Possible postoperative complications can include scarring, infection or abnormal pigmentation. Tends to have a bleaching effect, and patient may need to wear make-up to match treated and untreated areas.
EKG monitoring is advised.
Cannot be used on the neck or other parts of the patient's body.
Not as effective in treating individuals with dark, oily complexions.
Some facial skin disorders do not respond to chemical peeling.
Skin pores may appear larger, and the skin may not tan properly.
Can activate latent cold sore infections.
All forms of deep skin peels include the risk of delayed healing and scarring.