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Are Chemical Peels Safe? Find Out the Risks and Benefits October 2023

Updated: October 6, 2022

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Chemical peels are a popular treatment for skin conditions such as acne, age spots, and sun damage. But are they safe? In this post, we will discuss the risks and benefits of chemical peels so that you can make an informed decision about whether this treatment is right for you.

1. What are chemical peels and what do they do for the skin?

Chemical peels are a solution that is applied to the skin which causes the dead skin cells to peel off. This can improve the appearance of acne, age spots, sun damage, and wrinkles.

There are different types of chemical peels, and each one is formulated with different ingredients. The strength of the peel will determine how deeply it penetrates the skin.

2. The risks and benefits of chemical peels

Most chemical peels are safe when performed by a licensed esthetician or dermatologist. However, there are some risks associated with this treatment. The most common side effects are mild redness, pigmentation, swelling, and irritation. These usually resolve within a few days.

3. How to choose a qualified aesthetician for your peel

If you are considering a chemical peel, it is important to choose a qualified aesthetician. Make sure to ask about their experience and training. It is also important to ask about the ingredients in the peel and what type of skin reaction you can expect.

A chemical peel can be a great way to improve the appearance of your skin. However, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits before making a decision. If you have any questions, be sure to ask a qualified aesthetician or dermatologist.

4. Recovery time after a chemical peel

After a chemical peel, your skin will be sensitive and you may experience some redness and swelling. It is important to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen when outdoors. You should also avoid using harsh skincare products or engaging in strenuous activity. Most people recover from a chemical peel within a week.

5. Tips for taking care of your skin after a peel

After a chemical peel, your skin will be sensitive. Be sure to use gentle skincare products and avoid sun exposure. You should also drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet to help your skin heal. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to talk to your aesthetician or dermatologist.

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Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa