I am in more pain now than I was when the esthetician applied the chemicals in the medical office. As expected, 48 hours later, I started peeling. Another 8 hours later, I was in full-peel mode. My face was one big mask of dark brown skin ready to flake off. When I took a shower, layers of dermis shed as I wiped my hands across my face. I’m still flaking, but my face has a fever. It’s very tender and pink. I don’t want to be in the sun. Even putting soothing lotion and sunscreen on my face makes me wince. While I think I’ll be pleased with the results (hyperpigmentation be gone!), I’m pretty sure I won’t be a repeat chemical peel customer. For those of you who have had plastic surgery, not sure how you can stand it. I can’t even deal with a little bit of tenderness.