Question: Does chemical skin peel have any side effect or loss of skin?
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The side effects from chemical peels depend on the type of peel you have for example after a superficial or light chemical peel, you may notice that the skin is more red than usual for two hours afterwards, you may also notice that the skin feels tight or dry and or you may experience some very mild flaky skin for a few days. Rarely you may experience crusting of the skin, swelling or a reactivation of cold sores. For medium and deep peels, you may see obvious peeling of the skin which may last for two weeks requiring time off work. The chemical peel works by damamging the top layer of the skin so the new that grows is fresher and smoother, so for deeper peels you will see more peeling, but the results will be more effective.