How do I care for my skin after a chemical peel?
Keep your skin moisturized to help it heal faster. Apply a thick layer of unscented moisturizer over your face before you go to sleep. This improves your recovery time and soothes the skin.
When will my skin start to peel and for how long?
Your skin will start to peel two or three days after your treatment. Peeling lasts for two to five days. Do not pick at the peeling skin, as that may damage your skin and cause hyperpigmentation. Instead, use a good moisturizer.
What products and procedures should I avoid before a chemical peel?
Do not have laser hair removal or other laser treatments. Don’t have a facial, use a facial mask or facial scrub or exfoliator. Do not dye or straighten your hair. Do not have Botox, collagen injections, or dermal fillers. Don’t use prescription topicals such as Retin-A or any products that contain retinol, benzoyl peroxide, or alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) and beta hydroxyl acids (BHA).