Most times we notices imperfections of our body and skin during the summer months. This time of year our bodies are more exposed and our skin is subject to sun exposure due to time spend outside. However, the summer isn’t the best time to address these imperfections. There are certain procedures that are best to be done in the cooler winter months, when most time is spent inside. This allows for proper recovery and healing. Read below to learn about which procedures are best to do in the winter months.
Having surgical procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction and facelifts during the winter will allow for proper healing to be ready to rock that bikini in the summer. With all of the listed procedures there is a good amount of recovery involved. Typically this requires no traveling and no water(pools, oceans and lakes) for a minimum of 6 weeks following the surgery. Having these procedures done in the winter will allow your body to full heal and settle properly. In return, you can go about your summer activities as normal. If you’re interested in learning more about which surgical procedures would be best for you. Contact our office today to schedule your in depth consultation with Dr. Chhatre.
Laser skin procedures offered at our Kansas City area Medical Spa are best done in the cold winter months. Whether your interested in Halo, BBL, Laser Peels or Laser Hair Removal you have to be free of any color from the sun. It is also imperative that you have no sun exposure before or after for several weeks. We tend to see the damage on our skin more during the summer months as the sun hits our skin. Once a tan starts to develop, the dark spots on the skin stand out more. In the winter months, once the tans have faded those spots are still there, just less visible. Allowing the areas of concern to be treated in a safe and efficacious way. If you’re interested in scheduling a complimentary skin care consultation contact our office today.
Certain skin care products are best used during the winter months. Products containing Vitamin A(Retinol) increase cell turnover and make the skin photo-sensitive. Starting a retinol routine with Obagi-Nu Derm products or on it’s own during the winter is the safest for your skin. When starting any retinol based routine, your skin will go through a shedding phase. It can take several weeks to see the final results of smoothing skin, lightening pigment and clearing acne. This process can be sped up by incorporating certain moisturizers such as Skin Ceuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2. This product is clinically proven to reduce the negative effects of retinol down to approximately one week. So, if you’ve been thinking about adding a retinol product to your skin care routine, now is the time to start. Contact our office today to learn more.
All of the above procedures are available at our Kansas City area Plastic Surgery and MedSpa Clinic. If you have any questions about what would be best for you, contact our office and our staff will lead you in the right direction.