Why Chemical Peels?
It’s important to have a trained physician with experience in chemical peel procedures to administer your treatment. Chemical peels are generally performed at your plastic surgeon’s office or at an outpatient surgical center. Depending on the type of peel and the amount of skin being treated, the procedure may take anywhere from 10 minutes for an AHA peel or two hours for a full-face phenol peel.
As the chemical takes its effect, your new layer of skin will be very sensitive. Note that it’s important to keep your skin safe from the sun by using the appropriate level of sunblock after the procedure.
With an AHA peel, you will be able to return to work and regular activities straight away. With a TCA peel, it will take about a week to ten days to return to work and activities. A phenol peel may require up to two weeks of recovery before returning to work. Ask your plastic surgeon about camouflage makeup tips to employ while your skin heals.