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What are risks, side effects, and
dangers of chemical peels?
The risks, side effects, and complications of chemical peels include scarring,
infection, reactivation of herpes simplex infections, and a substantial contrast
in coloration of the treated skin.
All patients will have a recuperation
period, the length of which depends upon the depth of the peel.
can result in substantial periods of healing on the order of weeks.
peels generally require extensive local anesthesia, deep sedation, and
occasionally general anesthesia, which carries its own risks.