Chemical Peels during the summer?


What are the benefits of chemical peels?

Professional strength chemical peels assist in removing dead layers of damaged skin cells, improving texture revealing a healthier, glowing, fresh skin. It’s great for all ages and all skin types and conditions. We have a large array of chemical peels solutions available today that can address different conditions of the skin and deliver beautiful results.

Summer is here, is it safe to have a summertime chemical peel?

Some patients take advantage of the summer because they can afford downtime for more serious peel procedures. It will depend on the patient’s lifestyle. I would recommend a glycolic acid peel, or salicylic acid peel. Those are lighter in concentration and there’s pretty much NO downtime. It will freshen up the skin and unclog pores without any physical peeling. The lighter peels have great anti-aging benefits, however the results are not as effective as a stronger chemical peels.

If you are considering a chemical peel during the summer what precautions should patient’s takes?

Regardless of what type of chemical peels SPF is a must.  Then the other aspect to consider is sun damage. It would make no sense to perform a chemical peel on a patient that’s going to  be severely exposed to the sun.  So the best approach would be to get a Glycolic or Salicylic acid peel on a Monday or Tuesday – By the time the weekend approached the skin would be back to normal and not so sensitive to the sun.

Jamie Riley
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

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