A female asked:
Does a glycolic acid peel hurt? is a glycolic acid peel one of those treatments that burn the skin and cause a lot of pain?
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Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Chemical : Chemical peels involve the use of chemicals to remove the outer layers of the skin. There are several different chemicals used based on the depth of skin removal desired. Discomfort is directly related to the depth of peel. Light peels will have a mild discomfort while deeper peels have a greater degree of intraoperative and postoperative discomfort. Some deep peels are done under sedation for that reason. Talk to the physician who is doing the procedure about your concerns.
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Dr. Otto Placikanswered
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
Glycolic : Glycolic acid peels vary in strength and this is related to their concentration. Higher strength peels in the 60% range can cause a stinging and burning sensation.
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Last updated Nov 25, 2020
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