How to Care for Your Skin Post-Chemical Peel

Post-Chemical Peel Melanie L. Adams, MD, PA,

Chemical peels are a popular way to refresh your complexion and rejuvenate your skin. This procedure is noninvasive and promotes natural healing through boosted collagen production. Removing the dull, sun-damaged, outermost layer of your skin unveils radiant skin.

Today’s professional chemical peels provide you with an opportunity to turn back the clock on fine lines, wrinkles, and even superficial scars caused by acne. The chemical peel process varies according to your goals, and Melanie L. Adams, MD, PA, designs a customized treatment to address your individual skin issues.

At your initial consultation, Dr. Adams explains the entire chemical peel process, addresses your concerns, and advises you about what to expect. Some temporary redness and sensitivity is normal. If your goals require a deep peel, you could experience some redness, crusting, and peeling for several days.

After-care plays a big role in your results — for example, you need to fully protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. You receive detailed and specific care instructions post-chemical peel.

How to care for your new complexion

Your skin continues to heal and improve over several weeks following your chemical peel. With proper care and maintenance, your new and improved complexion can last for many months, or even years, to come. Here are some important tips on how to care for your skin after your chemical peel.


Proper healing improves results

A chemical peel can give you a more radiant complexion, including a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, mild wrinkles, and surface scarring. As skin continues to slough off, newer skin takes its place, and boosted collagen production helps improve tone as well. Taking care of your skin following the procedure helps ensure you enjoy the best results of this noninvasive anti-aging treatment.

For more information on obtaining fresher, younger-looking, and renewed skin through a customized chemical peel and to schedule your consultation, contact Melanie L. Adams, MD, PA, in Columbia, Maryland, today.

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