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Winter is the Best Time for a Chemical Peel: Here’s Why

Winter isn’t always good for your skin. It often leads to dry flaky skin, and because of the effects of the season, you might need to pay closer attention to your skincare routine by using thicker moisturizers and consuming lots of water to keep your skin hydrated. There’s also another skin treatment option to consider while the weather’s still cold: chemical peels. Chemical peels can address many of your skin concerns and the winter is a great time to take advantage of less sun exposure and treat yourself to glowing skin.

To remove the dull, dead skin cells that make you appear older than you are, chemical peels work by applying a chemical solution to the skin. This solution allows the new skin just beneath the surface to emerge as the old skin gently peels/exfoliates off, reviving your skin’s natural beauty. Different peels address several skin flaws that may be affecting your self-confidence and appearance.

What Does a Chemical Peel Address?

Chemical peels are often used to treat issues like:

  • Fine lines
  • Sunspots
  • Acne scars

The procedure can also make your skin’s overall tone and texture better, giving you a youthful, revived appearance.

Types of Chemical Peels

To determine which chemical peel is right for you, your provider will evaluate the overall skin health and discuss the conditions you want to treat. The three levels of chemical peels include:

  • Light peel
  • Medium peel

Light Peel

A light or superficial chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin and is used to treat fine wrinkles, acne, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and dryness. You can have a light peel about every two to five weeks, depending on your needs. There is very little downtime.

Medium Peel

A medium chemical peel removes skin cells from the epidermis and from portions of the dermis underneath. It’s typically used to treat wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. You can have medium peels a couple of times a year and the downtime is typically a week or more.

Why Winter is the Best Time for a Chemical Peel

Winter is often the time when the skin is at its driest. To address this dryness on top of other skin concerns you may have, a chemical peel can be a great option. But on top of that, after a chemical peel, the skin is quite sensitive to heat and UV rays. With the sun and high temperatures being less of an issue during the winter, it can be a perfect time to have a chemical peel. The winter also typically means spending more time indoors, making recovery much easier than in the summer when you want to be outside and enjoying the weather.  That said, a chemical peel can be done any time of the year, and you’ll still see the benefits of the treatment.  Always be sure to follow your provider’s pre and post-op instructions for the best experience and  optimal results.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re interested in getting a chemical peel or learning more about how it can help address your skin concerns, schedule a consultation at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics today. Dr. Zuliani and our team can answer any questions you have and then build a treatment plan to help you achieve the skin you deserve. Call our Bloomfield Hills, MI office at (248) 322.3362 or use our online contact form.