Summer Safe Procedures- Fight the Summer Slump!
Summer is the perfect time for an afternoon by the pool, fireworks, margaritas, and popsicles but have you thought about what your skin goes through while you’re sipping away the heat? Dry or damaged cells clinging to the surface of your skin, sunscreen build-up and sunburns are just a few factors that can put your skin into a summer slump and in need of a little TLC. The sun and heat make certain outside activities and adventures more enjoyable- so your skin should get to enjoy this season too! Some aesthetic procedures and treatments make the skin too sensitive and susceptible to sunburn to be able to do in the summer season. Dermaplaning, Microneedling, Hydrafacial, Perk, and Morpheus8 are all treatments and procedures that, when exercised with caution, will not compromise SPF protected skin when subjected to temporary sun exposure.

Dermaplaning is a safe quick way to temporarily remove vellus hair “peach fuzz” and dead skin from the face and neck. The topmost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, is gently peeled away revealing a fresh layer of skin. This treatment is painless and downtime-free! One can expect their skin to absorb skincare products better and for makeup to lay on smoother. Dermaplaning is usually done once a month to maintain results.

Microneedling creates micro-channels into the skin- triggering a response from the body to heal and produce more collagen and elastin. This is beneficial for acne scars, discoloration, wrinkles, and thin skin. Microneedling is relatively painless due to a numbing agent that is applied topically to the skin. Comfort is everything! The skin will feel a bit sore for about 24 hours but then make-up and sunscreen can be applied. Microneedling is recommended in a series of
three.

HydraFacial is the perfect medical-grade cleansing and detoxifying facial everyone needs. When I have this treatment done, I feel like my skin can breathe again! This facial can be done on all skin types and has absolutely no downtime, although some redness and peeling can occur depending on the strength of the treatment. In fact, this facial is great prior to a big event. HydraFacial uses patented vortex technology to chemically exfoliate the skin while lifting and
sucking away debris in the skin and pores. Say goodbye to blackheads! HydraFacials can be customized to meet each patient’s needs and can also have boosters such as Britenol for skin brightening or Growth Factors for wrinkles added to the facial. HydraFacial is packed full of hydrating serums that will leave your skin refreshed and ready for even the hottest Alabama summer day.

Perk is a luxury treatment specifically for the eyes and lips. Using suction and an exfoliating tip, Perk removes dead skin and leaves the skin hydrated, plumped, and bright. Brighten and awaken the delicate eye area with powerful ingredients such as Arnica Flower Extract, Horse Chestnut Seed Extract, and Citric Acid which soothe and hydrate the skin as well as fight free-radical damage. You will receive two sets of eye masks that contain Cucumber Extract and Gingeng Root Extract that help with dark circles and skin-firming collagen! Lightly plump and lock in moisture to reveal the perfect pout with ingredients Peony Extract, Aloe Leaf Extract, and Peppermint Oil. This treatment stimulates circulation to promote natural, plump, soft lips. You will receive a take-home treatment balm to help extend the effects of your in-office treatment!

Morpheus8 is the newest and most advanced skin tightening and contouring device that stimulates collagen production of the underlying layers of the dermis while dramatically tightening the surrounding tissue. This procedure is ideal for those stubborn areas that are loose, sagging and losing their firm appearance. Morpheus8 can be used on any area that can benefit from sub-dermal renewal (tightening!). The most commonly treated areas include the lower face and neck but can also be used on other areas such as knees and backs of the arms. Morpheus8 is versatile in that it aids in treating wrinkles, discoloration and acne scarring. This procedure is completely customizable and will be personalized to fit each patient’s individual needs. Depending on your Morpheus8 treatment recommendation, you can expect to have between 1-3 sessions. Visible results can be seen within a few days, but typically after three weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment.

Don’t let summer slow down your skin care habits! Book one of these treatments to give your skin the refreshing it needs and a moment of relaxation you deserve. Don’t know what to book? Schedule a consultation with Rachel, our Aesthetician and Laser Tech, by calling Renew Dermatology at 205-580-1500.

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