The holidays can be a stressful time, and when that stress starts to show up on your face in the form of fine lines and wrinkles, it's time to see your dermatologist. Here's how a chemical peel can help you feel confident for the holidays.
It might be tempting to rush into booking your chemical peel, but before you do it's important to understand what this procedure can and can't treat. First and foremost, a chemical peel's primary purpose is to help brighten the skin up. This is a result of the chemical solution that your dermatologist applies to the skin. This solution -- the chemical peel -- will remove the outermost layers of your skin to reveal brighter, more supple skin. Those dead skin cells weren't helping your holiday glow, after all. Not only does this process help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but it can also help even out your skin tone. That means hyperpigmentation and acne scarring will be much less visible after this cosmetic dermatology service. And if you're experiencing problems on skin that's not on your face, it's likely that you can still get a chemical peel performed. In fact, chemical peels can be applied to the neck, chest, and even your hands if they're a problem area. Let's talk about a few more of the benefits you can reap with chemical peels.
When your skin is dull and tired, it can feel like none of your skincare products are working. And it's true! When there's dead skin cell buildup on your face, your skincare products can't penetrate as effectively. Holiday stress can cause dry skin, clogged up pores, and contribute to your skin’s dull appearance. Fortunately, that's where chemical peels come in. The purpose of a chemical peel, as we mentioned above, is to remove the outermost layers of skin. That means you can kiss your dead skin cell buildup goodbye with a good chemical peel treatment. These cosmetic dermatology services are excellent exfoliating agents that can help you get that holiday glow you've been after. And since they remove everything that's in the way of your skincare products, you'll likely see much better product absorption. So if you think the problem with your skin is your skincare routine, a chemical peel might solve your problem and keep you from ditching a perfectly good set of products.
Chemical peels are fortunately not a "one size fits all" type of treatment. In fact, chemical peels might be one of the most customizable dermatology treatments on the market. Say your holiday stress has taken the form of dark under-eye circles this year. A chemical peel designed specifically for skin brightening might be the perfect solution to your holiday skin woes. Likewise, maybe your stress has contributed to the formation of fine lines on your face. A more intense chemical peel could help reveal smoother, younger-looking skin for you. Your skin's sensitivity can be taken into account, as well. Depending on the needs of your skin type and the results you're looking for, your dermatologist can help you with a customized service. The best part? A customized treatment has a low risk of problems like skin rashes and other undesirable side effects.
You have enough to stress about during the holiday season without worrying about the state of your skin. If you have more questions about how chemical peels can help you erase signs of holiday stress, set up an appointment at North Pacific Dermatology.