Afterward, patients experience a reaction similar to sunburn in the treatment area. Patients may experience:
- Redness, followed by scaling within three to seven days.
- Blisters that will crust, turn brown and peel off within seven to 14 days following medium and deep peels.
Patients are typically required to wear bandages over the treated areas for several days. Chemical peel patients also should avoid the sun for several months following a procedure.
Light peels may be repeated in one- to four-week intervals. Medium-depth peels may be repeated every six to 12 months.