I think it depends on what type of "peel" was administered. There are many types of chemical peels and, of course, lasers (again, many types).
I would guess that if the client is able to get around after only 3-days the procedure was pretty mild and not a problem? Some procedures are done with anesthesia and, well, a LOT of down-time (and several days of prescription pain medication and skin covered with medicated gel).
I would find out just what was done. Also, if this was done by a physician or an esthetician.