What Should I Expect After Getting a Chemical Peel?

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At Florida Academic Dermatology Center, Dr. Francisco Kerdel and his team provide transformative services for the face and body. One popular treatment here in Coral Gables is the chemical peel, which exfoliates your skin to improve its quality and texture. Here is more information about this service and what you can expect afterward.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel works by removing layers of damaged skin so that new layers can grow in their place. The depth of your peel is determined by the type of acid used during your treatment and its strength. Patients often use chemical peels when they have more than one skin concern they would like to treat with a single service.

What Should I Expect After Getting a Chemical Peel?

Your reaction to a chemical peel can vary depending on your skin type and the depth of the peel. In general, your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight and may appear red or flushed for a few days after getting a chemical peel. Your skin may also feel dry and tight for a short time. Flaking and peeling are normal, so resist the urge to pick.

What Should I Do if I Have Any Problematic Side Effects Following Treatment?

If you experience other side effects from your chemical peel, such as itching, swelling, blistering, oozing, or scarring, contact your provider right away. Depending on the strength of the peel used on your skin, you may see changes in your complexion right after getting a chemical peel, or the effects may not be visible for a few days.

A skilled provider will take steps to ensure a safe and successful treatment. Dr. Francisco Kerdel and his team know how to minimize your risk of serious side effects.

Request a Visit With Our Team in Coral Gables

Overall, a chemical peel can give you beautiful skin and help reduce the visibility of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and age spots. If you have any other questions about what to expect after getting a chemical peel or if you need professional treatment for your skin concerns, contact us today at Florida Academic Dermatology Center. We will provide excellent care tailored to your needs and help you achieve the results you desire.

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