Does Chemical Peel Under Eyes Cause Pressure on the Eyeballs?

I have an eye issue that is aggravated by trauma and/or a lot of pressure to the eye. I am going in for another procedure and was planning on adding Chemical Peel, but I am still concerned that it might aggravate my eye. I have an issue where (let's say I get poked in the eye) my immune system attacks the eye as if it is a foreign body. I have had my eye brows waxed, my baby's head hit my cheekbone pretty hard, etc. none of them have bothered it.

Doctor Answers 2

You should be concerned

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Dear Kim

You are not providing enough information to really asses you issue. Perhaps you do not know the technical terms for what is going on in the eyes.

Generally, a chemical peel should not affect the health of the eyes or alter the eye pressure in any way. However, it is possible for a chemical peel to compromise the position or function of the eyelid if the peel is overdone.

If you are considering a mild peel: a glycolic or a trichoroacetic acid peel under 35%, there should be no issues.

However, I do recommend that before you consider something like this that you have through evaluation by a board certified ophthalmologist (eye MD) to be certain that this doctor give you approval to have the procedure you are considering.

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Chemical Peel on the Eye Causing Pressure on the Eyeball

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The chemical peel can cause mild pressure by its tightening effect but not any significant pressure.

If you have eye issues to begin with, then it might not be a good idea to add chemical peel to the procedure you are having done.

You are better off doing a series of mild office based peels like glycolic acid etc then a stronger one like TCA.


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