What are the best facial treatments to get ready for spring?
Spring is right around the corner, so it's time to purge winter from every last pore. You can get an early start on spring cleaning your skincare routine and your skin by focusing on using skincare products and undergoing aesthetic treatments that get rid of dull, dry winter skin for good. Achieve glowing, fresh skin just in time for spring with these six minimally-invasive facial treatments:
1. Clear + Brilliant
Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser treatment that targets dull skin as well as large pores, sun damage, and uneven skin tone and texture. It's a fractional laser that creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin, which triggers the skin to repair itself, removes dead skin cells, and boosts collagen production. Many patients start to notice results after one Clear + Brilliant treatment, but usually, a series of treatments are needed to achieve desired results.
Microneedling involves using a sterile device to trigger a series of "controlled wounds" beneath the skin's surface to trigger collagen production. It also reduces pore size, evens out skin tone, and improves overall texture. Most patients choose to have a series of microneedling treatments spaced a few weeks apart to reach their aesthetic goals.
3. IPL treatments
A series of intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments can dramatically improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation and sun damage, evening out skin tone. IPL treatments use light therapy to boost collagen production and remove unwanted brown spots, freckles, broken blood vessels, and sun damage. . A broad-spectrum light source is used to penetrate multiple layers of skin. IPL primarily targets the pigment of the skin (dermis) while leaving the top layer of skin, the epidermis, unaffected. When the skin is heated, it heals itself from within, treating many dermatological issues, like freckles. Dermatologists typically recommend a series of treatments to get the results you want.
Non-invasive radiofrequency treatments, such as Thermage, smooth, tighten, and contour the skin just in time for spring. These treatments heat the dermis without damaging surrounding tissue, which promotes collagen production. Unlike other skincare treatments, only one or two Thermage treatments are necessary to achieve significant results.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skincare treatment that exfoliates the skin by using tiny crystals and vacuum suction to remove dead skin cells on the surface. It gives the skin a nice, bright glow while improving skin texture as well as the appearance of superficial fine lines and wrinkles. Many patients opt for monthly microdermabrasion treatments. You can also try at-home microdermabrasion treatments, like LaserAway Beauty Polished Microdermabrasion Face and Body Scrub.
Similar to microdermabrasion, dermaplaning uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from the skin's surface. This skincare treatment allows for deeper product penetration, smoothes out skin, and gives the skin a dewy glow. Most dermatologists and estheticians recommend dermaplaning every three to four weeks.
Only choose the best aesthetic dermatological provider
When it comes to getting your skin ready for spring, many different skincare treatments can help! Be sure to always go to a very trusted and experienced aesthetic dermatology provider, such as LaserAway, where you can get a free comprehensive consultation from a skilled clinician.
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- "Spring-Clean Your Skin! 4 Expert-Approved Ways to Purge Winter From Every Last Pore," Vogue, March 25, 2019.