Aesthetic Treatments – Which Ones Are Safe During the Summer?

 In Aesthetics, Blog

There are quite a few non-invasive aesthetic treatments available to help you look your best. However, some should be avoided during the summer months due to the strength of the sun and the significant impact it can have on your skin. Does that mean you are out of luck until fall? Absolutely not! 

There are aesthetic treatments that are perfectly safe to have during the summer and will let you put your best face forward.

Here are a few that will get rid of that dull winter skin and have you outside enjoying the summer sun in no time. Of course, be sure to apply sunscreen.

HydraFacial MD

While some aesthetic treatments can be abrasive to the skin and require a longer recovery time,

HydraFacial MD is gentle and perfect for all skin types. It combines the power of water and nourishing serums to clean, exfoliate and moisturize your skin  The treatment provides visible results immediately and can address issues such as uneven skin tone, skin texture, elasticity, and even fine lines and wrinkles.

HydraFacial MD takes only 30 minutes. Because it is gentle and nourishes the skin, there isn’t any downtime, just great results. It’s the perfect way to refresh your skin for the summer season.

SkinPen Microneedling

While microneedling may not sound like one of the gentler aesthetic treatments, it is nowhere near as harsh as it sounds. Tiny needles make microscopic puncture wounds in the skin. In response to these wounds, collagen production is stimulated which improves the health and appearance of your skin. It can help reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone, acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.

Now on to what everyone wants to know: Does microneedling hurt? A topical numbing agent is applied before treatment and most patients report experiencing only mild discomfort. The innovation of the SkinPen also reduces the discomfort and recovery time of the treatment. Its needles penetrate the skin vertically and eliminate the drag and angled penetration associated with old fashioned dermaroller.

After treatment, it only takes a couple of days for your skin to bounce back, revealing visible results ready for the summer season. Be sure to protect your revitalized skin with sunscreen to prevent over-exposure.

Injectable Aesthetic Treatments

Injectables such as Botox and Juvederm are perfectly safe to use in the summer. The heat and UV rays of the sun do not decrease its effectiveness or increase the potential for sun damage. The absorption of injectables is also not impacted. The body absorbs them at the same rate as during the cold winter months.

Some physicians and patients have reported an increase in injectables during the summer months. Squinting in the bright sunlight resulted in more movement and muscle strength, and loss of elasticity due to prolonged sun exposure has been reported to increase injectable use in the summer. 

While there can be minor swelling at the injection sites, that typically only lasts for a few hours. There is virtually no downtime with injectable aesthetic treatments. You can head right back outside to enjoy the warm weather. However, we can’t stress it enough. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Ready for Summer-Safe Aesthetic Treatments

These are just a few of the treatments that are safe for summer and year-round use. You can also take advantage of contouring treatments, such as CoolSculpting or Forma Plus to put the final touch on your beach body. 

Laser treatments for hair removal, tattoo removal, and skin resurfacing can be done in the summer months. However,  certain precautions must be taken, and sun exposure must be limited or avoided altogether. Your physician or esthetician will advise you of the proper precautions to take or if it would be advisable to wait until summer ends.

Not sure which aesthetic treatments are right for you this summer? Schedule a consultation today and find out how to look your best this summer and all year long.


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