Chemical peels are a common skin treatment that removes the upper layers of skin to help treat a variety of skin issues associated with aging. These peels use acids such as glycolic acid and trichloroacetic acid (also known as TCA) and should always be administered by a professional because of this.
Recently, many chemical peels containing these and other acids, have become available. While at home products containing low levels of these acids (below 10%) are safe. They will not offer the same results as a medical-grade chemical peel. However, many at home chemical peels contain just as much as a peel performed by a Master Esthetician. Trying to administer these peels at home pose many threats to you and can harm your skin rather than help.
When a peel is performed by a Master Esthetician in a private environment, they will monitor the peel throughout the process. Ensuring your comfort and safety through the entire process. Their knowledge and experience with chemical peels allows them to gauge your safety and the performance of the peel accurately. Therefore, if something goes wrong, they can act immediately to prevent any disasters.
When using an at home chemical peel containing these acids, you run the risk of damaging your eyes, chemical burns, and skin discoloration. These all can cause permanent or lasting damage to your skin.
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Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.