6 Dangers of Chemical Peels

While chemical peels are generally safe when performed by trained professionals, there are some potential risks and dangers associated with the procedure. 

It's important to be aware of these risks before deciding to undergo a chemical peel. Here are some possible dangers:

  1. Skin irritation and redness: Chemical peels can cause temporary skin irritation, redness, and inflammation. This is a normal part of the healing process, but in some cases, it can be more severe and last longer.
  1. Hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation: Chemical peels may cause changes in skin pigmentation. In some cases, the treated area may become darker (hyperpigmentation) or lighter (hypopigmentation) than the surrounding skin. These can happen when a peel is too strong especially in pigmented skin types.
  1. Infection: There is a small risk of infection following a chemical peel, especially if proper aftercare instructions are not followed. It's important to keep the treated area clean and avoid touching or picking at it.
  1. Scarring: While uncommon, chemical peels can potentially lead to scarring. This is more likely to occur with deep peels or if the treated area is not properly cared for during the healing process. Always follow pre and post treatment instructions for optimal results.
  1. Allergic reactions: Some individuals may experience an allergic reaction to the chemicals used in the peel. It's important to inform your healthcare provider of any known allergies or sensitivities you have.
  1. Sun sensitivity: Chemical peels can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. It's crucial to protect your skin with sunscreen and avoid excessive sun exposure for a few weeks following the treatment. 

It's important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or dermatologist who can assess your individual skin type and guide you on the appropriate type of peel and potential risks involved. They will also provide you with detailed pre- and post-treatment instructions to minimize any potential dangers and ensure optimal results.

We highly recommend the following 3 essential products available only in our KeratonalRx Post Procedure skincare kit for both pre and post chemical peels. This kit helps with the healing and recovery process. KeratonalRx post procedure skincare kit helps soothe, nourish, and protect the skin, promoting faster healing and minimizing potential complications. 

Our KeratonalRx Post-Procedure Care kit comes with: 

  • Chamomile Facial Cleanser: gentle, non-irritating cleanses the skin without causing any further trauma or irritation;
  • Vita Soothe: reduce inflammation, promote healing, and soothe the skin;
  • Radiant Shield SPF 40: a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protect the treated area from harmful UV rays

These 3 essential products are dermatologists formulated for both pre and post chemical peels to help with the healing and recovery process. 

As a reminder, please follow specific procedure guidelines to avoid skincare ingredients or activities that could hinder the healing process.

KeratonalRx Post-Procedure Kit




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