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A chemical peel is solution applied to the face to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells. The aim is to improve the appearance of the skin – for example, by reducing age spots and evening out skin tone.

What to expect post treatment

  • First few hours you will notice some redness, tingling, or burning

  • First few days you may notice some dryness, irritation, and mild swelling

  • Two to Three days your skin may look flaky or peel, and discolorations or imperfections may temporarily be more noticeable

  • Three to four days you may breakout or notice skin looks tan or slightly darker than usual

  • Five to seven days all side effects should start to subside, and your skin should begin to look and feel somewhat normal

  • Seven to fourteen days you’ll see the formation of healthy, new skin, but you may notice some redness or skin that is darker or lighter than usual for up to a month

How long do chemical peels last?
The results of chemical peels can last anywhere from one month to the rest of your life. The longevity of a chemical peel's results depends on several factors, but the most significant factor is the strength of the peel. A light, or superficial, peel produces results that usually last between one and two months.


Post peel advice – What not to do.

Pick at the skin
The entire reason a person gets a chemical peel is to burn off the surface and get rid of damaged, dry skin cell layers. To do this, the skin must shed. Picking off the dry skin before it can lead to scarring and extra redness.

Skipping sunscreen
It is important to protect skin from the sun every day, but especially after a peel. Not doing so can lead to blotchy patches and irregular skin colouring. An SPF of 30 or higher is recommended.

Letting the skin dry out
Keeping the skin clean after a peel is very important. The best option is to wash with cool water and a mild, unscented soap.

Not applying moisturiser
Along with regular washing, keeping the skin moisturised is also essential. A fragrance-free, gentle moisturiser should be applied right after washing it.

Applying too much moisturiser
It is important to moisturise regularly, but it’s also important to avoid putting on too much moisturiser. Remember that the point of a chemical peel is to let dry surface layers peel. If they’re over moisturised, they may not flake off properly.

Being afraid of cold compresses
A cold compress can be very soothing and can help the skin heal faster.

It can be tempting to exfoliate. After all there’s skin peeling, and it appears that it wants to be removed. The truth is that exfoliating can remove the skin before it is ready. This can lead to unsatisfactory results and even scarring.

Expect immediate results
There are some cosmetic treatments that have immediate results. Chemical peels are not one of them. While the results can be incredible and they’re well worth the wait, it does take a few days for the full results to be obvious.

Not staying hydrated
One of the best things you can do for your skin is to keep it hydrated. Drink plenty of water.

Avoid strenuous workouts, dry saunas, and steam rooms. 
Increased blood circulation to the face can intensify warming, tingling, itching, redness, or other uncomfortable side effects on freshly peeled skin.







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