Winter is a time for meeting friends, snuggling up under a blanket to watch a movie, and enjoying the crisp, cool weather. However, winter is also a season filled with dead or dry skin, predominantly on the face.
When it comes to winter skincare, non-invasive treatments are specifically designed to rejuvenate the skin from the inside out. Additionally, starting these treatments now is the perfect way to ensure your skin is ready for fun in the sun come the first warm day of spring. These are our favorite winter skincare treatments and why winter is the perfect time of year to have them done.
Winter is the Most Effective Time For Laser Treatments
When it comes to any skin treatment, from facials to laser treatments, winter is the safest and most effective time of year to have skin treatments done. Here’s why winter is ideal:
Because your skin is typically resistant to laser treatments when you’re sporting things like a sunburn or suntan, undergoing any procedures during the summer months becomes more challenging for many clients who enjoy being out in the sun.
After receiving a skin treatment, you will be told to avoid taking a hot shower that can irritate your skin and to keep the skin covered and away from harsh UV rays from the sun. Keeping your skin covered in the wintertime is generally easier than in warmer months.
Skin rejuvenation treatments, especially those that involve microdermabrasion techniques, make skin sensitive after treatment. For the treatment to be most effective, avoid all sun exposure to allow the treatment to work most effectively.
Thermage For Cellulite
Thermage cellulite treatment is a safe, non-surgical treatment that is clinically shown to reduce the appearance of cellulite and tightening, firming, and contouring the skin. The Thermage procedure is administered in-office and utilizes Radiofrequency technology to firm and tighten existing collagen, increase circulation to fatty tissues, and stimulate new collagen production. Immediate results may be visible while results continue to improve for up to six months.
Laser Hair Removal
If you’re looking for a solution to unwanted body hair, permanent hair removal is the answer. Invest in permanent hair removal instead of lifelong spending on razor blades, waxing and threading sessions, and other supplies. GentleMax Pro is a dual-wavelength laser that provides a gentle, fast treatment for patients with all skin types. This laser offers an extensive spot delivery system that allows even large areas of skin (like the back or legs) to be treated quickly.
While laser hair removal can be performed any time of the year, treatments are most effective when performed during the winter months when your skin is away from the sun. The laser used for hair removal cannot differentiate between the pigment in the hair follicle and pigment from a suntan, leading to hypopigmentation and white patches after treatment if your skin is tanned or sunburned.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Also known as a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing can reduce facial wrinkles, scars, and blemishes. These new laser technologies give us a new level of control in laser surfacing, permitting extreme precision, especially in delicate areas, and can improve:
- Fine lines and wrinkles around or under the eyes, forehead, or mouth
- Acne scars
- Non-responsive skin after a facelift
- Age spots
- Sun-damaged skin
- Liver spots
- Improve complexion
- Enlarged pores
Fraxel Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing with the Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 will improve the skin’s appearance while encouraging future healthy growth. The most aggressive resurfacing laser available at Radiance, Fraxel, will make it possible for you to see significant changes without resorting to surgical treatments.
Fraxel is effective on:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Surface scarring
- Pigmentation issues
- Sun-damaged skin
- Actinic keratosis
Intense pulsed light photorejuvenation, or often shortened to IPL, allow patients to achieve desired results with little discomfort and minimal risk with the use of a light beam and is used to:
- Lighten and remove sunspots
- Reduce redness, dilated blood vessels, or broken blood vessels
- Control flushing
- Improves pore size and temporarily reducing oiliness
Don’t Forget To Apply Sunscreen All Year Long
Be proactive in protecting your skin from sun damage and potential treatments needed as you age by investing in a daily sunscreen. If you shy away from moisturizers with adequate sun protection due to them feeling greasy or overly heavy, you just haven’t found the right one yet. Whether it’s February or July, your skin deserves that protection.
Schedule your skin treatment with Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa today and be one step closer to gorgeous skin.