Banish Summer Sun Damage With a Chemical Peel

Sep 05, 2023
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The summer sun feels great on your skin — but sadly, it can also cause a lot of damage, including premature aging. Fortunately, chemical peels can help “undo” that damage, so your complexion always looks beautiful and fresh.

California might be known as the “Golden State” for its historical gold rush, its fields of golden poppies, or the “golden dreams” of Hollywood. But it’s tempting to think the beautiful sunshine of the southern part of the state also has some influence.

During the warm spring and summer months, few things are as enjoyable as soaking up those warm rays. But unfortunately, by the time fall rolls around, all that sun worship can leave you with skin that looks dull, worn, and aged.

At me.losangeles aesthetics, our team has a solution: Perfect Derma Peel™ chemical peels designed to lift away damaged skin and leave you with a more beautiful complexion. Here’s how our peels can help you “undo” the damage caused by too much sunbathing.

The sun and your skin

When most of us think of the sun, we think of the light and heat it generates. But the sun also produces lots of other types of energy, including ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV rays are the primary impetus behind photoaging, a process that causes 90% of the visible changes we see in our skin as we get older.

When our skin absorbs UV rays, the radiation changes the skin’s DNA, breaking down and destroying collagen, the fibers that help our skin look and feel smooth and resilient. UV radiation also alters the way new skin is formed, leading to visible changes, like wrinkles, lines, and age spots, along with dry, leathery-feeling skin.

The skin tries to protect itself by ramping up production of melanin, pigments that give our skin its color. In fact, a suntan is a sign that your skin is desperately trying to protect itself and prevent DNA and collagen damage in its deeper layers.

Sunscreen helps block UV rays, preventing them from causing damage. But if you’ve already had sun exposure, you need another solution — and that’s when a chemical peel can help.

The basics of chemical peels

Chemical peels use special solutions designed to gently lift away the upper layers of your skin — the layers where sun damage is most prevalent and most visible. You’ll see visible results after a single peel, but one of the benefits of our peels is that they can also be repeated to enhance or maintain your results over time.

Our Perfect Derma Peel™ chemical peel solutions combine special acids with skin-revitalizing antioxidants designed to ward off premature aging. In addition to treating the effects of too much sun, our peels are an ideal treatment option for issues like:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne and acne scars

Plus, our peels can be used in multiple areas of your body, including your face, hands, neck, chest, and decolletage.

Even better, our peels are designed to be effective without causing discomfort. Most patients experience minor tingling initially when the peel solution is applied, then skin warmth that’s managed by a special cooling fan. 

Each treatment lasts only about 15 minutes, then the peel is neutralized and washed away. Within a few days, old, sun-damaged layers of skin will begin to slough off, revealing fresher, healthier skin beneath. There’s no downtime, but it is extremely important to use sunscreen and avoid sun exposure while your skin heals.

Keep your skin healthy and beautiful

Scheduling a Perfect Derma Peel™ or a series of peels now means your skin will be refreshed and rejuvenated long before the holidays arrive. To learn more about our innovative peel solutions for all skin types, call or request an appointment online with the team at me.losangeles aesthetics today.