Fall is the perfect time to do some serious repair work on your skin that has been exposed to summer’s damaging rays.
One of the main components of skin rejuvenation is an exfoliation to remove built up dead skin cells and help stimulate cell turnover. One of the most effective ways to do this is with a peel.
Peels come in many different shapes and sizes and you should learn as much as possible if it is right for you before using one.
How does a peel work?
Peels are usually alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and/or beta hydroxy acid (BHA) based which, once applied, dissolve the dead skin cells on the surface, and penetrate into the lower levels of the skin stimulating an injury response. This prompts increased cell turnover, allowing new skin cells to form. Peels are powerful tools to help rid your skin of fine lines, hyper-pigmentation and gives you a “renewed glow”.
Is there down time? What should I expect post-peel?
Very little downtime is associated with our dermal resurfacer. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, you may experience some slight redness and tingling during and shortly after your peel. It is of vital importance that you use sunscreen of at least SPF 15 following your peel, re-applying every 2 hours, as your skin will be very sensitive to burns and scarring-it is new skin after all!
When will I see results?
The results from our Dermal Resurfacer vary depending on the type of peel you receive, as well as your skin’s response. Some people notice immediate results, especially if they are addressing a surface issue such as acne. Your skin will be bright, toned and “glowing” immediately following the peel. The healing response that prompts collagen and elastin production works over time, gradually resulting in more youthful skin.
So why is fall the best time for a peel?
As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler (or if you’re in the Midwest, nastier and more unpredictable), you will likely be outside less and less. An intensive dermal treatment usually goes deep into the skin and stimulates cell turnover, your skin will need some time to heal and needs to be out of the sun as much as possible. You’re not going to turn to dust if the sun touches you, but you’re going to do some serious damage to all that beautiful new skin! Fall and winter are the best times to get back on the wagon with your skincare routine in that you’ll
With all of the benefits of getting a peel regularly, there really is no reason to not try our Dermal Resurfacer.