Chemical peel before wedding 2 weeks away? Prestige peel. Should I get one?

If I am getting married on April 2nd, should I get a prestige peel on March 14? Will my skin be smooth by then for pictures etc. or should I wait until after wedding. I am 52 yrs old

Doctor Answers 3

2 weeks way!!! Are you crazy??

Please consider yourself done.  If you have not gotten it done by now-just forget about it.  Let the photographer doctor your photographs in photoshop.  Even a 52 there is always a lot going on just before any wedding.  Just enjoy yourself and after the wedding is over and the dust has settled, then consider getting work done.

Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Getting Ready for the Wedding

The wedding is a big day and your skin has to be equally ready.  I would advise against doing a chemical peel 2 weeks before the wedding or something that you have never had before.  Chemical peels or Clear and Brilliant (which is a mini-fraxel) are all excellent treatments.  But if you have never done these before I would not do it right before the wedding.  As with all cosmetic procedures please find a board certified dermatologist for the best results.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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With only 2 weeks, time is of the essence for chemical peel

Thank you for your question. You will want to wait on any treatment that is aggressive.

With only two weeks, a 2-3 day recovery is needed.  If you are going to do anything, a Nano Laser Peel might give you the radiant skin you are looking for.

To be sure, see two or more board certified and experienced plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation.

I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 178 reviews

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