Are chemical peels safe in the New Orleans sweltering summer heat?

Chemical peels are highly customizable and extremely effective for a variety of applications. From overall skin rejuvenation to targeted acne treatment, a peel can be a great solution. However, you may have heard that the procedure is best in the cool winter months. Do you really need to wait until the temperatures in New Orleans start dropping?

Any time is a great time for a chemical peel – with the right provider

The short answer is that chemical peeling can be a very safe procedure any time of year, in any weather. You will need to take some precautions, but you should be advised of these prior to treatment. The most important factor in both safety and efficacy is the quality of treatment and guidance you receive from your provider. The fact is, some people prefer summer treatments because they are teachers or because they can hide their peeling skin while on vacation.

Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology adheres to the highest standards of safety and clinical excellence. This includes attention to detail and sound judgement in planing and administering the procedure, such as choosing the appropriate formula and neutralizing it at precisely the tight moment. It also includes patient education, giving comprehensive pre- and post-procedure instructions, as well as being available to answer any questions or concerns that arise.

About weather and chemical peeling

If you are given proper aftercare guidelines, and you follow them, you needn’t worry about the time of year. There are some seasonal considerations when planning a chemical peel, which will be discussed during your consultation. These include:

  • Your skin will be highly sensitive to UV rays during healing. Summer sun is especially intense, but you can effectively protect the area with sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, and staying indoors.
  • Having a peel in winter does not mean you can skip the sun protection. Even on the coolest and cloudiest day there are UV rays if there is daylight.
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