While you wouldn’t believe it from looking out your window on a day like today, the harsh winds and bitter cold of winter will eventually be hitting us. And, as many of us know, winter can take its toll on our skin. On one of Yahoo’s “Shine” blogs, the folks from TotalBeauty.com are reporting on how the cold affects our skin—and what we can do about it! “True, the sun is a huge cause of many nasty skin issues,” explains the article, “but winter — with its dry air, harsh winds, cold temperatures, extra glasses of cheer and holiday stresses — is also largely responsible for those fine lines and wrinkles.”
So why does this happen? In short, the cold dries your skin, sapping it of its natural moisture. It’s important to understand that dehydrated skin can often spell wrinkles. To combat this, the article suggests a good moisturizer as well as protecting yourself with hats, gloves and a scarf. These act as a barrier between you and the bitter cold around you. While these tips are no doubt helpful, wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. Thankfully, there are a myriad of cosmetic treatments available today that help patients achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance. Read on to learn about a few services offered at our Long Island Plastic Surgery Offices.
Winter Skin TreatmentsToday’s cosmetic techniques can help you make this season the winter of beautiful skin. Take some time to explore the cosmetic treatments you’ve been considering for a while. Here are a few cosmetic services we offer:
- Botox & fillers: Some of our best weapons against facial wrinkles are Botox Injections and dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm. Botox—which is essentially a muscle relaxer—works to prevent intermittent facial creases, such as smile lines. For deeper or more persistent creases, fillers are often a better choice. These injectables work by filling in the “valleys” of creases. Certain fillers can also be used to firm the cheeks and plump the lips.
- Facelift: Many women choose a facelift as a more permanent answer to some of their most pressing facial concerns. Facelift Surgery works by tightening the underlying muscles and redraping the skin around the neck and face. For many patients, this procedure can take years off their appearance.
- Microdermabrasion: Microderm—short for Microdermabrasion—is a minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment aimed to smooth the skin, soften fine lines and combat the appearance of sun damage. Using a gentle stream of fine particles, we exfoliate the skin, removing its rough outer layers.