Ready to Revive Winter Skin? Choose the Perfect Aesthetic Treatment

 In Aesthetics, Blog, Dermaplaning, Microneedling, Skin Rejuvenation

Winter can be rough on your skin. The cold air, wind, and indoor heat all take a toll on your skin’s appearance. With spring only a few short weeks away, your bulky winter wardrobe probably isn’t the only thing you’d like to shed. Now is a great time to revive your winter skin. Scheduling an aesthetic treatment could be the perfect solution but with all the different options, how do you choose? Understanding how each is administered and the results they provide can help you narrow down your options.

HydraFacial MD

HydraFacial MD can be the perfect aesthetic treatment to quickly and gently revive winter skin. This simple, noninvasive procedure is a three-step process that cleans, exfoliates, and hydrates your skin in just 30 minutes. Dead skin cells are removed, uncovering a new layer of fresh skin which is then infused with vital nutrients. It can provide instant, noticeable results in a single treatment with no downtime or irritation. 

HydraFacial MD is appropriate for most skin types and can even be on sensitive skin. The results last for up to 30 days. With continued treatments, HydraFacial can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, and oily, congested skin resulting in healthier, more radiant appearance.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is another option to revive winter skin. This aesthetic treatment is noninvasive and is used to revitalize your skin’s tone and texture. During the procedure, a wand containing tiny crystals is used to polish away the surface layer of dead skin cells, oil, and dirt. Despite the fact that microdermabrasion is noninvasive, the body reacts as if there were an injury, stimulating blood flow and collagen production. 

The procedure is safe for most complexions and skin types and can be effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, enlarged pores, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling or redness and mild tenderness after microdermabrasion. These typically fade in a few hours. Results are evident immediately and there is no downtime, allowing you to return to your normal activities. You will need to be diligent about your sunscreen use for the first few weeks after treatment. The number of treatments necessary depends on the condition of your skin and the desired results.

Dermaplaning

Exfoliation is a key factor in reviving your skin at any time of year. Dermaplaning is an exfoliation procedure designed specifically for the face that requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel. The scalpel is used to gently graze the skin’s surface to remove the upper layer of dead skin as well as any annoying peach fuzz. 

While the mention of a scalpel may cause some concerns, the noninvasive procedure causes no pain or abrasion. Dermaplaning is safe for all skin types. However, it is not recommended for those with moderate to severe acne. On an uneven skin surface, even the feather-light scalpel strokes used during dermaplaning could result in tiny incisions. The procedure takes just 30 minutes to reveal smoother, brighter skin with no downtime. The procedure can be repeated monthly to maintain the desired results. 

Microneedling

Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure. A SkinPen is used to make microscopic puncture wounds. These tiny perforations stimulate collagen which accelerates the growth of new skin cells while improving your skin’s strength and elasticity. The increased collagen production can also minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars.

Depending on skin condition and the size of the treatment area, microneedling can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.  Multiple sessions may be recommended to achieve your desired results and treatments should be given 4 to 6 weeks apart. Microneedling is often used in conjunction with PRP (platelet rich plasma) facials to enhance skin rejuvenation. Of all the rejuvenation procedures at Vive, microneedling with PRP is the most powerful and is the treatment of choice of many Hollywood stars. 

Shed Dull Winter Skin

Whether you’re looking to revive winter skin or simply keep your skin healthy and radiant all year long, these are just some of the aesthetic treatments we offer at Vive Weight Loss and Medical Aesthetics. Our goal is to determine the best treatments to enhance your own natural beauty as well as a skincare regimen to maintain it. Schedule a consultation today and find out how to keep your skin looking its best all year long

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