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When Is The Best Time For A Skin Peel?

by | Injectables

Skin in need of some serious repair? A skin peel could be just the thing your face needs for a refreshed look. This procedure has stood the test of time and is still one of the best options for a quick facial procedure. Skin peels, also known as chemical peels, are a great addition to your skin care repertoire, whether you’re looking for anti-aging skin care or just for a perked-up, healthy glow.

How does a skin peel work?

After your skin is thoroughly cleaned, a chemical solution is placed on your face. It chemically exfoliates your skin, which goes deeper than a mechanical exfoliation (such as using a brush or exfoliation cream). Chemical skin peels usually contain one of two active ingredients, alpha hydroxy acid, or salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid). There are light (superficial), medium, and deep peels available. Each yields progressively better results, but, medium and deep peels carry a higher risk of side effects. Your skin care professional can help you determine the best skin peel for your skin type taking into consideration any sensitivities you may have.

A skin peel is usually not a painful experience, but you may feel a burning sensation as the solution is on your skin. This sensation may last about 5-10 minutes, after which you may feel a stinging sensation. A cold compress can help. Deeper skin peels can be a bit painful, however, taking pain medication before your procedure can help.

Benefits of a skin peel

Skin peels strip the very top layer of your skin (the outer layer of dead skin cells). This reveals a new, more youthful-looking layer of skin underneath. A skin peel is one of the best anti-aging skin care procedures available, but they should be an essential part of the skin care toolkit for old and young alike! Skin peels result in skin with fewer and less noticeable fine lines as well as less wrinkles. They also help reduce the appearance of mild scars, age spots, and freckles.

When is the best time to get a skin peel?

The best time to get a skin peel, hands down, is in winter! Everything from the bitter cold air outdoors…to the heaters which suck the moisture out of the air indoors, come together to result in dry skin. So just when you’re feeling like your skin could really use a reset, it’s time for a skin peel! Skin peels hydrate the skin, and during the cold months is just when you need it most, especially those with skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema. Also, you’re helping to reverse sun damage done to your skin over the summer.
So if you’re feeling the need for a rewind button for your skin, consider a skin peel. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, we offer several skin peel options right here at the Cosmetic Injectables Center. Check out this link for a full list of services we offer for your face. We specialize in Botox and fillers! Come in for a consultation and to learn what we have to offer. Your face will thank you!

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