Our expert says:
Hi Rose, thank you for the question.
Chemical peels can make a difference to sun damaged and ‘aged’ skin, however, the degree of change and the time before a change is noted is dependent on the type of peel one performs. As a general guideline your choices are superficial (glycolic acid), medium depth (TCA 20%), or deep peels (Phenol).
Superficial peels require a number of sessions (6 to 8) for full benefits, TCA peels usually require between 1 to 3 treatments, while only 1 treatment is necessary with a deep peel. One needs to consider the downtime with each of these choices as one may need to take some time off work. With the phenol peel it even may be necessary for someone to take care of you for 2 to 3 days due to the possibility of swelling around the eye area.
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