Fall skincare tips can be a lifesaver for your skin this season when the cold air steals away the moisture from your skin. As the year transitions from summer to fall, you may need some skin rejuvenation treatments to stop it from looking dull and lackluster with the seasonal change.
In fall, the changes in temperature and humidity cause your skin to dry out. During this time of the year, patients may also be dealing with actinic (sun) damage sustained from spending time outdoors during the warmer months.
Common cosmetic problems include wrinkles, fine lines, sunspots, hyperpigmentation, and rough patches. Unfortunately, at-home skincare routines might not always be enough to address these concerns.
Laser skin resurfacing and other aesthetics treatments, such as chemical peels, microneedling, and HydraFacials®, can all help breathe new life into your skin while giving it a more polished and even appearance, just in time for the holidays.
The added advantage is that these treatment options involve minimal downtime.
Although you can schedule laser treatments for any month of the year, patients and physicians both tend to refer to the autumn and winter months as “laser season.” This is because it’s usually more convenient to schedule light ablative services when the weather is cooler, and the sun is less intense.
Cooler weather means you tend to stay indoors more often and wear heavier layers of clothing to protect the body from the cold and wet weather. This, in turn, means that the chance of any permanent pigment changes due to sun exposure is low.
Additionally, the skin has time to heal from any possible damage after laser treatments, such as Pixel®, which are ideal for
- Stimulating new collagen production
- Improving acne scars, enlarged pores, age spots, and wrinkles
- Evening skin tone and texture
The pores on the skin’s surface are often blocked by debris and dead skin cells, making it difficult for topical products to penetrate and work effectively. Treatment with a chemical peel ensures that the clogged pores are unclogged and the damaged layer of skin peels away, revealing a youthful glow to your skin. This also allows more effective use of your home skincare regimen.
Microneedling is a treatment option that uses tiny pinpricks to stimulate collagen production in the skin. Each small “wound” created during the procedure triggers the skin’s natural healing process, eventually revealing new, healthy skin, so acne scars and wrinkles are less prominent.
HydraFacial® treatments deeply cleanse the skin and are suitable for all skin types. The procedure involves three simultaneous actions to treat your skin:
- Extracting impurities
- Nourishing the skin with serums
Dr. Timothy Greco is Philadelphia’s leading facial plastic surgeon, skilled at all types of cosmetic procedures that help counter the effects of aging.
Dr. Greco focuses solely on plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck at his in-office, state-certified aesthetic surgical center. If you're looking for a younger, fresher appearance customized to your facial structure, Dr. Greco can help!
Get in touch today to schedule a consultation with Philadelphia’s leading facial plastic surgeon. For appointments, call (610) 664-8830 or check the doctor’s schedule online.