Chemical Peel Injuries


Chemical peel facials are a popular cometic procedure that is offered by many med spas and cosmetology offices. They come in many different forms and varieties. There are generally three levels of depth that a chemical peel can target. The strength of the peel depends on the type of chemical compound used. Superficial peels which target the top layer of the skin include Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) and combinations of lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol in an ethanol base.  Medium to medium-deep peels use Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) to get deeper into the skin layer. Both superficial and medium depth peels may be performed by a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician or a medical aesthetician. Deep peels, which require the use of very powerful  chemicals such as phenol to get to the deepest layers of the skin should be administered by a licensed physician.

Chemical peels, no matter the depth level, may cause serious and permanent injuries if not properly administered by a knowledgable and licensed professional. Infection, hyperpigmentation, change of texture, and even scarring can occur as the result of negligent administration of a chemical peel. Also, improper instructions on pre-procedure and post-procedure care may also be the cause or contributing cause of a chemical peel injury. Therefore, it is not only crucial for the person performing the chemical peel to do it correctly, but it is just as important to provide proper instructions to the patient and advise the patient on all risks associated with the particular chemical peel treatment.

Injuries resulting from chemical peel facials are a serious matter. Our attorney is experienced in representing clients that have suffered infections and disfigurement as the result of chemical peels. If you have been injured after a chemical peel, call our attorney today for a free consultation at 1-855-554-6534.

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