Our social calendars begin to get full again during the summer, since it’s a popular time of year for weddings, weekend BBQs, and other social engagements. Should you change your skincare routine for summer? Our Milwaukee-area Parkins Plastic Surgery team believes it’s important to make necessary tweaks to your skin regimen to counteract the adverse seasonal effects that hot, humid weather can have on your complexion.
A good, consistent skincare routine can keep your skin in top shape throughout the year, but there are some steps you should prioritize when the weather heats up if you want to maintain healthy-looking skin all year long. One of the best things you can do is focus on sun protection. Additionally, patients may be curious about which cosmetic treatments will optimize their skin routine. Summer traditionally isn’t the best time for all cosmetic procedures, because some of them—such as chemical peels and laser treatments—increase the skin’s sensitivity to sun exposure. However, injectable facial fillers can be an ideal treatment to enhance your appearance during summertime for several reasons.
Even if you waited a bit too long to get “summer ready,” fillers are an excellent way to quickly refresh your appearance. Over time, our skin gets thinner, and certain areas of the face—such as the cheeks—may become hollower. Dermal fillers or soft tissue fillers are substances that are introduced beneath the skin’s surface to minimize wrinkles, restore volume to thinning areas of the face, or improve facial contours.
When injected properly, fillers can make you look younger, more alert, less tired, and rejuvenated. Since there is virtually no downtime needed after a session and results from hyaluronic acid fillers are visible right away, these treatments won’t get in the way of your summertime activities. Treatment sessions can be completed in just 15 minutes, and side effects resolve in a matter of hours or days.
Also, harsh summer sunlight won’t have any negative effects on these treatments, so it doesn’t matter if you’re exposed to sun or not after an injection session. The effects last for anywhere between six months to two years on average.
Should you change your skincare routine for summer? The team at Parkins Plastic Surgery can guide you on everything you want to know about seasonal skincare and aesthetic treatments. Call us at (262) 269-1050 or submit a contact form to schedule an appointment to discuss skincare products and cosmetic procedures.