There are many reasons to consider skin treatments, but it istoo easy to put off a treat for yourself like skin refreshment (whether with laser resurfacing, chemical peels, or other anti-aging procedures).
If you’ve ever thought that you could use some professional skincare, then it may be time to start making plans. Winter is the perfect time for skin treatments, so if you need a little push to get started, the cold weather just might do the trick.
Everyone has different reasons for seeking cosmetic treatments, but whatever the reason, winter is the perfect time to pursue your skincare goals. Why? Here are some benefits to heading to the plastic surgeon before spring.
Skin is sensitive to a variety of internal and external influences, and we all know by now what anegative impact the sun can have on skin health and appearance. Skin treatments often require a healing period, during which the skin is even more delicate than usual, requiring greater protection from the sun. Because of this, it is essential to stay out of the sun for a generous period of time, up to several months for some procedures. It is easier to accomplish this when the sun is not as strong. It is still important to protect the skin during the winter, but there is less risk for sun-related complications, such as hyperpigmentation, than in summer.
New Year, New You
Almost everyone makes new years’ resolutions, and getting started on facial skin treatments could help you get motivated to stay on track for other resolutions, such as exercising more, eating better, and whatever else you are striving for.
A Treat Amidst Bad Weather
January and February are typically cold and gray, making them somewhat of a drag to get through for many people. Treating yourself with a professional anti-aging procedure might just make you feel great while toughing it out through the cold weather.
Fewer Outdoor Activities
While in the summer, the lure of the beach is strong, the winter is the perfect time to hunker down indoors. If you choose to undergo treatment during the winter, there will be less temptation to compromise your results by going outdoors, and you will not be left out of activities with family and friends.
Notes for Sunny States
Planning to head off for a vacation in Florida, Hawaii or another sunny, beautiful place this winter? Be sure to keep that in mind when planning your treatment. While you should always be diligent about sun protection when you enjoy the outdoors, you do not want to spend your vacation worrying about spending time at the beach. It is best to plan your treatments well in advance of your travels, or after you return. Keep in mind that some laser procedures do require that the skin not be tanned.
Professional skin treatments with a plastic surgeon are popular for a reason. These procedures can produce dramatic results with varying amounts of downtime. Here are some great anti-aging and skin refreshing treatments to consider.
Laser treatments can address a variety of issues, ranging from brown discoloration to broken blood vessels, to deep facial wrinkles. Many plastic surgeons specialize in laser treatments, and can help you plan the treatment that is right for you. Downtime depends on the type of treatment and the laser used. Deep facial resurfacing is the most intensive laser treatment, and can involve initial downtime of several weeks. However, the anti-aging benefits of this procedure are immense in most cases.
Plasma resurfacing is a good alternative to laser treatments for some patients who do not want to undergo the more invasive laser procedure. Plasma treatments offer great anti-aging and skin-brightening results, but these results are less dramatic than those offered by laser treatments. Choosing the right procedure for you will require the help of an expert plastic surgeon.
Ranging from mild to deep, there are many types of chemical peels available. Some are merely skin refreshers, while others work to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Milder peels are great for special events, and may involve a series of treatments over a period of several weeks. Deep peels require significant downtime, but offer patients great results. This flexible type of treatment works for patients of many different ages.
Having Trouble Staying Out of the Sun?
If you cannot see keeping your skin out of the sun for the length of time required for skin treatments, then you may want to consider a completely non-invasive treatment, like the ZO skincare system. The ZO system consists of powerful products to help improve the skin’s condition inside and out. These products can be tailored according to each patient’s needs and are safe for all skin types. Using ZO requires some dedication, but the results can be impressive, despite the lack of surgery or skin treatments. There are both prescription-only and skin health lines of the ZO system available.
Choosing a Specialist
When it comes to cosmetic skin treatments, a plastic surgeon knows best. You should be sure to select a board certified facial plastic surgeon to perform your treatments so you have the best chances of a good outcome. If you are looking for a talented laser specialist in Massachusetts, come to Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery in Worcester(508-363-6500) or Stoneham(617-247-0033). Dr. Stuart Bentkover has been providing patients with effective skin treatments for many years, and can help you make a treatment plan suited to your needs. To schedule your consultation, call either location today.