Skin treatments to combat seasonal skin problems
Believe it or not, no matter how hot or cold it happens to be outside, or what level of ungodly humidity or dryness you’re dealing with, glowing, healthy skin is within reach. But the reality is that even though choosing skin health is a daily routine no matter what the time of year, changing seasons call for mindful adjustments to those routines. Yet sometimes even when you’ve got your ideal skin care regimen down to a science, a little medical aesthetics help is exactly what the doctor ordered. After all, braving the elements is a full-time job, and even those of us who never stray from perfect habits of hygiene, hydration, moisturization, sun protection, and beauty rest are not entirely immune to the surrounding environment!
Fall and winter tend to see a dip in humidity, leaving you with dry, flaky skin, and the extreme temperature changes that go along with this can lead to broken veins and skin redness. In the spring and winter, heat rash, sunburns, and dry skin can be all the rage. And while it’s true that summer softens skin and brings back lost moisture, acne has the potential to get worse, and sun protection becomes all the more important.
Here are 3 advanced medical aesthetics dermatology treatments offered at SpaMedica Plastic Surgery in Toronto. Consider adding them to your seasonal skin defense arsenal this year!
- The FotoFacial
Those seeking a non-surgical solution for fine lines, blemishes, brown spots, facial spider veins, sun damaged skin, aging skin, oily skin, enlarged pores, and acne scarring are sure to see results with the FotoFacial. High energy light is pulsed gently onto the skin to target any imperfections on the face, neck, chest, and hands. The noninvasive treatment stimulates the production of your own collagen, for smoother, more youthful, and more even-looking skin. 80% of patients see real improvements after 5 treatments. It’s recommended that you keep up a proper skin care routine at home to maximize your results!
- SonoPeel Microdermabrasion
The SonoPeel microdermabrasion device, treatment, and procedure were all created by SpaMedica’s own Dr. Stephen Mulholland. The gentle SonoPeel delivers ultrasound waves which lift off the outer dead skin cell layer of your skin to reveal a smoother, softer you. Patients with fine lines, wrinkles, irregularities, sunspots, oily skin, or acne scarring can all benefit from the SonoPeel. It is recommended that you avoid exposure to excessive heat and drink plenty of water post-treatment to keep your skin hydrated. It may take 4-12 monthly treatments to achieve the best results, depending on your skin type and condition.
- The Vampire Facial
A PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment, popularly known as a vampire lift (when injected), or a vampire facial when applied topically and combined with fractional laser treatments, can lead to a significant improvement in skin quality, erasing wrinkles, restoring facial contours, improving tone and texture, and rejuvenating tissue. You simply get your blood drawn as you would for a blood test, and then, using a special centrifuge machine, the PRP segment, (which contains the stem cells and platelets integral to the repair of damaged vessels) is separated out before being applied topically or injected. The vampire facial can also be combined with soft tissue fillers for best results!
Book a medical aesthetics dermatology consultation at SpaMedica in Toronto to learn how to best supplement your seasonal skin care strategies and put your best face forward without delay.