Dermatology Treatments in Summer
When summer arrives, many of us become suddenly aware of our skin’s imperfections. Time in the sun can be unequivocally therapeutic, but it also means more sun damage. Joyful hours in the sunshine can also come with sunspots, dull or uneven skin tone, sagginess, and fine lines and wrinkles. So are there dermatology treatments that allow you to revel in the summer sun and still treat your skin to keep it looking youthful, radiant and healthy all season? Absolutely. Just select a regimen of in-office dermatology treatments that pinpoint and treat the results of UV damage, as well as skincare treatments that treat and protect your skin from further harm.
Protect Your Skin After Laser Treatments with Dermatologist Sunscreen
Dermatologists often recommend laser treatments for uneven skin tone, age spots, sunspots, and other hyperpigmentation as they offer dramatic results in a relatively short period of time. Dr. Harold Lancer is especially fond of what he has coined The Cosmopolitan Peel—a Depigmentation Treatment ideal for treating red and brown scars, hyperpigmentation, discoloration, and fine lines and wrinkles. Patients are able to see noticeable improvement in their skin tone’s appearance within just one week!
Although many people think you can’t do laser treatments in the summer, it’s actually fine if you’re vigilant about protecting newly treated skin from the sun. Dermatologist sunscreen is a must after a laser treatment. Look for an SPF 30 sunscreen that both protects and treats your delicate skin. Sheer Fluid Sun Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is perfect, as it protects your skin from UV damage without feeling heavy or greasy. It also contains luxurious anti-aging ingredients to help newly treated skin look younger and healthier. And, because the formula goes on smooth and weightless with a velvety finish, it’s ideal for use as a makeup primer. Wear sun protective clothing, too, especially if your neck or chest has been treated. Grab a chic wide-brimmed hat and big, glamorous sunglasses, and you’ll look elegant and stylish while protecting your skin.
Sagging Skin Treatment for Sun-Damaged Skin
Believe it or not, sagging skin is a side effect from sun exposure, too. The sun’s UV rays cause the elastin and collagen in our skin to break down over time, making skin lose plumpness and elasticity. Loss of elastin and collagen cause an increase in fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, making you look older than you are. Thankfully, there are sagging skin treatment options to help you feel good about your skin again.
Silhouette InstaLift is an ideal sagging skin treatment that’s easily completed in your dermatologist’s office, even in the summer. The procedure lifts and tightens by threading biodegradable sutures into your skin to gently lift your tissue. You get the advantages of a facelift without an invasive surgery, scars, or needing to take time off for recovery. Since Silhouette InstaLift is minimally invasive, you can literally walk in, get the procedure done, and walk right back out 45 minutes later with immediate results. And because your body continues to produce connective proteins as the sutures break down and are absorbed into your skin tissue, you’ll continue to experience increased volume and firmness in the skin for 18 to 36 months.
Another sagging skin treatment that has gained popularity in the beauty industry is hydrating face masks, which keep treated skin looking firm and healthy. Sheet masks are especially effective, helping active ingredients sink deep into your skin with the heat created beneath the mask itself. Our Lift and Plump Sheet Mask features highly concentrated apple stem cell compounds and Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 to provide a tighter looking more lifted appearance. Quench sun-parched skin with natural humectants like rose water, sodium hyaluronate, and Centella Asiatica extract. After just 15 minutes luxuriating beneath one of these sheet masks, your skin will look hydrated and absolutely glowing.
Battling Summertime Acne
Anyone prone to breakouts knows summer is bound to bring on a new outbreak of pimples. With higher temperatures and increased humidity, even the most vigilant face-washers discover that sand, sweat, and dirt get trapped in makeup and sunscreen and lead to new congestion. Luckily, there’s something you can do about it. Head to your dermatologist’s office for an Anti-Acne Treatment to help naturally exfoliate your skin, clear it of breakouts and help prevent future acne. This treatment, which stimulates natural metabolic exfoliation, is excellent for sensitive skin and acne-prone skin alike, and helps patients with congested skin experience a clearer, more balanced complexion.
Along these lines, using a gentle daily face exfoliator can help fend off summer breakouts by sloughing off dead skin cells and impurities that clog your pores. The Method: Polish helps keep pores free of surface debris with quartz and sodium bicarbonate—pure mineral exfoliators that gently polish skin. In addition, natural chemical exfoliators, like pomegranate and pumpkin extracts, help clean pores and prep skin for other treatments. Since skin’s natural regenerative processes slow as we age, a daily face exfoliator is essential to encouraging your skin’s natural cell turnover. Daily polishing not only helps clear skin of acne-causing impurities, but it also helps your skin look fresh and young.
The right combination of treatments allows you to fight signs of aging and sun damage while continually improving the look of your skin. It might sound too good to be true, but it isn’t. Discover the difference that dermatology treatments can make to your summer skin—talk to your dermatologist today so you can be well on your way to healthy, bright, and fresh skin wherever your summer adventures lead you.