How much downtime should you expect following a facial peel?

How much downtime should you expect following a facial peel?

March 25, 2015
By: Jason Pozner, MD
The Plastic Surgery Channel

Non-Surgical-Peels-and-Resurfacing-in-New-YorkWe now know with scientific backing what we’ve always assumed: taking care of your skin now, will dramatically affect how it appears in the future.  Beyond the basics like moisturizers and face wash, chemical peels offer great results at cleansing and rejuvenating the skin. A would-be peel patient asks The Plastic Surgery Channel about the recovery following a peel, and whether or not the treatment will have her looking her best for social engagements soon after the procedure:

Q –“I will be attending my nephew’s wedding in early May.  This is like a mini reunion with lots of family we haven’t seen in years.  I have a 35% TCA peel scheduled for April 7th on my under eyes, nose and chin areas. Know most of the medical and physician’s sites say by two weeks you should be good to go with sunscreen and makeup, maybe a little concealer.  Then I have been reading some blogs and find that it could be up to six MONTHS before the healing process and skin tone is normal!! Yikes, should I cancel and reschedule?? Is a month enough? I have fair skin, freckled, blue eyes and use Retin A almost every day to keep my rosacea at bay.”

                    A – Jason Pozner, MD

“The beauty about weddings is that most women wear makeup and that minor skin blemishes and pigment are easily covered up. It may take up to a few months for skin tone to be normal following a 35% TCA peel – or a deep laser,  for that matter – but you should be fine and able to wear makeup at 2 weeks after the procedure. You may be a little pink around the eyes at the time of the wedding but this is easily concealed. If I were you I would go through with the procedure at the time planned.”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in

Hair today, gone tomorrow - today's best lasers.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow – Today’s Best Lasers

Dawn TongishJune 23, 2017
Can Cankles be Solved with Plastic Surgery?

Can Cankles be Solved with Plastic Surgery?

John HammarleyJune 22, 2017
Labiaplasty 101: Looking Normal 'Down There'

Labiaplasty 101: Looking Normal ‘Down There’

Dawn TongishJune 21, 2017
Ransomware and plastic surgery patient privacy.

Ransomware and Plastic Surgery Patient Privacy

Jason Pozner, MDJune 20, 2017

Cosmetic Surgery for Teens and Pre-Teens?

Jason Cooper, MDJune 19, 2017

The Difference Between Liposuction & Liposculpture

Anne MeyerJune 19, 2017
Understanding the trend of buttock fat grafting deaths.

Understanding the Trend of Buttock Fat Grafting Deaths

Jason Pozner, MDJune 16, 2017
A mommy makeover for mothers of multiples.

A Mommy Makeover for Mothers of Multiples

Anne MeyerJune 15, 2017
In Surgery, What is Your Plastic Surgeon and Team Listening To?

In the OR, What Music is Your Surgeon and Team Listening To?

John HammarleyJune 14, 2017