What Questions Should I Ask My Clinician About a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels have long been a staple treatment for resolving fine lines, wrinkles, and dull skin. However, if you are considering a chemical peel, you should fully understand the procedure. And the best way to learn about this mainstay in cosmetic medicine is to ask the right questions to an experienced medical professional.

Dr. Shadan Kabiri has over two decades of aesthetic experience in helping her patients gain and maintain their youthful beauty. Here are five questions she thinks you should ask before choosing a chemical peel.

1. When Should I Get a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a year-round cosmetic treatment to exfoliate dull skin. However, many patients prefer their chemical peels during the fall or winter months due to cooler temperatures and less risk of sun exposure.

Dr. Kabiri’s peels have a tolerable post-recovery experience, so you can schedule your procedure whenever it’s most convenient for you. Depending on your skin concerns, you can start having chemical peels in your late teens or early 20s.


2. How Will My Skin Feel After a Chemical Peel?

Skin quality improves with a chemical peel. It exfoliates, improving acne scars, wrinkles, discoloration, and uneven tone. The benefits depend on the depth and strength of the chemical agent used. Clients concerned about skin texture and discoloration typically enjoy a smoother texture with a more balanced appearance.

3. How Long Is the Recovery for a Chemical Peel?

During your consultation, Dr. Kabiri will gather all necessary information to determine which chemical peel to employ. Superficial peels have zero downtime, with many patients returning to work directly after the treatment.

Moderate and deep chemical peels have about a weeklong recovery.

4. What Type of Care Is Necessary After a Chemical Peel?

At Dr. Kabiri’s practice, superficial and medium-depth chemical peels do not necessitate significant aftercare except keeping your skin moisturized and using SPF 30+ sunscreen when you must go outdoors. If you experience any scabbing or flaking as your skin heals, we ask you to avoid picking or scratching at it.

5. How Often Should I Get a Chemical Peel?

Dr. Kabiri recommends three to four peels per year to maintain skin health and beautiful skin. Your skin should be at its lightest tone, and you should stay out of the sun during the healing process. The time between peels depends on the strength of the chemical solution, and frequency should be based on your aesthetic goals and what you hope to achieve.

Dr. Kabiri will schedule a series of sessions that will actively treat your unique cosmetic concern, then a maintenance schedule to ensure long-lasting results.

Chemical Peels in Vancouver, BC

If you would like more information about chemical peels from Dr. Shadan Kabiri, don’t hesitate to reach out via our online form or call us at (604) 925-1301 today.