Summary: The chill of winter can take a toll on our skin. Now, as we spring into the season of renewal, it’s time to rejuvenate damaged skin and restore lost vibrancy, putting your best face forward for the months to come. A variety of procedures can help de-stress winter skin, whether your complexion is feeling dry and withered, oily and blemished, or thin and aging. Rejuvenating skin treatments can be mixed and matched for a more comprehensive, customized approach to your winter skin solution. Here is a closer look at five of the best skin treatments for this spring.
This small procedure can yield noticeable results. The SkinPen™ is a microneedling tool that rolls across the skin, leaving a series of controlled punctures from its fine needles. This controlled wounding process triggers the body to produce more collagen and elastin, which can firm and smooth the skin for a wide range of benefits.
SkinPen™ is commonly used to reduce the appearance of acne scars, pores and even stretch marks, as well as to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Since the SkinPen™ leaves the epidermis intact, this procedure can be safely repeated in multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart for optimal results.
Also known as laser skin rejuvenation, laser resurfacing can improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, warts, enlarged oil glands, sun damage, and even some birthmarks. With the use of channeled beams of concentrated light, laser resurfacing scans the skin to carefully remove the damaged surface layer of damaged skin. Customizable to meet your unique skin needs, laser resurfacing can help men and women appear younger, more invigorated and refreshed after a long winter.
This minimally invasive procedure gently sands skin with a spray of exfoliating crystals to help thicken the collagen underneath. The exfoliation also removes the outer layer of skin which is often rough and uneven. Microdermabrasion is safe for all skin tones, and is commonly used to improve light scarring, uneven pigmentation or skin discoloration, as well as sun damage. Because this lunchtime procedure requires virtually no downtime, microdermabrasion allows patients to easily incorporate springtime skin rejuvenation into their normal work schedule.
Med spa facials are touted as excellent noninvasive procedures that can improve skin tone and texture by increasing blood flow and cell turnover, as well as exfoliating dead skin cells. To accomplish this, a wide range of minerals, vitamins, proteins and other molecules are often at play, invigorating your skin with some much-needed nutrients for a healthy glow. Along with zero downtime and relatively cheap costs, facials offer the added benefit of helping you relax while your skin gets pampered.
Medical Grade Skincare
Another way to combat winter skin damage is through the use of medical grade skin treatment products. These cleansers, toners, lotions and serums can often aid in enhancing the results of the treatments above and can be applied in the comfort of your own home. In addition to a regular exfoliator, cream cleanser, daily moisturizer and medical grade sunscreen, your med spa skin expert can assist you in developing a customized skin regimen for your own needs. Ask a skin care professional if there is a particular home treatment that can be paired with a med spa treatment to best strengthen or complement the desired results.