A chemical peel is a non-invasive treatment that has the ability to improve a wide variety of skin concerns. No matter what bothers you about your complexion (signs of aging, discoloration, sun damage, acne scarring, etc.), a chemical peel is an excellent option.
Downtime and recovery
Some chemical peels don’t require any downtime, but for others, you may peel for several days and have other restrictions. During your consultation with us, we will go over the chemical peel that fits your needs, and we will explain in detail what you can expect with downtime and recovery. If your chemical peel involves peeling, we will make sure you understand this. When peeling is involved, it typically begins 3-5 days post-treatment, and it’s very important to apply sunscreen every few hours so that no hyperpigmentation develops. To further prevent hyperpigmentation, do not use/take saunas, baths, hot showers, and hot tubs for about two weeks, and avoid sun exposure for one week. Your skin will be much more vulnerable to the sun after a chemical peel, so a strong SPF will be necessary when you do go back into the sun.