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Fall Is the Perfect Time to Get a Chemical Peel — Here's Why

Sep 01, 2023
Fall Is the Perfect Time to Get a Chemical Peel — Here's Why
Fall is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to rejuvenate your skin with a chemical peel. Here, we break down the process and the science behind it and explain why this season is ideal for this skin procedure.

Fall is the season of change. Temperatures become more refreshing, and trees turn their leaves over to reveal beautiful, vibrant colors. Coincidentally, fall is also the perfect time to rejuvenate your skin with a chemical peel.

Everyone wants to feel good in their skin, and we have the ideal solution at Limmer Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Byron Limmer and Dr. Rachel Limmer have a long history of providing quality skin care, and we offer specialized treatments such as chemical peels, including the glycolic peel, the Perfect 10 peel, and the TCA peel. 

Here’s why autumn is the perfect season for you to get a chemical peel.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is more than a facial; it's a treatment that renews your skin. We apply a carefully selected chemical solution to the outermost layer of your skin to encourage it to shed, revealing a smoother, healthier layer beneath.

The benefits of getting a chemical peel include:

  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles, especially around your eyes and mouth
  • Diminished appearance of acne-related blemishes and scars
  • Reduced dullness, providing your skin with a radiant glow
  • Less apparent sunspots and hyperpigmentation
  • A more uniform skin tone with improved texture and appearance

Whatever your skin concern, a chemical peel can help you achieve smoother and clearer skin. At Limmer Dermatology, you can get a chemical peel on your face, neck, chest, or hands.

Why fall is the perfect time for a chemical peel

One of the biggest reasons autumn is excellent for a chemical peel is because the season is marked by milder temperatures and shorter days. This means reduced sun exposure, lessening the risk of hyperpigmentation and encouraging a smoother healing process.

It's also a fantastic way to reverse any sun damage you may have experienced during the summer. There's balanced humidity during fall, too, which helps to maintain your skin's hydration; this is vital for the healing process and minimizes potential irritation.

In addition, the holiday season is just around the corner. Getting a chemical peel during the fall ensures you look your best during the holidays, allowing enough time for recovery before your first major social event.

Types of chemical peels 

If you're considering a chemical peel at Limmer Dermatology, we offer the following options:

Glycolic peel

This is a gentle peel that targets minor issues. Here we use glycolic acid to exfoliate your skin, resulting in brighter and clearer skin.

Perfect 10 peel

This is a layered peel that makes use of multiple acids for a comprehensive treatment. It targets fine lines and uneven pigmentation and significantly improves your skin.

TCA peel

A deep peel using trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is considered for anyone with severe skin concerns. This requires a more extended recovery period, making it especially useful to get it during fall.

What to expect before, during, and after a peel

The first step when getting a chemical peel is to consult with us. During your consultation, we carry out a detailed assessment of your skin. This helps us recommend the right peel for your skin type, lifestyle, and expectations. 

During the treatment, we explain the process step by step, maintaining an open line of communication to ensure you're comfortable the entire time.

Aftercare is just as crucial as getting the treatment itself. We provide you with detailed guidelines on everything from proper skin care to how to handle potential side effects as your skin heals from the chemical application.

Embrace the spirit of fall and refresh and rejuvenate your skin at Limmer Dermatology. We have an array of specialized chemical peels and a patient-centered approach that makes any treatment enjoyable. Book an appointment online today or call 210-496-9929 to get started.