How Long Should I Wait Between Chemical Peels?

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Chemical peels are proven to work. They exfoliate the skin and can help with acne, the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, and promote a generally rejuvenated and youthful appearance.

Chemical peels are effective because they increase the production of fibroblasts, which are cells that produce connective tissue like collagen and elastin. Chemical peels also accelerate skin turnover, leading to healthy-looking skin.

With all these benefits, you may want to get another chemical peel immediately; however, there is a recommended amount of time you should wait between chemical peels depending on the strength of the chemical peel you underwent.

Learn more about chemical peels and how often you can get them.

The Types of Chemical Peels

There are three main types of chemical peels. Each type of chemical peel correlates to how deep in the skin it affects. Deep chemical peels are the furthest penetrating chemical peels. Their strength of ingredients is incredibly potent and needs careful administration. Recovery from these peels can take many weeks. They are typically used for deep wrinkles and even precancerous growths in some cases.

Medium chemical peels do not penetrate as much as deep chemical peels and so carry, generally speaking, less risk. They offer a variety of skin benefits, and because they penetrate deeply, the results can last longer than superficial peels.

Superficial peels are the least penetrating chemical peels, reaching only the epidermis. These peels can still have fantastic benefits, but the results may last a few weeks.

How Long Should You Wait Between Chemical Peels?

If you underwent a deep chemical peel, it is not recommended to undergo another one. In fact, because of the depth of penetration, deep chemical peels have the longest-lasting results, with nearly a decade of visible skin improvement.

Medium chemical peels may require repeat applications to maintain or achieve your desired result. Consulting with your dermatologist is an excellent way to understand how often you need a chemical peel and how long you should wait. You can typically repeat the application with medium peels after a few months.

Superficial peels are typically less intensive than the other peels and can be repeated far more often. Usually, you can repeat a superficial peel application every few weeks.

Rejuvenate Your Skin at Rendon Center Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine

The Rendon Center Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine in Boca Raton, FL, has a team of doctors affiliated with some of the most prestigious organizations in the world, including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

To learn more about chemical peels, call 561-750-0544 to schedule an appointment.

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