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Combatting 3 common winter skin problems

February 20, 2019

Winter can be a more difficult time of year for many reasons, such as de-icing your car, keeping your house warm, or coping with many common skin conditions associated with the season. Harsh, cold, dry winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin, causing it to dry out, get dull, flaky, irritated, or even trigger premature aging. The good news: aside from basic dermatology precautions you can take such as proper hydration, regular and ample moisturizing routines, and adequate sun protection, there are other highly effective treatments out there that can work wonders in the battle against winter skin problems—and help your anti-aging efforts to boot.

 

Here are 3 common winter skin problems and the cutting edge medical aesthetics treatments that can address them when you book a dermatology consultation at SpaMedica in Toronto.

 

  1. UV damage

 

Fact: winter sun can be just as damaging as summer sun, although most underestimate it. Additionally, sunlight reflects harshly off of white snow and can cause overexposure, or even a sunburn. Photofacials pulse radio frequency energy, intense pulsed light (IPL), and infrared energy gently and non-invasively onto the skin. The process stimulates collagen growth to target a wide range of skin issues, including UV damaged or sun-spotted skin—as well as the fine lines that are so often the focus of anti-aging procedures. SonoPeel microdermabrasion can also reduce the appearance of sun spots or damage with the use of gentle ultrasound waves that work to micro-abrade and smooth your skin’s surface.

 

  1. Dryness

 

Chronic skin dryness is very common in the winter months due to a marked drop of moisture in the air, as well as the dehumidifying effect of the heat in your car or your home. Universkin is being hailed as the top tier revolutionary medical aesthetics treatment that combines science and personalization, allowing patients to create formulas tailored to address all their unique dermatology concerns including dryness, as well as a range of other pigmentation, texture, irritation, and anti-aging problems. The base serum contains 11 fresh ingredients, including biomimetic peptides which mimic the natural regeneration of your skin.

 

 

  1. Sensitive skin

 

Since winter weather causes dryness, it’s not surprising that it can also cause sensitive skin conditions like redness, itching, irritation, and inflammation. A Universkin serum can be very effective in treating the complex causes of your personal skin issues. After conducting a thorough analysis of your skin, Dr. Mulholland will select only the most relevant and well-suited of 19 available active ingredients. Your serum will then be prepared fresh right in front of you, and tailored specifically for your unique combination of dermatology needs.

 

Bonus tip: winter anti-aging

 

In addition to the plethora of skin challenges associated with wintertime, harsher temperatures can also hasten aging—something no one wants. Non-invasive procedures like injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are effective at providing contour and volume, and correcting wrinkles and furrows for an all-around more youthful look. And the vampire facial offered at SpaMedica in Toronto harnesses the power of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) drawn from your blood. PRP contains stem cells and platelets integral to the repair of damaged vessels and clotting. The formula can then be injected to repair and rejuvenate tissue, and stimulate active healing!

 

Book a consultation at SpaMedica in Toronto today to find out more about how best to enhance your unique winter skincare routines and maintain healthy skin all year-round.

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Stephen Mulholland
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Dr. Stephen Mulholland has been practicing Plastic Surgery for over 20 years. He is one of Canada’s most renowned and best plastic surgeons in Toronto with his wealth of experience, artistry, and humbleness towards his patients.

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