After a Mild Peel if I Am Exposed to Direct Sunlight for a Minute Without Spf will I have Damage?

Just 1day after getting a mild chemical peel done i was exposed to direct sunlight without a sun protection factor for about a minute and i found my skin tanned a tone darker than i was,the scars became more prominent.The peel had amazing results on my skin and probably less than a minute exposure to sunlight washed away the effect and my skin is back to the way it looked earlier.Plz tell me to what extent can such an exposure tan my skin?is it permanent as they say?how do i get brightness back?

Doctor Answers 1

Direct sun exposure after chemical peel

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

It's unlikely that just one minute of sunlight after a chemical peel did significant damage. The side effects you are experiencing arre likely from the peel itself. That being said, avoid the sun and wear sunscreen after a peel. I would discuss the hyperpigmentation with your treating doctor. It sounds, however, like it will likely resolve.

New York Dermatologist

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.