Non-Surgical Treatments that are Perfect During Cooler Weather
With the weather cooling, many of our New Orleans patients are getting ready to trade out their summer wardrobe of shorts and tank tops for comfy sweaters and leggings. Your skin care regimen should also update with the seasons. Beyond your daily routine, colder weather and more time indoors makes fall and winter the perfect time for getting non-surgical treatments completed without the stress of avoiding the outdoors.
Laser Hair Removal
Do you stop shaving once the weather cools? What if you could keep your legs silky smooth without having to spend time shaving on cold mornings? Laser hair removal sessions during the winter can leave you with beautiful results come summer time. Not only do you have the option to comfortably space out your treatments without worrying of stray hairs before walking out in a bikini but fading tans can also make the laser more effective in targeting the follicle. Best of all, this form of hair removal can help you limit your time shaving, waxing and sugaring once the weather warms.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Cold weather also presents the perfect conditions to undergo laser skin treatments such as fractional skin rejuvenation, resurfacing, and photofacials. Best recovery from laser rejuvenation treatments often requires patients to stay indoors and avoid excessive sun exposure. During the summer, long days at the beach and vacations to sunny locales can make it tough for patients to reserve enough time for their newly treated skin to heal before jetting off. Cooling weather and longer evenings make the fall and winter ideal for undergoing all forms of laser surgery.
At Etre Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center, our team offers an array of laser rejuvenation procedures perfect for resetting your skin’s health and appearance. Options include:
Fractional Skin Rejuvenation
Used to treat sun damage, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation, fractional skin resurfacing is a popular ablative treatment option for many of our Etre patients. This laser-based procedure delivers a specific wavelength of light energy to create tiny perforations in the target area, which then triggers the body’s natural healing process to boost collagen, decrease wrinkles and improve texture. Fractional resurfacing patients will need to plan for a few days of downtime and to avoid sun exposure. Fractional resurfacing is a great single treatment to reduce signs of sun damage and aging.
Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing
Tired of acne scars, fine lines, or stretch marks? Rather than hiding or feeling uncomfortable about your skin, consider a wintertime Fraxel skin resurfacing procedure. Like fractional skin rejuvenation, Fraxel uses a laser to help stimulate the body’s healing process and kickstart collagen production, an important factor in healing old scars and stretch marks and filling in fine lines and wrinkles. As the treatment is laser-based, indoor winter activities ensure many patients are able to get treated and get back to their routine without missing a beat. Fraxel laser treatments have minimal downtime, but generally require multiple treatments for optimal improvements.
If your last summer was spent outdoors working on your tan, this treatment is for you. UV rays from the sun can take a significant toll on your body, leaving you with practically invisible but very present sun damage. IPL Photofacial uses lasers to break up skin damage such as discoloration, broken capillaries and sun damage to help kickstart the healing process and leave you with beautifully refreshed skin.
Schedule Your Rejuvenation Procedure at Etre Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center
When it comes to your skin care, you deserve the best year-round. From at-home routine recommendations to in-office procedures, Dr. Donofrio and Dr. Coleman are here to help you achieve and enjoy beautiful skin. Call 504-227-3873 today and spend your winter getting pampered.