Terrific Skin Treatments in Winter

Why is winter the perfect time to start skin care treatments?

How can harsh weather conditions and dry complexions be the best time for a facial or other non-invasive beauty treatments? Well, the reasoning is simple: The less your skin is being exposed to the sun after treatments is the key to healing much faster. Winter presents a terrific opportunity for your skin - to rejuvenate, renew and refresh dull, dry aging skin!

It’s never too early to get beautiful skin, start treatments now - when it really counts.

Your winter skincare routine and advanced facial treatments should be a powerful defense against the weathering and aging effects of winter. Winter wind is incredibly brisk, but it’s also unbelievably dry, which really dehydrates the skin. Dry skin has a higher risk of accumulating damage like flaking and irritation, and it’s also more likely to exaggerate signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. 

Many popular skincare treatments, like laser hair removal and exfoliating procedures, cause photosensitivity. The skin becomes more sensitive to both direct and indirect sunlight, and over time, the side effect can permanently damage skin. Obtaining these procedures during the darkest winter months - November, December, January and February - can mitigate photosensitivity. Because the days are shorter, there are fewer opportunities to experience damage. With sufficient preparation and care, most patients can avoid photosensitivity in the sunniest months.

Getting started on treatments now can make for a faster and easier recovery.

Winter is the best time of year to use strong spot treatments for acne, which often contain alpha hydroxy acids. Winter also provides an excellent opportunity for chemical peels, dermarolling, and scar reduction treatments. Even advanced acne treatments can be extremely beneficial in the low winter light.

The Best Winter Weather Skin Treatments

  • Laser Hair Removal - Who has time for shaving? If you're looking for a more permanent solution to this annoying problem, laser hair removal is for you. A huge benefit to getting this beauty treatment done in the winter is that it works best on pale skin and dark hair. Before and after treatment, you're advised to keep the treated areas out of the sun which is a lot easier to manage in the winter months. Best of all the treatment is safe, effective, and painless! Kiss shaving goodbye forever.
  • Facial Peels & Skin Resurfacing Treatments (i.e., DiamondGlow® Dermalinfusion, Glycolic Peels, TriBella & Fractional Resurfacing) - with age, clients often notice skin blemishes and fine lines appearing on the face and the backs of their hands. These sun-induced aging features can be treated with a chemical peel, specifically designed to rejuvenate the skin in these areas. A professional facial peel, or a Glycolic Peel, are fast and effective leaving you with immediate cell renewal and amazing results. DiamondGlow® Dermalinfusion is a noninvasive skin-resurfacing treatment, that simultaneously exfoliates, extracts impurities and infuses condition-specific serums to improve skin health and appearance. It is fully customizable and safe for all skin tones and types. Out with the old cells and in with the new! TriBella™ is a complete facial rejuvenation treatment, which combines three effective facial rejuvenation therapies into one using unique technologies for exceptional outcomes. With this facial rejuvenation treatment, you get a photofacial treatment, an anti-aging treatment, and a skin resurfacing treatment - all in one. The result is a high-intensity, non-invasive, effective form of skin renewal. Reverse the early signs of aging with Fractional Skin Resurfacing. These treatments have become a popular procedure to help treat and reduce the appearance of acne scars and other scars, striae, rosacea, dyschromia, deep wrinkles, enlarged pores, and uneven skin texture and pigmentation. 
  • Skin Tightening & Contouring Treatments - Tighten, tone, lift and refresh your skin's collagen. Venus Concepts highly versatile system that combines effective technologies for the best results in facial and body contouring. Spa400 offers non-invasive skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and body contouring solutions that can be used on the face, neck, and body. Radio frequency (RF) technology combined with pulsed magnetic fields (PEMF) that gives off a warm, deep heat - these two types of energy combined work in synergy to stimulate collagen and effectively deliver remarkable clinical results!
  • IPL Skin Rejuvenation - gets the red out...and brown spots too! IPL Photo Rejuvenation (aka. Photofacial) is a way to improve the color and texture of your skin without surgery. It can undo some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure - called photoaging. You may notice it mostly on your face, neck, hands, or chest. IPL Photofacials improve the appearance of rosacea, redness of the skin, sun-damaged skin, mild acne scars, fine lines, skin texture, age spots and so much more!

Summer or spring might not be the most reasonable time to start a skincare routine, but it’s the best time to show off your glowing, youthful new skin. If you start any skincare regimen now, your skin should look refreshed and rejuvenated right around the time the weather gets pleasant and the sun comes out.

If you want a little help getting started, contact us for a consultation! Meeting with our licensed esthetician's can help to answer your questions and help you with your personal skincare journey.

Schedule your appointment TODAY - call 716-631-1516.

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