A chemical peel is a chemical exfoliation technique that can be used to drastically improve the appearance of your skin by removing its damaged outer layers, revealing the healthy and nourished layers just below.
What Happens After a Chemical Peel?
Recovery time following your chemical peel typically depends on the strength of the peel that was done and how deep it was. Annie will provide you with specific aftercare and hygiene instructions to prevent infection and aid in the healing process, so you’ll know exactly what to expect after your peel.
You may be required to cleanse your skin frequently following your chemical peel, as well as apply a specialized ointment to your skin. There is no downtime required after a light chemical peel. You may experience slight discomfort, but you should be able to resume normal activities immediately. Your skin may be slightly pink and only minimal peeling will occur.
Medium and deep chemical peels are also performed on an outpatient basis, but you will need to take four to six days of active peeling into consideration of your schedule. The skin will be tight and itchy for several days, followed by a period of flaking and peeling. Complete healing of the skin may take several months, but returned to skin health protocol starts in one week.