Frequency of Side Effects with Chemical Peels on Darker Skin and How to Minimize Them

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Thursday, June 28, 2018

 Superficial chemical peels have a relatively low complication rate in patients with darker skin types when performed appropriately, a study published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has found.[1]

While chemical peels have been shown to be effective for treating acne, photoaging, and pigmentary dyschromias, few studies have evaluated the occurrence of side effects, particularly in patients with darker skin, so researchers in Boston undertook a retrospective analysis to determine the frequency and range of side effects following the use of a range of chemical peels for different conditions in this patient group.
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