How often should chemical peels be done?

Are chemical peels worth it?

Chemical peels can reduce skin damage, giving the skin a more youthful or unblemished appearance. A dermatologist will recommend the most appropriate chemical peel depending on a person’s concerns and skin type. Superficial peels are the safest for all skin types.

Why does my skin look worse after a chemical peel?

A chemical peel can cause treated skin to become darker than normal (hyperpigmentation) or lighter than normal (hypopigmentation). Hyperpigmentation is more common after superficial peels, while hypopigmentation is more common after a deep peel.

How many chemical peels are needed to see results?

It is generally advised to get a chemical peel every four to six weeks. However, if you suffer from acne, there are some peels that you can do every two weeks until you find the expected results. Most people buy a series of four or five peels up front to achieve the treatment results wanted.

Do chemical peels age your skin?

In skin care, doctors use chemical peeling as a procedure to remove sun damaged, pigmented and wrinkled skin by peeling it with chemicals. As the old skin peels off, new skin appears that is much fresher looking. However, chemical peeling does not slow the aging process, or prevent it.

How can I speed up healing after a chemical peel?

Keep It Moisturized. The more your skin is moisturized, the faster it’s going to heal. Try applying a thick layer of a gentle, unscented moisturizer all over your face before you got to bed at night. Not only will it help to speed up your recovery but it will also soothe your skin so that it doesn’t feel so irritated.

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What happens if you don’t peel after a chemical peel?

Peeling will generally start 48-72 hours after your treatment and can last 2-5 days. It is very important not to pick off peeling skin; peeling is minimal and easily controlled with moisturizer. Premature peeling of the skin will result in dry, cracked, raw skin that may develop into hyperpigmentation.