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Retinoic acid peel

The retinoic acid peel is a relatively strong chemical peel.

Retinoic Acid Peel Side Effects

Redness, peeling, crusting, and swelling are all possible side effects of a retinoic acid peel.

Who shouldn't use it: Sun can harm your treated skin during the first three months following a retinoic acid peel, so it's better to schedule this treatment for winter. An intense peel such as this can also interfere with strong skin medications like Accutane and skin conditions like herpes. If you are pregnant or lactating, avoid the peel.

Drawbacks: The retinoic peel may not be suitable for people living in sunny climates, since you'll need to avoid sun for three months following the procedure.

Recovery Time For Retinoic Acid Peel

Plan to take three to five days off from work beginning on the third day after treatment, allowing for the skin to peel in a private and sanitary environment.

After care for Retinoic acid peel: Using moisturizers, exfoliating agents, and sunscreen can help preserve the new, unscathed skin. On the flip side, disregarding proper skin care habits can result in an accelerated decline in the quality of your skin once again. Avoid exercise or showering directly after receiving the peel so you don't prematurely remove the chemicals.

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