When Does Peeling Occur After Chemical Peeling?
I want to ask, yesterday I did chemical peeling at the beauty clinic, but how come there is no peeling … why? Usually how many days after the peeling occurs … please give me the info, thanks
Chemical peeling is a skin treatment that aims to help remove dead skin cells so the skin can look brighter, smoother, fade acne scars, reduce fine lines, and pimples.
Chemical peeling is done by applying peeling liquid on the skin. There are many types of peeling liquids, but in general are divided into 3 based on its depth, namely:
Superficial chemical peels: the lightest, only erode the epidermis of the skin, for example salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid with certain concentrations
Chemical peeling medium: erodes part of the epidermis and part of the dermis, for example TCA, higher concentrations of glycolic acid, jessner, or a combination of 2 or more peeling liquids
Chemical deep peeling: rarely done, eroding to the lower layer of the dermis, for example phenol
Because you did not mention the type of peeling fluid and its concentration, I cannot confirm the downtime and peeling period. After peeling (for peeling medium), the skin will feel dark, tight, and very dry and will then begin to peel gradually. During exfoliation, patients are not allowed to peel off the peeling skin because it is at risk of causing scars.
In general, superficial peels tend not to require downtime, even if there is peeling, usually only smooth and not annoying. While peeling medium on average takes 5-7 days to peel, sometimes it can take longer depending on the concentration and peeling fluid needed. As for deep peeling, recovery time can take 2-3 weeks or more.
For the time being you shouldn't worry first, you can wait for the next few days. During the down time, you should use sunscreen and cream given by your doctor (usually the doctor gives sunscreen, moisturizer, and anti-irritants if necessary). You should also not rub your face, don't peel the skin, and avoid sun exposure. During exfoliation, try to reduce the use of facial makeup first.
If within 1 week your skin still looks dark, tight as plastic, very dry, but not yet peeling, you should control it again with a dermatologist or doctor who treats you so that you can evaluate your skin.
Hope it helps you,