The Best Time for Chemical Peels

The new year is here, and one thing to consider as you prepare to look your best in 2020 is how to maintain glowing, radiant skin, while avoiding post-Christmas breakouts. Fortunately, the cooler months are sometimes referred to as “peel season.” For the beauty-conscious among us, January is often a preferred time to kickstart a skin care regimen and examine the extent of sun damage that happened over the summer. Women and men alike often come to Skin Wellness Physicians in Florida for skin care options like aesthetic chemical peels and other forms of professional-grade skin rejuvenation.

Of course, the Sunshine State isn’t known for winter blizzards and icicle-crusted cars, but shorter days, cloudy skies, lower humidity, and cooler temperatures can be expected around this time. It’s common for Floridians to spend more time indoors, away from conditions that can lead to skin inflammation. Cracked, lackluster skin is more prevalent in the winter, and alcohol and party food from the previous holiday season can leave it puffy and dehydrated.

Many of these symptoms can be addressed by a chemical peel. Skin is particularly vulnerable to sun exposure after a peel, which is why these darker months are better for allowing it to heal after a session. (Note that you should still wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen, cover up, and avoid outdoor activities, especially during peak sunlight hours.)

A chemical peel is a type of exfoliation treatment that involves the application of a specialized solution to prompt the gentle shedding of the outermost damaged layer of skin. A peel can penetrate through layers to remove dead cells more efficiently than standard topical creams and scrubs. Younger, healthier cells are revealed, while pores are unclogged, and skin cell turnover is accelerated. In addition to the face, peels are sometimes used on the neck and hands for better overall tone and texture. The treatment can also address wrinkles, fine lines, mild scars, enlarged pores, acne, hyperpigmentation, age spots, freckles, and melasma.

SkinCeuticals and VI (Vitality Institute) Peels are available from Skin Wellness Physicians. The team will assess your current skin condition, Fitzpatrick type, and skincare routine before guiding you to the best peel for your needs.

Board-certified dermatologists Dr. Daniel Wasserman and Dr. Anne-Marie Tremaine and the Florida-based Skin Wellness Physicians team offer an extensive range of medical and cosmetic services, including peels. Call today at (239) 732-0044 or submit a contact form for more information.

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