The most favorable time has come to take care of your skin. Low solar activity minimizes the risk of side effects after various cosmetic procedures. So what should be tested in the autumn-winter period? We understand the most suitable options together with the dermatocosmetologist of the Institute of Plastic Surgery and Cosmetology on Olkhovskaya Street, Evgenia Ikonnikova.
Due to the fact that laser resurfacing (DOT therapy) injures the skin, it is strictly forbidden to be in the sun in the post-procedural period. Therefore, the autumn-winter season is the best time for this procedure. It allows you to gently remove microscopic skin particles, providing the most comfortable and short recovery period.
Thanks to the use of modern CO 2 lasers, the skin regeneration process is significantly accelerated and lasts only a few days. In addition, the course of DOT therapy eliminates age spots and uneven skin tone, eliminates a network of wrinkles, thickens the skin and effectively destroys old collagen, stimulating active synthesis of new one.
Scars on the body and acne scars are also indications for laser therapy. Autumn and winter are the most favorable periods for their quick and effective correction: due to the absence of active sunlight, one can confidently choose powerful modes of laser energy. As a rule, the course of DOT therapy consists of 3 procedures with an interval of 1 month.
Removal of the vascular network
At the end of summer, many notice the appearance of a vascular network in the area of the nose and cheeks or an increase in its severity. The most effective way to combat this problem is with a neodymium laser. However, before proceeding with this procedure, make sure that your summer tan is completely gone. Depending on the severity of the problem, you may need an average of 1 to 3 procedures with an interval of 3-4 weeks.
This is another effective weapon in the fight for a beautiful and uniform complexion. Phototherapy allows you to gently remove superficial pigmentation and redness, stimulates skin cells to synthesize collagen without damaging its barrier, but at the same time temporarily increases sensitivity to the sun. Therefore, autumn and winter are ideal for this procedure. On average, it is necessary to carry out from 2 to 5 sessions with an interval of 2-3 weeks.
Laser hair removal
Despite the fact that the summer ended not so long ago, you can already begin to gradually prepare for the next one. The cold season is the best time for laser hair removal, since at least 10 such procedures will be required, which is associated with the hair growth cycle. If you start epilation in the fall, next summer you will be able to enjoy the smoothness of your skin, forgetting about irritation, shaving, depilation and ingrown hairs.
Removal of neoplasms
Unfortunately, sometimes prolonged exposure to the hot summer sun can negatively affect the skin. It is in the autumn-winter period that many turn to cosmetologists to remove newly appeared or changed moles, age spots, papillomas and warts.
This is the right decision, since in such cases there is a risk of melanoma. In addition, modern methods of removing neoplasms allow literally in 5 minutes to accurately and completely painlessly remove a dubious element.
Before the procedure, the doctor necessarily conducts a dermatoscopic examination, and then removes the neoplasm using a radio wave apparatus, a CO 2 laser or liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy). If necessary, the removed element is sent for histological examination.
If you do not have significant age-related changes or other pronounced skin problems, then chemical peels can be used to improve its texture and color, lighten pigmentation or cope with acne (which tends to worsen in autumn). A course of 4-5 procedures with an interval of 2 to 4 weeks will significantly improve the condition of the skin (see also: "How to restore the skin after chemical peeling?").
Botulinum toxin injections are also recommended during the autumn-winter period. Subject to the time interval, the procedure can be repeated in the spring, just before the next summer season.
At the end of summer, the skin often becomes dehydrated, dry, and signs of photoaging may appear. In this case, a course of biorevitalization and mesotherapy will not be superfluous, which will restore the elasticity of the skin, provide it with moisture, and also give the face a fresh and well-groomed look. The standard course is 4-5 procedures with an interval of 2-3 weeks.
If, after a sunny summer, you notice the appearance of wrinkles, do not worry. Filler injections will help to quickly eliminate them, fill in the missing volume of the facial skin and restore its fresh look even in cloudy and cold weather (see also: "Beauty injections: what you need to know about fillers").
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