In the skin care industry, there are always new and improved ways to take care of your skin in order to look and feel your best. With summer just around the corner, protecting your skin should be at the top of your to-do list. Summer is hard on your skin. The summer heat zaps the skin’s moisture and the blazing sun causes skin damage. High temperatures, along with the humidity and heat, can increase the activity of the sebaceous glands. This can make oily skin look more oily and dry skin can appear rough and patchy.
The most important thing you can do for your skin this summer is to have a good daily skin care routine. Our skin care experts at The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery offer free skin care consultations to assess your skin and help you determine your skin care needs. They can recommend a personal daily skincare protocol to keep your skin glowing and healthy all summer long.
In addition to a good daily skincare routine, here are a few go-to treatments that can keep your skin looking and feeling great this summer:
HydraFacial – The HydraFacial resurfacing procedure cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates the skin, all while infusing it with antioxidants, peptides, and Hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial™ is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that specifically target your skin issues including sun damage, blackheads and whiteheads, enlarged pores, acne, brown spots, uneven skin tone, and early aging fine lines and wrinkles. It takes about an hour and leaves your skin with a beautiful, healthy-looking glow.
Microneedling -Microneedling uses tiny needles to create micro injuries in the skin. This induces collagen production which plumps and firms the skin. This treatment can be done monthly and has very little downtime. After a series of treatment, patients will notice an improvement in the skin’s texture and clarity. It is also extremely effective in treating acne scars.
PRP Facial – A PRP (platelet rich plasma) Facial combines the benefits of platelet rich plasma with microneedling. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has an abundance of growth factors, which are essential for healthy skin. A PRP Facial uses the patient’s own PRP to allow their natural growth factors to enter the skin. A portion of the PRP is injected into the skin and the remaining is applied topically before a microneedling treatment. Benefits to a PRP Facial include reduced fine lines and wrinkles, increased skin firmness and smoother and younger-looking skin.
The last procedure on the list but definitely not the least, doesn’t have to do with your face at all, but it’s something everyone can appreciate.
MiraDry – MiraDry is the groundbreaking new procedure that dramatically reduces underarm sweat and odor. In addition to no more sweat stains or funky smells, MiraDry also permanently reduces underarm hair growth. During this procedure, a device is used that heats the glands in the armpit that cause sweating, permanently deactivating them so your summer can be sweat free.
If you need a good skin care regimen for summer or need some good treatments to jumpstart your summer glow, schedule a free consultation with one of our skin care experts at The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery.