Peel Season! The Importance of Getting Peels During The Winter



Facials can do wonders for your skin. However, if you want to effectively treat common skin concerns such as acne scars, age spots, and rough skin, among others, you might want to try a different approach.

Providers in Katy, TX, like LUXE Medical Aesthetics offer a wide range of beauty treatments such as chemical peels which range from superficial to deep chemical peels.

Read on to know more about chemical peels and why it’s best to get them this winter.

What Are Chemical Peels?

A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment that reveals more radiant and healthier skin by exfoliating dead and damaged skin cells. It was designed to smooth out a rough skin texture and soften fine lines.

It’s basically an acidic solution that is applied to your skin to create a controlled injury at a specific depth. It removes the damaged top layers of the skin, stimulates new skin growth, and boosts collagen growth giving you more radiant skin.

While it’s primarily intended for the face, a chemical peel can also be applied to the neck, chest, and back of the hands.

Types of Chemical Peels

There are different chemical peels depending on your specific aesthetic needs. Typically, each peel can be completed in less than 30 minutes.

Luxe offers two general peel options:

VI Peels

The VI Peel was created to target multiple conditions such as acne, melasma, aging skin, acne scarring, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation.

It’s a unique blend of five acids that aim to tighten your skin, brighten skin tone, and smooth the overall texture. It also helps rejuvenate the skin from within.

Glymed Peels

Meanwhile, Glymed Peels is a three-level chemical peel treatment designed for varying degrees of skin damage.

“Glow-Getter” or Level 1 is a superficial chemical peel that doesn’t need any skin preparation. It’s ideal for first-timers who just want to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

On the other hand, Level 2 (a.k.a. “Glow-Pro”) is a medium-depth peel that requires 7-14 days of rest post-peel. This type of chemical peel is done to reduce acne and improve pigmentation as well as fine lines and wrinkles.

Lastly, Level 3, or “De-Luxe” is a deep chemical peel that treats, corrects, and controls while eliminating deeper wrinkles. It’s considered the Gold Standard of peeling.

Getting Peels in the Winter

A deep chemical peel such as “De-Luxe” can take anywhere between 14 days to three months to recover from.

Undergoing a chemical peel can make the skin very sensitive throughout the healing process. Hence, you should hold off exercising and avoid direct sunlight until the peeling has stopped. This is why it’s best to get peels during the colder months.

Winter months are especially ideal for chemical peels since it’s when your skin is less likely to be exposed to direct UV rays. This helps you prevent sun damage and can help ensure excellent results. Thus, your skin is usually smoother just before spring and summer arrive.

Let us help you cultivate your confidence with a chemical peel this winter. Book an appointment today.