Re: Had a glycolic peel today
i had a 50% tueday, and my skin is still lightly peeling (friday). it should cease by tomorrow. with a 70% peel, you can expect peeling on about the second day after up until about a week later. i had some blistering on my nose and it's still a bit red. i'm hoping it goes away soon. didn't have any blistering with the last peel. each person's skin is different too, so, it's hard to tell.
it's doubtful you'll be able to wear make-up for a least 5 days after the peel. i'm not sure what your doctor was thinking, but it makes me wonder. for that to happen, you'd probably have to scrub your face a little so it's smooth and not flaky, and that's not what you wanna do. take it easy for a few days, and stay out of the sun for extended periods. your skin will be sensitive for about a week, so, wear sunscreen in case you don't already. after about 2-3 weeks (i'd give it 3 at the minimum) you can go out with sunscreen and not worry about anything.
for the person who said the peels they looked into cost $100, you're getting riped off. i go to an excellent plastic surgeon's office, and he's pretty reasonable on prices all the same. the peels there are normally about $80, but after you buy a package of 6, which most places offer (the package for me cost $395, plus i got some expensive facial-care products), the peels only cost $49.
for anyone else who's had glycolic peels done, i'd be interested in how much you paid for them.