If you are planning on attending a holiday party, you still will want to look and feel your best no matter how small or limited the festivities may be this year. Indeed, the state of your skin can have a major impact on your state of mind -- if you want to exude confidence at your holiday party, consider these cosmetic dermatology treatments.
If you’re looking for an all-around confidence booster this holiday season, think about getting a chemical peel. These superficial procedures remove the outer layers of skin via alpha hydroxy acids, revealing brighter, smoother, younger-looking skin. These treatments can help minimize fine lines and wrinkles, fade scars and discoloration, and help even out skin tone overall. Different types of chemical peels are available and may be more or less suited for certain skin types, so talk to your dermatologist and/or cosmetic specialist before undergoing one of these treatments.
A chemical peel isn’t the only way to remove dead skin cells. Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation method that scrapes away old skin along with vellus hair (also known as “peach fuzz”) via a sterile surgical blade. After this treatment, your skin will look and feel smoother, and light surface wrinkles and scars will be less noticeable. As an added bonus, dermaplaning facilitates makeup application and increases the effectiveness of skincare products because the skin is more receptive after the treatment.
Collagen is a protein produced by our bodies that, among other things, gives skin its structure, elasticity, and aids in hydration. As we get older, though, our bodies produce less collagen, which in turn contributes to the formation of wrinkles and other signs of aging. If such outward age markers will drain your confidence this holiday season, consider collagen induction therapy (CIT). As its name suggests, these treatments stimulate your body’s natural collagen production. During a CIT treatment (also called dermarolling, skin needling, or microneedling), the practitioner rolls a device with tiny needles over the skin, which triggers a natural healing response, of which collagen is a key part.
The holiday season is filled with lights -- why not shine a light on your skin to prepare for your holiday gatherings? Laser therapies are becoming increasingly popular in the cosmetic dermatology field, offering solutions for acne, scarring, discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, and more. Though there are many cosmetic laser treatments available, they all involve focusing a high-energy laser at a given area of skin in order to remove surface layers, eliminate or alter pigmentation, and/or stimulate the body’s collagen production.
Finally, you might find yourself getting a facial treatment in preparation for a holiday party. Facials come in many forms -- classic, aromatherapy, anti-aging, intraceutical -- the list goes on (chemical peels and laser resurfacing treatments can be considered facials, too). Whichever facial(s) you decide to get, these treatments are meant to relax your mind and body while exfoliating, cleansing, massaging your skin, leaving it looking and feeling better than before.
The holidays are just around the corner. Even if you don’t have big plans during such a strange and uncertain year, give yourself the gift of happy, healthy, glowing skin. The experts at Premier Dermatology Partners can give you more information and advice regarding various skin care treatments you might consider. To learn more about our providers and all the services we offer, contact us today.