What is a superficial or lunchtime peel?
Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.
Superficial peels require one to seven days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day. I recommend getting them once a month, which is most common unless we are working on a certain condition, or focusing on diminishing acne which in that case, may be weekly or ever other week to start off.