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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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

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

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