Winter can be tough on skin—dry air, harsh winds, freezing temperatures, overcast skies, you name it. With such gloomy and cold weather, it’s no wonder our skin looks lackluster and uneven. Since the goal is to maintain good skin all year long, many people turn to beauty treatments in the winter to give their skin a boost. But what treatments are ideal for the winter? Here are six effective skincare treatments you can use to revitalize your skin this winter.
The best time to get laser treatments is during the winter. These treatments require patients to avoid sun exposure to protect the fragile post-treatment skin and ensure more effective results. Since our skin is covered every time we go outside in the winter, laser skin treatments are perfect for this time of year.
Two common treatments to get in the winter are the laser hair removal treatment and the Laser Carbon Peel treatment. Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicles and damaging them to prevent future hair growth. The Laser Carbon Peel is a three-part treatment that uses specialized laser energy to reduce visible signs of pigmentation. It resurfaces your face to treat inflamed acne, Melasma, and enlarged pores, leaving you with glowing youthful skin.
Microneedling is another great option to reduce signs of aging and even out the skin tone. The Infini RF procedure has microscopic insulated needles that penetrate the dermis and create tiny amounts of “damage” to the area. As the body heals, new collagen and elastin form to reveal fresh, plump, youthful skin. This treatment is effective for people seeking wrinkle and fine line reduction and it improves the appearance of acne scars and other imperfections.
Another microneedling procedure for the winter is the PRP treatment because it is less invasive and has little to no downtime. PRP uses your body’s own cells and natural growth factors to treat aging skin and encourage the production of new collagen. PRP is most used to treat the scalp, face, neck, hands, and more.
To peel away winter dryness and get a fresh new, healed layer, chemical peels in the winter are a common treatment. This treatment is designed to remove the damaged and dry skin on the face and enhance your natural glow and radiance by promoting the production of new collagen and skin cells. During the procedure, an acid solution is applied on the face.
The solution includes either alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or phenol, which causes the skin to appear sunburned. Within the next 7 to 14 days, the outer layer of skin will peel away and a new, hydrated, healthier layer will grow in its place.
Most things in nature begin to slow down and rest during the winter, but our skin continues to age and shed dead skin cells. However, without the fresh air and light during the summer, it can feel as though our skin has become dull and dry as the weather gets colder. Microdermabrasion in the winter is a common way to increase cell turnover and produce collagen.
The procedure gently exfoliates the top layer of skin using a unique facial wand. As these skin cells are shed off during the 30-45-minute procedure, there is no discomfort. After the treatment, you can return to your normal activities and slowly see your skin issues like minor scars and acne fade away. Within the next 30 days, the skin will appear clearer and brighter.
Winter is the perfect time to get in shape for the summer, but even the most active people need an extra boost. SculpSure during the winter is a great fat removal boost because it eliminates fat cells permanently to tone up stubborn areas. Even with diet and exercise, there are parts of the body that seem to hold onto fat, especially the love handles, under the arms, abdomen and upper back.
The procedure works by placing heat pads on the affected areas and administering deep laser penetration. As the laser works, you will feel heat on the area, followed by a cooling sensation that aims to keep the body at a balanced temperature. The heat will damage the fat cells in the area, and when they die the body will expel them through the lymphatic system.
Within a few weeks, you will notice the area appears more toned and by summer, you’ll look ready for the beach.
IV therapy is one of the most popular skincare options to boost your health. Unlike herbal supplements, getting IV therapy in the winter helps to distribute important vitamins and nutrients directly into the vein so 100% of it is absorbed. With cocktails made of vitamins, essential minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants, patients can feel refreshed and energized shortly after. Many clinics strive to make the procedure as comfortable as possible with comfortable seats and entertainment like movies or music while the therapy is administered.
Contact the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic for Winter Beauty Treatments
As you can see, there are several treatments that are perfect during the winter. With the reduced sun exposure, healing is more effective and there is less risk of adverse effects. So, while the weather is cold out, you can still take care of your skin and keep it looking its best!
Looking for the right place to get any or a few of these treatments? Look no further than the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic. Our experts have years of experience and training on how to improve the appearance of aging skin and treat various skin conditions like acne, scarring, stretch marks, and more. Plus, we provide hair rejuvenation, hair removal, Melasma treatment, Botox, platelet-rich-plasma therapy, skin tag removal, and more. Our variety of procedures are designed for all kinds of patients, regardless of their skin type. We stay up to date on the latest technology in skin care and strive to provide the most experienced, professional, and talented technicians to treat our clients. To book your consultation and learn more about the services that might be right for you, contact us at (416) 546-4664 or info@AntiAgingToronto.ca.