Some peels have no down time and others you may experience peeling for up to 1 week post treatment. Each skin concern requires different peels and therefore different amounts of downtime will be associated with this. Our strongest TCA peel (often used to remove solar keratosis) can have peeling up to 7 days post peel.
How many treatments are required?
Most patients will have a series of 3 – 6 peels about 4 – 6 weeks apart depending on the concern and what results they are after. Some patients will have a chemical peel every couple of months to delay the onset of ageing and improve the skins luminosity.
How long do results last?
The more peels you have in the initial series the longer the results will last. A good skincare regime at home will enhance the longevity also. The initial ‘glow’ usually lasts a couple of weeks. IF removing pigmentation or solar keratosis with peels results may last up to 12 months.
Chemical peels can also be combined with laser genesis: please refer to our signature tx page for more information on this.
What do chemical peels not treat?
Peels work on the superficial layers of the skin and therefore will not help with deep rhytids (lines), deep facial folds and capillaries.