Winter’s chilly, wet weather can take a toll on your facial appearance. The harsher climate conditions can strip your skin’s natural protective barrier, causing dehydration, irritation, and skin sensitivity. What can you do to brighten your complexion, remove years from your look, and enjoy healthier, more resilient skin? Here are the top treatments our trained dermatologists recommend.
1. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are a versatile, go-to solution for removing the top layers of dull, dead, and damaged skin cells. A peel can leave you with softer, smoother, blemish-free skin and a noticeably improved appearance. Choose between three levels of chemical peel–mild, moderate, and deep–depending on the concerns you’re aiming to address and whether you’re willing to take time off for recovery.
Have you noticed your aging skin is losing elasticity, leading to issues like sagging, wrinkles, jowls, and a double chin? Now, there’s a safe, FDA-approved way to address these issues without surgery. Ulthera®® relies on a handheld device to gently deliver ultrasound energy into your skin, where it goes to work by stimulating collagen production.
Ulthera® not only improves your existing collagen supply, but it also causes your body to make brand-new collagen over the following two to three months, which can help you look years younger. With Ulthera® treatments, you can revitalize your skin from your forehead to your decolletage with no stitches, scarring, or anesthesia risk.
3. Liquid Facelift
Another minimally invasive way to refresh your appearance is to combine neuromodulators like Botox®® and Dysport®® with injectable dermal fillers for a full-face rejuvenation known as a liquid facelift. Depending on what you want to achieve, a liquid facelift can erase fine lines and wrinkles, give you more contoured cheeks or plumper lips, fill in volume loss, make you look more alert and well-rested, and define your chin and jawline.
This non-surgical treatment delivers similar results as a traditional surgical facelift, with zero downtime and fewer potential risks and complications. During your liquid facelift appointment, we will use tiny needles to make a series of injections in specific spots, depending on your facial anatomy and cosmetic goals. Fillers and neuromodulators work in tandem to provide subtle, natural-looking lift, add more volume and shape where your face needs it most, and beautifully smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion is a painless exfoliation technique that improves skin’s tone and texture by directing a stream of crystals across the treatment area. Microdermabrasion requires no anesthesia, and it is gentle enough to use on the sensitive skin on your face, neck, hands, arms, and chest. For maximum microdermabrasion results, you may wish to schedule a series of appointments or combine it with other non-surgical treatments.
5. Enjoy Your Results Longer
After your facial rejuvenation treatments, you can maintain your new, refreshed look by avoiding excessive sun exposure and using medical-grade skin care products. At Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco, our dermatologists recommend many of the highest-quality, extensively researched brands available today, including SkinCeuticals®, Obagi®, LaRoche-Posay, Epionce®, Skin Better®, and Skin Medica®.
Schedule Your Facial Rejuvenation Consultation
Whether your skin care concerns are cosmetic or medical, our team of board-certified dermatologists is here to give you excellent advice. Connect with us via our online form, or call 415-362-2238 today.