Chemical Skin Peels in Beverly Hills, CA
Improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands
What Do Chemical Peels Do To Facial Skin?
During a chemical peel treatment a topical agent is applied to targeted areas of the face to remove the outer layers of the skin. A healthy, smooth new layer of skin grows back naturally to replace the removed layers. Many of our patients opt for this treatment to rid themselves of facial wrinkles, lines, minor blemishes and uneven skin pigmentation.
How long Is Chemical Peel Recovery?
Although usually quite short, recovery time varies depending on the strength of the treatment as well as individual factors. Shortly after treatment the skin starts to visibly peel. The peeling process can last 3-5 days, depending on the treatment. Use of gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen can improve the results. Use of other prescription topicals should be avoided.
When Can I Resume My Daily Routine?
No downtime is necessary after a chemical peel. However, Dr. Lee recommends avoiding strenuous exercise and other activities for 2-3 days after the treatment.
Sun exposure and high heat should be avoided while recovering. Prolonged time in the sun may cause swelling, redness and uncomfortable blistering.
During the peeling process, the skin should be allowed to flake off naturally. We encourage patients not to pick or pull any skin, as it may lead to scarring.
Is The Chemical Peel Painful?
Patients usually experience mild discomfort. Your skin will feel tighter and be more red than usual within a few hours.