Visit a Doctor to Minimize Side Effects
A chemical face peel is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive choice for treating a number of facial problems and enhances the beauty of a person’s skin. Chemical peels are a great alternative to surgical facial betterment procedures for many patients. The function of a chemical peel is to penetrate the skin at to a certain depth in order to remove the damaged layers to expose smoother, healthy, and more radiant skin.
The deeper the chemical peel penetrates, the greater is the risk of a few side effects which may result if the patient is not careful. This happens because the action of a deep chemical peel is quite high and is a lot more dramatic than the action of a light chemical peel. In case with deeper peels, more of the skin gets affected so that it may lead to quite serious side effects of this chemical peels. No matter how mild it is, any chemical peel is associated with some degree risk of side effects. That is why you should go to a doctor. A common side effect of a chemical face peel that may occur during recovery includes stinging, tight skin, redness, something like a sun burn, and irritation. These side effects of chemical face peels are quite mild and do subside within a few days. It is very rare, although it does happen, that the side effects of chemical face peels can include infection and scarring.
The light peels pose lesser risk of side effects of chemical face peels, though patients might still experience some of these side effects of chemical face peels. Alphahydroxy acid chemical peels and similar mild peels can cause slight stinging, redness, irritation, and crusting, especially after the first few days of treatment. These side effects though subside without too complication within a few days.
Medium depth chemical peels come with a greater risk for side effects than the mild chemical face peels. People who undergo TCA treatment may experience unintended color changes to their skin, called hyper pigmentation and hypo pigmentation. Deep chemical peels carry the greatest risk of side effects as they impact a lot more than the others. Phenol treatments might actually result in a patient’s inability to produce any pigment in the skin. The side effects of such peels can also result pigment imperfections and demarcating lines which don’t look pretty. All chemical peel patients must avoid the sun as far as possible and comply with all care instructions to mitigate the risks of side effects.
Always go to licensed practitioners. Make sure to check up on the rates being fair, and validate their licenses. This is also applicable for salons which let their esthetician’s to have their own clients. Some of the salons employ estheticians and give them only a tiny percentage of the profits. And that will ultimately lead to lesser care being taken on their part while they are tending to you. This is why you should go and look out for experienced, private practicing experts.