Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… For Laser Skin Resurfacing
Skin resurfacing procedures are popular among both women and men looking for a younger appearance and softer, smoother, firmer skin, and thanks to newer techniques, procedures are faster and results are longer-lasting than ever. Many patients find winter is the ideal time for resurfacing treatments. Why? There are several reasons:
- Less sun means less chance for too much sun exposure. Skin that’s been resurfaced needs time to recover, and during that time, it’s important to avoid too much sun. With the exception of warm weather vacation destinations, winter in the New York area isn’t exactly conducive to long, lazy days spent lying out in the sun. That means you don’t need to worry quite so much about sun exposure as your would during the summer months. Of course, it also doesn’t mean you can ignore proper protection – simply that the risks are fewer. Dr. Sadick will provide you with complete instructions, including how to protect your skin from sun damage.
- Your skin has time to recover and rejuvenate before summer arrives. Most of us tend to be more social during the warm weather months, and having treatment now, in the winter, means there will be plenty of time for collagen production to ramp up. That means firmer, more youthful-looking skin once warm weather arrives with its picnics, trips to the beach and other social events.
- We tend to have more time to devote to “upkeep” during the winter. Again, thanks to a usually less hectic schedule, most people tend to have more time available for treatment during the winter. The fast-paced holiday season is over and the spring weather and all it brings are still months away. That makes the winter months an ideal time to plan for treatments that can have you looking and feeling your best by spring. Plus, having treatment in January or February leaves you plenty of time to decide if you want to consider ancillary procedures like Botox or dermal fillers before vacation season hits.
- You have psychological motivation. Even if you don’t buy in to the whole New Year’s resolution shtick, there’s no doubt that for most of us, the ringing in of a new year provides most of us with the impetus we need to make changes in our lives. Many of those resolutions – whether we make them formally or privately resolve within ourselves to make changes – revolve around our physical appearance: We’ll lose weight, adopt a new hairstyle, exercise more often. In short, the early months of the year are simply a good time to commit to changes that can have a long-lasting impact on the way we look and feel about ourselves. What’s more, resurfacing and rejuvenation is one of the easiest resolutions to make since it can be done quickly – no need for a months-long commitment that’s all-too-easy to break.
Sadick Dermatology offers several procedures for resurfacing, including techniques that use lasers and radiofrequency devices to reduce or eliminate wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture. Two of the most popular options include the SmartXide DOT laser, which treats tiny areas of skin to speed healing without diminishing results, and the Venus VIVA radiofrequency device with SmartScan technology that lets the doctor adjust the energy based on the area being treated.
The first step toward a more youthful appearance is to schedule a consultation to learn about all the options that can help you get the results you’re hoping for. Call our office today at 212-772-7242 and schedule your consultation and evaluation.