Summer is upon us! It is the perfect time for bikinis, swimming, beach volleyball, and fun in the sun. Just make sure you keep your diligent skin care practices. Combining at-home habits with professional treatment yields positive results in the present and as you age. Because people tend to spend a lot of their free time outdoors during the summer season, non-surgical skin care options with little to no downtime are preferred. Choosing a quick solution that does not require downtime ensures that you are back in the water or out in the sun sooner. Iconic Plastic Surgery offers a variety of skin treatments that can be tailored to your individual needs and help you preserve the integrity of your skin for many years.
Your Treatment Options
A facial is a gentle multi-step treatment that can address a range of concerns. Facials are appropriate for all skin types and can be beneficial for maintaining optimal skin health all year round. After a comprehensive analysis of your condition and skin quality, your aesthetician at Iconic Plastic Surgery can recommend a facial that cleanses, exfoliates, and rehydrates the skin accordingly. Afterward, your skin will feel softer, healthier, and renewed.
A chemical peel can improve the overall quality of the skin using acidic solutions of varying strengths. This approach can also smooth the appearance of fine lines and visible sun damage for a rejuvenating effect. Depending on the severity of your skin problems, you may be a candidate for a mild, moderate, or strong chemical peel.
At Iconic Plastic Surgery, patients can choose between dermaplaning or microneedling skin resurfacing procedures, both of which can help revitalize the skin. As an alternative to chemical peels, skin resurfacing involves mechanically removing dead skin cells to reveal the healthier, softer, and brighter skin underneath. Those who are bothered by acne scarring and other textural irregularities can benefit from this procedure.
Other Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy
Aside from taking the time to seek professional skin treatments, you can also maintain the health of your skin at home.
- Protect: Apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) every day, even if you will not be outdoors for an extended period. Not only can this protect your skin from sunburn, but it can also prevent visible signs of sun damage from emerging in your later years.
- Hydrate: Because you will lose a lot of water in the summer heat, it is crucial to keep your skin moisturized by both using a moisturizer that works best for your skin type and drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
- Repair: If you do happen to get a sunburn, do what you can to repair the damage right away. Applying alcohol-free aloe vera gel can cool the burn and soothe the skin. However, severe sunburns should always be treated by a doctor.
To find out which skin treatment is right for your needs, please schedule your consultation at our Carlsbad office by calling 760-637-5288 today!