It is commonly known that summer is a great time to try some cosmetic procedures or plastic surgery you have been thinking about so long.
This is because after applying invasive or intense procedure couple weeks of recovery time are needed. It is the time when you need to limit activity and movement and take good care of your skin. So those summer months or weeks of rest from teaching, attending classes or taking kids to and from school give instructors, students and parents a great opportunity to concentrate on the procedure itself and taking care of themselves after it.
However you should be very careful with any skin resurfacing treatments and peels during the summer. Let’s find out why.
Skin peel treatments and hyperpigmentation
Another way to call peels is exfoliation or derma-peeling, they are considered to be a method for bettering skin tone and texture. You can meet number of peeling agents that vary from very mild to very powerful.
The number of skin layers removed, the duration of the procedure, downtime and final results themselves depend on the power of the peel you pick. Enzyme peels, glycolic peels, salicylic acid, lactic acid and jessner peels are known to be mild peels.
More powerful peels will can give more dramatic results and are used to treat the skin with more visible damage or imperfections. The fact is that after applying stronger peel, the new skin layer is smoother, it has more even color and less wrinkles compared to old skin.
One of the most common side effects of the peels is skin color change.
Sometimes, you may develop hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation after the procedure. Threfore all the resurfacing treatments are better to be done by experienced doctors.
A boost color of the skin is called hyperpigmentation. For instance, your skin may gain darker skin color after the peel compared to the color you have had before.
Usually after the chemical peel procedure it is better to avoid the sun, it is also advisable to apply a sunscreen. A good choice is SPF 30 or higher, use it half an hour before going out. Some people prefer to stay inside and not to apply anything to the skin while it is healing after the procedure.
But even after your skin is recovered, it is important to put a good sunscreen in order to protect your skin from sun damage.
For instance, your skin will be sensitive to the sun during 6-8 weeks after TCA peel. Thus you will need to prevent sun’s influence to your skin by regularly wearing SPF, hats and sunglasses.
Because of making the skin more sun-sensitive, chemical peels, microdermabrasion or laser treatments can lead to hyper-pigmentation in some people. But it happens mostly when people with fresh peeled skin don’t have any protection against sun activity.
Mind that these procedures are dangerous in case you won’t wear a true sunblock, re-apply it every couple hours and keep away from sun activity.
It is recommended to do all skin resurfacing procedures when sun activity reduces.
Sun damage can also be removed by skin peels
Despite the above, chemical peels are also commonly applied to get rid of spots, age spots or other types of hyperpigmentation resulted from sun damage. Chemical peels with mild or medium strength are good to apply against dark spots, sun damage, freckles and help the discoloration fade.