What To Expect When You Get a Chemical Peel



Immediately post treatment my skin felt quite warm and a little itchy. I usually experience a histamine response to skin treatments, so I was ready to take an antihistamine post treatment. Under instruction from my dermal clinician, I will not get my face wet tonight or use any active ingredients on my skin for 5 days.


Woke with my skin feeling quite tight, with a tiny bit of flaking of skin around my nose area, outside of where a barrier cream was added to protect the corners of my nose. Areas of tightness are predominantly around my mouth and chin. I do have a small amount of swelling in my cheeks, and my overall skin still feels quite warm. Because of the mild stinging sensation, I have only used a mild cleanser in the morning and post treatment balm.


Woke with extremely dry, tight skin. Today my skin has started to peel off in small pieces, similar to cracked clay. I used a mild cleanser in the shower, and when I gently worked my fingers in a circular motion, the skin would lift off immediately. After washing my face, I could only use a small amount of post treatment balm because it did sting a little. My skin still felt quite warm.


Awoke today with dry, tight skin. It looks like I’ve gotten bad sunburn, particularly around my mouth, chin, and cheek area. My skin is very flaky, and when I gently wash my face in a circular motion, some skin washes away. I started on Aspect Dr. Hyaluronic Serum with my post treatment to get some much needed nourishment while the stinging sensation calms down. I’m still also taking my antihistamines, as I know from previous experience with my skin, it helps to reduce any irritation I experience post treatment. Irritation is a normal reaction to a chemical peel, and irritation levels normally vary from person to person.


Today I woke to see much better skin! Definitely not as tight or dry and still a little flaky and bumpy, but I’m definitely starting to see a beautiful glow that a Vitamin A peel brings. Also, I’m now able to apply more Aspect Dr. Hyaluronic Serum and post treatment balm today as the stinging sensation has significantly reduced.


Definitely seeing fresher skin today with minimal flaking and mild redness. I can now use my Aspect Dr Multi B Serum, Cosmedix Elite Pepoxide, and my Aspect Gold Hydra Shield SPF 15 moisturiser. My skin is no longer sensitive or tight.


My skin is soft and glowing with a tiny bit of dry skin left on my cheeks. The skin discolouration along my jawline from sun damage/pigmentation has reduced significantly, and my uneven skin tone and texture has dramatically improved. I’ve also found my fine lines have diminished and my homecare products are absorbing a lot better.


Overall, I absolutely love how my skin looks and feels, and my Vitamin A chemical peel treatment was a huge success to my complexion.