When you think of winter, you likely picture cooler temperatures, shorter days, and warm clothing. It also happens to be an ideal season for laser skin treatments, because there is adequate time to heal before all the socializing associated with summer. At Folsom Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mabourakh is happy to recommend the best laser skin treatments for your unique skin needs.
Skin that has been treated with a laser requires special attention as it heals. The skin is more sensitive to UV rays, and you will need to avoid certain situations that could increase your risk of infection, such as public pools. During the cooler months, it is easier to prioritize sun protection. You may be spending more time indoors staying cozy, and when you do venture outside, it is likely with protective layers of clothing, such as scarves and sweaters. Sunscreen is still necessary anytime you are exposed to the sun — to prevent damage and skin cancer.
Also called photorejuvenation, intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is an innovative cosmetic treatment that is used to improve the texture of the skin. Patients who receive this treatment can enjoy smooth, clear skin and an overall younger appearance. IPL therapy can be used on multiple areas of the body and correct skin concerns such as:
- Sun damage
- Skin changes due to hormonal fluctuations
- Age spots
- Acne scars
Laser Skin Resurfacing
This type of laser treatment involves using a laser to remove the thin outer layer of skin. It also delivers heat to the underlying layer, which helps boost the production of collagen, an important structural protein that helps the skin appear youthful and plump. The new skin that is generated is smoother, with improved firmness. If you have old scars, new scars, hyperpigmented skin, age spots, sunspots, or fine wrinkles, laser skin resurfacing can help enhance the appearance of your skin.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal appeals to individuals who are ready to experience hairless, radiant skin without the need for inconvenient hair removal tools and methods such as:
Razors: Razors can quickly remove hair, but they can also leave behind painful and embarrassing razor bumps.
Depilatory cream: These topical creams can cause irritation, especially when used on sensitive areas.
Waxing: Waxing is painful for many individuals and can even prompt some to miss their waxing appointments.
When laser hair removal is performed in the winter, your skin could be beach-ready before summer, leaving you with one less thing to worry about as you plan your outdoor activities.
Your Glowing Complexion Awaits
When you visit Folsom Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mabourakh will provide you with important planning details based on your specific treatment. If you are ready to unveil a beautiful complexion, contact us today to schedule your consultation.