July 2024 Plaza Aesthetics & Wellness Newsletter

chemical peels

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Chemical Peels in the Summer?!

The myth that you can’t get a chemical peel in the summer stems from the important aftercare instruction of avoiding prolonged sun exposure during skin recovery. Since summer is hot and sunny, it’s a seemingly valid concern that you should wait until the cooler months to get a chemical peel. In reality, your skin can handle a bit of sun exposure safely during recovery, as long as you wear sunscreen and take proper sun protection measures, like wearing a hat. These precautions are recommended year-round and at all times- not just after a peel.

Truth: The summer season can actually be a great time for a peel!

Chemical peels, induce skin regeneration and exfoliation by promoting skin cell turnover. As we age, cell turnover slows, but peels help by sloughing off old cells to reveal newer, fresher skin. The exfoliating acids in chemical peels stimulate new cell generation without triggering melanin production. Therefore, issues typically only arise from improper post-peel care, like not wearing SPF or spending too much time in the sun, which can lead to dark spots and hyperpigmentation (any time of the year).

Your approach to SPF and sun exposure after a peel should be the same as any other day. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that everyone over six months old wear sunscreen daily to prevent premature aging, sunburns, and skin cancer. As long as you protect your skin, your chemical peel results won’t be affected by the season.

What about the summer heat?

It’s true that prolonged sun exposure and intense heat should be minimized during peel recovery. The key words here are “prolonged” and “intense.” Everyday activities like running errands, driving, or taking a walk are fine if you use SPF. There are two types of heat to consider: environmental heat (like summer temperatures) and internally generated heat (like from exercise or saunas). While environmental heat can cause some sweating, it’s internally generated heat that really needs to be avoided during recovery.

Still skeptical? Consider this: if chemical peels weren’t safe in warmer temps, they wouldn’t be feasible in sunny states like California and Florida, where it’s warm year-round. Unless you’re planning a tropical escape, your skin can handle a summer peel.

Surprise: Summer peels may be even better for your skin!

Summer’s humidity acts as a natural moisturizer, offsetting the dryness and irritation that can follow even the gentlest peel. Dry or dehydrated skin, as well as skin prone to redness and sensitivity, can benefit from the extra moisture in the air during warmer months, making summer an ideal time for a peel.

Sun damage can occur any time of year, but it often seems worse in the summer. Treating dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone with a peel while the damage is fresh can prevent conditions like melasma from becoming deeply embedded in your skin. Remember, though, to avoid peels if your skin is sunburned. If you’ve had a sunny beach weekend or a tropical vacation, wait until your skin has recovered before getting a peel. We will help determine when your skin is ready, but a general rule of thumb is to wait at least two weeks.

When is the best time for a chemical peel?

Ultimately, the best time for a peel depends on you, your lifestyle, and your consultation. Skincare maintenance is a year-round commitment and getting a peel at least once a quarter is recommended. Plaza Aesthetics & Wellness offers a range of chemical peels perfect for treating sun damage on the face, décolleté, shoulders, and other areas.

Bonus: Keep reading for a special summer offer on our NEW peels and to learn about combining VI Peels with your neurotoxin injections for increased results!

Then click the link below or call us at (816) 463-4440 to embrace the summer glow and enjoy the benefits of a VI Peel.

Now Introducing: VI Peels

                       Before                              After a Series of 3 VI Peels

As the #1 Chemical Peel available today, the Vitality Institute has numerous options for a customizable, professional treatment featuring a one-of-a-kind formulation designed to painlessly lift pigment, relieve acne and acne scars, and fight fine lines.

In addition to the benefits already provided by the VI Peel, you can combine a chemical peel on the same day as neurotoxin (Botox, Dysport, etc.) injectables, and it is clinically proven to increase the effectiveness of the injections! These can be done within the same appointment, and by doing the chemical peel, immediately followed by your injections, it can increase your neurotoxin results by 36%!

Aesthetics Special

The first 10 people to book a chemical peel get 30% off one VI Peel.

EVEN BETTER: If you do a VI Peel and your neurotoxin injections in the same visit, get 50% off the VI Peel!

Before                                        30 Days After VI Peel and Neurotoxin

EvolveX by InMode

EvolveX is a groundbreaking, non-invasive treatment that improves body contour and tightens skin. It is a top-tier platform that uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen and help break up and destroy fat cells. It is most commonly used as a way to get a more defined, contoured appearance without going through surgery or invasive procedures. This innovative aesthetics platform can help reduce unwanted fat, tighten loose skin, and sculpt a far more youthful, contoured appearance. EvolveX is an ideal solution for those who want to reach a more toned and sculpted state with their body, and who don’t mind making a regular time commitment to that goal.

The Benefits of EvolveX include:

  • Completely non-invasive treatment with no surgery or incisions
  • No downtime, making it perfect for patients who need to get back to their normal activities relatively quickly
  • Highly customizable treatment plans that are designed specifically for each patient’s unique needs
  • EvolveX is suitable for all skin types and tones
  • Visible results after only a few treatments

To develop a customized treatment plan and see if EvolveX is right for you, call us at 816-463-4440 or click the link below.

Body Contouring Special:

20% off each individual EvolveX Treatment

Injection Special

New Injectable Patients:

(and current patients who have never done injectables!)

Xeomin

Neuromodulator Injections

$10 per unit

Minimum of 20 units

Already doing injectables? We would never leave you out!

For our current patients who have done injectables, if you use at least

100 units of Dysport

OR

50 units of Xeomin,

receive a complimentary lip flip! ($150 value)

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Dr. Amber Botros, D.O

Dr Amber Botros, D.O

Owner & Medical Director

Dr Amber Botros is an expert in her field, her practice is centered around evidence based medicine and patient safety & satisfaction. She strives to empower her patients to love the skin they are in. Dr Botros’ specialties are aesthetics, anti-aging medicine, medical weight loss, laser hair removal and body contouring.

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