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Chemical Peel Process: What to Expect Day by Day?

Chemical Peel Process What to Expect Day by Day

Makeup can change the shape of your face and draw attention to your best features, but if you use too much makeup to hide skin flaws, you may also be suppressing your natural beauty. 

Most skin flaws that take attention away from your good looks are on the skin’s surface. Chemical peels can help eliminate these flaws and show the new, healthy, spotless skin underneath.

Today, Lips and Drips will guide you through Chemical Peels. Here’s what to expect and experience once you get this effective aesthetic method. 

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a treatment for exfoliating the skin that also has powerful rejuvenating effects on the skin. Chemical peels have different strengths in treating many skin problems, such as acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, discoloration, and uneven tone and texture. 

These spots are at different depths in the skin, and the depth at which each chemical peel works depends on how strong it is. The penetration depth also affects how long it takes for the skin to heal.

It’s always best to plan if you want your skin to look fresh for an important event. Here’s a quick run-through of what you can expect each day as your chemical peel heals.

Chemical Peels at Lips and Drips

The chemical peels offered by SkinMedica are among the best available. Your skin will appear more uniform and revitalized, with diminished fine lines, wrinkles, and roughness.

Chemical peels from SkinMedica can help reduce the visibility of sun damage, lighten the appearance of acne scars, even out skin tone, and shrink pores.

SkinMedica Vitalize Peel

Patients favor the SkinMedica® Vitalize Peel because it is kinder to the skin than other chemical peels. It is a powerful peel that will not harm your skin and will make your skin appear younger.

Vitalize peel contains Bety-Hydroxy Acid, Alpha-Hydroxy Acid, Resorcinol Acid, and Retinoic Acid. This peel benefits individuals with mild to severe skin issues, such as fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, and acne.

One peel will have an effect, but three to six peels will have a significant impact. Treatments should occur every 3–4 weeks to achieve the desired results.

Illuminize Peel by SkinMedica® 

The SkinMedica® Illuminize Peel is a painless chemical peel that is exceptionally gentle on the skin. It enhances the radiance and radiance of the skin.

A blend of peeling agents containing phytic acid (salicylic acid and resorcinol). With minimal discomfort, the newest alpha-hydroxy acids (mandelic acid and malic acid) have the most rejuvenating effects on the skin.

This peel requires no recovery time, making it an ideal treatment for the day of a wedding, prom, or another special occasion. Your complexion, texture, and appearance will improve following this peel.

Results are seen after a single treatment, but treatments can be repeated every two weeks until the desired results are achieved.

Chemical Peel Process Day by Day

Everyone is different, and so is how long it takes for them to get better. The longer it takes to heal, the longer the peel is. It would help if you planned to get a chemical peel at least a few months before a big event because the results can take that long to settle. 

Depending on the kind of peel, you may need to miss some work. For a superficial peel, you may only need to take the day off, but for some medium and deep peels, you may need to take up to two weeks off.

Preparing For Your Chemical Peel

Time is the first step in getting ready for a chemical peel. We suggest you get a chemical peel at least two weeks before a big event because the side effects are most likely to be noticeable.

You want to have the healthiest skin possible. A week before your appointment, you shouldn’t do anything that will make your skin red or irritated. 

This includes tanning, laser treatments, waxing, depilatory creams, tweezing, and skin care products with topical retinoids.

You might have to reschedule your appointment if you have a rash or a virus on your face. If you combine a chemical peel with either of these things, the problem could get worse.


Your skin will be tight and dry. Depending on how deep your peel is and how sensitive your skin is, you may feel mild skin irritation, a stinging sensation like a sunburn, or even a throbbing feeling. 

You will be told what to do to make the pain less. Some of these things are ice packs and prescription drugs.

Day 2 to 3

Your skin will still feel dry and tight for a few more days. Deeper chemical peels will hurt and sting longer than peels that are not as deep. 

Around the third or fourth day, the top layers of the skin may start to flake or peel as they are shed. Before the flaking and peeling process starts, the deeper peels form a crust.

Jumping to Day 4

The skin will continue to flake and peel. Some blemishes or flaws may become more apparent, but this is normal. Depending on what your chemical peel professional tells you, you may start to use a gentle cleanser and an intense moisturizer that keeps your skin moist.

Jumping to Day 7 (Until the 14th)

The flaking and peeling should be done for light chemical peels in about a week. After a few days, the new, healthy skin will grow. Some redness or discoloration can last for a month or longer before the skin settles into its fresh glow. 

The redness can last up to three months for medium or deep chemical peels, but the swelling should go away in two weeks.

When To Get Another Peel?

When your chemical peel starts to work, you’ll be ready to make your next appointment. But you should ensure your skin has had enough time to heal before giving it another chemical peel. If you get another peel too quickly, you could hurt your skin instead of making it look better.

Between treatments, we suggest waiting at least four to six weeks. On average, most of our patients need between four and six treatments to get the best results.

The Whole Process

Knowing the day-to-day steps of a chemical peel can help you understand what to expect if you decide to get this game-changing beauty treatment. 

Even though it may take a little longer than other cosmetic treatments to heal, the results are permanent and often even better than people expect.

When you’re ready to take the next step with your skin, call us at Lips and Drips or book a skincare consultation online.

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