The recovery time for a chemical peel will depend on the depth of the peel and the patient’s individual healing process. Here are the general recovery times for different types of chemical peels:
-Superficial peels: Recovery time for a superficial peel is minimal, and patients can usually return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment.
The skin may appear slightly red or flaky for a day or two, but this will typically subside on its own.
-Medium-depth peels: Recovery time for a medium-depth peel can vary but typically ranges from 7 to 14 days. During this time, patients may experience redness, peeling, and some discomfort.
It’s important to avoid direct sun exposure during this time and follow the aftercare instructions provided by the dermatologist or aesthetician.
-Deep peels: Recovery time for a deep peel can be several weeks to months, and the skin may be red, swollen, and uncomfortable during this time.
Patients may also experience blistering and peeling of the skin. It’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by the dermatologist closely, and avoid direct sun exposure until the skin has fully healed.
If the skin is damaged through sun exposure Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen Once the skin has healed enough to tolerate it.
Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect the skin from further damage.
The specific instructions for post-treatment care may vary depending on the type of chemical peel and the patient’s individual needs. Medications that may be used after a deep chemical peel include antibiotics, antiviral medication, steroids, pain relievers, moisturizers, and occlusive dressings.
Using products that contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and antioxidants can help promote healing and reduce inflammation and minimize the recovery time especially in deep chemical peeling.