As anyone living in a cold-weather climate knows, “Winter Skin” is no joke. While dry skin can happen at any time of year, low temperatures zap the moisture out of the air and make our skin feel really dry and irritated during winter. Realizing this unfortunate trend, the makers of CeraVe Skincare created an annual holiday to bring education and awareness to the issue: National Winter Skin Relief Day, which takes place every Jan. 8.
Now that we’re in the heart of winter, it’s important to wear skin-protecting ointments, use gentle soaps and apply moisturizer regularly. But if your skin still needs a little extra love and care, there are non-surgical cosmetic treatments you can do to give your face and body some relief during the coldest months of the year.
Here are a few we offer at New England Skin Center:
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial: This laser light treatment tightens skin and drastically reduces the appearance of unwanted age spots, freckles, broken capillaries and rosacea. It targets pigment-producing cells beneath the skin’s surface and can be used on the face, chest, neck and hands. You can expect zero downtime and photo-ready skin in three months.
- Skin Resurfacing: The Venus Versa™ laser treatment reduces the appearance of acne and traumatic scars, cellulite, rosacea, deep wrinkles, enlarged pores and uneven skin texture and pigmentation to give you a vibrant, youthful, healthy glow. There is also a newer device in this space, Morpheus8, that uses a combination of radiofrequency (RF) energy and micro-needling to stimulate collagen production and tighten and smooth your skin. As its name implies, Morpheus8 basically “morphs” the appearance of loose skin around the face, neck and body in a safe and artistic way. It’s like a face and body lift, minus the surgery.
- Evoke: Evoke is a piece of technology that uses RF energy to heat the tissue underneath the skin and tighten the cheeks, jowls, jawline and neck. By remodeling muscles and tissues in the face, Evoke gives you a younger, glowing complexion.
In 2021, let’s all resolve to be kinder to our skin. After these treatments give you a little Winter Skin relief, come back to New England Skin Center so our experts can create a custom plan based on your skin’s unique condition and personal aesthetic goals.
In winter, and every season, we’re here to give you the beautiful complexion you deserve.
* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.