Freckles, Spots and Melasma Oh my!
As you find yourself packing up your beach towels and umbrellas, we at Sylvana are preparing our lasers for our busiest time of the year. As much as it pains us to admit it, summer is coming to an end. The upside is that pumpkin spice season is around the corner and what is there NOT to love about fall? The fall season brings with it a change in temperature and sometimes a realization that the summer was not so nice to our skin, despite our diligent efforts. While we know our girls ALWAYS cover themselves in SPF, we also recognize that fall is our “laser season”, no matter how much SPF is applied.
The best place to begin your Post-Summer Skin Rehab Program is with your product regime. At this point, a good moisturizer as well as a lightening product is your one-two punch system. Rehydration is critical to avoid the onset of wrinkles due to the lack of moisture retention in your skin. Overexposure to the sun will cause severe dehydration no matter how much sunscreen is applied. The Sente Dermal Repair Cream is the optimal product as its rehydration capabilities can penetrate all the way to the cellular level, allowing your skin to heal itself naturally. Additionally, now is the time to begin a skin lightening product such as a prescriptive compounded medication containing hydroquinone or our Vitamin C Brightening Serum, which is a nonprescriptive option. These products will help fade your existing discoloration and help prevent the onset of new spots while brightening your complexion.
Has that summer glow faded away leaving your skin lack-luster? As we age our natural exfoliation process increases in length. Over time that causes the dead skin cells to build up and ultimately makes your skin appear dull and uneven. Luckily there are many options to exfoliate your skin both at home and in the office. You should be using your Clarisonic facial cleansing system on a daily basis (HINT: now is the time to replace your brush head). You can also add a retinoid product two to three times a week. At Sylvana, we can offer you several ways to increase cellular turnover while packing in much needed moisture. A few of our popular treatments are Vibraderms, Dermasweeps, Dermaplanes, and even Chemical Peels. Two or three of these exfoliation treatments, coupled with products, will put you right on track for your upcoming laser procedures.
To get a jump start on your fall schedule, it is important to begin conditioning your skin now, before your next treatment. Much like our bodies, our skin needs to be exercised too. By switching up products and doing exfoliations at home and in the office, you can get your skin in good shape and ready for the more aggressive laser procedures. Skin that has been properly “exercised” tends to heal faster and respond better to treatments. By following this approach to seasonal skin care, we can assist you in moving from “repairing” each year to “maintaining” the improvements you’ve worked so hard to achieve.