Patient Comments: Chemical Peel - Side Effects

Did you experience any side effects with your chemical peel?

Comment from: MN, Female (Patient) Published: May 27

Please do not do these chemical peels. I was informed by a scientist researcher who did product development that 98 percent of the people who do this develop skin cancer. A doctor gave me a peel without my consent when under anesthesia. I was furious when I woke and it burned terribly. He refused to remove it. I didn't need it either. It plumps up your face for about a year or so, but is horrible and painful. Now I have the dreaded skin cancer all over my face and expect it to be fatal. Please people do not let this happen to you.

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Comment from: Disappointed, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I have fines lines and ice picked scars from my acne but I do not have pigmentation. Now I suffered severe 'burned patches' of island patches and spots on my cheeks since having done the chemical peel. I did ask the aesthetician about the appearance of extreme darkened patches the day after the peel. He assured me it is fine though I have a deep suspicion of the uneven patches. My face looks badly pigmented now. This is certainly a very bad job done on my face by an aesthetician with many years of experience. I seem to have permanent scarring now. I am extremely disappointed.

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Comment from: Karen, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 03

I had pigmentation and solar keratoses from sun exposure over the years. A doctor performed a chemical peel, and I'm very happy with the result. The initial treatment burned but was cooled with the use of a fan. My face did swell on the fourth day post-treatment, which required cortisone cream and tablets for three days, but after seven days, all main peeling had ceased and the result was excellent. It is now three weeks post-treatment and my face is great.

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