Have you ever wondered whether a chemical peel is a good idea for your skin? If you answered yes, then you're in luck. Here's everything you need to know about why winter is the best time for a chemical peel treatment.
Let's tackle safety before we get into anything else. If you're wondering whether chemical peels are safe for your skin or not, the truth is that they're 100% safe when administered by your dermatologist or esthetician. One of the biggest misconceptions about chemical peels is that they destroy skin and leave you looking like a tomato. While it's normal to experience redness and a little bit of irritation after a chemical peel, the assumption that you’ll be unbearably red is mostly hype. Chemical peels can be adjusted to account for your skin's sensitivity levels, which means you should never leave a treatment session looking like you painted your face red or with a nasty skin rash. In addition, a licensed dermatologist or esthetician will be able to tell you whether a chemical peel is a good idea for your skin or not. In some cases, a chemical peel might not be right for you. Although those situations are rare, this is why it's important to trust only your dermatologist or esthetician with your chemical peel treatments.
Chemical peels can treat a wide variety of skin issues. First and foremost, they can work wonders for skin brightness. If you're suffering from dull skin, a chemical peel is exactly what you need to get everything looking luminous again. A chemical peel will remove the outermost layers of your skin to reveal brighter, more supple skin underneath. In addition, chemical peels are excellent at reducing the appearance of facial flaws like fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and even acne scarring. These cosmetic dermatology services aren't limited to the skin on your face, either. It might come as a surprise, but chemical peels can be used to treat skin issues on almost any other part of your body. If you're struggling with wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or acne scarring on another part of your body, it's worth asking your dermatologist whether a chemical peel is a viable treatment.
As we discussed earlier, chemical peels remove the outermost layers of skin so that newer, brighter skin can shine. While this procedure does work wonders for your skin, it also means that your skin is delicate and a little bit sensitive for a while afterwards. Unfortunately, that means exposure to sunlight could be harmful to your skin if you're fresh out of a chemical peel treatment. Getting a chemical peel during the fall or winter can help reduce your risk of UV damage to the skin because the sun is typically covered by clouds more often and the days are shorter. Of course, sunscreen is still an important part of your daily skincare routine, but you'll probably be spending a lot less time outside during the winter months. This also gives you an excuse to stay at home if you're experiencing a little bit of redness or peeling after your procedure.
Chemical peels are an excellent treatment option if you're struggling to attain bright, supple skin during the winter months. If you want to know more about how chemical peels could help you attain your skin goals, set up an appointment at North Pacific Dermatology.