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Chemical peels

Chemical peels work by removing the top layers of skin, so skin cells unaffected by surface aging and damage can emerge.

Is it normal to have swelling after a 35% facial peel?

Janie Shelton (Mcdonough, GA) on Dec 7, 2011
You may want to stay in touch with your doctor in case you swell after a peel. Too much swelling could indicate an allergic reaction.
Robert Strimling (Las Vegas, NV) on Dec 7, 2011
Yes, some sweliing; but, you better go see your treating physician in person for any concerns, such as this.
Jody Levine (New York, NY) on Dec 7, 2011
There are different types of facial peels and the results and healing process differ based on the type of peel administered. Glycolic peels stimulate new growth of skin and collagen by decreasing the bond that holds dead skin cells on the surface. This allows dead cells to be removed gradually, leaving behind a layer of smoother and softer skin. The goal of glycolic peels is to build the strength of the peel gradually to avoid any peeling or swelling. There is another type of facial peel, TCA Peel which is a deeper, more aggressive chemical treatment that addresses more serious skin issues. These peels correct sun damage, hyperpigmentation, in addition to correcting fine lines, and tightening and firming the facial skin. With a TCA peel, you should expect peeling, redness, and minor swelling for 1-2 weeks.
David Goldberg (New York, NY) on Dec 7, 2011
Yes. This is a normal response. There is usually redness, some swelling and peeling following this peel.