Yes to Doctor, No to Spa - Seattle, WA

My mother had a great experience with a Glycolic...

My mother had a great experience with a Glycolic Peel by her dermatologist, so I thought I’d have the procedure done too. Unfortunately, I went to a high end spa in Seattle and not a doctor, so that may have been my mistake.

During the peel, the skin under and around my eyes was burning and itching, enough that I asked the aesthetician to stop, and she did, but too late. The skin around my eye area was totally burned. It was extremely painful and ugly for several days with redness and some blistering. The spa felt awful and did not end up charging me and gave me large samples of Valmont cream, which ended up healing the area I also have a very fair complexion and pretty sensitive skin, which could play a part in this.

If you are considering having a peel done, I would recommend having the procedure done at a dermatologist’s office and not at a spa.

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