What happens after my chemical peel?
The recovery time for your treatment will depend on the depth of your peel. With a light peel, you can return to normal activities right away, whereas a deep phenol peel will require prolonged healing. After all peels, you’ll need to avoid sun exposure until the redness in your complexion has faded. Going forward, you’ll need to use sunscreen to help preserve and protect your results. Your doctor will provide detailed instructions after your chemical peel and it’s imperative that you follow them to the letter.
Why choose Beck Aesthetic Surgery?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck is a sought-after authority when it comes to any cosmetic procedure, thanks to his skill, artistry and exceptional attention to detail. Dr. Beck’s background in reconstructive techniques and burn surgery make him the ideal physician to oversee your chemical peel, ensuring it is performed safely and correctly. He is currently a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons.
Laser Facial FAQ
What are the risks involved with chemical peels?
Complications with chemical peels are very rare. Our team will discuss the specific risks associated with your type of peel during your confidential consultation. Risks may include scarring, poor healing, cold sores, blotchiness, whiteheads and others. You can help to minimize these potential risks by carefully following the doctor’s instructions before and after your procedure.
How do I prepare for a chemical peel procedure?
Before your session, we will perform a physical evaluation and review of your medical history. It’s important that you disclose any medications or previous treatments. The doctor may recommend several creams, gels or lotions to use prior to your chemical peel that can help prepare the skin for exfoliation. You may need to take antiviral medications if you have a history of cold sores.
Clients will need to stop smoking about 6 weeks before their chemical peel and they will need to avoid aspirin and other medications listed by the doctor. Make sure you drink the proper amount of water in the week before your treatment. Staying well-hydrated is imperative and can help ensure a smooth, stress-free experience. Lastly, you may want to arrange for someone to drive you home if you have undergone a deeper peel, since the discomfort can make it difficult to drive safely.