With only a short time before the holiday season, now is the time to begin preparing for silky smooth healthy skin with a chemical peel treatment. By boosting collagen and exfoliating dead skin cells, a chemical peel treatment gives glowing results for up close and personal family and friends reunions.
Why Fall Is the Best Time to Get a Chemical Peel
As chemical peels require several sessions and precautions against ultraviolet rays, heat, and other prime skincare routines, Fall is the best time as we spend more time inside. The cooler temperatures help the exposed skin cells heal properly. Below are some more benefits.
Promotes Collagen Production
Collagen is a natural protein our skin cells generate to protect the skin’s structure. Over the years, we produce less collagen forcing the skin to appear to sag. Having regular chemical peel treatments can help restructure the skin cells by boosting collagen production.
Get More Time to Complete the Treatment
With Fall comes a return to a regular daily life routine. This includes taking better care of the skin, which can be enhanced with chemical peel treatments. Treating sun-damaged skin after a busy summer is the first step in preparing the skin for the holidays.
Makes It Easier to Avoid the Sun
Taking advantage of less sun exposure during the Fall months is beneficial to the recovery of the skin surface during chemical peel treatments. Regardless of the type of chemical peel used, the skin becomes very sensitive as exfoliation lifts the dead skins cells.
Remove Sun Damaged Skin Cells
All treatment levels of chemical peels remove damaged skin cells. The immediate result is a sensitive skin surface as the new skin cells are produced. As every individual’s skin treatment is unique, needing time to recover between sessions is dependent on the cell reaction.
Rejuvenates the Skin for Winter
The cold harsh dry weather of the winter winds can cause havoc on the health of the skin. Chemical peel treatments in the Fall can help prepare the skin by rejuvenating skin cells. In addition to the skin being susceptible to dry flakes, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can also be more evident during the winter.
Different Types of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels in Brampton are available in various forms with three different cleansing formulas.
Light Chemical Peel: A light, or superficial, peel uses a mild acidic formula to target the outer layer for dry areas and discoloration of skin tone.
Medium Chemical Peel: A medium peel penetrates the deeper layer of skin to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and acne. This type of peel helps to eliminate dead skin cells, promoting the rejuvenation of skin cells.
Deep Chemical Peel: With maximum effectiveness, a deep chemical peel reaches under the middle layer of the skin to treat serious skin issues.
How to Maximize the Results of a Chemical Peel Treatment
As a chemical face peel contains solutions such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid, there are precautions to take. Post-care treatments include avoiding pulling peeling skin, no strenuous exercise or use of makeup, and reducing the heat of showers to prevent excessive steam.
Take Precautions Before a Chemical Peel
In the days leading up to chemical peel sessions, avoid use of skincare products containing retinol, Retin-A, salicylic acid, Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA), and Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA). Refrain from using hair removal products, self-tanners, tanning beds, and any medications containing aspirin or ibuprofen ingredients.
Avoid Sun After the Treatment
A chemical peel literally exfoliates dead skin cells, leaving the underlying skin surface exposed to harsh environmental elements such as harmful ultraviolet rays. If you are outside, it is imperative to use a strong sunscreen with a high level of SPF.
Plan Your Skincare Routine
During the initial consultation, your type of skin will determine the proper treatment before and after the chemical peel sessions. Your regular skin cleansers may need to be adjusted to ensure only the gentlest ingredients are used between chemical peel treatments.
Attend All Sessions
With skin peeling treatments, it is imperative to continue all scheduled sessions to receive maximize effects. While the recovery time between sessions depends on the type of chemical peel, having regular treatments helps to eliminate dead skin cells and boost new cell production.
Book an Appointment at Heart Lake Aesthetics
At Heart Lake Aesthetics, we offer a variety of beauty treatments including chemical peels. Our certified technicians use only the most effective and safe medical cosmetic procedures to treat skin conditions with modern techniques and state-of-the-art technology. Call us today to book a free consultation!