Why Winter is the Perfect Time for a Laser Facial
- Posted on: Jan 8 2016
A laser facial is an effective way to revive dull, tired winter skin. This procedure can address multiple concerns at one time, offering you dramatic results in a single treatment session. At Kovanda Plastic Surgery, we have a number of reasons why you should consider a laser facial during the winter season.
Eliminate Winter Damage
Winter weather can be harsh on the skin. Colder temperatures and drier indoor climates can lead to skin irritation, inflammation and general redness. In addition, the effects of damage from last summer’s sun exposure can exacerbate skin conditions that flare up during the winter months. By scheduling your laser facial now, you can restore your skin’s healthy vitality for the rest of the winter season and into the warmer months of spring and summer.
Easier to Avoid the Sun
Whenever a laser is used to treat the complexion, it leaves the skin even more vulnerable to sun damage. In fact, most plastic surgeons will recommend you avoid direct sun exposure on treated skin for a number of weeks to prevent permanent skin discoloration or less-than-stellar results from your procedure. When you schedule your procedure during the winter, you will be naturally spending less time outdoors and your skin will remain protected from sun damage. You will still need to wear sunscreen every time you go outdoors, since the sun’s rays can be just as damaging in the winter as they are in the summer.
Time for Recovery
Once the holidays are over, it is not unusual for Minnesotans to spend more time at home. This makes for the perfect time to plan your recovery from a laser facial, without missing out on social engagements and other activities. While laser facials performed with the Halo laser typically involve less downtime than ablative laser treatments, there are a still a number of days when your skin will flake and peel after the procedure. Scheduling in the winter allows you to hide your treated skin away until you are ready to showcase your new look.
Getting Ready for Spring
The results of laser facials can be evident within a couple of weeks of your procedure, but they also continue to improve in the following months as collagen production is stimulated and your skin’s natural repair process occurs. Some patients may also require more than one treatment session to achieve full results, with treatments scheduled 6-8 weeks apart. That means that if you have your laser facial now, your skin will be in top condition by the time vacation season rolls around.
About the Halo Laser
The Halo Laser, now available at Kovanda Plastic Surgery, is a revolutionary hybrid treatment that combines ablative and non-ablative laser therapy in a single treatment session. This allows us to achieve dramatic results to the skin without significant discomfort or downtime. To learn more about the Halo Laser, contact Kovanda Plastic Surgery at 855-337-4367.
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