Chemical peels are exfoliation treatments that remove the top layer of skin, allowing new, healthier skin to surface. They’re often used to treat conditions such as fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and hyperpigmentation.
In the wintertime, you typically spend more time indoors. This gives you a chance to get plenty of rest and avoid damage done to the environment by the sun’s UV rays. While you’re resting up at home, your skin can renew itself and recover from the damage that can be done from things like sun damage or acne. This is the time when it is best for patients to get chemical peels. And there are also more reasons to choose this time of year for your treatment.
A chemical solution is applied to the skin that removes the damaged outer layers of skin cells to reveal the healthy, radiant layers beneath. The process is safe and effective for most skin types. The type of solution used and the strength of the peel can vary depending on the type of results you want to achieve. Deeper peels usually involve a longer recovery time and can cause some irritation to your skin as they heal. However, these treatments offer more dramatic results that you cannot achieve with lighter solutions or at-home remedies.
Patients can benefit from regular chemical peels to exfoliate dead skin cells and eliminate signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. These treatments are especially popular during the cold winter months when many over-the-counter skin products are not as effective due to changes in the weather. Removing the dead layers of skin can also reduce the appearance of acne scars and improve the overall health of your skin. During your consultation, we’ll determine the number of treatments you will need based on your desired results. We can also discuss the use of special skincare products that can be used in conjunction with your chemical peel to maximize your results.
To learn more about chemical peels, visit our office, Love Medical Spa, at 2250 NW Flanders St., Portland, OR 97210. You can also reach us at (971) 500-9009 and schedule an appointment.