How to Achieve Radiant Skin Before the Holidays
posted on 11/25/2010
Since holiday season is right around the corner, now is a great time to settle in for a skin rejuvenation treatment that will freshen up your skin and leave you with a radiant glow! The cooler temperatures and dry air can make it harder to keep skin looking fresh and youthful, but there are several cosmetic treatments that can improve the texture and tone of the skin and make you look picture-perfect for those holiday events.
Talk to a cosmetic dermatologist in your area about some of the latest skin rejuvenation treatments available. Your dermatologist will be able to perform a thorough skin analysis and create a treatment plan that will get you results right in time for the holiday season.
A single microdermabrasion treatment can help to shrink the pores, buff away fine liens and wrinkles, and rejuvenate the skin. Microdermabrasion will leave your skin looking smooth and supple by removing dead skin cells to reveal the fresh layer of skin underneath. This skin rejuvenating treatment can be combined with a facial or a chemical peel for even better results.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) is an innovative procedure that can reduce facial flushing, reduce the appearance of age spots, and also reverse the effects of minor sun damage. If you have uneven skin or pigmented patches, get an IPL treatment at least two weeks before holiday events and you’ll notice that your skin will appear firmer, tighter and more toned. IPL can be performed on most skin types and most people see progressive results with a series of treatments.
Chemical peels are very effective for freshening up dull-looking skin, evening out an uneven skin tone and for deep-cleansing the pores. These exfoliating treatments will get rid of the layer of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface, and leave your skin looking smooth, youthful and fresh. Different types of chemical peels produce different results, and the deeper peels will require more healing time. You’ll need about one to two weeks of healing time to get the best results with a chemical peel.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
If you have a few weeks to go before a major holiday event, settle in for a laser skin resurfacing procedure that can get rid of lines and wrinkles, erase age spots and make your skin appear plumper and firmer. Downtime can last up to a week, depending on the type of laser used, but you will see noticeable results as soon as the skin has fully healed. Laser skin resurfacing procedures have been proven effective for reversing many of the signs of aging, and they can help you achieve a more youthful look just in time for the holidays!
Learn more about the latest skin rejuvenation procedures in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic dermatologist in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for any of the above treatments.