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Don’t Be Afraid of Chemical Peels Joseph A Russo, MD

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Chemical peels as a facial rejuvenation option have grown more popular over the years because of its non-invasiveness, yet there are still many people who are hesitant to avail of this service. The word “chemical” seems to make them cower just from the image of it touching their skin. Is it safe? Will it damage my skin? There’s no need to ask yourself these questions.

The Downsides of Chemical Peels

A chemical peel indeed uses different types of chemicals to address different skin types and conditions. Although adverse reactions from this treatment rarely occur, this procedure can cause scarring, infection, and numbness to the patient. The patient must also expect some redness, peeling, and irritation from the chemicals used. Know that this is a normal reaction. Even so, most of our patients in Newton Centre, MA would gladly repeat the treatment once skin imperfections start to appear again.

Watch out for These Risky Peels!

As with any other treatment, there are possible risks and medical considerations when it comes to certain types of chemical peels, particularly the phenol peel or the deep chemical peel. This type can permanently darken the skin and cause hyperpigmentation. In dark-skinned patients, it can possibly cause lightening of the skin or hypopigmentation. It is important to have a consultation with Dr. Russo to have your medical conditions noted, such as heart problems or any family history of it, and identify if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Chemical Peels in Newton Centre, MA

Don’t be afraid to bring back the youthfulness of your skin. Chemical peels are indeed proven safe, especially when done by a professional. Call us at (617) 964-1440 to book a Boston plastic surgery appointment with Dr. Russo. We look forward to hearing from you!

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