As much fun as summer can be, ultraviolet rays of the sun can do significant damage to your skin. If you’re considering a chemical peel to remove wrinkles, scars and UV damage, and improve the overall appearance of your skin right about now, you couldn’t have made a better decision.
Because fall and winter are the very best times to get a chemical peel.
We’ll explain the reasons in a minute, but for those of you who aren’t sure what a chemical peel is, let’s quickly go over that topic first.
What Is A Chemical Peel?
Chemical peel is a treatment that removes layers of damaged skin with the application of a liquid so new skin can grow in its place. The body is constantly regenerating itself, and peels help replace old layers of skin with new, usuallyon the face, neck or hands.
There are 3 levels of chemical peels, and depending on the extent of damage, your doctor will suggest the right one for you:
• Light or Superficial Peel:A mild acid such as alpha-hydroxy is applied to gently exfoliate the outer layer only. This level is a great choice if you’re suffering from mild discoloration, dryness and acne scars that don’t require a more intensive treatment.
• Medium Peel:The second level penetrates the middle layers of the skin, using stronger peeling agents like trichloroacetic acid in cases where the sun damage is more dramatic, wrinkles are more prominent, and pigmentation is heavier.
• Deep Peel:This is the most intensive kind of peel that uses chemicals like phenol to penetrate deeper levels of skin that has sustained long-term sun damage and has wrinkles, pigmentation, freckles and shallow scars.
Why Fall And Winter Are The Best Time To Get A Chemical Peel
As new skin grows in place of the old one, it is fragile and vulnerable. Exposure to sunlight can be quite harmful during this phase of regrowth and regeneration.
Getting a chemical peel during fall and winter reduces the possibility of UV damage and resulting excessive pigment deposition in the skin. Even though you still have to protect your skin with sunscreen, you’re usually spending less time outdoors because of shorter days and dropping temperatures, all of which give your skin the time it needs to recover well.
In fact, if you’re receiving a series of chemical peels spaced over several months, you can finish them before the winter season is over!
NOW is the optional time for chemical peels, soright away. Dr. Bryan McIntosh will analyze your skin damage and suggest just the right treatment, so you can step into 2020 looking radiant and revitalized!