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When is the Best Time for a Chemical Face Peel?

Protect Your Skin by Getting a Chemical Face Peel at the Right Time

One of the more popular non-invasive skin care treatments we offer at Northeastern Plastic Surgery is a chemical face peel. These revitalizing treatments sound a lot more severe than they actually are. There’s no “peeling away” of the skin. Rather, the process is a deep exfoliation, which removes dead skin cells from the face, allowing fresh, new skin to shine through. After a chemical face peel, you’ll find that wrinkles and fine lines are diminished, and your skin has a younger, revitalized appearance. The process also gives your skin a boost of hydration and encourages elastin and collagen production, resulting in skin that not only looks better, but is healthier.

If you’re interested in getting a chemical face peel, then you’re in luck because we’re getting closer to the perfect time of year to have this procedure. Here are 5 reasons why getting a chemical face peel in late autumn and winter is ideal.

You’ll Get Less Sun Exposure

A chemical peel causes a reaction similar to a light sunburn, leaving your fresh, new skin more vulnerable to further sun damage. Limiting sun exposure is critical. During the colder moths, days are shorter, you’re more likely to be indoors, and you can cover up with scarves and hats when you do go outside. And remember to always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 50 when going outside, even when the days are cold and gray.

You’ll Remove Dry Winter Skin

Many of us experience an increase in dry skin during the cold months because of decreased moisture in the air and the fact that our skin regenerates more slowly in the winter. Chemical peels get rid of old, dead skin cells, speeding up the renewal process on the top layer of the skin. This makes your skin more receptive to moisturizing skin care products that work to protect and replenish it during the dry, colder months.

You’ve Got Time to Recover

Depending on how intense a treatment you opt for, you may need a few days, a week, or more to fully recover. Many people find it easier to take time off from work in the late fall or winter when there’s no pressure of summer vacations or participating in outdoor activities. You can simply curl up with a book or catch up on TV, and let your face heal.

You Can Counteract Summer Skin Damage

While there are many things to love about summer, those long hours of fun in the sun can have a negative impact on your skin, which can result in blocked pores, dehydrated skin, hyperpigmentation, and the appearance of wrinkles and facial lines. A wintertime chemical peel is an excellent way to remove any dirt, oils, and dead skin that has built up during the summer.

You’ll Get a Mood Boost

We’re all susceptible to the winter blues from time to time, especially once the holiday celebrations have passed. A chemical face peel is a quick, non-surgical way to treat yourself if you find yourself dealing with the mid-winter blahs. You’ll look better, have healthier skin, and feel better about your appearance.

If you want to get a chemical face peel, then now is the time to book your appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Fodero. He can answer all of your questions and help you decide what type of chemical face peel will get you the results you desire.

Northeastern Plastic Surgery understands your desire for a beautiful, youthful looking body and glowing, healthy skin. We use the latest plastic surgery techniques to perform a variety of surgical procedures. Dr. Fodero and the staff are very friendly, helpful, and available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us today to learn more about the services we offer.