Skin Procedures for the Spring

Now that the cold, dry weather that can be harsh on skin has come to an end, it’s time to prepare your skin for the next seasonal change.  The spring is a time for renewal, and procedures such as microdermabrasion and Botox and filler injections are high on the list of options that can give you a refreshed, more youthful appearance.  Since sun exposure tends to be more limited than in the summer, healing from microdermabrasion can be easier.  It’s also a great time to consider injections that will improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, which tend to be more apparent due to the minimal makeup routines that coincide with warmer weather and outdoor activities.

Microdermabrasion for Treating Wrinkles, Age Spots, Acne, and Scars

As it can treat a host of skin concerns, microdermabrasion remains a popular treatment. This procedure involves removing the top layers of the skin, which becomes smoother as it heals.  Whether you are seeking to lessen the appearance of wrinkles, combat age spots or address scars left by conditions such as acne, it may be the best solution to address your problem skin areas.  Since it is recommended to avoid sun exposure for a few weeks following the procedure, recovery after microdermabrasion can be more difficult during the summer.  The spring months are gentler on skin, and there is still time to heal properly before the summer.

Botox for Minimizing Facial Wrinkles

For patients seeking to minimize crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines on the forehead, and wrinkles between the eyebrows, Botox is an effective solution.  It temporarily paralyzes muscles whose movements lead to facial lines, creating a more relaxed appearance.  Unlike an injectable cosmetic filler, it does not plump skin, but rather smooths it by preventing muscle contractions.   Many patients tend to wear less makeup during the warmer months, and Botox can help to rejuvenate their natural appearance.  Skin that has deeper wrinkles due to sun damage or other factors may require a more intensive treatment plan of which Botox is a part.  Often they are combined with injectable fillers.

Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse Injectable Fillers for Restoring a Youthful Appearance

In addition to wrinkles, patients may be concerned about the loss of volume and fullness in their face.  Injectable fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse can combat wrinkles and folds through non-surgical means.  They are injected below the skin where they hydrate and plump its volume.  The most popular types are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found throughout the body.  Since filler results can last from 4 months to a year, a well-time spring treatment can last throughout the summer months.

Whether you are concerned about a loss of volume in the skin, the deepening of facial wrinkles, or treating acne scars, the spring is a good time to consider scheduling a cosmetic procedure that will rejuvenate your appearance.  Microdermabrasion, Botox, and dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse may be part of the plan that your dermatologist recommends.  Schedule a consultation to discuss your specific needs in advance of the summer season.

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