Chemical peels is a technique is used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin.The view of chemical peels pointed when lasers became the established method to treat wrinkles , brown spots.

Possible complications associated with chemical peels:

Possible complications associated with chemical peels may include but are not limited to the following:

Change in skin tone color

For certain skin types, there is a threat of developing a impermanent or permanent skin color change. Having birth control pills, being pregnant, or having a family history of brownish mark on the face may enhance the prospect of developing the atypical pigmentation. The new skin in the interim more sensitive to the sun.


Chemical peels can be the reason of scarring. However, if scarring occurs, it can generally be treated effectively.

Cold sores and fever blisters

Those who are predisposed to cold sores, or herpes simplex infections, may have a reactivation of cold sores or fever blister following a chemical peel.

A chemical peel is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons to enhance appearance and self-confidence and may be performed in conjunction with a facelift. However, a chemical peel is not a substitute for a facelift and does not prevent or slow the aging process.