Our Top 4 Post-Summer Cosmetic Treatments

We all know the sun wreaks havoc on our skin, so as we creep into shorter days and cooler weather, the summer may have given your skin a beating, leaving it dry, sun-damaged, rough, flat, or wrinkled. If your skin looks and feels lacklustre and parched, these skin rejuvenation treatments will restore its youthfulness and radiance, making you feel like a brand-new person as you face the cold season head-on.

1. Chemical Peels

The best time of year to have a chemical peel is during the cooler months (October to March) because you’re guaranteed to minimize sun damage with shorter days, giving your skin more protection and optimal healing time. If you need multiple treatments, you’ll also have lots of time in between without risking too much sun exposure. Plus, it’s much easier to stay inside when it’s miserable outside (just curl up and binge on some Netflix after your procedure).

A chemical peel can repair post-summer skin damage from pigment changes to wrinkles and fine lines, all while enhancing your skin’s texture and clarity. But the benefit doesn’t stop there, a chemical peel at Rao Dermatology uses SkinCeutical’s medical grade skin care products to exfoliate your skin and stimulate collagen production to keep your skin glowing and radiant while also brightening your complexion, reducing the size of your pores, improving acne, and evening out your pigmentation.

2. Microdermabrasion
Between the sun, water (salt or chlorine), wind (think boating, waterskiing, or even just sitting outside all day), and air conditioning, the summer can ravage your face! A fantastic way to bring it back to its former glory is with microdermabrasion, a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that’s safe, easy, quick, and painless. Microdermabrasion is a specialized clinical exfoliation technique that uses a diamond-tipped wand to blow teeny tiny air-driven diamond crystals over your skin that removes the lop layer of skin while also vacuuming it up. The procedure cleanses, abrades, and exfoliates and takes about 30 minutes, ultimately stimulating collagen production and increasing cell turnover. Plus, microdermabrasion can lessen (or eliminate) scars and give you cleaner pores free from acne and blackheads.

3. Intense Pulse Light
You might think light is a strange treatment for skin damage from sunlight, but Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments are perfect for reversing ultraviolet damage and aging. IPL is a non- ablative (doesn’t cause injury) procedure that uses infrared light to rejuvenate the skin and stimulate collagen production. Improving skin tone and texture from photo damage and vascular conditions (think rosacea), IPL is a great treatment for red and brown spots as well as tiny veins.

Different filters treat different skin conditions, so IPL can be adjusted to suit your unique skin concerns.

4. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
An injectable treatment that uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is lauded for its ability to restore your face’s volume while also improving overall complexion and texture. The high concentrations of growth factors and proteins stimulate capillary formation, collagen production, and tissue repair, making it the ideal balm to your damaged summer skin. Unlike the other treatments noted above, PRP not only makes your skin look more refreshed, but it also plumps it up, filling in cheek indents and under-
eye hollows to give you a more youthful visage.

Want to give your skin the best possible fall refresh, try a combination of these treatments to give you the best possible results. Take advantage of the coming cold to pamper yourself, contact us today for your free consultation and our team will devise a treatment plan just for you.