Why Get a Facial Peel in the New Year?

Plastic surgeons in Louisville describe why the new year is the best time for a facial peel.

After the busy holidays, travel, and winter weather, chances are good that your complexion isn’t looking as refreshed as you’d like. So what about renewing your skin so you can put a fresh, healthy face forward for 2016?

Exfoliating and revitalizing your face can help you look as new on the outside as you feel on the inside, and our plastic surgeons offer a few treatments at our CaloSpa locations in Louisville and Lexington that can help with just that. We start with a VISIA® Complexion Analysis to determine where your face has experienced the most damage and needs the most refreshment. Then, we’ll help you choose the best treatment for your skin.

Some of our faves are the SkinMedica® Vitalize Peel and a variety of other facial peels, and lucky for you, the winter is the best time to get these treatments. Here are our top 3 reasons why:

1. You’re spending less time outside. We all spend more time indoors during the season of shorter days and colder weather. Well, when you get a facial peel, it’s best to avoid the elements, so why not do it now when you’re already cozied up inside? Because peels remove the top layer of damaged skin, the fresh, new skin is highly sensitive and prone to damage from the sun and weather. Therefore, staying indoors and completely out of the sun is best in the first week or 2 following your peel. Your skin will get the recovery time it needs to look fresh and pampered before you head back out in warmer seasons.

2. You’ve already amped up your moisturizing routine. During your chemical peel process, you’ll need to follow a careful regimen that includes protective, hydrating skin care products, including medical-grade moisturizers. With winter’s cold, dry air, you have likely already found the need to add extra hydration to your skin by choosing stronger products and applying lotions more often. Substituting these post-peel products won’t add much time or effort to your routine.

3. Check off your resolutions. Is healthy skin, an improved complexion, or a little rejuvenation on your list of new year’s resolutions? Well, here’s your chance to check it off! Chemical peels can treat a multitude of concerns, from discoloration to fine lines and acne to sun damage. A skin analysis and consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Calobrace or myself will give you a better idea of what a peel can do to improve your complexion. This might be the best time to receive the peel you’ve been thinking about and give your skin a fresh start.

Before you go searching for chemical peel treatments near you, remember how important it is to receive the treatment under the supervision of a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Facial peels are safe, but they use products with powerful ingredients that can cause damage to your skin if used incorrectly. Having the help of a doctor ensures your treatment is successful and your results are beautiful!

Contact us to learn more about the process and whether you are a good candidate.

Plastic surgeons in Louisville describe why the new year is the best time for a facial peel.

About Dr. Bradley Calobrace

M. Bradley Calobrace, MD, FACS is a board-certified, Los Angeles-trained plastic surgeon who established Calobrace Plastic Surgery Center in an effort to bring the latest technology and techniques in plastic surgery to the Louisville area. He has established himself as a leader in cosmetic surgery and received recognition in Louisville Magazine as one of Louisville's "Top Docs" and "Best of Louisville." Dr. Calobrace is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons, and American College of Surgeons. View all posts by Dr. Bradley Calobrace

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