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What do you mean by “downtime?"

Will I be bedridden for days or weeks? The amount of ‘downtime’ or recovery time depends on the type of peel that you have. A light peel can have no recovery time, while a deep peel will leave you not bed bound, but ‘home bound’ for a week. You will be feeling great, but your skin will need to be covered with a thick emollient as it heals. Once the skin has healed (typically 6-10days), you can wear makeup and be seen in public.

Do laser or chemical peels hurt?

With light peels you may experience a mild tingling. There is some discomfort associated with more aggressive lasers and peels requiring topical and local anesthetic (like dental shots). For a deep chemical peel of the whole face, IV sedation at a surgery center is required. Once the procedure is complete, some burning occurs the first evening, which can be soothed with cold packs; following that, the discomfort is minimal.

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As a specialist in Utah cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, facelift surgery, neck lift surgery, Botox, Utah rhinoplasty (nose jobs), Utah hair restoration, and a variety of other facial plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Lucy Barr's main goal is to build and maintain enduring, trusting, attentive relationships with our patients utilizing an educational approach. With the intention of making our patients feel vibrant and attractive, we will work as a team to create customized treatment plans, ensuring the best possible outcome from our products and services. When it comes to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Barr's philosophy is that health, wellness and appearance are all a part of the same equation.