Chemical Peels? There’s Nothing to be Afraid Of!

chemical peelsChemical peels have been around the plastic surgery industry for quite some time now, and they have provided smoother, more vibrant skin to a lot of our patients in Worcester, MA. However, Dr. Dunn and the rest of our staff understand that there are many who are still hesitant to undergo a chemical peel because of the bad reputation it has somehow gained. It’s about time to correct these misconceptions and give you a better idea of what a chemical peel really entails.

“Your skin will have to peel to know that the chemical peel is working.”
We do not want chemical peels to disrupt our patients’ lives. This myth may have come from outdated ablative peels that work by leaving the skin looking sunburned, requiring the patient to hide uncomfortably for several days as the skin sheds. But the truth is that modern chemical peels, which we are using, work by dissolving dead epidermal cells. When this happens, the dissolved skin is barely seen by the naked eye. Even without drastic surgery, your skin can turn from wrinkly to lively.

“You need to get a stronger peel to get better results.”
When it comes to chemical peels, stronger is not always better! When stronger peels are used, they only aggressively peel off the skin with their monster-strength single acids. We provide innovative peels that contain a combination of several exfoliating acids to smooth out the skin while minimizing any redness and irritation.

“Post-treatment will feel like a nightmare.”
Many believe that they will experience pain or a burning sensation, crusting, or darkening of the skin for several days after a chemical peel. However, this is an outdated testimonial, as modern peels do not have such side effects. Although every procedure has risks, chemical peels are generally safe when done by a qualified professional. After treatment, patients can immediately apply their favorite skincare and cosmetic products, and resume their daily activities.

To learn more about chemical peels and have your misconceptions rectified, call us today at (508) 334-5990. We would love to hear from you!

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