This past year has been such a whirlwind that it’s hard to believe 2021 is right around the bend. And yet, we are quickly approaching a brand new year. While the transition from one year to the next is an arbitrary marker, it acts as a clean slate for so many of us. You, like most others, might make new year’s resolutions to seek personal improvement. And while much of this reflection is aimed inward, it’s normal to look in the mirror, too, and consider how you might alter your appearance for the upcoming year. As you prepare to ring in another new year, here’s why you should try a chemical peel to give your skin a fresh start.
While the arrival of a new year represents renewal, it also reminds us of the passage of time. While you might feel down about getting older, though, you can keep your skin looking young and bright with the aid of a chemical peel. While there are various types of chemical peels available, they all perform the same basic functions -- some kind of acid is applied to the skin, which gradually sloughs off its surface layers, revealing smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin underneath and promoting collagen production. As a result, a quality chemical peel can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, allowing you to reverse signs of aging while a new year marches forward.
Acne most aggressively affects adolescents, but plenty of adults experience this condition too, as well as scarring associated with previous breakouts. In addition to taking a more targeted approach to clearing up your pimples, receiving a chemical peel can help smooth out and fade acne scars while treating certain types of acne. What better way to enter a brand new year than getting rid of those reminders of old breakouts and prevent new ones from cropping up? Of course, you may need to have multiple chemical peels to get the best results.
Scarring, hyperpigmentation, age spots, sun damage, and other factors can cause your skin to adopt variations in tone and color. Sure enough, chemical peels can help you achieve a more even skin tone as well. By stimulating collagen production and the growth of new skin cells, these skin tone deviations gradually fade, making your skin appear more consistent throughout.
A new year presents the perfect opportunity to invest in some new skincare products, such as moisturizers and acne creams. In order to get the most out of these products, your skin must be as receptive as possible. By shedding the top layers of your skin, a chemical face peel eliminates the gunk standing in the way of your pores, making it easier to apply your products and increasing their efficacy.
Even if you’re dreading the new year, take some time to treat yourself and your skin. After all, a new year calls for new skin, and a chemical peel might be just the thing you need to celebrate properly. The cosmetic dermatology experts at Premier Dermatology Partners are happy to fill you in on more ways to revitalize your skin for the upcoming year and beyond. To learn more about our providers and all the services we offer, contact us today.