6th Day After Salon Jessner Peel? (photo)

MUST finish peeling in next 2 days (trip). HELP!!! I'm putting hot compresses on throughout the day and no moisturizer. What else can I do to get my face all peeled

Doctor Answers 3

Post Jessner's Treatment

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The water applied to your skin should not be hot, but tepid or lukewarm. While in the shower, allow the tepid water to run down your face while using your fingertips or a Clarisonic MD to gently massage the dead skin off. Follow with a heavier moisturizer such as ointments like Aquaphor or any barrier repair creams. Be sure to apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day before any outdoor activities. Continuously keep your face moisturized throughout the day, as needed. Applying a hot compress without any moisturizer, you are inducing your skin to dry and speed up the peeling you need.

Las Vegas Dermatologist
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Keeping the skin moist is most important for rapid healing

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 If you are not applying a moisturizer after soaking the net effect is you are drying out your skin. Use a heavy moisturizer - even an ointment like Aquaphor after soaking. Also soaks should be tepid - not hot. 

Richard Fitzpatrick, MD (in memoriam)
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon

Elevase creams and chemical peels

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Your skin may continue to peel for days. A good moisturizer is Elevase Moisture Booster which has ceramides which are ideal after a chemical peel. 

Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

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