Why Didn’t I Peel After My Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels eliminate old skin and reveal new skin that looks healthier and younger by exfoliating your skin using special chemicals. With the name chemical peel, you might expect your skin to peel after recovering from this skin care service.

Some chemical peels cause your skin to peel, but according to Florham Park, New Jersey, based Northeastern Plastic Surgery’s licensed aesthetician Luba Lander, chemical peels don’t always cause your skin to peel. Keep reading to learn why your skin might not peel after a chemical peel.

Getting a chemical peel

Chemical peels are nonsurgical, in-office skin care procedures performed by in Luba Lander. During a chemical peel, Luba begins by thoroughly cleansing your skin.

After your skin is ready, she places the chemical solution on it and leaves it there for a specified time. Once the procedure is complete, she fully washes it off your skin.

After you fully recover from your chemical peel, you can expect numerous benefits to your skin. They include reduced fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, scarring, and acne, an evened-out skin tone, and a brighter, younger glow to your skin.

Recovery from a chemical peel

What you can expect when recovering after your chemical peel depends on the type of peel you receive. Gentle peels take up to a few days for full recovery, while a deep peel can take up to three weeks and require additional care.

After a chemical peel, you can expect some of the following symptoms:

In addition, some chemical peels cause your skin to peel.

Why skin doesn’t always peel after chemical peels

Don’t panic if your skin doesn’t peel while recovering from a chemical peel. Your skin doesn’t need to peel for the chemical peel to make your skin look great.

The skin exfoliation and healing process happens at a cellular level, and this doesn’t always require external peeling for your skin to look great.

Your skin might not peel for the following reasons:

The type of peel

If you had a milder or gentler chemical peel, you’re less likely to experience visible peeling after the procedure. In general, mild chemical peels come with fewer side effects during recovery.

Your skin type

Some skin types are simply less likely to peel than other skin types. You’re more likely to experience peeling if you have skin that, in general, is more prone to peeling and flaking.

The number of peels you’ve had

If you’ve had several chemical peels, you might stop getting skin peeling or flaking as a side effect, even if you’ve had peeling previously. Your skin might need to peel less as part of the healing process after multiple peels, and your skin can also adapt and recover more quickly, without peeling, after getting the same peel multiple times.

Before administering the chemical peel, Luba walks you through the type of peel you’ve chosen and your likelihood of experiencing various symptoms, including peeling, during recovery.

Chemical peels are an ideal treatment for nonsurgical rejuvenation of our skin. Contact us to schedule your chemical peel consultation today.

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