Lake Norman Oral & Facial Surgery • Dr. Raymond J. Haigney II • 9727 Northcross Center Ct. Huntersville, NC 28078 (704) 987-3132

9727 Northcross Center Ct. Huntersville, NC 28078 (704) 987-3132

Is Chemical Peel Painful?

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to hide your face after receiving a chemical peel in huntersville north carolina. There are various types of chemical peels available, however, there is no need to hide out after you receive a peel. Chemical Peels use advanced formulas which not only provide controlled penetration throughout the epidermis, but also help to detoxify, soothe and hydrate your skin. This helps ensure your skin is will extremely red or uncomfortable after treatment.

The recovery time for chemical peel is quite short. Most patients can immediately return to their daily routines and activities.

Chemical peels cause patients minimal pain. While you may experience a slight tingling, tightness, or a change in the temperature of your skin, chemical peels are not painful. The provider will monitor your reaction to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.

While patients should not feel pain during or after the procedure, the peel may cause the skin to have temporarily increased sensitivity. To avoid irritation or discomfort on your skin, avoid exfoliating for at least 48 hours following a chemical peel. Avoid rigorous activities for at least 24 hours and drink plenty of water. This will help protect your skin and extend the incredible post-treatment results.

Patients do not need to take time off work following a chemical peel. In the past, the chemical peel recovery time was lengthy and patients needed to take time off work for their skin to heal. Fortunately, these formulas are a thing of the past and are no longer used. Modern chemical peels coax the skin into the desired form rather than injure it. This is done with the use of an advance acid-hybrid formula which is strong, safe and effective.

A chemical peel will give you skin which is smoother, brighter, firmer and more hydrated without any downtime or the need to take time off work. Patients can immediately return to work following a chemical peel.

Chemical peels do more than just peel the skin. Chemical peels which use modern formulas include a combination of multiple exfoliating acids such as glycolic, lactic, and fruit acids. These chemicals work by tightening the skin, unclogging pores, improving fine lines, and leaving skin with a velvet-like soft texture. In addition, some chemical formulas help to remove the skin’s impurities, pollution and heavy metals to ultimately detoxify the skin.

Chemical peels can be used to help address the following skin issues on your face, neck, or hands:

  • Improve a rough or uneven skin texture
  • Treat blackheads, whiteheads and some types of acne
  • Reduce breakouts
  • Help with the appearance of mild scars
  • Treat wrinkles from aging and sun damage
  • Reduce aging spots, freckles, and dark patches from pregnancy or birth control
  • Severely dry skin
  • Improve the overall appearance and feeling of the skin

There are numerous benefits patients receive from chemical peels.

The skin does not always flake and peel off after a chemical peel. The flaking and peeling, which should be minimal, can usually be managed by using a good moisturizer.

Immediately following a chemical peel, the skin has an increased sensitivity to the sun. It is important to wear sunscreen daily and protect the skin against the harmful sun. Sun screen should be labeled as "broad-spectrum", which means it protects against UVA and UVB rays. It should also be at least a SPF 30 or higher. Limit time spent in the sun, particularly between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun is the strongest. Wear a wide-brimmed hat to help protect your face from the harmful rays.

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"Words cannot express enough, how wonderful, caring and professional Dr. Haigney and his staff are! After being rushed to the Huntersville hospital with an orbital fracture, broken nose and other facial damage, Dr. Haigney rushed me into surgery (on his day off I must add) and corrected all my problems. I only wish all doctors cared as much about their patients and their recovery as Dr. Haigney and his staff did. Thank you so much for everything! Your attention and compassion has helped me make my recovery as comfortable as possible. 5 star service!"