Post Chemical Peel Treatment

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In a recent article, we spoke about various treatment options for curing acne in which we spoke about chemical peeling too.

(Read the blog here- Acne: New Treatment Protocols)

In today’s article, we will help to educate you further on how to take care of the skin post chemical peel treatment.

About chemical peel

Even though considered obsolete when compared to lasers, chemical peeling is still a popular aesthetic treatment procedure to treat various skin issues such as acne scars, wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging, age spots, freckles dark patches along many others.

During this procedure, targeted cutaneous layers of the epidermis are chemically exfoliated with the help of a specific caustic agent that causes the rapid, predictable, and uniform thickness of exfoliation to a desired cutaneous depth, which in turn results in an overall improvement in the appearance of skin. The main aim of a chemical peel procedure is to remove a uniform thickness of the overall damaged and aged skin in a safe and controlled manner that subsequently allows for normal wound healing and skin rejuvenation to occur.

Chemical peels are classified by the depth of action into superficial, medium, and deep peels. The depth of the peel is correlated with clinical changes, with the greatest change achieved by deep peels. However, the depth is also associated with longer healing times and the potential for complications. It is very important for the aesthetic practitioner to be in control of the exfoliation and inflammation so as to minimize the various complications involved, such as scarring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation along with few others.

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Chemical peel procedure

To begin with, the treatment area is first clean. Then the aesthetic practitioner who is in charge of the whole chemical peel treatment procedure applies chemical solutions to that area. The chemical solution is majorly composed of alpha-hydroxy acids (e.g., glycolic and lactic acid), mandelic acid, or Jessner’s solution. In addition, low concentrations of beta-hydroxy salicylic acid or alpha-keto pyruvic acid have also proven to be excellent for the overall chemical peeling procedure.

The application of chemicals causes controlled exfoliation which in turn, allows new skin to take its place while simultaneously reducing various skin complications, such as scarring due to acne, hyperpigmentation, etc. After the overall chemical peel procedure is completed, the aesthetic practitioner may recommend various ways and tips to help the skin heal. That may include applying a mild corticosteroid, moisturizers, or unscented emollient to the face for a few days after the treatment.

(Also read – Training on Chemical Peel Procedures)

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Post chemical peel treatment care

It is to be noted that chemical peel treatment often tends to cause mild redness and peeling, which generally takes around 1–2 weeks to completely go away. Depending on the individual needs, additional post-care treatment instructions are given to the patient by the aesthetic practitioner. These may include-

Apply sunscreen

It is very important to use sunblock and moisturizers after chemical peel treatment. Avoiding excessive heat on the treated area and direct sun exposure of any kind also helps to achieve better results.

Take rest

One should not engage in any kind of strenuous exercise for at least 2-3 days after treatment because it may aggravate the inflammation and cause the skin to become extremely inflamed.

Do not use foreign objects over the treatment area

It is advised to not apply any chemical products such as Retin-AⓇ, TazoracⓇ, RenovaⓇ, AtralinⓇ, ZianaⓇ, VeltinⓇ, DifferinⓇ, the antibiotic Doxycycline, AHAs (lactic, glycolic, tartaric, etc.), BHAs (salicylic), benzoyl peroxide, vitamin C products, or tweeze, pick, rub, exfoliate, wax, use a depilatory or schedule a facial or cosmetic procedure such as laser resurfacing, or IPL on a treated area(s) for at least a few weeks after the chemical peel treatment in order to reduce the risk of scarring.

Use ice

Patients can apply ice or cold compress to the treated area(s) as required for any burning or irritation associated with the chemical peel treatment.

About IIWAM training in a chemical peel treatment

As always, the practitioner must undergo proper training in facial aesthetics to understand the procedure, the product, and the patient. Equally, he/she must know the benefits, risks, and countermeasures to correct complications. IIWAM also offers an Online Aesthetic Certification programme for Non-Surgical Body Sculpting, Advanced Dermal Filler Training (Restylane, Juvéderm, Teosyal, Bellotero), Advanced Botulinum Toxin Training (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin), Skin Booster Training (Restylane Skin Booster, Profhilo, Rejuran), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Training, and Threadlift Training (PDO, Aptos, Happy Lift).

At IIWAM, our trainers pay utmost attention to teaching the following subjects for chemical peel skin treatment under the latest online chemical peel training courses.

  • Skin anatomy and physiology

  • Methods & techniques for a chemical peel treatment

  • Knowledge about various chemical peel treatment methods

  • Types of chemicals that can be used for a chemical peel treatment

  • Risks involved in various chemical peel treatment methods

  • Precautions needed to avoid the risks

About IIWAM Aesthetic Education

At IIWAM, we provide an International Aesthetic Certification program and Advanced Online Aesthetic Courses for Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Aestheticians, and Spa Owners in Aesthetic Medicine.

Our Institute is based in Malaysia and has international students from the Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, and other parts of Asia. With our “Be Certified, Be Recognized” insignia, we develop knowledgeable, skilled, and confident aesthetic practitioners of international repute. Our Aesthetic training focuses on teaching the principles of Aesthetic procedures before venturing into Aesthetic clinical skills. IIWAM training Programs are a combination of Onsite Training, LIVE Online Webinars, and Online Learning. IIWAM is the first Institute in the World to have its Programs assured by City & Guilds of London and certified by European International University. IIWAM is also a registered CPD Training provider with CPD Standards Office in the UK and by CPD Malaysian Medical Association.

Onboard is our Assoc. Prof Dr. Morthy, the lead trainer, medical director of the International Institute of Wellness & Aesthetic Medicine (IIWAM), formerly known as Aesthetic Academy Asia (

In the Aesthetic part of our Institute, we provide Advanced Aesthetic Medical Procedures that are Safe, Effective, and Affordable, offering a wide range of specialized treatments for All Your Aesthetic Needs.