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What to expect after your Body Factory chemical peel

At Body Factory Skin Care, we offer several types of peels, or resurfacing treatments, for your face. A chemical peel removes the most superficial layer of skin to make way for a smoother, younger-looking face. Body Factory peels address roughness, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, and more. And, since our treatments are the most gentle and cutting-edge on the market, your recovery time will be minimal.

But, there will still be some recovery time. Aftercare, side effects, and recovery time all depend on what type of peel you have done – and we offer several. But here’s a general guide on what to expect and how to take care of your skin.

What are the side effects?

After any kind of chemical peel, you can expect some tightness, redness, flaking, and maybe swelling. These symptoms shouldn’t be severe, and they shouldn’t last longer than three or four days.

Will I have to stay home?

Nope! You can pretty much resume normal activities after a Body Factory facial peel, with a few exceptions. Talk to your care provider about how to limit sun exposure – a sunscreen and brimmed hat will probably suffice. And, we may ask you to avoid heavy exercise that leads to sweating for a few days. One thing that’s very important: If you have any peeling, don’t pick at it. Let your skin heal on its own time, as picking may lead to scarring.

What should my skin care routine be after a peel?

We’ll probably ask you to wash your face with a soap-free cleanser and use a moisturizer two or three times a day. Depending on which Body Factory peel you have done, we may give you special products to use. Regardless, you won’t leave the spa without instructions.

What should I do to prepare?

If you have any other facial Body Factory treatments done regularly, wait until you’ve completely recovered before your chemical peel. We also may ask you to stop using prescription topical products a week or so before your peel. And, if you have any questions about how to take care of your face after the treatment, write them down. That way, you won’t forget if there’s something you need your care provider to explain to you.