Is a 35% Glycolic Acid peel supposed to sting to the point that you can`t wait to get it off after even one minute? Nothing I've researched mentions the pain part? It continued to "sting" overnight and now I've got a red spot but only on my chin.
35% Glycolic Acid Peel and Pain; Is This Normal?
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Stinging with a 35% glycolic acid peel
Glycolic acid peels can sting
Glycolic acid peels can sting. They need to be removed/neutralized within a few minutes. There should be no further stinging. If you are still stinging at home, you need to put on ice and cold water and call your doctor. This sometimes happens, and can be treated with cortisone and cold compresses. It should go away.
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