chemical peels carry some risks and uncertainties. A chemical peel is usually a very safe procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. While very rare, infection or scarring are risks of from chemical peeling treatments.

Can chemical peels damage your skin?

Since most skin peels damage the skin, there is a period of recuperation necessary. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks, which include scarring, infection, and undesirable color changes.

When should you not get a chemical peel?

If you’re suffering from sagging skin or severe wrinkles, a chemical peel is not the right procedure for you. Chemical peels also don’t work for dynamic forehead wrinkles (you need botox for that!). If you want to know what procedures I recommend based on your age, check out my blog post 4 decades of beautiful skin.

Does chemical peel have side effects?

Side effects of chemical peels include swelling, crusting, reddening, acne, and pigmentation changes in the skin.

Can you see results after 1 peel?

It usually takes several treatment sessions to see the desired outcomes. Most people notice some improvement after their first chemical peel, but with multiple treatments over the span of several months, patients will be astonished by how much better their skin looks.

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Why does my skin look worse after a chemical peel?

A chemical peel can cause treated skin to become darker than normal (hyperpigmentation) or lighter than normal (hypopigmentation). Hyperpigmentation is more common after superficial peels, while hypopigmentation is more common after a deep peel.

Do chemical peels tighten skin?

A chemical peel will cause the old and damaged skin to peel off thereby leaves a cleaner appearing skin with uniform colors. Some chemical peels tighten the skin by stimulating new fresh collagen. This reduces the look of fine wrinkles and large pores. Peels come in varying strengths.

Are peels good for skin?

A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment that removes the top layer of your skin. This can help minimize wrinkles, dullness, hyperpigmentation, and scarring. It may also help skin disorders like acne and rosacea. However, a chemical peel can’t treat deep wrinkles and scarring.

Can I get a chemical peel every month?

Those who just need or want light peels can usually get them every month. For more intense treatments, like medium or peels, it’s advisable to wait four or six months in between appointments. Those who wish to get deep peels should only do so once every few years.