Winter is almost here, and while we may not get the snow and blizzards of the North, the cooler, drier winter air in Florida can make fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and dry skin stand out more than in the warmer months.
At Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, we understand your winter skin concerns and want to help now and all year long. Dr. Christopher Brooks and the rest of our caring team help your skin look younger and fresher with chemical peels.
What is a chemical peel?
Chemical peels use chemical solutions to resurface your skin. The chemicals create superficial wounds on your skin, triggering your body’s healing process.
When your skin is damaged, your body increases collagen production in the areas where the peel was applied. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that plays an essential role in keeping your skin fresh, firm, and smooth.
During a chemical peel, the chemical solutions react on your skin, causing the top layer of skin to peel away leaving room for healthy, new skin to grow.
One of our favorite peels is the VI Peel. Here’s a closer look.
The VI Peel
The VI Peel is a specialized formula made from a blend of powerful ingredients. These ingredients work together to improve your skin’s tone, texture, and clarity. The VI Peel works below the surface of your skin.
After a VI Peel, you’ll see a softening in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as an improvement in skin tone, age spots, and sun damage. You’ll love the improved texture of your skin as the VI Peel smooths away rough skin to reveal a more youthful, glowing complexion.
Why is winter the prime time for a chemical peel?
Winter is the perfect time for a chemical peel because the peels expose the deeper layers of your skin. This makes your skin more sensitive to heat and UV rays after your treatment.
When you get a chemical peel during cooler, winter months when the sun is less intense, your skin is better protected as it heals. This is especially true if you opt to have multiple chemical peel sessions or a deeper peel.
What happens after a chemical peel?
Since chemical peels remove your old skin and allow fresh new skin to take center stage, you can expect your peel to improve the appearance of age-related skin concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Tired-looking skin
- Dark spots and freckles
- Scars and uneven skin tone
- Dry, flaky skin
Peel treatments typically take 30-60 minutes, and you can go home right after your treatment. About 3 days after your treatment, your skin will begin to flake and peel away. After about 3-4 days, the flaking and peeling should be complete.
About one week after your treatment, you can enjoy noticeable results. And since peels rely on your body’s healing process, you can expect your results to keep improving over the next several weeks as new skin continues to grow.
How can I boost my results?
Combining the VI peel with a complementary treatment like microneedling boosts your results and takes your skin to the next level. Microneedling is a procedure that uses tiny needles to create micro punctures in your skin, and your body responds by increasing collagen production.
Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment for people with all skin types and a great option for treating skin imperfections like wrinkles, scars, sun spots, and large pores. When microneedling is combined with a VI peel, you can expect dramatic results as your skin heals.
For optimal results, multiple treatments of both microneedling and chemical peels are recommended. Dr. Brooks evaluates your skin and recommends the right number of treatments for your unique skin condition and goals.
Take the first step toward renewing your skin this winter and contact our office, or request an appointment online now.