Peel off _ skeptical
I went to my Dermatologist with serious acne issues. He suggested some antibiotics and vitamins and my skin is acne free now. Though there are just a few marks left. My Dermatologist then suggests a peel off treatment and makes me sign a paper that says this is like an anesthesia process and the patient is responsible for any side effects, risks and damage. That really freaked me out and I told him I'll be coming back in a few days. I really want to trust him as he did a great job in clearing up my acne. However I'm very skeptical about the peel off thing. I didn't ask my concern to him as I've seen him shouting at patients who cross questions for confirmation. Could you please tell me whether I'm being nervous for no reason and should go for the peel off? What's the chance of a patient getting the side effects after peel off? Request you not to suggest me to meet you personally as I only am looking for a suggestion. FYI my skin is oily, sensitive and has large pores.
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Thanks for the query. Patient consent form is a universal protocol where the patient is informed in detail about the procedure that has to be done and the merits and demerits of it. It has to be read in detail and any questions arising should be asked to the treating Dermatologist. Though the chances of having a chemical peel related complication is extremely rare but they can happen and it can vary from person to person. It may be simple redness to chemical Burns. There may be changes in texture or colour of the skin which may be temporary or permanent. To avoid legal hassles, a professional carries out the procedure with the patient consent. No one intends to harm their patients but there may be unforeseen circumstances and complications. In my opinion, you should get a test peel done on a area behind the ear and wait for few days and then proceed with a full face chemical peel. All the best.
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