Keeping Your Skin in Shape This Winter
Maintaining healthy and radiant skin year-round isn’t always easy. Colder, drier weather conditions and a tendency to spend more time inside can leave you with dull, unhealthy-looking skin that makes you feel less than your best. The good news is that there are a number of non-invasive, rejuvenating treatments that can restore a vibrant glow and improve the overall texture and tone of your skin. Best of all, many of the top procedures are actually best done when the weather is cooler and the skies are overcast. Here are five easy ways to revitalize your skin this winter season.
1. Exfoliate Damaged Skin Cells With Chemical Peels
Some of the very best rejuvenating treatments work by inciting small amounts of controlled damage at the skin’s surface layers. Post-treatment, in the body’s rush to repair its protective covering, it produces new, healthy skin cells at an expedited rate. It also ramps up its production of supporting and renewing proteins such as collagen and elastin. Thus, if you’re looking to minimize fine lines, sun spots, mild to moderate acne scars, blackheads, or other cosmetic issues, a chemical peel is one of your best options.
During a chemical peel, a concentrated acidic solution is topically applied. Depending upon the type and potency of the active ingredient that’s used in your treatment, this solution may be wiped off after several minutes or allowed to sit for longer. By chemically abrading away dead or damaged skin cells, a peel can reveal the bright, healthy skin that lies just underneath. There are three chemical peel types available. We’ll help you find the perfect option for your needs based on factors like the condition of your skin, your cosmetic goals, and the specific issues that you’re hoping to eliminate or minimize.
2. Ramp Up Your Natural Collagen Stores With Microneedling
Much like chemical peels, microneedling works by inciting controlled damage. Many of the most common signs of facial aging are the result of decreases in natural collagen production and damages to the existing collagen stores. Just beneath the very deepest layers of dermis lies a smooth, supporting layer of collagen that helps volumize and define your skin. With time, this collagen layer can become both cracked and diminished. Moreover, given that the human body tends to produce less collagen as people grow old, changes in this layer are unlikely to be naturally repaired.
Microneedling is performed with a small, hand-held appliance that’s fitted with multiple rows of short, tiny needles. These puncture the skin all the way down to the collagen layer to incite advanced healing. Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling can be used in conjunction with nutrient-dense, topical solutions. In these procedures, each micro-wound delivers powerful, rejuvenating nutrients all the way down to the skin’s foundation layer where they can be used most efficiently by the skin.
3. Consider Using Cosmetic Injectables To Restore Lost Volume
Many of the most popular, high-quality dermal fillers are largely comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring acid that’s most commonly found in your joints, skin, and connective tissues. When injected into facial areas that have been affected by age-related volume loss, HA fillers attract and retain water molecules. Immediately, this reaction fills in noticeable creases and hollows at the mid-portion of the face while simultaneously hydrating the skin at each and every layer.
4. Use Injectable Neurotoxins To Release Your Dynamic Wrinkles
Often referred to as “lunchtime face lifts”, injectable neurotoxins can quickly boost your confidence by noticeably turning back the clock. Products like BOTOX can be used to block the nerve signals that control select expressive muscles across the face. As these muscles relax, movement-related wrinkles (or, dynamic wrinkles) in your skin’s smooth collagen layer will relax too. This will in turn allow you to smile, frown, furrow your brow, and make numerous other natural-looking facial expressions without revealing crow’s feet, frown lines, or any other age-related creases.
5. Even Out Your Skin Texture With Morpheus 8
Frequent breakouts can leave the skin with shallow pits that are difficult to conceal within even the very best cosmetics. If you’re seeking smooth, unblemished skin, Morpheus 8 could be the perfect solution for you. Performed with advanced radiofrequency technology and combined with microneedling, Morpheus 8 stimulates collagen production and promotes subdermal remodeling. Capable of treating the face and the neck, Morpheus 8 can provide improvements in both shallow scars and loose, sagging skin resulting from the natural aging process.
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At Farmington Dermatology, we’re committed to offering treatments and procedures that promote healthy, beautiful skin all year round. With multiple options for skin revitalizing treatments, we can help you find the perfect solutions for your needs and aesthetic goals. Get in touch with Dr. David Baird today to learn more about our best skincare options at our Farmington Hills practice.