Patients may experience some swelling, discomfort, and redness in the treated area, but should subside over time.
The physician or RN may provide cold packs to reduce the discomfort. Some cases may require bandages and will need to be removed by the doctor after a determined period of time. In addition, patients must avoid sun exposure in order to ensure proper healing.
During your initial consultation, feel free to discuss your expectations and goals with our registered nurse. This is your time to ask all of your questions and/or voice concerns. She will explain the process in detail, including important information regarding the risks, benefits, and the recovery process.
This will be in an office-based procedure, office-based surgical facility, or an outpatient surgery center depending on the type of the chemical peel. No anesthesia is required. The doctor or nurse depending on which peel you are getting, will cleanse the skin before the procedure and the peel will be applied for the required time needed for that peel. The amount of time each peel takes varies.