Surviving the holidays for another year is an accomplishment, but now as we all return to normal life, it is easy to see how stress and warmer weather may have wreaked havoc on our beautiful faces. This is the time of year that many of us choose to embark on a new diet and exercise plan. However, there is also something else you can improve, and it’s right there in front of you – your skin.
Winter is the best season to improve your skin with lasers and chemical peels and here are the reasons why:
Winter is the Time for Skin Repair
While we all enjoy the long hot summer months and take advantage of the extra glow the sun can provide, there is a lot of damage that can happen to the skin that may not show up right away. As a result, we can end up several months later with new pigmentation and even new wrinkles that were not there before.
Chemical peels and laser resurfacing treatments can be just what your skin needs to repair this damage. Just like a good wash and wax can remind you of why you bought the car you love, these treatments can erase the sun’s damage and make your skin look healthy again.
Your skin has served you well. Now it’s time to take care of it.
Winter Allows for Time to Heal
Exposing your skin to intense sun after a peel or laser treatment can be harmful and counterproductive. This is why there is no better time to avoid the sun than in the limited daylight hours of winter. For most of us who live in Southern California, the winter climate may not be ridden with snow and freezing temperatures, but there is significantly less sun and harmful UV rays. Having your skin treatments now is much safer and allows for ample recovery time.
Extra Healing Time Allows for Multiple Treatments
While many of us dislike the shorter winter days with much less sunlight, these months go by slowly before the days are noticeably longer, and the temperatures are warmer. This allows for your clinician to perform a series of treatments in order to address skin concerns, with the appropriate amount of recovery time.
There are multiple options for both peels and laser treatments and in the winter, you can add on additional treatments without worrying about sun exposure.
Get Your Skin Remodeling Projects Done
When we cause intentional injury to the skin with peels and lasers, there are two important factors at play when the skin remodels itself: collagen and elastin.
Collagen provides the structure and strength for your skin. Exposure to UV light breaks this structure down. By removing damaged skin, the collagen remodeling process takes place.
Elastin, another important aspect of skin, allows for the skin to stay tight, and snap back into place after being pinched or pulled. Sun exposure causes the skin to lose elastin. Lasers and peels allow for new layers of skin to be exposed, and thus stimulate new collagen to grow.
Skin resurfacing treatments are those remodeling projects around the house that get ignored in the busy summer months – Winter is the time to take care of them!
Time to Get Scheduled
Lasers and peels are a controlled way to allow the skin to recover and repair itself, so that we stay young, refreshed, and free of harmful skin cancers.
This winter, don’t miss out on an opportunity to significantly improve your skin!
At Hera Beauty and Wellness, we offer a variety of peels to address skin needs such as the VI Peels and TCA Peels.
If lasers are your skin resurfacing preference, we offer powerful fractional resurfacing with our Fotona Erbium Yag laser treatments.
To learn more about laser and chemical skin treatment options, contact our Westlake Village office today to schedule your free consultation!