Chemical Peel (cont.)

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What sort of follow-up care is needed after a chemical peel?

The skin is especially sensitive after a chemical peel. It is essential to practice strict sun avoidance during and after the healing process. The skin may remain sun sensitive for some time after the peel. The frequency of post-op physician visits will depend upon the depth of the peel and the preferences of the physician.

Medically reviewed by Norman Levine, MD; American Board of Dermatology


Fischer, T.C., E. Perosino, F. Poli, M.S. Viera, and B. Dreno. "Chemical Peels in Aesthetic Dermatology: An Updated 2009." Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 24 (2010): 281-292.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/20/2015

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