Summer is calling! Are you ready to reveal? Summer means it’s time to lighten up. Shed the bulky sweaters and bring out shorts, sundresses, swimwear, and more skin-revealing summer clothes.
Just as you lighten up your wardrobe for the season, so should your skincare routine. It’s time to get your skin summer-ready and glowing. The good news is there are so many great non-invasive skincare treatments to choose from. These treatments focus on exfoliating your skin, revealing fresh new skin, improving skin texture, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and scars. Which treatment is right for you, depends on your unique needs and preferences.
This article isn’t a substitute for a personalized skin assessment. We just want to share a few non-surgical cosmetic treatment options for you to consider in preparation for summer.
A chemical peel is a skincare classic. Known for treating a wide range of skin concerns, the benefits of a chemical peel include smoother and brighter-looking skin. Peels reveal new, fresh skin which also improves the appearance of fine lines. Not all chemical peels are equal; they vary in strength and depth of penetration. Your skin health professional can help you select the right one specially formulated to your needs and your skin’s sensitivity. We offer a range of SkinMedica® and Zo® Skin Health peels.
If you are new to peels, beginning with a custom peel containing beta or alpha hydroxy acids may be a gentler way to ease in. Plan your peel. Discuss with your provider any beach trips or outdoor activities planned prior to having a peel. It is recommended to have a peel well in advance allowing for ample recovery time. Your skin will be more photo-sensitive, meaning it will be more prone to burn in the sun. Otherwise having a peel after you return from vacation may be a more suitable time.
Ask your provider about recommended sun protection, as you will want broad-spectrum protection SPF35 or higher that is also suitable for sensitive skin. A high-quality mineral-based sunscreen might be a great choice.
Halo™ Laser Resurfacing
Collagen production begins to dwindle in our mid 20’s by 1% each year resulting in rough texture, uneven skin tone, and saggier skin. Fortunately, we live in an age of advanced aesthetic procedures such as Halo™ Laser.
People often ask what is Halo Laser and it is purpose. Halo is a dual-modality laser offering ablative and non-ablative, in layman’s terms, it’s literally two lasers in one. Not only does it erase visible imperfections on the surface of your skin. In addition, it penetrates deep to target damage below the surface, thereby triggering your body’s natural healing response and stimulating collagen production resulting in a fresh-faced Halo glow. Our patients can’t stop raving about it.
This treatment can also help improve skin discoloration, acne scars, wrinkles, and your skin’s texture.
If you are planning Halo™ before a beach trip or special event, be sure to give your skin time to heal. You may experience flaky skin, light peeling, redness, or a mild burning effect for a few days to a week. You may also feel more sensitive to sunlight and heat while recovering. A broad-spectrum SPF 35 or higher is a MUST! Try to book your treatment three to four weeks before your event or summer vacation to allow enough recovery time.
Microneedling is an effective skin rejuvenation procedure that builds with each treatment. Tiny acupuncture-size needles are used to cause in medical terms a controlled injury, (meaning just deep enough to trigger a healing response) to the skin thereby stimulating collagen and elastin production. The treatment helps improve a multitude of skin concerns. Regular treatments also improve the appearance of fine lines, help tighten the skin, and help improve the appearance of scars or stretch marks.
For an even more efficacious treatment, it is often paired with PRP, Exosomes, or an Accelerated Serum. These powerful add-ons travel deep into the channels treating fine lines, wrinkles, brightness, hydration, redness, scars, texture, and more. We use the SkinPen microneedling tool to deliver the treatments.
People often receive a series of microneedling sessions spaced four to six weeks apart. Speak with your provider to coordinate treatment in time for your special event, beach day, or summer vacation. Get your skin summer glow ready!
If you want refreshed skin, DiamondGlow® is an excellent option. DiamondGlow® uses a unique dermabrasion device with a diamond tip wand to exfoliate and deep clean the skin, while simultaneously infusing the skin with a selection of custom serums from a skin brightening boost of Vitamin C, deep hydration of HA5, skin clarifying of Even, and Correct, or the power of collagen-building TNS Advanced+, all of which help reveal fresher-looking, summer ready, glowing skin.
DiamondGlow® patented treatment, provides softer, smoother skin, with a more even skin tone and pigmentation, reduced fine lines, and improves elastin and collagen production with zero downtime. With new skin at the surface now, it is highly recommended you use a broad-spectrum SPF 35 or higher, even better would be to give your skin a few days of recovery time before hitting the beach or your special event.
Maintaining Your Summer Glow
Show-up and Glow-up. Imagine feeling confident and “comfortable in your skin” no matter what you wear. This summer, let your glowing skin be the best thing you wear. In addition to planning your ideal treatment, and allowing enough recovery time, you’ll most likely want to consider how to maintain your results. This is the ideal time to learn how to take care of your skin and make any adjustments and upgrades necessary to keep your radiant glow-up.
Any of these non-invasive skincare treatments may make your skin more sensitive to the sun. As you know, the sun is the leading cause of premature aging and damage. We recommend that everyone wear broad-spectrum sunscreen all year, but it is essential during the summer and even more important after having one of these skin treatments. Your skin might also be sensitive due to the exfoliating effect of these treatments, so you may find a mineral sunscreen less irritating. Once is not enough, reapply sunscreen throughout the day, especially when spending time outside. Also, remember hats, sunglasses, and scarves are stylish allies in protecting your radiant skin from the sun’s damaging rays.
In addition to sun protection, staying well hydrated is key in keeping your skin glowing. Talk to a skincare professional about the best summer formulations for your specific needs. For most people, summer heat means it’s time to lighten up on the daily product regimen. Most folks keep it simple with a gentle cleanser, oil control, light exfoliator, and either a brightening or wrinkle serum. There is no one size fits all (unless it’s sun protection) when it comes to skincare, think Skin Health, that’s why we encourage you to find the right formula for you and wear it every day. We sell medical-grade skincare of the highest quality to help you maintain your results at home.
For Glowing Summer Skin, Schedule Your Consultation
The first step is to book a consultation with one of our professionals to know more about our non-invasive skincare treatments.
The Skin Center by CPS proudly serves the Charlotte-area community. We offer the best non-invasive skincare treatments, including Botox®, dermal fillers, and more. Plan early in case your best results require multiple sessions or a custom combination of treatments. During your appointment, share your goals, summer plans, lifestyle, and medical history, we encourage you to ask any questions.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation.