You Ask, We Answer: Are Chemical Peels Safe?

Chemical PeelsToday, there are many different options to achieve facial rejuvenation. What was once only possible through surgery can now be achieved non-invasively. Chemical peels are one of those non-invasive options. But the term “chemical,” as well as myths surrounding the procedure, make it easy for potential patients to avoid chemical peels. Let’s address some issues.

What to Expect Before Getting “Peeled”

Chemical peels, by removing the top layer of skin and exposing the new skin beneath, rejuvenate the skin and restore a more youthful look. But, like any other procedure, there is always the risk of side effects and complications. Most chemical peels may produce some numbness and scarring after the treatment. In more serious cases, the microscopic wounds created on the face during a chemical peel may become infected, if not properly taken care of. For mild to medium chemical peels, patients should expect some peeling, redness, and mild irritation in their skin that lasts for a few days. Stronger peels may cause peeling and even more pronounced crusting on the skin.

What to Watch Out for Prior to Saying “YES”

Most of our patients in Los Angeles who have undergone chemical peels have reported no serious side effects from the treatment. Most plan to get a second round of peels to rejuvenate their skin when necessary the next time. Before giving the procedure a go, it is important to provide your doctor with some necessary pieces of information such as any history of heart disease, scar tendencies, and recurring cold sores. Such details will help your doctor identify if you are a good candidate for chemical peels.

If you want to restore your youthful face through chemical peels, get the treatment from our qualified staff at Los Feliz MedSpa. Call us today at 323-664-0186 to book an appointment.

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