How Often You Should Get a Chemical Peel
There’s no one right answer, as so many patients have different skin types and needs. However, we usually recommend that patients be prepared to commit to up to eight chemical peels over the course of as many months.
Here’s how we come to that estimate:
- Chemical peels vary in strength, but the majority of them require at least two to three weeks of recovery before the next one is done. For that reason, we usually schedule chemical peels about one month apart.
- It usually takes a few chemical peels to see noticeable results, especially for patients who have significant complexion issues. Patients who opt for deeper peels usually start seeing results about two to three peels in, while patients who choose gentle peels see results about six peels in.
- The severity of your peel can play a role in how often you get it done. If you choose a gentle formula, you may need to get more done; patients who choose a more robust or stronger formula may only need a few peels but will require more recovery time.
The best way to determine how often you should get a chemical peel done is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist. That way, you can get a firm idea of the ideal peel schedule that can produce your desired results.