Do Chemical Peels Hurt?

Published on: October 4, 2017

Chemical peels are one of the more beneficial skin treatments for improving the tone and texture. The removal of damaged skin cells can rejuvenate the skin, making it appear more youthful and healthy. However, the thought of removing the top layer of skin can sound scary, even painful. The good news is that facial chemical peels are not painful and can have many benefits for sun-damaged or aging skin.

Light Chemical Peels

For those who want a refreshed look to their skin, a light chemical peel can provide the exfoliation needed, without downtime. These peels target the top skin cells and can be performed in a quick visit to your dermatologist. These are not painful, only have a slight tingling or stinging during the procedure.  While the skin may be pink or slightly red after the procedure, it quickly dissipates and does not require time to recover. This treatment can help reduce sun spots, pigmentation and fine wrinkles for a healthier complexion.

Deeper Chemical Peels

When brown spots, wrinkles or discolorations are more prevalent, a deeper chemical peel may be required to get the desired results. While there may be some slight discomfort, it is not painful. The skin may be tender, but it is usually only minimally uncomfortable. However, deeper chemical peels do cause redness and peeling for several days. Many people prefer to stay out of social situations while their skin heals. But, the results are more dramatic and can enhance the youthfulness of the skin.

If you have aging or sun-damaged skin, a chemical peel can be the best way to improve your tone and texture quickly. Consult your local dermatologist to find out if a chemical peel can be the right option for improving your skin.

Posted on behalf of:
Kami Parsa, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-8880

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