Still pretty red 1 month after a deep peri-oral chemical peel. Is it too early to worry? (Photo)
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Deep Chemical Peels
Deep chemical peels are pretty uncommon these days just for the reasons that you are describing. You can get red and stay red for months. Proper wound care and sunscreens are necessary as this can take a long time to go away. Best, Dr. Green
Still red 1 month after deep peel around the mouth...should I be worried?
I am also assuming that the peel had some phenol in it.
One downside of these particular peels is that the pinkness may persist for months. I've seen some cases of pink flare up for 9-12 months. So, trust in your surgeon and keep close follow up. Please remember to follow all post-operative precautions because there are certain irritants that can keep making the pink flare.
Good luck with your recovery. The results should be worth the wait!
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