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To peel or not to peel?

Oct 17, 2023

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To peel or not to peel?

The questions I get asked most about chemical peels are “When should I get one?” and “Am I a candidate?”. Both questions can be answered very differently, but there are a few things I follow when it comes to every patient.

Fall is the best time to get a chemical peel. Summer is over and the long hours spent outside in the heat and sun have tapered off for the year. This is the perfect time to get a chemical peel to refresh and renew your skin. Having a treatment in the fall gives you plenty of time to heal and during your recovery, it’s important to avoid sun exposure for at least 2 weeks. During the fall months, the sun is out much less, and the UV levels are lower.

Peels are a great way to rejuvenate your skin for a healthy, refreshed glow. It can help treat common skin problems and help you have a more youthful appearance. Some common signs to look for to let you know that your ready for a peel:

1. Fine lines and Winkles: A chemical peel like The Perfect Derma Peel can stimulate skin regeneration. It helps remove dead skin cells and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Acne and Acne Scars: Reoccurring or chronic breakouts anywhere on your body can indicate the need to schedule a chemical peel. A chemical peel can decrease the appearance, severity, and reoccurrence of breakouts. Some acne can cause mild to severe scarring, getting a peel can help lessen the appearance of scars by removing the outer layer of old skin. The new skin that replaces it is usually smoother, and the appearance of atrophic or indented scars is reduced.

3. Hyperpigmentation: As you age, you may start to notice dark spots on your face or maybe your freckles have multiplied overnight. Due to aging and sun damage, the cells that help make our melanin can become damaged and unhealthy. When melanin production is affected, skin pigmentation disorders that result in hyperpigmentation can result. A peel targets the area of hyperpigmentation and helps to reduce it. It can help decrease the appearance of freckles, too!

With any aesthetic treatment, we want you to be safe. Some reasons to avoid a chemical peel would be active cold sores, open skin lesions, pregnancy, any sunburn, and use of Accutane within 6 months, and any recent facial surgery.

Everyone can benefit from having a chemical peel! To get started today, call Revive Wellness at (843) 802-9264 to set up an appointment.