For many Houstonians, the thought of cooler temperatures is a welcome respite to the hot, muggy days of summer. Although boating, pool parties and visiting the beach are enjoyable, the effects of sun damage can put a damper on our skin’s appearance. Looking fresh and natural for those upcoming festivities is important, and we may need all the help we can muster to look our best this fall. Also, fighting the effects of sun exposure will help us age gracefully and keep our facial beauty for many years to come.
What the Sun Does Do to Your Skin
Although the need for vitamin D from sun is important for optimal health, excessive sun exposure can have grave effects on your skin. Age spots, premature wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation are unwanted effects from too much sun. Prevention may come with sunscreens and avoiding the sun when it’s at its strongest, but when living in Southeast Texas, this prescription may be difficult to follow.
Livingston Plastic Surgery offers Livingston Skin Care to reverse the effects of too much sun and enhance your facial beauty. Here are some of our effective skin treatments we suggest to maintain your youthful beauty:
Medical Grade Skin Care Products
Jacqueline Carpenter, our paramedical aesthetician, believes your skin care must be specific to your needs. Therefore, she customizes her treatments with Epicuren, her product line which is designed to offer a custom approach to your skin’s requirements. Epicuren is a product line which offers several skin care products to ensure you get the right treatment for addressing your skin issues.
With serums and creams especially designed for sun damage repair, you will be in good hands with in-office treatments as well as products you can take home to ensure a glowing, vibrant skin presence.
To get rid of the old and welcome the new is exactly how a chemical peel delivers young, fresh and revived skin. With light, medium and deep penetration treatments available, new skin layers will be exposed as the tired, damaged skin will peel away.
This skin treatment will take years off your appearance by removing outer layers, triggering new skin cell formation, promoting collagen regeneration and smoothing skin texture. Penetrations will be determined by the amount of skin damage or visible wrinkles. It is a great treatment for the face, neck, hands, and décolleté and is minimally invasive.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Here, specific laser beams can remove damaged skin and promote collagen production to treat dull skin, sun spots or wrinkles. It can also reduce facial scars and blemishes. Laser skin resurfacing includes laser technology which generates collagen production and new living cells while tightening facial skin for a smoother, younger result and a noticeable pore size reduction.
This procedure is an amazing skin care treatment which may work wonders in reversing the effects your summer fun had on your skin. Microdermabrasion is quick and easy, using tiny crystals to eliminate dead skin and revealing new, fresh underlying skin cells. The results are a smooth, even skin tone and skin which is more receptive to skin care products. Add to these benefits an increase in collagen and elastin production and a reduction in pore size.
Microdermabrasion is simple. Jacqueline uses a handheld wand for exfoliation, extraction through suction, and preparing the skin for additional treatment through skin care products.
Also known as blading or epidermal leveling, Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin treatment designed to rejuvenate your skin by smoothing its texture and making it appear healthy and young. Like microdermabrasion, it eliminates the dull, tired upper layer of skin and replaces it with new skin cells for a radiant, rejuvenated skin presence.
The procedure utilizes a sterile surgical blade known as a dermatome to safely stroke the skin in even strokes like shaving. Treatment duration is about 15 minutes. The treatment painlessly removes dead, dry skin to reveal new healthy skin. There are no serious side effects or downtime, and you can resume your normal activities immediately.
To learn more about how Jacqueline can safely and effectively repair sun damaged skin and improve your facial appearance and beauty, contact us today.