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How Long Does a Chemical Peel Take to Recover From?

We offer customized chemical peels suited to your specific skincare requirement for people who want an individualized, effective therapy for skin concerns. So, how long does it take for a chemical peel to heal? Because there are so many different types of skin care problems that people face, the peel that is prescribed for you will be depending on your specific skin type.

It's possible that your skin is dry, oily, normal, or sensitive. Scarring, hyperpigmentation, UV damage, and aging skin are all possible problems. Whatever your problem is, there is a peel for you, and your recovery period will be determined by the type of peel you select. Your treatment will include a pre-peel plan, the peel itself, and a post-treatment plan to encourage your skin's healthy recovery, regardless of the regimen that is suggested.

What Is a Chemical Peel and How Does It Work?

A chemical peel is just the application of a peeling agent to your skin. Depending on the type of peel, the peeling agent may be left on for as little as three to five minutes or as long as an hour, but it promotes your skin to lose its outer layer over several days.

As a result, fresh skin growth is accelerated over time. The skin's texture will now be more even, and pigmentation, scars, fine lines, and wrinkles will all improve. Impurities in the skin will be taken out, and your skin will appear brighter, fresher, and more revitalized.

Prior to the Peel


It is critical that our doctors assess if the peel is right for you before you undergo any type of chemical therapy. We need to make sure you aren't breastfeeding or pregnant, and that you don't have any skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, or rosacea in order to establish your eligibility.

Furthermore, if you work outside, a peel may not be ideal for you, just as people with a history of poor wound healing should avoid it. Finally, if you're getting acne treatment, you should avoid getting a peel while you're getting it.

A Pre-Peel Strategy

We will offer you with a skincare regimen to follow for around two to four weeks prior to your peel after we have taken your medical history and determined that a peel is acceptable for you. This is intended to boost the effectiveness of your peel.

To boost cell turnover and increase the peel's capacity to penetrate the skin, you may be urged to use retinol or a treatment containing Retin-A. This pre-peel care would usually end at least a few days before your treatment. It depends on the needs of your skin and the peel whether or not you need to prepare before getting a peel.

How Long Does a Chemical Peel Take to Recover From?

The Initial Consultation

You may notice that your skin seems red for the first 24 hours or so following your chemical peel. This is normal; however, moisturizer should be used liberally to help soothe your skin. If you had a medium peel, the shedding usually starts after the first 24 hours.

The Days Following

Your skin will become dry and flaky soon, but it's preferable to allow this process unfold gradually rather than picking or peeling the skin before it's ready to shed. It's counterproductive to peel skin before it's ready to come off. The majority of the peeling should be finished in three to four days, but it could take up to seven days for your new skin to grow.

Your skin should be totally healed in seven to fourteen days. If you work in an office or an indoor environment, you shouldn't need to take any time off after your peel. If you like the results of your peel, you might be able to schedule another one in three to nine months, depending on your skincare condition and skin objectives.

Aftercare for Peels


There are various things you can do to speed up the healing process and increase your comfort after a chemical peel. You may discover that ice packs or cool air create a cooler, more pleasant feeling just after your peel. It is critical, however, that you do not allow your skin to dry out.

As a result, using a moisturizer on a regular basis is essential, and you may find yourself moisturizing ten to twenty times a day. This will allow your skin to continue to peel while also reducing the visible flaking. Your doctor can also suggest using a hydrating cleanser. You should also refrain from plucking, pulling, or peeling your shedding skin, as previously said.

Sun and heat should be avoided.

Of course, staying out of the sun is essential. You should stay out of the sun until your skin is totally healed, and even then, you should use sunscreen at all times to preserve the new layer of skin.

Showers that are too hot or have heavy perspiration might speed up the peeling process and should be avoided. Because your new skin will be fresh and young, it's crucial to treat it with care, especially in the beginning.

A Complexion of High Quality

Because there are so many skincare products and treatments on the market today, it's crucial to start with a consultation with a dermatologist to decide the best treatment for you. Only a skilled specialist can examine your skin and identify the best plan for your skin because skin types and skincare issues vary from person to person.


There is a chemical peel that is ideal for your skin type, whether you want to diminish the indications of age or lessen the impact of scars, dark areas, and spots. To get started on your journey to improved skin, contact us to schedule a consultation. Feel free to email me, Sumiko Lui, at or book your appointments here.

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