Peels and Lasers: Reset Your Skin for Fall

With fall just around the corner, we’re all in the process of trading out spaghetti strap tank tops and summer shorts for fall inspired chunky knit sweaters. In addition to hitting reset on your clothes, it’s never been a better or more important time to consider what your skin needs. With the weather changing from warm, balmy days to crisp and chilly, your skin may need some help adjusting to the cooler, fall degrees. Hitting reset with certain rejuvenation procedures in addition to a well thought out skincare routine is the best way of keeping your skin looking clear and bright.

Peel Away to Reveal New Skin

Over the summer, skin secretes more oils and sweat to compensate for the up-rise in temperature. This can clog pores, dulling your skin and even increase acne breakouts. Once the weather gets colder, and you move from air conditioning to heated homes, your skin can overreact again to compensate for excess dryness and produce more oils.

Chemical peels help remove the debris from facial skin without needing extensive treatment time or recovery. While the treatment is often considered an anti-aging option, the procedure is highly versatile in targeting uneven skin tone, acne, clogged pores, and dry skin. Depending on the condition of your skin and aesthetic goals, different chemicals are used to gently remove the topmost layers of dead or damaged skin and immediately reveal a fresh, healthy glow below.

In addition to instantly noticeable results, this mild skin rejuvenation treatment can be completed in as little as one appointment and requires only a few days of recovery. With the school year ramping up and holiday planning fast approaching, chemical peels can be easily accommodated into the busy lifestyle. When followed by regular touchups and a cold weather friendly skincare routine, chemical peels offer a great option for keeping a healthy glow year-round.

Rejuvenation with Laser Skin Solutions

Not all rejuvenation treatments are chemical-based. In recent years, laser skin therapies like resurfacing have gained popularity among patients looking to press reset on their skin and get a little more from their “in clinic” treatments.  Laser skin resurfacing, or fractional resurfacing relies on specific light wavelengths to perforate the skin. This creation of microscopic injury in the skin’s surface stimulates the natural healing process, allowing the body to replace damaged or dead skin with new, healthy skin. When used as part of a fall preparation plan, this treatment is highly effective in minimizing fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and scarring. Rejuvenation lasers work great as an add on to a well-established skincare routines and injectable treatments.

Our dermatologist and plastic surgeon recommend laser skin resurfacing as a transitional treatment for a few key reasons. For starters, the use of specific wavelengths (or radiofrequency in some cases) helps ensure that only the top most skin cells are removed. During the healing process, the non-treated skin helps assist in the healing process. Furthermore, the stimulation of the body’s natural healing process helps stimulate collagen production. Collagen is responsible for volume in the skin, providing patients with a more youthful look following treatment. This added production helps ensure patients are thoroughly prepared for seasonal changes and that their skin remains looking its best.

Like chemical peels, there are a number of different laser skin resurfacing options available, each of which are tailored to better target a specific need or goal. At ICLS, our team has invested in several different laser options, including Nano-peels, Fractora, CO2 , Fraxel and Profractional. During your consultation with our team, we’ll evaluate each of these solutions and recommend the one most likely to help you to get the results you’re looking for.

Ready to Schedule Your Consultation?

When it comes to preparing for changing seasons, don’t forget to care for your skin. For more tips on how to keep your skin beautiful between seasons and year-round, schedule your appointment at ICLS today. Our surgical and dermatology teams are here to help you feel fall fresh and rejuvenated.