I've had numerous peels over the last 2 years to clear and smooth my skin after breakouts from acne when I was pregnant. So far this is the best peel I've had as far as making my skin smoother and clearing scars. I had my peel in early October 2011 and going in to get my 2nd today.
My aesthetician prepped me for many weeks to minimize problems that may have happened to others (sorry for misspellings of any treatments): For 4 weeks I used retin-A serum at night, followed by benzyl peroxide. In the morning used mandelic (?) serum, followed by benzyl peroxide.
It took about 3 days to peel and within the week was fully recovered. My skin has received more complements than ever before and I rarely wear make up outside of work. I still use the same products (only use benzyl peroxide at night now)that were used during prep. I do use a night serum from Nars and Clinique turnaround cream with SPF for day, so not sure if that's also helping with maintaining. Good luck to all with yours!