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Chemical Peel Season: Why Chemical Peels Are Best in the Fall and Winter Months

Pure Bliss Med SpaCosmetic, Face

Chemical Peels are a great way to reset the surface of your skin and elevate its appearance. This is because a quality chemical peel exfoliates the first two layers of the skin — peeling away the concerns that may have you feeling self-conscious.

At Pure Bliss Med Spa, Atlanta’s very own premier Med Spa, we offer some of the best chemical peels on the market. Although chemical peels are non-invasive, it’s important to be mindful of the time of year you choose to get a chemical peel. Fall is always the best season and there are plenty of explanations why.

Before we get too deep into when’s the best time to receive a chemical peel, let’s learn a bit more about them. 

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What is a Chemical Peel Treatment?

Chemical Peels are an advanced procedure using highly concentrated solutions and acids to break through the barrier of the skin and correct minor to major concerns. Chemical Peels range from gentle to aggressive — and have different depths; from medium to deep peels. Some pose more as a deep exfoliation while others are more penetrative going deeper into the layers of the skin.

Peels also vary in percentage levels; the lower percentage is more gentle and serves as exfoliation rather than aggressive peeling — but as the percentage increases so does the intensity of the peel. It’s important to start with lower percentages to build your skin’s tolerance and resilience. This gives us a chance to learn your skin and how it reacts to products — and this also ensures that you have the proper at-home skincare regime for pre and post-peel.

If you are unsure of which peel is for you, consult with a skincare professional first to help you decide which is best for your skin.

What Are Some Different Chemical Peel Treatments?

Chemical peels work on a variety of skin types, including sensitive skin. Check out the chemical peel treatments we offer below:

Gentle Exfoliating Peels: Enzymes

Enzyme Peels, although they are not technically chemical peels, are the gentlest form of a peel. They are non-aggressive exfoliators with high concentrations of acids that derive from fruits. Enzymes help rebalance, regenerate, and restore the skin while maintaining its youthfulness.

The most popular Enzymes are:

  • Lemon, Pumpkin, and Orange: To help with lightening hyperpigmentation
  • Pomegranate: To help decongest the skin
  • Coconut and Papaya: Help with hydrating and balance

Light Exfoliating Peels: AHAs + BHAs

AHA: Also known as Alpha hydroxy acids, these are a group of natural and synthetic water-soluble ingredients that exfoliate the uppermost layers of skin to help smoothen texture and lighten pigmentation.

The most popular AHA Chemical Peel(s) are:

  • Glycolic Acid 
  • Lactic Acid 

BHA: Also known as Beta Hydroxy Acids, are a group of oil-soluble mild acids derived from plants, tree bark, and fruit designed to break down oil and treat acne.

The most popular BHA Chemical Peels are:

  • Salicylic Acid 

Strong Penetrating Peels: TCA + Jessners

TCA: Also known as Trichloroacetic Acid is a medium-depth to deep chemical peel that penetrates the first layer of skin exfoliating oil and skin cells while pushing the body to renew and heal. It’s great for acne concerns, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage; improving texture and scarring.

Jessner: A Jessner peel is a combination of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol (a flaking agent). It’s typically a medium-depth peel removing dead skin cells from the top layer of skin and skin cells from the middle layer as well. It’s great for oily and acneic skin types — as well as clients dealing with sun damage.

Who Are Chemical Peels For?

As we know, chemical peels help to improve the appearance of the skin by removing dead skin cells and stimulating the growth of new and healthy skin. But more specifically they can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns. While chemical peels can be beneficial for many, certain characteristics make someone an ideal candidate for this treatment.

  • Individuals with sun-damaged skin
  • Clients with acne-prone skin
  • Individuals with hyperpigmentation
  • Those with fine lines and wrinkles
  • Individuals with uneven skin tones
  • Clients seeking noninvasive treatments

It’s important to note that while chemical peels can help correct many skin concerns, they may not be suitable for everyone. It’s always best to consult with a licensed skin care professional to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this treatment. They can assess your skin type, concerns, and medical history to recommend the most appropriate course of action for you.

Why Are Chemical Peels Best in the Fall Season?

Now, you might be wondering why fall is the ideal time for a chemical peel. Well, there are a few reasons. First and foremost, the cooler temperatures make it easier for your skin to recover from the treatment. During the spring and summer months, the sun’s rays can be harsh on freshly peeled skin, leading to increased sensitivity and potential damage. By opting for a chemical peel in the fall, you can avoid these risks and allow your skin to heal properly.

Additionally, fall is a time when many of us start to spend more time indoors and cover up with layers of clothing. This means less exposure to the sun, which is crucial after a chemical peel. Sun protection is essential for post-treatment to prevent any further damage and ensure optimal results. By scheduling your chemical peel during the fall, you can easily avoid prolonged sun exposure and give your skin the TLC it needs.

Another reason why “chemical peel season” is so popular in the fall is that it helps to reverse any sun damage that may have occurred during the summer months. Sun exposure can lead to the development of dark spots, uneven skin tone, and premature aging. A chemical peel can effectively address these concerns and restore your skin’s natural radiance.

Fall is a time when many of us are looking to refresh our appearance after a long summer. Whether it’s the desire to improve the texture of our skin or reduce the signs of aging, a chemical peel can be a game-changer. It’s a non-invasive and relatively quick procedure that can deliver noticeable results in just a few sessions.

Lastly, chemical peel season is a great opportunity to kickstart your skincare routine for the upcoming winter months. By exfoliating and removing dead skin cells, a chemical peel allows your skincare products to penetrate deeper and work more effectively. This means that your moisturizers, serums, and treatments will be able to nourish and hydrate your skin on a whole new level.

Before and After Care For Chemical Peels

Whether you’re considering a superficial peel or a deeper peel, proper before and aftercare are crucial for achieving optimal results and minimizing potential side effects. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you prepare for and recover from a chemical peel.

Pre-Care

  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Discontinue certain skincare products (consult your skincare professional)
  • Hydrate your skin
  • Follow pre-peel instructions (consult your skincare professional)

Aftercare

  • Follow your post-peel instructions (consult your skincare professional)
  • Protect your skin from the sun
  • Moisturize regularly
  • Avoid picking or peeling
  • Limit strenuous activities
  • Attend Your follow-up appointment

How Often Should I Get a Chemical Peel?

The frequency of chemical peels depends on various factors, including the type and strength of the peel, your skin type, and your specific skin concerns. Generally, superficial peels can be performed every 2-4 weeks, while deeper peels may require longer intervals of 6-8 weeks between treatments.

It’s important to consult with a skincare professional to determine the appropriate frequency for your specific needs. They will assess your skin condition, monitor your progress, and recommend the ideal timing for subsequent peels to ensure optimal results without compromising the health and integrity of your skin.

Regular communication with your skincare professional will help establish a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your skincare goals and maximizes the benefits of your chemical peels.

Trust Your Optimal Skin Health to Pure Bliss Med Spa in Atlanta

Now that you’re more familiar with chemical peels and how they work, it’s time to book your appointment before the season slips away.

All appointments are booked via email or phone. We at Pure Bliss Med Spa, Atlanta’s Number One Med Spa, are more than happy to help you achieve your goals. Consultations are always encouraged and all injectable consults are FREE!

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