Why Chemical Peels Are Safe and Recommended in the Winter
If you’re looking for the perfect treatment to tighten, brighten, and smooth out your skin, look no further than a chemical peel. Worried about whether this treatment is safe? Here’s everything you need to know.
What to Know About Chemical Peels
Are Chemical Peels a Safe Treatment for Skin?
Yes! Chemical peels, when administered by a licensed dermatologist or esthetician, are completely safe for your skin. One of the biggest misconceptions about chemical peels is that they ruin your skin and leave you looking like a tomato. While it’s normal to experience some redness and a little bit of skin irritation after a chemical peel, your skin will revitalize itself relatively quickly. Sensitive skin? That’s no problem. Fortunately, chemical peel intensity can be adjusted based on your skin and your desired results. That means you should never leave a session looking like you have a bad skin rash. Not only that, but your dermatologist or esthetician will be able to tell you whether a chemical peel is a good idea for your skin or not. That’s why it’s so important to consult with a skincare professional before embarking on this treatment. Even though it’s rare that a chemical peel won’t work for someone’s skin, trusting your dermatologist is key to achieving maximum effectiveness.
What Skin Issues Can Chemical Peels Treat?
One of the biggest benefits of chemical peels is that they can help treat a wide variety of skin issues. They’re most often used as a skin brightening treatment. If you’re struggling with dull skin, especially during the winter, a chemical peel can help you get your natural glow back. This is because a chemical peel’s primary function is to remove the outermost layers of skin. In doing so, the brighter, softer skin underneath all of those dead cells will be able to shine. In addition to helping you get brighter skin, chemical peels are also an excellent treatment for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. For much the same reason as they work to restore skin brightness, chemical peels are often lauded as a wrinkle treatment option. Chemical peels can also treat skin issues like hyperpigmentation and acne scarring if those are issues you’re dealing with. It’s also possible to invest in chemical peels for skin on other parts of your body that needs a little TLC. Make sure you ask your dermatologist whether this is viable for the skin issues you’re dealing with.
Why Is Winter the Best Time for a Chemical Peel?
It’s true! Winter truly is the perfect time to invest in a chemical peel. As mentioned earlier, chemical peels remove the outermost layers of skin to reveal brighter, more supple skin underneath. While that’s great news for your face, it means your skin will be more sensitive to external irritants like sunlight for a little while. That’s why your dermatologist will recommend staying out of the sun as much as possible after your treatment. When you invest in this treatment during the winter, exposure to sunlight becomes less of an issue because you’re spending more time indoors. In addition, there’s typically more cloud coverage and the days are shorter. You’ll also reap the benefits of being able to stay inside and away from prying eyes while your skin is healing.
If you’ve been thinking about investing in a chemical peel and still have more questions, don’t hesitate to set up your consultation with SE Dermatology Specialists today.