Chemical Peel - What to Expect and What to Do After | Peace. Love. Med.

Chemical Peel – What to Expect and What to Do After

Chemical peels are a prevalent, and sought-after treatment for those looking to improve their skin. It utilizes a modern multi-acid formula to help smooth your skin. Enhancing the appearance of wrinkles, making brighter skin, and increases firmness. A chemical peel may be a non-invasive procedure, but you may still have to deal with some recovery time. Allow us to take you through what you may expect after completing this treatment and what you should do to treat your skin to hasten your healing and ensure your skin heals properly.alternative practitioner applying a chemical peel to a female patient

What to Expect

The typical reaction to a chemical peel is for your skin to exhibit the properties of what most describe as “A nasty sunburn.”. Your skin will be red and irritated. In some cases, you may have to deal with itchy flaking skin as well. The healing timeframe may vary depending on the sensitivity of the skin, but generally speaking, it usually lasts around one to two weeks.

Protecting your Skin

After the treatment, your skin will be more sensitive to the elements, so be sure to take care of it. Make sure to shield your skin with the proper application of sunscreen before going out. You may want to continue wearing sunscreen even after you are fully healed. Thus, will minimize the formation of new lines and wrinkles. The best kind to use should be SPF 30 or higher.


Dry skin is more vulnerable to scarring and cracks. Avoid this by making sure you apply moisturizer to your skin. You will want to make sure you use lotion to your face in the weeks following your peel until your skin has completely healed.Chemical peel application

Leave it Alone

Make sure you do not scratch or pick at your face, especially any areas scabbing due to healing. This will lead to potential damage and scarring. Touching your face in this way may also lessen the effect of the peel. A cold compress is a much better solution to treat your face’s irritations.

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Here at Peace Love Med, we utilize the entire array of dermal filling procedures, as well as other facial rejuvenation treatments such as botox.

Our experts have a great deal of experience in administering these life-changing cosmetic injections, so you can always walk in and out of our clinic with confidence.

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