BEST PROCEDURES TO BOOK FOR FALL
Why do people assume that summer is the best time to get plastic surgery? In reality, fall is where it’s at. Think about it: there’s less sun to interfere with your skin rejuvenation results, you’ve got long holiday weekends that are great for your recovery, and heat and excessive sunlight can actually make swelling and bleeding worse. That goes double for skin resurfacing procedures—excessive sunlight can actually lead to darker patches on your skin! These procedures tend to be the ones that book up the fastest during the fall, so remember to book them now to get them during the right season.
As the weather changes and transitions away from the hot summer, hydrating your skin becomes less of a priority, right? Unfortunately, the cold autumn wind can have a drastic effect on your skin, making it just as dry and flaky as it was during the summer. If you’re looking to remove that flaky, damaged skin and replace it with younger, fresher, more moisturized skin—then consider microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is perfect for the fall because it physically removes the older, outer layer of skin to expose younger skin. The younger skin that grows back will have reduced acne and acne scars, less wrinkles, better texture, and more moisturized skin.
It’s important to point out that your skin will be very sensitive after the treatment, and to make sure that the results come out as well as possible, it’s good to limit sun exposure after treatment—another reason to get this procedure during the fall and winter months.
Instead of physically removing outer layers of skin like microdermabrasion, chemical peels use well, chemicals, to blister and peel the outer layer of skin. When the skin heals, it’s fresher, has reduced acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, improved texture and more. Of course, any time you wound the skin it’s going to be incredibly sensitive, so it’s a good idea to get a chemical peel done at a time when the sun is less intense. Chemical Peels also tend to work better on fairer skin, so maybe wait until it’s deep into fall when your summer tan has faded before getting one.
Summer is the time to show off your body, but certain procedures are better done at a time when the sun isn’t that powerful. Carbon Dioxide and Erbium lasers are commonly used to remove the outer layer of skin, triggering production of collagen and the regrowth of healthier, younger skin with less imperfections. Just remember that excessive sun exposure can lead to a breakdown of collagen in the skin, so staying out of the sun after the procedure is essential to maintaining the results of laser resurfacing.