During the warmer months, you finally get to shed those bulky layers, soak up some rays, and enjoy everything that summer has to offer. To feel confident and carefree for all your summer activities, it’s important to properly pamper your skin. With the following non-surgical facial treatments, it’s never been easier to attain a flawless complexion for the upcoming season.
Refresh with a Skin Conditioning Program
Skin conditioning is one of the most powerful tools for skin rejuvenation. It can improve the quality of the skin and treat facial aging without the discomfort or downtime associated with surgical procedures. Dr. Pugash’s patients frequently choose to condition their skin at the beginning of summer to refresh their skin for the season.
Dr. Pugash or Lesley, his assistant, will formulate a conditioning program tailored to the patient’s skin. Patients go on a morning and evening skin care routine that includes a number of creams. Brighter, healthier skin is revealed in the weeks that follow as the damaged skin is gently sloughed off and the skin takes on a glow. There is little or no down time with skin conditioning.
With the warmer weather and abundance of outdoor activities during summer, it’s not always practical to wear foundation and heavy makeup to conceal imperfections. This is what makes a skin conditioning the perfect treatment for summer. It can improve the complexion without the need for heavy foundation or concealers.
Patients can address the following cosmetic concerns with this versatile procedure:
- Lines and Wrinkles: Facial aging is a top cosmetic complaint for many men and women. Collagen is responsible for creating the smooth, supple skin texture that is present in our younger years. This important skin protein declines with age, which leads to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin conditioning harnesses your body’s skin-building properties at the source to increase collagen production. Collagen production is boosted as the skin heals from the superficial injury induced by chemical exfoliation. The result is softened lines, decreased wrinkles, and younger-looking skin.
- Discoloration: Discoloration is another top cosmetic concern, especially for those who enjoy the outdoors. Hyperpigmentation and brown spots are frequently caused by sun damage. Wearing sunblock can prevent sun damage from occurring, but it can’t treat brown spots that have already appeared. Skin conditioning helps to restore a clear complexion by removing damaged and discolored skin.
- Uneven Skin Texture: Uneven skin texture is frustrating because it can’t be concealed with makeup. Texture irregularities may be caused by acne scarring, dry patches, eczema and other chronic skin conditions. Skin conditioning can improve these issues by removing the uppermost layers of skin. This allows a fresh new layer of skin to grow in, helping you look younger and rejuvenated.
Restore Volume with Dermal Fillers
Summertime means your schedule is going to be packed with backyard gatherings and other activities. Dermal fillers are just what you need to feel your best heading into the year’s most social season. Fillers include popular products such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®. These convenient injectables reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by restoring volume.
Replenishing facial volume can also perk up areas such as the cheeks that are starting to droop. Dermal fillers also bring back a more youthful appearance to the under-eye area and plump up the lips for natural-looking volume. The entire treatment session can be performed in under 30 minutes, and patients can immediately resume their regular daily activities.
Soften Wrinkles with Neuromodulators
If your wrinkles are caused by muscle contractions rather than loss of volume, neuromodulator injections are a better choice. Movement-related wrinkles typically appear between the eyebrows, along the nose, and across the forehead. Neuromodulator products such as BOTOX®, Dysport, and Xeomin® reduce the ability of certain facial muscles to contract. The result is softened wrinkles and smoother-looking skin.
These injectables can also produce a slight lifting effect for the eyebrows to fully freshen up your look for summer. Like dermal fillers, neuromodulators require virtually no downtime or recovery, allowing you to attain your best look without disrupting your busy summer plans.
Get the most out of summer by looking and feeling your best with non-surgical facial treatments. If you’re interested in pursuing any of the above procedures, Dr. Eric Pugash would be happy to help you explore your options. Contact him today to schedule a personal consultation for your treatment of choice.