Peeling after a Chemical Peel: How Much Is Too Much?


If you are contemplating having a Vitalize Peel or any other Chemical Peel you should be aware of the peeling and flaking that occurs after. It is always helpful after you have a procedure done to carefully take note of how your skin is reacting. Peeling and flaking is a normal occurrence after a Vitalize Peel. It will usually last 2 to 5 days with flaking occurring after 48 hours. There are some Chemical Peels that contain more than one ingredient and can cause another phase of peeling, which is completely normal depending on the type of Peel you have had.

Most flaking can be controlled with moisturizers. It is also imperative that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 20 and avoid direct sunlight for at least another week. Use a gentle cleanser such as SkinMedica Sensitive Skin Cleanser or any other cleanser that does not contain soap.

Chemical peels can help reduce expression lines, wrinkles, complexion abnormalities, and acne scarring. Dr. Clevens at the Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery is exceptionally proficient in reversing the effects of sun damaged skin. If you want to schedule a Chemical Peel and reduce wrinkles as well as textual irregularities, then Dr. Clevens can help you achieve the results you are looking for.

Call our office at 321.727.3223 to schedule an appointment. We would love to meet with you and discuss the best treatment options available to you.

Dr. Clevens

Ross A. Clevens, MD

Melbourne Florida Facial Plastic Surgeon

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