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Put your best face forward this summer at Profile

As the summer months approach, many of us are eager to embrace the sunshine and soak up the warm weather. However, if you’re considering aesthetic treatments during this time, it’s essential to choose procedures that are safe and compatible with sun exposure. Let’s explore some aesthetic treatments that are safest in the summer months and why, as well as those that might not be the best idea if you’re planning on spending a lot of time outdoors.

Safe Summer Aesthetic Treatments:

  1. Chemical Peels: Chemical peels are a popular choice for achieving smoother, more radiant skin. During the summer, lighter chemical peels, such as glycolic acid peels, can be safely performed. These peels target surface-level imperfections without causing excessive sun sensitivity.
  2. Fillers and Botox: Injectable treatments like fillers and Botox are minimally invasive and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Since these treatments do not affect the skin’s surface, they are generally safe to undergo during the summer months.
  3. Sculptra: Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that helps restore volume and improve skin texture over time. Sculptra does not pose a risk of increased sun sensitivity, making it suitable for summer use.
  4. Laser Genesis for Collagen Generation: Laser Genesis is a non-invasive laser treatment that stimulates collagen production, improves skin texture, and reduces redness. It’s safe for all skin types and can be performed year-round, including during the summer months.
  5. Cosmetic Surgery: Our Cosmetic Surgery list continues to be busy in all seasons. As long as you are protecting your skin incisions from the sun then there is no seasonal contraindication to cosmetic surgery. Laying under an umbrella by the pool while you recover from a facelift sounds perfect right now!

These treatments are considered safe for summer because they either do not increase sun sensitivity or target deeper layers of the skin, minimizing the risk of sun damage.

Aesthetic Treatments That Might not be the best choice if you’re an outdoor person:

  1. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy: IPL therapy targets pigmentation, redness, and sun damage but can increase sensitivity to sunlight. Therefore, it’s best to avoid IPL treatments during the summer when sun exposure is more frequent.
  2. RF Microneedling: Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a popular treatment for skin tightening and rejuvenation. However, it can cause temporary redness and inflammation, which may be exacerbated by sun exposure. It’s advisable to schedule RF microneedling sessions during the cooler months.
  3. Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal targets hair follicles, making them less susceptible to damage from UV rays. However, treated skin may be more sensitive to sunlight, increasing the risk of sunburn and hyperpigmentation. It’s advisable to avoid laser hair removal on sun-exposed areas during the summer.
  4. CO2 Laser Treatments: CO2 laser treatments are highly effective for addressing wrinkles, scars, and uneven skin tone. However, they can cause significant skin peeling and sensitivity, making them unsuitable for summer months when sun exposure is unavoidable.

Conclusion:

When considering aesthetic treatments during the summer months, it’s essential to prioritize safety and minimize the risk of sun damage. Opting for treatments like chemical peels, fillers, Botox, Sculptra, and Laser Genesis can help you achieve your desired results without compromising your skin’s health. However, it’s best to avoid treatments like IPL, RF microneedling, laser hair removal, and CO2 laser treatments if you anticipate spending a lot of time outdoors. As always, consult with a qualified aesthetic practitioner to determine the most suitable treatments for your skin and lifestyle

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