Question about Chemical Peels: how many peels approximately would acne prone skin need

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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I was just wondering how many peels approximately would an acne prone skin need? Trying to figure out whether to just go for individual peels or a package.


Chemical peels are one part of the treatment of acne. They help via exfoliation of the skin, and improved turnover. This helps to reduce the blockage of pores and accumulation of dead skin. Exactly how many you need will vary from person to person, but we generally recommend them at intervals of about one month. Other things that may be necessary to improve acne include; topical skin care, and medications (oral) – both of which will be prescribed on an individual basis by your doctor.

Dr. Gavin Chan
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