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Chemical Peels

When will the results of a chemical peel be visible?

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  • AEllen Marmur, MD, Dermatology, answered

    After the side effects wear off, you will see glowing fresh skin revealed - usually about a week to ten days after a TCA peel.

  • APatricia K Farris, MD, Dermatology, answered

    If it's a superficial peel like glycolic or salicylic acid you may need a series of treatments before you see results. These are generally done every two to three weeks.  More aggressive peels like TCA will leave you red and peeling for about a week but after you are healed you will see immediate results.

  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    You'll see the results of a superficial chemical peel when your skin heals, generally within two to three weeks. It will take longer for you to see the results after a medium or deep chemical peel. In that case, it may take as long as four months for your skin to heal and new skin to grow.
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