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Do Chemical Peels Hurt?

Published on June 7, 2018

One of the biggest factors preventing people from getting a chemical peel is that they are afraid the treatment will be very painful and produce a lot of discomfort. This is because they have seen photos of people who have had chemical peels and have red faces with peeling skin, and these don’t make the treatment look too appealing.

A chemical peel is actually not a very uncomfortable procedure. To enhance patient comfort, anesthetics and sedation can be used to minimize any pain that the treatment may cause. Some irritation may occur after the procedure, but this can generally be controlled by keeping the skin moist. Stronger chemical peels, like a phenol peel, do produce more discomfort, which can be treated with painkillers.

A chemical peel is an excellent option for rejuvenating the beauty of your skin. If you are interested in the treatment, contact our office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Heistein.

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