When you’re looking for solutions to skin imperfections like wrinkles, crow’s feet, scars, and discoloration, a chemical peel can offer exceptional results. This aesthetic, skin-resurfacing technique works by removing the top layers of your skin to trigger new cell growth. As your tissue regenerates, you’re left with a refreshed appearance and smooth, radiant, younger-looking skin.
There are several chemical peels that address different skin issues, including:
- Light chemical peel: focuses on the outer layers and targets fine lines, dryness, acne, and skin tone
- Medium chemical peel: penetrates deeper to correct wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and acne scars
- Deep chemical peel: removes several layers deep into your skin to address significant wrinkles, scars, and precancerous growths
While a chemical peel can improve your appearance regardless of the season, Dr. Teri Ciccone and Beth Domolky, RN, at Renew Aesthetic Medicine and Wellness in Southborough, Massachusetts, recommend taking advantage of this procedure during the winter for a variety of reasons.
The dryer the better
When the temperatures drop in winter, so does the moisture in the air. While most people hate the toll this can take on their skin, it can actually provide the best results for a chemical peel—especially if you suffer from eczema or rosacea.
During a chemical peel, Dr. Ciccone and Beth Domolky, RN, remove damaged and dry skin from your face to expose the hydrated and younger skin underneath. After a chemical peel, you’re not only left with healthier and more hydrated skin, but your skin care products are also more effective. This is because dry skin can act as a barrier to moisturizers and interfere with their absorption.
Less time in the sun
When you have a chemical peel, it’s important to protect yourself from sun exposure while your skin recovers and heals.
After your treatment, your skin begins to peel, and new skin layers regenerate. During this time, sun exposure can cause unwanted hyperpigmentation and color changes. Depending on the type of chemical peel you select, your healing time can vary from a few days to several weeks. Having your chemical peel during the winter months can make it easier to avoid high levels of UV sun exposure because most people spend less time outdoors.
Getting your skin ready for summer
To achieve maximum results from a chemical peel, it’s common for Dr. Ciccone and Beth Domolky, RN, to recommend a series of treatments. Because of the recovery time required between each chemical peel, starting your sessions in the winter can ensure that your skin heals fully by the time you head outside again this spring. And, because of the winter weather, you won’t have to miss out on any of the outdoor activities you love in the process.
To see how a chemical peel can improve your skin this winter, call Renew Aesthetic Medicine and Wellness or schedule an appointment online today.