I’m an author, and I’m going on my first book tour soon. As a 43 year old, I’m a little older to start in the publicity/book signing game. I have about three weeks until I leave, and I’d like to get some sort of skin rejuvenation before I leave. Will three weeks be enough time to recover and see the results from a chemical peel?
You didn’t provide whether you were a male or a female which matters to some degree because most men do not want to wear make-up. Even in the case of a deep chemical peel three weeks is plenty of recovery time if you are willing to use a concealing make-up. The recovery from a deep peel is 2 weeks. That means for most patients make-up can safely be introduced at 2 weeks to cover the remaining erythema, redness, of the skin. Men who are unwilling to wear make-up will look a little “sun-burnt” for a period of a few more weeks depending on the depth of the peel. Another great option for skin rejuvenation is a fractionated CO2 laser. This treatment provides great skin tightening as well as improvement for pigment, but because of the fractionated nature also allows for quicker healing time.
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