While many people living in humid climates complain about the heat and humidity during the summer, those in dry climates tend to fight a different battle. Dry air zaps the moisture out of skin, leaving you with dry, flaky, rough skin. Aside from moisturizers and drinking plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, it can be difficult to get that beautiful dewy-looking complexion. As summer comes to an end and fall arrives, however, these five cosmetic treatments can help revitalize your skin and give you a new look.
1. Microdermabrasion and Peels
When moisturizers aren’t doing the trick anymore, it may be time to remove some of the dry and damaged skin and give some new life to your face. Microdermabrasion offers deep exfoliation that smooths out dry skin, revealing a brighter new layer. This treatment uses aluminum oxide crystals to polish away the dried, dead skin cells. For deeper damaged skins cells, microdermabrasion can be combined with a chemical peel to further remove damage and restore a fresh, vibrant look to your skin.
2. Microneedling and RF Microneedling (DVDRF)
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, uses hundreds of tiny needles to puncture the surface of the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing process, which includes increased collagen and elastin production. This regeneration treatment can help treat the signs of sun damage, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and acne scars.
RF Microneedling, or Dynamic Variable Depth Radio Frequency (DVDRF), takes traditional microneedling to a different level. DVD RF uses tiny microneedles to deliver radio frequency energy at varying depths within the skin’s dermis to produce greater improvements in the skin’s texture and firmness. This treatment is comfortable and has little to no downtime.
3. Nanofractional Radio Frequency (RF)
Nanofractional radio frequency combines microneedling with multi-polar radio frequency and pulsed electromagnetic fields to heat the skin’s surface as well as the deeper layers. By heating multiple layers of the skin nanofractional RF can stimulate even more collagen and elastin production, resulting in smoother and firmer skin that shows off a youthful appearance even in the harsh, dry climates.
4. Fractional CO2
If the dry climates have left your skin looking dry and rough, fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is another great option to promote collagen production and breathe new life into your skin. Different than traditional laser skin resurfacing, fractional CO2 lasers work by targeting the damaged skin while leaving the healthy surrounding skin unscathed. And unlike other laser treatments, fractional CO2 only requires topical anesthesia to minimize any discomfort. Fractional CO2 treatments address skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
5. BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers
BOTOX® and dermal fillers are injectable treatments that address lines and wrinkles, as well as the loss of facial volume. They are also the top two minimally invasive cosmetic treatments performed each year, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. BOTOX targets dynamic lines and wrinkles, such as those on the forehead and frown lines. These wrinkles are caused by muscle movement. BOTOX goes into the muscle and relaxes it, minimizing the appearance of these lines. Results typically last 3 to 4 months, so fall treatments are perfect to have you looking your best for the holidays.
Dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® help to add volume and fullness to your skin. This can address facial wrinkles, augment the lips and add volume to cheeks that have lost their fullness. There is no downtime with these fillers. You can go in for treatment and be back to your regular routine right away. And the results can last for months to even years.
Your skin doesn’t have to show the drying effects of a dry climate. These treatment options allow you to breathe new life into your skin and give it a restart. By keeping it hydrated and moisturized after treatment, you can keep that beautiful glow throughout the fall, winter, and even into next summer.