Do you desire to improve the appearance and vitality of your skin? At the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Paoli, PA, we offer a wide array of surgical and non-surgical procedures to help your skin appear more youthful and refreshed. One of the most effective treatments for non-surgical rejuvenation is a chemical peel. Designed to remove the top layers of your skin and reduce discoloration, this process continues even after the procedure is over. As the skin peels and flakes, the newer, more vibrant skin underneath will be revealed. Here, we will discuss chemical peel recovery, and what you can expect following your treatment.
Your specific recovery time will ultimately depend on the type of chemical peel you receive. Those who undergo a mild chemical peel will probably not require any downtime at all, as the slight redness will quickly diminish. A medium chemical peel can cause redness and inflammation for one to two days. If you choose a deep chemical peel, recovery can often take more than one week and will require highly specific skincare guidelines.
Due to the nature of a chemical peel, the damaged outer layer of skin will flake off. This is how the process works; as your skin sheds, the new layers underneath will become visible. Although it may be difficult to resist the urge, do not pick at your skin. In order to enjoy optimal results, the chemical peel must be allowed to do its job.
Treating your skin kindly will not only deliver amazing results, it will also help expedite the healing process. Here, we have listed a few recommendations to help you care for your skin as you recover:
There are also a few things to avoid if you want to get the most out of your chemical peel. For example, following your procedure, you should not:
If you would like to learn more about chemical peels, or any of the treatments available at our practice, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hove. You can call us at (610) 647-3727 or contact us online.
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