Cooler temperatures mean warmer clothes, hot chocolate, college football – and corrective skincare treatments? That’s exactly right, said Coleman Powell, owner of La Bella Skin & Wellness in Vestavia Hills. Read on to find why fall and winter are the perfect time to work on your skin.


About Town: Why are fall and winter the time for corrective skincare treatments?

La Bella: UV exposure and extremely high temperatures often lead to an increase in the sensitivity of your skin. For this reason, certain procedures involving deeper exfoliation, like chemical peels and microneedling, see best results during fall and winter. Now is the perfect time to correct the damage done to our skin over the summer months!


Tell me about your chemical peels.

We offer Cosmedix peels, which are formulated for maximum results with reduced irritation and less downtime. They are retinol based, which typically results in less overall irritation compared to other chemical peels. We have a peel for every skin condition and concern including acne, hyperpigmentation, dry skin, sensitivity and redness, and photo-age reduction. We also offer peel packages, which are at a discounted rate and include four treatments for optimal results, plus a discount on aftercare products. Our milder peels typically do not have any downtime at all. Our deeper peels can produce redness, dryness, and flaking, depending on skin condition.


You mentioned microneedling. What is that?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, stimulates your body to activate its own natural wound healing mechanism – stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which rejuvenates your skin from the inside out. Each treatment can restore up to a year’s worth of lost collagen. Microneedling helps to soften fine lines, improve acne scars and uneven skin texture, smooth out large pores, and reduce hyperpigmentation to brighten skin. The result is plumper, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. We recommend three to five treatments spaced four weeks apart for optimal results.


What if we have no idea where to start? What can we do?

We offer free skin consultations. If someone is unsure of what services are best for them or are in need of a new skincare regimen, we will guide them in the right direction. Appointments can be booked online anytime.