Feel Your Way Into Fall with a Chemical Peel

by / Thursday, 15 October 2015 / Published in Chemical Peel
Fall Leaves

As the leaves on the trees are changing and the temperature is dropping, it can be easy to push aside all of your summer routines in exchange for things like hot chocolate and warm sweaters. However, don’t fall into a bad healthcare routine and regimen due to the change of seasons— instead, just change it up a little. In order to keep your skin feeling silky smooth all season long, try getting a chemical peel every month or two. Read on to learn more about the health benefits.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a non-invasive procedure in which a chemical (typically composed of alpha hydroxy acids or trichloroacetic acid) is applied to your skin and left on there for 5-10 minutes. During this process, you will feel a strong tingling sensation across your face as the chemicals work to help bring up any imperfections under your skin. Once the chemicals have been wiped away, you may notice that your skin is a little bit pink but it should only be minimal. During the next week, your skin will peel and flake off, leaving you with a smoother and more even looking complexion.

What are chemical peels good for?

Chemical peels are designed to treat a wide array of skin issues including sun damage, acne, wrinkles, and an uneven skin tone. As your body’s natural response to the chemicals applied to your face, your skin will shed the top few layers of skin and leave you with a fresh new set of skin that is new and virtually undamaged.

Are chemical peels safe?

The answer to this question is an astounding “yes.” However, you should consult your aesthetician or dermatologist if you are using any topical medications that have retinol in them, or if you are undergoing other facial treatments such as laser treatments or other chemical procedures. The combination of mixing a chemical peel with other facial procedures or medications may leave your skin feeling a little sensitive and tender to the touch.

If you are interested in getting a chemical peel this fall, contact our office today!