Can someone with psoriasis get a face peel?

If someone with psoriasis gets a chemical peel, laser peel, etc. will it do more harm than good? Will they heal normally? Is it recommended that they do not do it?

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Can someone with psoriasis get a face peel?

Yes, you can perform laser procedures on your face if you have psoriasis. We published a paper on this.

Sachsman SM, Madkan V, Yamauchi PS. Absence of Koebnerization Following
Ablative and Nonablative Laser Therapy in Patients With Plaque Psoriasis.
Dermatol Surg. 2016 Apr;42(4):521-5.

Santa Monica Dermatologic Surgeon

Psoriasis and chemical peels

Patients with psoriasis can have chemical peels and laser treatments. It is important that you chose a board certified dermatologist or physician to oversee and plan your treatment. Best of luck!

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Chemical Peel

Thank you for your question. Patients with skin conditions are able to have a chemical peel performed. I suggest that you move forward and consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. The in-person consultation will allow you and your surgeon to determine which chemical peel is best for you.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Psoriasis and facial treatments


Yes, you can absolutely be treated with chemical peels, laser and other aesthetic facial treatments without any harm. Schedule a consult with your provider to determine what treatments are best for you to address your areas of concern.

Best to you, Dr Faraz

Patricia Faraz, MD
Ladera Ranch OB/GYN
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Can someone with psoriasis get a face peel?

Hi and thanks for your question. It's quite possible to have cosmetic skin treatments even if you have psoriasis. We often see patients with chronic skin conditions who are interested in chemical peels and laser treatments.  This is because we have a unique practice in La Jolla under the direction of both a board certified dermatologist, Susan Stuart, MD and triple board certified plastic surgeon. Dr Stuart is a recognized expert in all types of aesthetic skin treatments including lasers and chemical peels. She also has a medical esthetician on staff who offers patients other options to improve their skin like PRP, microneedling, and hydrafacials. Please see the website below for more information. Best of luck!

Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Psoriasis and Chemical Peel

Depending on the extent of your condition and what you are trying to accomplish with a peel you can have a chemical peel to help your skin.  Please be certain to consult a board certified dermatologist for your treatments.  Best, Dr. Green

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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