Chemical peeling after radiation?

Hi there I had radiation on half of my face 13 months ago. Is it safe to have a chemical peeling in my face? The radiation has left my skin wrinkled. My doctor doesn't know, but he says I should strictly avoid the sun for two years. Kind Regards Bet

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Chemical peeling after radiation

After a year you should be in the clear. If you were within a few months I would suggest holding off. As with all peels, be careful when heading into the sun. Make sure to have sun protection on and wear a hat when possible. Hope this helps. 


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