What to do after a chemical peel procedure to maximize results:

Are you longing for the return of your youthful, glowing skin?  Chemical peels are an excellent way to rejuvenate aging skin. They even out your skin tone, improve texture, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Peels can get your skin looking younger and healthier in a few short weeks. But just what do you need to do after a chemical peel procedure to maximize results.

Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are skin treatments that are designed to renew and rejuvenate the skin, and make the complexion is brighter and lighter. There are a variety of peels available that vary in levels of intensity. The most appropriate peel for you will depend on your skin type and skin condition. It typically requires a series of 3-5 peels spaced 2-4 weeks apart, to achieve the best results.

Maximizing results after a chemical peel
Your skin will be very sensitive in the days immediately following the peel. There will be some redness that normally fades within 3-5 days. The skin will start to slough off by itself after 2-3 days.

In order to maximize results after a chemical peel you should:

  1. Protect it from the sun using a sunscreen that has an SPF of 50 or more. The skin is especially prone to sunburnin the weeks following the procedure, so adequate sun protection is vital to prevent hyperpigmentation and scarring.
  2.  Use only mild cleansers on your face, and moisturize it at least twice per day. It’s best to leave the skin to recover on its own.
  3. Avoid scrubs and exfoliation products, as these will irritate the skin.If you live in Tupelo, MS, contact Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for more information about chemical peels.

    Call (662) 377-6290 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Craig.

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