Is a Chemical Peel painful?

Is A chemical peel Painful?

Are Chemical Peels Painful. There are different types and Strengths. Setsuko discusses there effects and benefits

This is one of the most common questions I am often asked. The level of pain experienced during a chemical peel can vary depending on the type of chemical peel and strength of the peel, as well as individual tolerance levels. In general, mild chemical peels may cause some tingling or stinging sensations, while stronger peels may result in more discomfort. Here is a general breakdown of the types of chemical peels and their associated sensations:

  1. Superficial or Mild Peels:
    • Examples: Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peels (e.g., glycolic acid) or beta hydroxy acid (BHA) peels (e.g., salicylic acid).
    •  Sensation: Mild tingling or stinging, often well-tolerated with minimal discomfort.
  2. Medium Peels:
    • Examples: TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peels.
    • Sensation: Some discomfort, stinging, and a burning sensation. The pain can be managed with proper pre-peel preparation and post-peel care.
  3. Deep Peels:
    • Example: Phenol peels.
    • Sensation: More intense discomfort, with a burning sensation. Phenol peels are usually performed under sedation or general anaesthesia to minimise pain.

At Setsuko Beauty Clinic, we offer Superficial chemical peel, which means we treat the top layer of the skin, the Epidermal layer. It is suitable for all skin types and skin tones. It helps to brighten the skin, smooth out the skin tone, and minimise the appearance of fine lines and epidermal pigmentation. Our Chemical Peel uses a cutting-edge technology called DermaShield. Unlike other peels, DermaShield technology suppresses neurogenic inflammation. The treatment will be more comfortable, and your skin will be less red and hot during and after the procedure.

We don’t offer Medium or Deep Peels, which are unsuitable for clients with dark skin tones, as the treatment can cause serious adverse reactions.

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Setsuko Takeuchi

Setsuko is a Beauty Therapist with more than 15 years experience. After obtaining an NVQ level 3 from Exeter college, she obtained further level 4 qualifications in Laser & Light Therapy Treatments CIBTAC and Skin Needling VTCT. She has also had advanced training in Intimate Waxing from Kim Lawless.