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How often should you get a chemical peel?

The frequency of chemical peels will depend on a variety of factors, including the type and strength of the peel, the condition of your skin, and your individual goals.

For superficial peels using alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), it is generally safe to get a peel every 4-6 weeks as part of a regular skincare routine. However, it's important to monitor your skin's response and adjust the frequency as needed.

Medium-depth peels using trichloroacetic acid (TCA) should be spaced out by several months, with 6-12 months between treatments being a common recommendation. These peels penetrate deeper into the skin and require more downtime for recovery.

Deep peels using phenol are generally not recommended more than once per year, as they are the most intense and require the longest recovery time.

It's important to work with a qualified skincare professional to determine the appropriate frequency of chemical peels for your specific skin type and concerns. Over-exfoliating or getting too many peels too close together can lead to irritation, inflammation, and damage to the skin.

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