August 6, 2021
Summer is the time to look good and feel even better! At SkinDC, we have all the treatments to help accomplish this. With the sun stronger and the temperatures higher, your safety is our number one priority, and some of our treatments are best suited for the cooler months. Treatments involving lasers and chemical peels may make the skin temporarily more sensitive to the sun and heat. To prevent skin damage and discoloration, we recommend significantly limiting sun exposure for two weeks before and after laser treatments OR waiting until after summer to treat areas regularly exposed to sunlight. In the meantime, here are six of our summer-safe treatments to help you feel your best!
CoolTone is a great option for those looking to achieve more toned and tightened muscles in a number of areas. Unlike CoolSculpting, CoolTone does not use freezing technology. Rather, it uses magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) to improve muscle strength, tone, and firmness in the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. This treatment does not dramatically increase the size of muscles but tightens and tones them instead. It is a great treatment to help maintain your figure in bathing suit weather.
CoolSculpting is the perfect treatment to get your body summer ready! CoolSculpting’s fat-freezing technology gives long-term results that reduce the size of stubborn bulges. While not a solution for weight loss, this treatment aids in getting rid of unwanted fat in areas that do not respond to healthy lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise. The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges under the chin, under the jawline, thigh, abdomen, and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks, and upper arm. Coolsculpting is a great way to contour and sculpt your body to feel more confident this summer.
Unlike chemical peels and other facial laser treatments, dermal fillers do not have any negative interactions with the sun or heat. It is the perfect summertime treatment to refresh the face and restore a youthful facial shape. Dermal fillers support overlying skin to restore volume loss, smooth out lines and wrinkles, and reduce signs of aging. It is a terrific option for flat, sunken cheeks, dark circles, shrinking lips, and defining the jawline.
Microneedling is a great substitute for laser resurfacing treatments as it can be done on any skin type. Microneedling uses very fine needles to create equally fine channels through the surface layer of the skin. These micro-injuries trigger a healing response which forms new collagen in the treatment area, propping up skin and attracting proteins such as elastin and hyaluronic acid to the area. This rejuvenation process is created naturally by the body and induced by the microneedling treatment. Although this treatment is possible during the summer, it is critical to limit sun exposure after the treatment.
Botulinum Toxin Injections
Botulinum toxin is the most popular year-round aesthetic treatment. Careful injection of botulinum toxin causes relaxation of facial muscles in order to reduce dynamic wrinkles. This treatment not only reduces wrinkles, but also has a variety of other uses in the expert hands of SkinDC physicians. It can be used to slim the lower face when placed along the jaw or help with a sagging neck. Lastly, botulinum toxin can also be injected in the underarms to stop excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis.
Hydrafacials serve as a great alternative to chemical peels in the summer months. It is the only procedure that is able to combine cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, brighter and smoother skin. This treatment requires no downtime and has instant results, making it the perfect treatment to achieve that summer glow!