What are the risks of Chemical peels?

There are many risks with chemical peels (trichloroacetic acid, jessners peel, salicylic, rescorcinal, lactic acid, vitalase, retinoic acid, etc) including but not limited to, scarring, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, acne flares,  eyelid malposition, infection, poor results.  There are many levels of peels and their is alot information out there that helps surgeons determine how deep they are when they do chemical peels.  Knowledge of the depth of the peels helps you determine how aggressive you are and also to avoid problems.  The more you know the better and the safer your chemical peel can be.

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Dr Young specializes in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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