How Long After Having Rhinoplasty Do You Have to Wait Before Having a Chemical Peel?

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Chemical Peel After Rhinoplasty

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Hi rooney707-

Assuming the nasal skin is normal after the splint is removed, one could consider a chemical peel 1-2 weeks after a rhinoplasty. This will depend on the srength of the chemical peel. There are different levels of chemicals - light, medium,deep. You should check with your surgeon and get a recommendation for your particular case.


Tom Kaniff

Rhinoplasty & Chemical Peel

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One can have a rhinoplasty and a chemical peel simultaneously as long as you don’t do a chemical peel on the nose itself. If you’re doing it separately I would wait at least a month. Recovery from a real full facial chemical peel is usually about 7-10 days. The recovery from a chemical peel has more discomfort than a rhinoplasty which has minimal to no discomfort.

Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon

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