There is a short recovery period after any chemical peel. From the day you receive your treatment, your skin will begin to itch and peel. This is completely normal and to be expected. Just be sure to allow your skin to go through this totally normal healing process.
If you touch your skin too much or attempt to pull the skin off yourself, you could cause scarring. Instead, follow Dr. Aghayan’s recovery instructions, which will be based on the specific peel you receive. Remember that typically, deeper chemical peels require a longer recovery.
Depending on your chosen chemical peel, you may need to apply ointment or moisturizer or change bandages on the treated area. Light peels typically require up to a week to fully heel. Up to two weeks are requires in order for a medium peel to heal. And up to three weeks may be required for a deep peel to heel.
No matter what chemical peel you choose, always remember that your skin will be especially sensitive to the sun after your treatment. This is because the skin being exposed is new and, therefore, delicate. Stay out of the sun for the duration of your recovery to protect your skin.