I’m 24, female, with very bad skin. I’m considering a chemical peel, but I’m worried about whether or not it will hurt. I get my hair bleached a lot and that’s uncomfortable but I can stand it. Is getting a chemical peel as uncomfortable as getting your hair bleached?
As I have mentioned in previous blogs, chemical peels come in different strengths with different purposes. A light chemical peel is not particularly uncomfortable and is usually performed in our med spa by my aestheticians for skin discoloration and superficial removal of dead skin. Medium and deep chemical peels do require some form of topical anesthesia perhaps local anesthesia and a deep peel is better performed with mild sedation as well. The medium and deep chemical peels are more like laser skin resurfacing in the results they obtain. The medium and deep chemical peels not only treat skin discoloration but also will reduce skin wrinkles and tighten the skin.
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