Winter brings holiday celebrations and changes to your skin that can be not so great. Our menu of services here at Alamo Heights Dermatology is full of ways to get your skin back on track or ready for the festivities of the season. Here are a few of our winter-perfect cosmetic procedures and some tips from our pros to add to your skincare playbook.
Cosmetic Procedures Perfect for Winter
The coolness of the temperatures and lack of sun and humidity most days can dry out your skin. This can cause new issues or exacerbate existing ones. The good side to this time of year is that those same reasons make some procedures more ideal now than when it’s warmer. Although the sun is still out, UV exposure is less, which is key to these procedures’ healing process. Here are some examples:
- Chemical Peels: Our Perfect 10 Chemical Peel helps improve skin tone and texture and eases the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and mild scars.
- Dermaplaning: Dermaplaning smooths skin, improves texture, exfoliates, and more.
- Microneedling: This procedure stimulates the production of collagen. Results are improved texture, tone, and the reduced appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
- Microdermabrasion: Our Silk Peel is microdermabrasion turned-up. The skin is exfoliated while pro infusion solutions are delivered deep into the layers. Skin immediately looks fuller, younger, smoother, and more radiant.
Most of these procedures do have some residual redness once completed. A protective face mask is a perfect solution for hiding that “downtime redness” and reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Ditch Your Winter Legs
It is common for some women to shave their legs a little less during the colder months. It’s a phenomenon known as “winter legs.” Winter legs thrive under slacks, jeans, leggings, and even tights. With the transition into spring, razors around the globe shudder at the monumental task before them.
Shaving can be a nice break, but there are other ways to reduce the need to shave all year versus the winter. Consider laser hair removal treatments during this time, and by summer, frequent shaves will be a thing of the past. Laser hair removal is also best done on untanned skin. Afterwards, you have to minimize sun exposure, which makes it another ideal process for this time of year.
This is your friendly reminder to book those appointments so you can be ready in time for all your seasonal festivities, however, you celebrate. We have all your holiday skincare needs and beyond here at Alamo Heights Dermatology. Book your appointment today by calling (210) 255-8447 or fill out our online request form.