Chemical peels are an excellent option for anyone looking to non-surgically improve their skin texture and rejuvenate their overall complexion. These treatments tend to work best for healthy non-smokers with realistic expectations. Note that the procedure is contraindicated for those who:
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Have an active skin infection or disease
- Have a herpes outbreak
- Have used Accutane® within the last year
- Recently underwent chemotherapy or radiation
- Are allergic to aspirin
- Suffer from an autoimmune condition
The recovery time after a chemical peel will depend on its formulation and whether it was mild, medium, or deep. The skin may feel tight and tingly after treatment, similar to what a sunburn feels like. As the skin slowly exfoliates over the next 3 to 5 days, it’s important that you avoid picking at it, scratching, or rubbing it.
You will need to use the proper skincare products to cleanse, hydrate, and protect your skin. We can make custom recommendations for you as part of your detailed aftercare plan. Rest assured we will follow up with you regularly to make sure your healing is on track and that you’re happy with your results.