inner ring
ArrowTips & AdviceArrow
Post Chemical Peel Aftercare Tips
chemical peel aftercare


Mar 24, 2022

Published By:

Este Medical Group

A chemical face peel can be a great way to give your skin a bit of a boost. They can help with all manner of skin conditions from acne scarring to hyperpigmentation, but how about chemical peel aftercare?

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical face peel is a skin treatment that involves the application of a chemical solution that works to remove the upper top layers of the skin to boost cell turnover and in turn create skin that is younger and rejuvenated.

There are numerous different types of chemical peel available, and they all vary in intensity. You can have a chemical peel for hyperpigmentation or choose a chemical peel for acne scars – the type of chemical peel you have depends on the skin issue you’d like to treat.

Chemical peel products are available to buy over the counter, but there’s no comparing a shop-bought chemical peel with an in-salon treatment. For the best chemical peel results, you need to look to the professionals. At Este Medical, you can have an -

  • Azelan Acne Peel – a chemical peel for acne scars and problem skin
  • Cosmelan Peel – a chemical peel for hyperpigmentation
  • A Chemical Peel tailored to your own specific skin needs

A chemical peel treatment doesn’t take too long.

You’ll enjoy a thorough cleanse and skin prep so that your skin is ready for the chemical peel to be applied gently to your face. It stays on for just a matter of minutes, and is then neutralised and removed. It’s so quick but it’s seriously effective, as during this time the peel solution whips away all of your dead skin cells.

Now it’s up to the new skin that’s been revealed to work hard to produce fresh new skin cells so you get that healthy glow you’re after.

Why should I get a Chemical Peel?

Whether you’ve been suffering from hyperpigmentation, dull and lifeless skin, acne scarring, or ageing skin, there’s a chemical peel out there for you.

At Este, our skin specialists take care to understand your specific skin concerns so they can create a chemical peel that will benefit you the most. If you want to rejuvenate your skin, address any surface skin complaints, then a chemical face peel could be the boost you and your skin needs.

How to Care for Face after Chemical Peel

Chemical face peel aftercare is paramount if you want to get the most out of your chemical peel. It’s a hugely important step, as if you choose not to follow chemical peel aftercare instructions, you could be left with a chemical peel gone wrong situation.

At Este, our skilled skin technicians will talk you through everything you need to do in order to maximise your skin’s healing process. This may include some or all of the following -

  • Not wearing makeup
  • Avoid washing your face with anything other than cool, clear water for at least two days post-treatment
  • Staying out of the sun, wearing a hat with a wide brim to keep the sun’s rays at bay, and applying an SPF to protect your newly-revealed skin
  • Drinking plenty of water so you ensure your skin is hydrated from within
  • Use a light moisturiser to help calm your skin’s natural protective barrier
  • Stick to light duties – we're talking no gym workouts for at least four days after your peel
  • Don’t have a sauna or steam – your skin won’t thank you and your post-treatment healing time could really take a hit

As you’ll appreciate facial peel after care is super important if you want your skin to look as good as it possibly can. With all the chemical peel gone wrong scare stories on the internet, you may feel a little anxious about getting a chemical peel.

We can’t stress how important it is to get this treatment carried out by a trained professional. This is your skin, your face – you want to be absolutely certain that the person who is carrying out this procedure is qualified to do so.  

At Este we are there with you from the start to the finish – talking you through all of your options, what results you can expect and how to care for your skin after your chemical face peel.

If you do experience any ‘burning’ or redness, with the appropriate chemical peel burn aftercare, you will see this fade within 5-7 days, at which point your skin will start to show off the glow you’ve been waiting for.

To find out more about our chemical peel treatments, get in touch with Este today.

Last Updated:

March 22, 2023

Speak to an expert today

Call us or fill out our quick and easy online form and we’ll be in touch to arrange a date that best suits you