Why Winter Is A Great Time For Chemical Peels

By Dr. Deane on January 17, 2024 under Chemical Peel

Why Winter Is A Great Time For Chemical Peels

Skin changes during winter can be challenging to navigate on your own. Cold weather can make the skin dry, bumpy, and dull. You don’t need to worry about the state of your winter skin because winter is also the best time for a chemical peel. Dr. Leland Deane, a well-known plastic surgeon partner at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group and New York Plastic Surgical Group, says it’s best to have your chemical peel in winter to achieve effective results. Here’s everything you should know about chemical peels and why winter is the best time to get one.

What Are Chemical Peels?

A chemical peel is a widely used beauty treatment that uses medical-grade chemicals on the skin. This quick skin fix removes the top layer of skin, revealing the fresh and refreshed new skin below. The chemical peel treatment helps address many skin problems like sun spots, age spots, acne scars, and small lines or wrinkles. It also makes your skin feel better overall, giving you a younger and refreshed look.

Why Winter Is the Best Time for a Chemical Peel?

Avoid Sun Damage

First, the days are shorter in winter, and we often stay inside longer. That means we don’t get as much sun, which is helpful for chemical peels to work correctly. The chemical used in the treatment makes your skin more sun-sensitive. If you go out into sunlight, it can harm your skin even more. Getting a chemical peel in winter lets you keep your skin out of the sun to heal better.

Indoor Healing

Second, because we spend more time inside during winter, it’s easier to look after your skin while you are healing. Using chemical peels can lead to redness and annoyance and needs care afterward. Book your treatment in winter so you can stay warm at home and let your skin heal.

Avoid Environmental Irritants

Finally, winter weather makes it simpler to avoid other outdoor things that can harm your skin. For example, actions like swimming, walking in nature, and gardening might bother your skin after getting a chemical peel. By getting your treatment done in winter, when these activities happen less often, you can keep from hurting your skin more and let it get entirely better.

Different Levels of Chemical Peels

Dr. Leland Deane uses various chemical peels to meet every patient’s skin needs. He helps them decide how intense the treatment should be to make their skin look better and healthier. These include:

  • Light Peel: This gentle peel uses acid to remove the skin’s outer layer. It assists in making skin look better and battles small lines or wrinkles.
  • Medium Peel: This level of peel uses Trichloroacetic acid to take off two layers of skin. It helps with deep wrinkles and scars from acne.
  • Deep Peel: This is the hardest kind of peel that gets rid of three layers of skin. It is suggested for people with bad acne scars or early cancer spots.

All kinds of chemical peels give good results, but you should only have a deep one once in your life. This is to avoid any possible skin problems. Light skin treatment is okay each month, and medium ones can be done 2-3 times a year for upkeep.

Light and medium peels need a week or two to heal before your skin returns to normal. However, a deep peel can take up to one month to heal. Set up your care in winter. This way, you’ll have time to get better before summer comes around. Also, after a chemical peel, your skin will be safer from the bad sun rays. This is why it’s the perfect time for this treatment.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Don’t let winter weather make your skin less bright. Schedule a chemical peel with Dr. Leland Deane, MD, FACS, in Garden City, NY, today, and get ready to show off your fresh and young skin. Use our easy online contact form booking feature or call (516) 441-7427 today to schedule your appointment.