Procedure After the face is washed and degreased, a peeling solution is applied to the skin with cotton swabs. Once the peel is complete, the face is washed daily and ointment applied until healing is complete. The skin is reddened as though it had been sunburned and is wrinkle free but the redness resolves.
Make up can be applied after 10 days and a mild bleaching agent may be used 6 weeks after the procedure. The pink color of new skin usually remains for 6-8 weeks. Strict avoidance of prolonged sun exposure is advocated for 3-4 months. Adhering to such recommendations ensures a very lasting benefit measured in years.
All peels can be done on an outpatient basis. The deepest peels require close observation and hydration and must be done in an accredited facility. The light and medium depth peels can be done under local and in the office.