3 Chemical Peel Aftercare Tips

cosmetic services philly At Center For SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery, we offer chemical peels to help patients reverse the signs of aging and sun damage. Diane is our licensed aesthetician and skincare specialist with over 28 years of experience. She works with some of the leading skincare products including Apeele, Vi Peel, and  Neo Peel that are safe, comfortable, and effective.  After your chemical peel, it’s important to follow all aftercare instructions to ensure the success of your treatment. Here are our three best chemical peel aftercare tips:

Avoid Sunlight, Sweating, Swimming, etc…

For the first few days following your chemical peel, you should avoid anything that may interfere with its effectiveness. It is important that you avoid direct sunlight for at least one week, always using a sunscreen that is above SPF 40 on your face to prevent sun damage. Patients who already have a sensitivity to the sun before their chemical peel should take extra precautions to prevent sun exposure following the procedure as they may be more at risk than others for extreme sensitivity. Other activities to avoid until the skin is healed include:

  • Excercising
  • Swimming
  • Jacuzzis
  • Saunas
  • Steam Baths
  • Other facial treatments

Do Not Peel The Skin

Approximately 24-48 hours following your procedure, you skin will begin to peel. It’s important to remember that you should not peel the skin off. Picking or pulling at the skin can interfere with the effectiveness of your treatment and leave behind scarring. Instead, apply a light moisturizer with sunscreen as often as needed to relieve any dryness or tightness. You may resume your normal extracurricular activities and skin care routines about 10 days after your chemical peel as long as your skin has stopped peeling.

Remember The Benefits

As your chemical peel is in the process of healing, remember all of the benefits you will experience once the process is complete. Chemical peels are great for unclogging your pores,  stimulating collagen production, increasing cell turnover, improving your skin tone and texture, and deminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkless, and dark spots. Generally, a series of 3 to 6 peels approximately every 2 weeks is recommended. The Center For SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery is the most comprehensive cosmetic treatment center in Bucks County and the greater Philadelphia area. Whether you are looking for the latest anti-aging procedures or a highly-skilled facial plastic surgeon, we have the services to meet your needs.  Schedule an appointment online!