Why Winter’s Chemical Peels and Laser Treatments Ensure You Stun in the Spring
Once you decide to introduce a skin treatment like a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing to your skincare routine, the time to schedule is a major consideration. The winter months are the best time to have these treatments to improve skin tone and texture. During the warmer months, we tend to spend more time outdoors, exposing our skin to the sun’s UV rays. However, it’s easier to heal and recuperate indoors during our cozy Connecticut winters.
Chemical Peel Recovery
When opting for a chemical peel to address skin issues like sun damage, lesions, and extensive wrinkles, you may choose a superficial, medium, or deep treatment solution. The deeper peels are restricted to the face while the milder solutions can help in other areas of the body, as well.
In the weeks following a chemical peel, your skin will peel and start the process of regenerating new skin cells to replace those that the treatment removed. During this time, you must care for your skin to ensure healing, avoid infection, and enjoy long-lasting results. Direct sun exposure can trigger hyperpigmentation and a change in color, so it’s critical you avoid the sun until your skin peels thoroughly.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery
Like after a chemical peel, your skin will require some time to heal after laser skin resurfacing. The time necessary for recovery varies, but a general rule is approximately two weeks. One crucial factor is that you should keep the treated area out of direct sunlight. There will be some peeling as the new skin cells regenerate, and the new layer emerges. Your skin may be pink or red for weeks if not months after laser treatment.
Winter is Better
Since UV levels are lower during the winter, this time is better suited for chemical peel and laser skin resurfacing recovery. For patients who are receiving multiple sessions, the colder climate allows them to complete their entire treatment regimen while easily avoiding the sun. Although sunscreen decreases the chance of sun damage significantly, staying indoors is the best way to protect yourself from UV rays.
Scheduling these procedures during the winter helps you optimize your recovery. Many patients find it easier to take some time to recuperate indoors during the colder months, without the added pressure of beach trips, summer vacations, or other outdoor activities.
Once your healing is complete, you can show it off in time for those spring festivities. Plan your skin treatment now for graduations, weddings, or that sultry summer vacation!
To learn more about chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, or any of our cosmetic treatments and Dermspa, schedule a consultation with Aria Dermatology and Aesthetic Center today.