Skip to content

Announcements

Related Reading:
Will Insurance Cover Plastic Surgery?
5 Foods for More Beautiful Skin

Find more info see our Healthy Beauty Center

If your question is not related to cosmetic procedures, anti-aging, or beauty please post it on Skin Problems & Treatments Community.
Sun Exposure after Chemical Peel
avatar
unodeuxthree posted:
A day after my chemical peel, I had a few seconds, around 10-15, I think, of sun exposure at about 1:00 in the afternoon. I also had to walk outside for about 2 minutes to get to my car without sun protection. In the second situation, the sun was less intense, as it was a cloudy day. Will this have negative effects on my skin?
Reply
 
avatar
atti_editor responded:
Hi unodeuxthree,

This article on chemical peels says that limiting your time in the sun (especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) for several months is important, but your short exposure likely will have no ill effects on your skin. In the future if you need to be out in the sun, wearing a wide brimmed hat can help limit your exposure.

Best wishes,
Atti
 
avatar
stellagonzalez responded:
Please avoid direct sun contact and if needed wear sun coat and apply sunscreen lotion.


Featuring Experts

Mohiba K Tareen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who has an innovative practice in Roseville, Minnesota. Tareen Dermatology ( www.TareenDermato...More

Helpful Tips

Exfoliate 2 to 3 times per weekExpert
All skin types can benefit from exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. For sensitive skin, use a gentle ... More
Was this Helpful?
36 of 45 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Secrets of a Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon - Robert Kotler, MD ,FACS

Dr. Robert Kotler gets beneath the surface to discuss selecting a cosmetic surgeon, computer imaging, celebrity makeovers and more...Read More

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.