Non Surgical, Skin Care

Answering Your Top Questions About Chemical Peels

Patient getting a chemical peelChemical peels are one of the most straightforward cosmetic treatments. There are no lasers, lights, or needles involved — just effective topical solutions that remove dead and dull skin. Still, if you are considering getting your first chemical peel, a few questions may be holding you back.

How Long Do Chemical Peels Usually Last?

Chemical peel results can last for several months or several years. The longevity of a chemical peel largely depends on the strength of the formula used during treatment. However, good aftercare can go a long way towards maximizing your smoother and more even-toned skin.

Here are a few things you can do to get the most out of your chemical peel:

  • Wear a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) 30+ sunscreen every day
  • Use professional-grade skincare products like those from SkinMedica or Obagi
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Schedule follow-up appointments to maintain your results

How Many Chemical Peels Do You Need To See the Best Results?

One chemical peel will give your skin a healthy and radiant glow. A series of chemical peels will improve mild to moderate complexion concerns such as wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. 

No two patients will have the exact same treatment plan. Schedule a consultation to learn how many chemical peels you might need to correct your concerns and achieve your unique goals. 

What Should I Avoid After Receiving My Chemical Peels?

All chemical peels require some aftercare. There are several things that you should avoid in order to protect your skin, with sun exposure being the most important one. That is because your face will be more sensitive to damaging UV rays in the days and weeks following a chemical peel. 

You should also avoid:

  • Smoking
  • Rubbing, scrubbing, and picking at treated areas
  • Skin irritants, exfoliants, and astringents  

Are You Ready to Unlock Glowing Skin?

Chemical peels are a great way to help your skin look its best. Schedule a consultation or treatment today at 504-814-3223. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Weiss is happy to serve patients from Metairie, New Orleans, and the surrounding areas of Louisiana.