After a long summer spent outside, resetting facial skin is often a high priority item for our patients. Of the available facial rejuvenation treatment options, chemical peels are among the most popular and widely requested. While it might seem like a great option to pursue between trips or excursions, there’s a few reasons to consider waiting until after summer is over before starting facial rejuvenation with chemical peels.
More time for uninterrupted treatment
Not all patients have the same chemical peel experience. Depending on the condition of their skin and long-term objectives, it can take multiple sessions spaced about a month apart in order to reach the desired results. For many, the summer months are jam-packed. Kids are out of school, vacations have been long planned, and spontaneous gatherings or short getaways can quickly fill up a calendar and make it difficult to schedule cosmetic treatments – even minimally invasive ones. Waiting until after Labor Day to plan your first chemical peel can help prevent double booking and ensure you have plenty of time to schedule any necessary follow-up procedures.
Less sun means better recovery
One of the reasons behind the popularity of chemical peels is how personalized treatment can be. Different blemishes, wrinkles and scars respond best to different types of chemical peels, each of which vary in intensity. The high degree of personalization and variation in intensity can also require different recovery times. Similar to planning for multiple treatment sessions, patients need to be able to recover in peace – a task that can be difficult when you’re running off to your next vacation.
Regardless of the type of chemical peel you get, post-treatment skin is very sensitive and vulnerable to damage. Successful recovery also requires that patients avoid spending too much time outside in the sun. Cooling temperatures and rainy weather means patients are more likely to stay inside, making fall the perfect time to undergo chemical peel.
Great preparation for winter months
While glowing golden skin may be a trademark of summer, your tan may not show the sun damage you’ve been exposed to on sunny days. As the temperature changes and the air loses its moisture, skin begins to dry out, making dead skin cells and fine lines more noticeable. For those of us who are or have started showing signs of aging, this change in skin texture can accentuate the look of getting older.
Starting the fall with fresh, rejuvenated skin is a great way to keep skin (and you!) looking younger. During the procedure, the dead, dying and damaged skin cells from the upper layers of your skin are removed to reveal healthy new skin below. As your skin heals, blemishes and scarring appear less noticeable, leaving you with great looking skin that’s ready for the winter.
Schedule Your Chemical Peel at Aria DermSpa
Fall might be a few months away, but its never too early to start planning ahead for beautiful skin. At Aria DermSpa, we pride ourselves on helping patients create long-term strategies that protect and enhance their skin’s health and appearance. Discover the benefits of post-summer facial rejuvenation by scheduling your cosmetic chemical peel consultation today!