Several months of summer sun exposure can leave the skin looking older and more tired-looking than in the spring. Fall facials are an effective and minimally invasive way to refresh and revitalize the skin after a fun-filled summer spent in the sun.
Here’s a closer look at the benefits of fall facials after summer and how to request this post-summer skincare treatment from North Shore Med Spa.
Why You Should Get Facials After Summer
Moderate sun exposure—10 to 15 minutes a day—can increase the body’s vitamin D production and produce glowing, healthy-looking skin. But during the summer, many people take full advantage of the sunshine and warmer temperatures before winter comes around with its cold and unforgiving weather. All this extra time spent in the sun can have aging effects on the skin, often leaving it looking dull and older going into the latter part of the year.
Excess summer sun exposure can have the following effects on the skin:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sagging skin
- Loss of elastin and collagen
- Visible blood vessels under the skin
- Dark spots and discoloration
- Leathery texture
- Cancerous or precancerous lesions
Fall facials can reduce signs of aging, such as fine lines and discoloration, and can make the skin look brighter, smoother, and more youthful heading into autumn.
Fall Facial Options
North Shore Med Spa offers a variety of facial treatments, each of which is customized for each client based on their appearance and unique skincare needs. Check out these available fall facial options.
Chemical peels remove the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal the healthier, smoother skin that lies beneath. This quick skin rejuvenation treatment can improve the overall appearance of skin affected by excess sun exposure with no downtime.
Dermaplaning is an exfoliation treatment in which a handheld wand with a blade is glided across the skin to remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz. This facial option can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Like chemical peels, dermaplaning produces no downtime.
Microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin while infusing medical-grade skincare products into the skin to achieve a brighter complexion and younger-looking appearance. It involves using a handheld wand that uses abrasive crystals, or diamonds, to remove the top layer of skin and dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion can treat sun-damaged skin, as well as acne and scarring.
Microneedling rejuvenates the skin by using a series of fine, tiny needles to create multiple small puncture wounds in the skin. This stimulates the skin’s release of proteins that promote healing and can reduce the appearance of blemishes, including scarring, fine lines, and large pores. Results of microneedling are usually noticeable within two to three weeks.
A photofacial is a type of light therapy that uses light energy to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin to trigger collagen production. This type of facial effectively reduces sun spots, fine lines, freckles, hyperpigmentation, and other effects of excess sun exposure. Photofacials produce no downtime and usually require about five treatment sessions.
North Shore Med Spa offers a wide range of post-summer skincare treatments, including facials. All fall facials can be customized for you based on what you hope to accomplish with treatment. Contact us today at (516) 441-5110 to request a consultation and learn more about our services.