When the chemical peel agent is applied to the skin you
may feel a burning sensation for a few minutes. If TCA and Jessner's
peels are applied on the skin, the skin will turn white and then
For AHA peels there may be a transient pink
discolouration which quickly returns to "normal" colour. Occasionally
very slight flaking in a few localised areas are seen for 1-2 days. Do
not expect the skin to really peel.
For TCA and Jessner's peels, the skin may turn brown,
feel dry, flake and peel for a few days.
You can have chemical peels done as an outpatient. For
AHA peels you can return to work after the procedure without having to
miss any time from work.