Smooth Out Your Stress This Holiday Season with a Dermatologist Chemical Peel

Woman feeling her face after chemical peel Smooth Out Your Stress This Holiday Season with a Dermatologist Chemical Peel

No matter how much you love the holiday season, there’s no question that this time of year can be stressful. The rush to buy gifts, pull together family gatherings, and run your family around might leave you feeling not-so-merry and bright--and this stress can start to show on your skin. Fortunately, a chemical peel facial treatment can smooth out your skin, brighten your complexion, and make the stress vanish.

What to Know About Chemical Peels

Stress & Fine Lines: What’s the Link?

You’ve likely heard that stress can give you wrinkles and gray hair, but is this actually true? While some evidence of this progression is anecdotal, several studies have shown a connection between stress and skin issues. Long-term stress can reduce the skin’s elasticity, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Many people also furrow their brow when they’re stressed, and this motion can accelerate the formation of wrinkles on the forehead.

Stress may also be a factor in skin issues like acne, dryness, rashes, and undereye circles. While you can’t always take the stress out of your life, you can treat yourself to skin care treatments at a dermatology and cosmetic center. Cosmetic facial treatments will smooth out fine lines, so you can feel your best this holiday season.

How a Chemical Peel Can Help

Dermatologist chemical peels are among the most effective treatments for fine lines, creases, and shallow wrinkles. This superficial peeling treatment eliminates the outer layer of the skin and boosts collagen production. This increase in collagen can smooth out wrinkles, but chemical peels have a number of other benefits as well. Your dermatologist might also recommend this treatment for:

  • Mild scarring
  • Pigmentation irregularities
  • Sun damage
  • Acne

So, how do chemical peels work? During the treatment, a dermatologist or medical esthetician will cleanse your skin and apply a chemical solution to the skin. They will customize the solution based on the depth of the peel. After neutralizing the chemical, the skin professional will remove the solution. It’s common to experience redness or dryness immediately following treatment, but you will be able to return to your day.

While your skin may not peel right away, you will likely notice flaking and redness for about a week. Deeper peels typically flake for longer, and you may notice more pronounced skin peeling. Crusting and swelling are also possible following a peel, but be sure to call your dermatologist if you have any concerns. These symptoms can last up to two weeks.

Chemical peels can make your skin glow. However, you should plan to return about every six to eight weeks for additional treatments. Building this treatment into your routine can sustain collagen production, so you can enjoy younger-looking skin all year.


Ready to treat yourself to a chemical peel this holiday season? Contact the team at Pacific Dermatology Specialists. Located in Downey, CA and other communities in the Greater Los Angeles area, our team of skin experts offer a diverse selection of cosmetic dermatology treatments. We are also proud to provide medical and surgical services to support your skin health.

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