New Jersey is well-known for its beautiful beaches, and for residents and tourists alike, nothing compares to spending a warm summer day basking in the sun and surf. The problem: All those warm, inviting rays can take a toll on your skin, leaving it feeling and looking dull, dry, and listless.
At Dermatology Associates of Central NJ, in Old Bridge, Freehold, and Union, New Jersey, our team offers Perfect Derma™ Peel chemical peels to help our patients banish sun damage and reveal softer, healthier skin. Here’s how a Perfect Derma Peel can help you refresh your skin this fall.
Sunbathing and your skin
The sun is a source of light and heat, but it also generates a lot of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV rays are invisible, and they’re present even on cold or cloudy days.
Once absorbed by your skin, UV radiation alters your skin’s cells and DNA, changing the way new cells are formed. It also destroys collagen, the protein that helps your skin stay supple and ward off wrinkles and lines. Sun damage causes about 90% of the visible signs of aging you see in your skin.
When it senses UV radiation, your skin tries to protect itself by increasing the production of pigments called melanin, resulting in a suntan. While many think a suntan makes us look healthy, it’s actually a distress signal that indicates your skin is already suffering from deep damage.
Wearing sunscreen every day helps prevent UV absorption, but if your skin is already damaged by the sun, you need another solution. That’s when Perfect Derma Peel can help.
How chemical peels work
Chemical peels work by gently loosening the upper layers of your skin where most visible damage occurs. Over the next 7 days, that damaged layer sloughs off around day 2 or 3, revealing smoother, healthier-looking skin underneath.
In addition to skin-sloughing chemicals, Perfect Derma Peel’s solution includes antioxidants designed to nourish your skin and prevent cell damage. Treatments take about 15 minutes, but after treatment, patients must refrain from any activities that can cause perspiration for 72-96 hours. It’s also important to use sunscreen, avoid direct sun exposure, and follow the aftercare instructions we provide.
Perfect Derma Peel can be a “perfect” solution for a wide array of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Rough, patchy skin
- Fine wrinkles and lines
- Acne and acne scars
- Enlarged pores
- Age spots or sun spots
Perfect Derma Peel can be used on your face, your back, your chest, your neck, and even your hands.
Enjoy healthy, beautiful skin
Perfect Derma Peel is safe for all skin types, and scheduling treatment now is a great way to make sure your skin looks its best for the upcoming holiday season. To learn more about Perfect Derma Peel and other peel options we offer, call or book online at one of our three convenient New Jersey offices.