How to Extend the Results of Your Chemical Peel

Hailed as the “secret to perfect skin,” chemical peels can provide you with the youthful complexion that you’ve been longing for.

Though the name can make them sound a bit intimidating, chemical peels are actually quite simple and effective procedures.

Our team at the Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine is dedicated to providing you with the best possible results from your chemical peel. Here’s what you can expect and how you can keep your skin looking refreshed well after your treatment.

Chemical Peels Explained

A chemical peel works by pulling away dead skin cells, which prompts living cells in the deeper layers of your skin to multiply and increase collagen production.

The result is younger, cleaner-looking skin with diminished lines, scars and wrinkles. And because the process has been perfected over 50 years, chemical peels are now safer than ever.

Getting Long-Lasting Results With Your Chemical Peel

Here are three things that you can do to ensure the best results from your chemical peel.

Protect your skin from sun exposure

Sunscreen is definitely your best bet when it comes to avoiding exposure to harmful UV rays. You’ll want to use sunscreen for at least four weeks before your procedure to help protect your skin from discoloration and uneven pigmentation.

Avoid touching your face

After treatment, especially if you opt for a stronger treatment option, your skin may start to redden or peel. This is a temporary part of the healing process. While it’s nothing to be concerned about, you’ll want to avoid picking at or scratching your skin.

Applying cool compresses to the area may alleviate discomfort, but we can also provide you with other pain relief options if you do need them.


Keeping your skin hydrated is an important facet of any skin care routine, especially after a chemical peel. It helps to facilitate the healing process to ensure optimal results. Our doctors can prescribe a cream or lotion depending on your skin’s individual profile.

Dramatically Improved Skin

Whether you opt for a lighter chemical peel or a deeper treatment option, the results for your skin can be stunningly picture-perfect.

Chemical peels provide you with improved skin tone and texture as well as a smooth, glowing overall look and feel, and there are many options for customizing your peel to suit your skin type and specific needs.

At The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine, our doctors, Eliza Sangmuah, MD and Eugene Sangmuah, MD, along with their experienced team of skincare professionals, are dedicated to giving you the skin you’ve always dreamed of.

Contact us for more information about rejuvenating your skin with treatment options based on your individual needs and desired results. Call us today or schedule an appointment on our website.

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