During the treatment, you can expect to feel a warmth and a slight tingling and/or stinging sensation when the peel is applied. This should not feel horrifically uncomfortable and if you feel extreme pain and discomfort this is not normal, and you should inform your therapist immediately.
After the treatment, reactions can include skin redness and flushing, peeling, dryness, irritation, tightness, itching, tenderness, accentuated lines and wrinkles due to dryness, stinging and swelling.
Effects will usually typically resolve within hours and many people are able to return to their normal activities the same or next day. Some people may react differently and may experience these reactions for longer. However, these reactions are temporary and typically resolve within 3-7 days as the skin returns to normal.
There is a small risk of side effects causing the skin to turn very red, blister, swell, peel, and later scab and crust. In severe cases, infection and ulceration may result, although this is not expected to occur due to the sterility of the procedure and the minimally invasive nature of the peel.