During the transition from summer to fall, patients often search for cosmetic treatments that will undo the damage our skin is subjected to during the hotter months. Everything from sun, sand, and sea to chlorinated pools, dirt, pollution, dryness, oily skin due to the high temperatures and humidity, and the rashes or allergies from exposure to the outdoors while camping or hiking can leave our skin in a damaged state by the time summer is over. If you’re hoping to reverse wrinkles, fine lines, dry and flaky skin, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and other physical changes to the skin, laser skin treatments at our Milwaukee-area office may be your ideal solution!
Whether you’re getting into the new semester at college or are just ready to get your skin back in order again before the holidays, this is a great time to have a revitalizing skin treatment.
Not only do lasers physically remove some of the damaged skin while promoting the regeneration of new skin to help repair sun damage, but they also are an ideal treatment to use when the weather gets colder. Here is why autumn is thought of as “laser season.”
Certain Skin Imperfections Aren’t Likely to Reoccur
UV rays from sunlight not only weaken and destroy collagen and elastin fibers, leading to wrinkles, but they also trigger overproduction of melanin in some areas so that the skin tone becomes uneven. As there is less exposure to sunlight during the shorter days of the fall, skin concerns like recurring hyperpigmentation aren’t as likely after a laser treatment in the colder weather, since there are less opportunities to spend time out in the sun.
It’s Better for Healing
After having laser skin resurfacing—and especially more aggressive treatments—your skin will be red, swollen, and susceptible to sun damage for a little while. We tend to cover up our skin in bulkier clothing and spend less time outside once summer is over, so our skin is typically more protected during the fall. As the weather cools, you have a built-in excuse to stay home and rest instead of being social, if you feel like it.
Learn more about laser skin treatments, as well as other non-surgical cosmetic procedures for improving uneven texture and pigmentation, from our Parkins Plastic Surgery team. Call us at (262) 269-1050, or submit a contact form and set up a consultation if you would like to meet with us.