Timing Is Everything
Summer is right around the corner, and even though we've been home for a while due to COVID-19, you're probably thinking about the things you'd be doing to get your skin ready for summer. Many people often get chemical peels to improve their skin's appearance in the spring, but can you get a chemical peel during the summer? Particularly, a hot Texas summer?
What is a chemical peel?
First, let's explain what a chemical peel is. If you've never had one, a chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure that uses certain chemicals, such as salicylic acid, to remove dead, damaged and dry skin. Chemical peels can be performed on the face, hands or neck.
Chemical peels can help to reduce the signs of aging, treat wrinkles, reduce the signs of sun damage and scars, and help lessen the appearance of acne and freckles.
What Are the Types of Chemical Peels?
There are three types of chemical peels. They are mild, medium and deep. Here's the difference:
Mild chemical peels. These peels typically use alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA). These peels help to causes old skin cells to shed, which reveals a new layer of skin. AHA peels help to hydrate the skin. The results of mild chemical peels can last for a few months.
Medium Chemical Peels. In these types of peels, a strong acid is used, such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA). These peels penetrate more deeply than AHA, causing a second-degree burn. Medium-strength peels can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and correct pigmentation and blemish scars.
Deep Chemical Peels. Deep chemical peels use an acid solution like phenol to tree severe cases of wrinkling or sun damage.
So, Can I get a Chemical Peel in the summer?
Yes, you can, but we recommend only getting a mild peel during the summer months. This is because the new skin your peel reveals is very sensitive and can be easily damaged by the sun's rays. Plus, the sweating that comes with a hot Texas summer can make your face burn and sting after a chemical peel.
That being said, if you have a chemical peel, we recommend wearing sunscreen whenever you're in the sun and putting on a hat to protect your face.
Are you interested in chemical peel? Call us now at 817-778-4444 for more information.