What It’s Like To Get A Chemical Peel For Acne Scars | Beauty Explorers
What It’s Like To Get A Chemical Peel For Acne Scars | Beauty Explorers

Caroline Aghajanian: Ooh, it burns. Today, I am doing a
chemical peel on my face. I have struggled with acne growing up and some adult acne, and it’s left me with a lot of acne scars and large pores. I have been delaying this
treatment for so long only because, for one week, my face is gonna peel off, and it’s gonna be really scary, so I’m a little nervous, but maybe this is the treatment that will finally fix
some of my acne scarring. I am visiting Blue Medi Spa
in Sherman Oaks, California, to try out the Perfect Derma Peel. The treatment at the spa
takes about 20 minutes and costs $295 per treatment. Racquel Crownover: It is a chemical peel specifically for pigmentation. It has a lot of acidic ingredients, ingredients to help kind
of brighten up the skin. So, usually, people will
need about four of them to kind of see some really good results. Anybody who has pigmentation, really, gets this peel. So, if it’s from trauma,
acne scars, sun damage, in some cases melasma, this peel will help because it has a majority of brightening ingredients. The glutathione, the
vitamin C, the kojic acid, these things all work
together to really help brighten up the skin and kind
of reduce that pigmentation. Caroline: The first step is putting a prepping solution on your face, which is actually acetone, to get the skin completely clean. I’ve never put acetone on my face, but Racquel told me it’s a protocol set by the company that makes the peel. It smells like nail polish remover. It doesn’t burn, though.
Racquel: Does it burn? Caroline: It doesn’t burn me. The next step is the peel. The solution is applied
over the entire face with one quick pass to
lay down the product. Does this smell too? Racquel: It kinda does. Caroline: Oh, it does smell. Racquel: You’ll probably feel it more so. Caroline: Whoa, it is stinging. Ooh, it burns. Racquel: So, that’s the first pass. [squeals] You’re getting very red. You have some frosting right there. Caroline: I’m frosting? Is that bad? Racquel: It’s not bad. It’s just, we don’t need to go over it. Caroline: The solution is layered on a few more times. This time, it’s not as bad. Racquel: This is where you can see she has some remaining of acne scarring. So I’m gonna go ahead
and really just kind of push this product into the skin to help brighten that up. Done. Caroline: Done. Racquel: You’re done. Caroline: That was fast. Painful, but fast. You leave with a post-care kit to use throughout the week as you peel. The post-care kit includes a cleanser, two towelettes to use on the second day, a moisturizer with 2% hydrocortisone to help with itching, and SPF. I made sure to stay out of the sun and tried not to excessively sweat or pick at my face post-treatment to let the peel do its thing. Here’s how it all went down. Eight hours post-treatment. My face is itchy, it’s red, and I have a little bit of a headache. I can’t wait until the
peeling starts and stops. This is how I’ll be
driving to work all week, shielding myself from the sun. On day two, I started
my post-care treatment. I washed my face in the morning with the cleanser they provided, which, by the way, is quite small for the
week, so use sparingly. Then I went in with a post-peel towelette. It didn’t burn or sting; instead, it felt very cooling on my face. But it didn’t smell too delightful. After, I put on the provided moisturizer. It feels like I’m putting Neosporin… new-sporine. Neosporin, whatever. Y’all know what I mean. It feels like you’re
putting that on your face. And, finally, SPF. It feels just pretty tight. I feel like, I don’t know what a face-lift feels like, but I feel like it would feel like that. Who knows? I mean, some people know. Maybe I’ll know in the future. [laughs] That night, I used the second towelette right after I washed my face. As expected, on day three,
my skin started to peel around my nose and mouth. The peeling area felt very itchy, and the rest of my skin
that wasn’t peeling felt very tight and dry. Throughout day three,
the peeling got worse. But that’s nothing compared to day four. This is day four. It is getting out of hand. I am going to have to
slice these pieces off. I couldn’t let all my dead skin just flap around town, so I carefully cut off
some of the larger pieces without pulling on my skin. It’s super, super
important to let your face naturally peel off to
prevent any scarring. Throughout the day, I kept adding moisturizer on my face, especially the parts that were peeling. Also, I’m sorry to all my coworkers who had to look at my face that week and put up with me cutting
my dead skin at work. OK, moving on. By day five, the peeling
moved up to my forehead, eyebrows, nose, and around my neck. Once I washed my face
and put on moisturizer, I kinda liked the way my new skin looked. It seemed very fresh and dewy. After a full week, the
heavy peeling had stopped and I mostly had little flakes around my hairline, ears, and neck. So, this is nine days post-peel, and although my skin is still recovering, the peeling storm has passed, so I thought it would be a good time to give my final thoughts. I am in a love-hate relationship
with this treatment. The minute my skin started peeling, the new skin felt so fresh and just so reborn. And then, throughout the days, it kinda got a little dry and flaky, so I kept putting moisturizer and SPF on like they told me, so that helped a lot. I have a few new pimple
friends joining us today, right around here, but I read online that
that’s completely normal post-peel or post this intense facial. So, it will go away, it’s just my pores that
are kind of getting rid of all the gunk that’s in there. Now we’re two weeks
post-treatment, obviously, and my face is completely healed, so I thought this would be a good time to do my final, final review. While the treatment did
make my skin feel smoother and look a lot brighter, did it heal my acne scars and large pores? I would say no. Maybe if I did the treatment
five times in a row, I’ll see visible results, but the treatment is almost $300, so that’s over $1,400. You’d have to have a lot of cash to burn, a lot of patience, and
a high pain tolerance to really see some serious results, and I don’t have any of those. [laughs] So maybe in 50 years when
I really, really need this treatment, I will love it. But for now, it’s not really for me. Ew, its just hanging there.

100 thoughts on “What It’s Like To Get A Chemical Peel For Acne Scars | Beauty Explorers”

  1. Carey Sullivan says:

    She had clear skin before, paid about 300 dollars for this peel and now she’s breaking out 🙄 this is why I use natural products lol

  2. pinkcherries says:

    so basically video is a waste

  3. Inge says:

    Skin bleaching rebranded.

  4. I_Love_Jacksepticeye2 says:

    I don’t care what these people say, I would definitely pull on it rather than go out in public like that.

  5. Iliana says:

    Must found a good esthetician who take care your skin.., monthly, yang generation don’t know any about skin routine, please do .., and forget about injections ✨💯


    Naturally peel what's so natural about this

  7. L4WNY says:

    What I love about YouTube. I get to search for all the things I want done, watch the videos and then decide against them all! 😵😂

  8. Mike says:

    i wouldn't mind shedding my old skin like a lizard

  9. jkeah ツ says:

    dude this treatment needs a lot of patience which i don't have :/

  10. Lazy Sunny says:

    Why are you cutting it with scissors it would be nicer if you just peel it off-

  11. Ms.Tesfaye says:

    Can ya try this on black skin

  12. englishclass lovenglish says:

    If you want a nice face, you must pray..you should believe Prophet Mohammed and his GOD..

  13. birdæ says:

    Geckos be like

  14. touatit belkais says:

    😐 omg .. her skin is almost perfect.
    guys i want you to know that –– there is nothing called a perfect skin .. the norm is to have a fucked up skin. people with a perfect skin are just a minority 😂😂they are just 1% from earth population . so don't feel bad about your skin –– we are all fucked up and we are okay with a fucked up skin .

  15. bebadobebabop says:

    Was it really necessary to cut it AT WORK

  16. Arianna Abreu says:


  17. Andrei Mazo says:

    Yea and you will loose your eye brows cuz they putt the thing

  18. Sumaiya Mujeeb says:

    I hd 5 times chemical peel .. n I can say very surely that this is the best way to get clear skin ..I m very thankful to my almighty to possible this for me to made me met to my wonderful dermatologist .. thnku dr.mudasir Rashid Khan .. 🇨🇮

  19. York Ronquillo says:

    Other people: eww that’s disgusting

    Me: that’s so satisfying

  20. Obidulla Rahman says:

    Where is your family name from? It sounds kool 😊

  21. Obidulla Rahman says:

    20 minutes for nearly three hundred dollars, no thank you, I'm not a Baller. Four sessions would amount to over thousand dollars, okay 😪🤣😢🤭

  22. Мека Бека says:

    Что это было

  23. Fiona Ye says:

    That’s ur dead skin !!??!

  24. Leo pard says:

    Am I the only one who thinks she look better before getting chemical treatment

  25. kimberly says:

    i hAvE a lOt oF AcNe sCaReS. sis. if u keep trying to use chemical shi it’s gonna get worse. u don’t even have a lot to be overreacting. vitamin e oil before sleep on ur skin will help. brighten ur skin. even it out in a natural way..

  26. Cam Nguyen says:

    lol making more dead skin do not heal acne scars or improve pigmentation, it is the under layer that got damaged. Use micro needling

  27. CEO of India says:

    Her last name sounds like a country

  28. Mya Diamond says:

    I am currently doing a chemical peel at my dermatologist rn and as said in the video u will see change after doing this treatment multiple times. So far i have done it twice and the first time i did it my doctor didn’t put a lot of layers on my skin so I didn’t peel as bad as she did in the video but on my arms it was more visible. So if ur looking into trying this yourself just find a local dermatology place near and and your insurance will cover the cost of the treatment (cause mine does) so dont knock it till u try it

  29. Natasha j says:

    Over 9 million views with all that YouTube money you should be able to afford the treatments now

  30. Bells Holo says:

    Is it actually your skin peeling or just the thing that got put on her face

  31. Kook Bop says:

    her acne scars are only 5% of the town of acne on my face :((

  32. Lina Kharbach says:

    Am i the only one who found it satisfying

  33. Jasmine :D says:

    Danse Macabre 💫

  34. Wizard Of Oz says:

    i wanna rip that shit off like the leather on the back of bus sears

  35. Gods Klanof says:

    *Be careful, CORONA is killing all the BLEACHED people !!*

  36. Sarah Vang says:

    How do you pronounce her last name oh my god…?

  37. Bye Felicia says:

    You can peel it off? Heck no. That’s like leaving a face mask on your face.

  38. yoda 6 says:

    No no no no

  39. Safeeya B. says:

    There’s another treatment that’s less painful and cheaper it’s called derma needling, I have my eye on “Banish Scars needle stamp” I can’t wait to earn enough money to buy it!

  40. Daren Shelton says:

    Why would you do that shit at work
    Take care of that stuff before work

  41. Jack Frank says:

    Congrats your skin got worse. L

  42. Mikhail •• says:

    Wonder if she ate any of that 🤔

  43. mixstamike says:

    I think she's beautiful and perfect just the way she is 🙂

  44. lopen nhioloipi says:

    Acne scars fade naturally overtime if you keep ur skin moisturized and hydrated and eat healthy. This is just like a unnecessary painful and expensive shortcut

  45. MarcieDayShare says:

    Chemical peeling turns my face darker like burn skin, not recommended

  46. Dinah says:

    For Christ sakes, you look about 12 years old! Why in the world do you even need this done👌

  47. Jacob Prince says:

    Acetone?! I am required to wear gloves when working with acetone to clean parts of our blackhawks but don’t need gloves when I’m working with beryllium copper parts which cause cancer and will make my had swell to a softball if I get a cut. Just wtf

  48. Wild YT says:

    Who else feels satisfied when peeling skin?

  49. Gods Klanof says:

    You peeled you are unprotected against Corona!!

  50. Иван Суриков says:

    Now i see why snakes shed… damn acne…

  51. Dook larue says:

    Me: looks at thumbnail

    Also me: (;ŏ﹏ŏ)

  52. Gunstone Warrior says:

    Holy crap that thumbnail

  53. Carlos Mosqueda says:

    Cumming on her face after an hour

  54. Joan Robbins says:

    I would recommend this acne guide “Vαtαnuz Bdα” (Google it) to anybody who is suffering from discovering the right acne remedies for their use. Acne has run in my family and I experienced testing some remedy for acne. Luckily, by using this incredible guide, acne was treated and growth was stopped. .

  55. MS1 _ says:

    To be honest if you didn’t touch your face every couple minutes the results may have been different

  56. Brody Penn says:

    Her last name looks like a country in Asia.

  57. scotland is the best says:

    Omg your skin is fine
    Sorry for saying this but fu k you for saying you skin is bad

  58. Miss Pisces says:

    lol diko alam paano ako dito napunta hahaha mga officemate ko halos lahat nagrerejuve na kaloka

  59. Emily hancock says:

    So funny to hear Saint Saen's La Danse Macabre playing in the background

  60. alaia moore says:

    her eye color is soooo beautiful!

  61. Mυяιєl Sтαяк • Toxιи : Pσιѕσи lιρѕ says:

    My only question is why she cut it AT WORK and not at home??

  62. Dianthe Grisnigt says:

    0:00 eftelingggg music spooktocht!!!

  63. Maria Zt says:

    300$??????? Girl my dermatologist charged me 70

  64. gaylemae says:

    I used some moisturizer spray instead of reapplying moisturizer. It helped with the itchy tight feeling. My first peel seemed to be a lot more peely than my 2nd & 3rd. I had a few breakouts after my first that came to the surface quite quickly and popped quickly. After my 2nd, I could see the pores getting smaller and my face felt lifted and smoother. I had one deep scar that was smaller almost closed after the 2nd. Remember that you will be healing and growing new collagen for 3 months. It’s worth it to also get a microdermabrasion in between the peels. Living Social & Groupon has specials on peels where you can get 3 for $300 here. Sign up for a local beauty offices newsletter so you can be notified of sales. Some offices have referral bonuses, and I even shared my facial series with my daughter.

  65. Marian 005 says:

    Am I the only one that thinks cutting dead skin is satisfying? They once called me a madlad.

  66. Ciara Rodríguez says:

    I would just stay inside all week, no way I'm going outside with all that peeling skin

  67. Soul Cafe says:

    who else thinks her skin looks better before the treatment?

  68. Pineapple says:

    I almost barfed when she cut her skin in public. Please do this in private.

  69. ILoveHorses❤🐎 says:

    So, you need a week off of work….

  70. Ivy Tran says:

    I feel like she’s chopping her literal face.

  71. Lily says:

    You can’t put a trigger warning message for images of peeling skin in the video but then make the video cover photo a picture with your skin peeling off. Totally defeats the purpose of a trigger warning

  72. hxneybee_xx says:


  73. Sam Warmate says:

    300 times 5 is 1500 not 1400

  74. Waynesha Wright says:

    Her skin was better before the peel . Thanks for the honest review !

  75. Star Angel says:

    Yes you can see her skin got brighter

  76. Ayontika Naha says:

    The heck? Amazing video loved it; but I'm only 11, and have way more acne than her on my hands, legs and face. Mainly because of sun allergy

  77. KHALEEF says:

    Eat healthy foods and you dont have to spend 300 dollars 3-4 times

  78. Tania R says:

    Guys if you have acne scars and have sensitive skin use aloe vera gel and coconut oil religiously.. Do not further damage your skin with chemicals, just use natural stuff.
    PS: the peel seems scary.

  79. vikas p Sharma says:

    I took a peel and skin did not peel.

  80. Pauline Karolus says:

    Love the piece at the beginning. Saint-Sainnes Dance Macabre is just amazing

  81. The Golden Angel says:

    I’m guessing that after day 4 scissors were probably your best friend until the peeling ended

  82. Ren Ismyname says:

    If I had this treatment I would’ve ripped off that dead skin

  83. Crystal Jam says:

    Dude it take me so much will power not to peel that off! 😂

  84. LovecitaCherish says:

    I think she has to try the derma roller. Is more cheap

  85. Kirby Sting says:

    Wait, what peels away is not her skin but all the chemicals that were applied on her face- what a scam. Lol

  86. FaZe Klove says:

    Her:really scary:me: you mean really satisfying

  87. Hitisha Waghela says:

    But for that u should even have acne but this girl.

  88. Itzmarina L says:

    I wanna do this in the summer so no one sees me

  89. luan trieu says:

    Reminds me of gold member from Austin powers

  90. Random S c o o t says:

    Me: minding my own business on YouTube

    YouTube: Hey! Have this video that you don’t need and didn’t want but now you do!

    Me: …. ._. Okay

  91. Kylie Owen says:

    Dude I wouldn’t go in public until all that peeling was done

  92. Tony Toons says:


    Why do I want to eat it!?

  93. CubanCrystal Bee says:

    She looks like loser fruit what the hell !!!

  94. Sanik fast says:

    After that title music I thought this was gonna be a weird Helga video

  95. Willowbean says:

    Platinum Skin Care has a great line of peels that you can do at home. It’s sold by professionals with great videos on the how to’s and follow up care. Honestly one of the best at home peels I have used and saved myself a fortune.

  96. Sarah Lou says:

    Is it wrong I want to peel that skin so badly!!!!

  97. G BBarn says:

    And I thought snake shedding was disgusting

  98. Sophia Amurao says:

    What’s the music in the background? Right at the beginning?

  99. Nadin Kasyanova says:

    the same, how been not good skin so and in the end.

  100. Susan Kerr says:

    why the hell put it on the eyelids? never seen acne there!

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