The cold winter months bring with them a host of concerns when it comes to your skin. The freezing temperatures, biting wind, and sporadic snow all work together to cause extensive damage — and not just to exposed skin, but all over the body. Dry, itchy, flaky skin is the norm this time of year, but blotchiness and breakouts are also common concerns. It’s a lot to deal with!

The good news is that caring for those concerns brings about a golden opportunity. This is also the prime time of year to schedule services with your local medical spa for whole-body care. This winter, try these tips to maximize your self-care before the summer sun returns.

 

Skincare Boosts

First things first, your usual skincare routine isn’t going to cut it. During winter, more than any other season, it’s important to take your usual skincare routine and kick it into high gear. If you don’t already schedule regular facials, now is the time to do so! HydraFacial MD, in particular, is a great option for giving your skin the hydration and nutrients it needs to weather the winter. For additional skincare worries, talk to your esthetician about which facial treatments or chemical peels will be the best for your skin.

Facials, Chemical Peels, and Other Skincare Treatments

Do you have sun spots or other skin discoloration? Since most of us spend a lot less time outdoors this time of year, the winter is a prime time to treat those deeper skin concerns and keep our skin out of the sunshine to really allow treatments to take effect. Chemical peels and facials are a good start, but if your discoloration runs deeper, IPL Fotofacial treatments can help. The bonus? This treatment can help with fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin texture concerns at the same time it works on discoloration.

Dermal Fillers

This next suggestion isn’t winter specific, but it is a good reminder: there is no right or wrong time of year to target fine lines and wrinkles. Whether you choose BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, Dysport, or Restylane®, an ongoing facial filler routine is a great option to help smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. Targeted treatments can help improve the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and more to give your skin a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Whole-Body Treatments

Don’t limit your medical spa appointments to facial care, either. This is the season of bundling up, which makes it the prime time to treat that stubborn, exercise-resistant fat. It’s also a great time to dive into toning certain features, removing unwanted hair, and more. We suggest:

CoolSculpting

Winter is the perfect time to focus on making the physical changes you want to see from head to toe. Starting now gives you the opportunity to take action and for those changes to take effect before the warmer weather comes. Then you can prepare for the grand reveal of your new figure by swimsuit season! We suggest starting CoolSculpting during winter because this non-invasive fat removal treatment can take around eight weeks for the full results to appear. Scheduling treatments now means you’ll see the full effect by summer!

Z Wave

This is also the perfect time of year to boost the fat-reducing benefits of CoolSculpting with the addition of Z Wave cellulite treatment. This option works as a standalone service, but it can also be done in conjunction with CoolSculpting to smooth cellulite and provide body contouring. When performed as a standalone treatment, it can take two to three sessions before you note results. When used in conjunction with CoolSculpting, Z Wave offers enhanced body contouring results to treated areas. As with CoolSculpting, starting now means you’ll see great results by the time summer is here.

Laser Hair Removal

Winter is also a great time for laser hair removal. Get rid of unwanted underarm hair, leg hair, or hair anywhere else. Starting during winter, when you’re still bundling up from head to toe, gives you time to fit in multiple sessions and experience the results before you pull out your shorts, tank tops, and swimsuits for summer.

Kybella & Ultherapy

If you have excess fullness beneath your chin, we can see why winter might appeal to you — scarves and turtlenecks are a great way to provide a disguise for that problem area. Instead of altering your wardrobe, use the winter months to treat that excess chin fat before it’s too hot for scarves. KYBELLA® treatments work to destroy fat cells, slimming your jaw line and helping you enjoy a more youthful appearance. Similarly, Ultherapy® uses ultrasound therapy to boost the skin’s production of collagen to lift and tighten skin naturally.

This Winter, Feel Content

No matter what you’re ready to work on this winter, the medical spa team at Senara Health and Healing Center & Spa is here to help. Contact our Peoria team today to schedule treatment, and don’t forget to ask about our med spa packages!