About Chemical Peels

Downtime is usually minimal with AHA’s and superficial peels and you can return to your usual daily activities on the same day. However flaking, swelling, redness and sensitivity may take longer to settle with deeper chemical peels.

Following a chemical peel you must always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF and avoid direct sunlight for at least one week. Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun and thus more susceptible than usual to sunburn.

You may resume the regular use of retinoids, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) products or bleaching creams ONLY after the peeling process is complete.

Dr S. Foutsizoglou will give you specific post peel care instructions and prescribe an individualised skincare protocol depending on your skin problems and the type of peel used.

As a general guide you can download the SkinMedica Post Peel Care Instructions.

For better results we recommend the post peel SkinMedica Ablative Post-Procedure Kit which has been specifically designed to optimize the results of the chemical peel. It is formulated to protect fragile post-procedure skin, minimize complications, and support patients’ recovery.

Contact us today to arrange a consultation with one of our specialist doctors who will be happy to discuss the most appropriate chemical peel for you, as well as answer any questions you may have.