The weather outside is about to get frightful, but that doesn’t mean your skin has to as well. In fact, winter is a great time for skin rejuvenation.

There are a wide range of rejuvenation procedures you can undergo under the supervision of a specialist. If you’ve been wondering when to rejuvenate your skin, now is a great time to book an appointment.

What does the process entail?

Skin rejuvenation treatments come in a wide variety of forms. A common treatment is fractional ablative radiofrequency treatment, which uses a roller tip to send radiofrequency waves through the skin, creating a thermal, ablative effect. This results in the skin being resurfaced, and encourages small thermal injuries on the skin to heal themselves. It also encourages the production of new, healthy collagen fibers that restore the tone and laxity of the skin while improving acne, pore size and scarring and reducing wrinkles and lines.

The way this procedure is performed allows for the skin to heal rapidly, while still delivering some outstanding (and easily noticeable) results. Unlike other types of treatments, this is a kind of skin rejuvenation that can be used by people with most skin types.

The treatment typically takes about an hour. First your skin will be numbed with a special cream, and once the numbing effect sets in, you can begin the treatment. There will be three different passes done on the skin to create several different effects. You may feel some warmth and zapping, but the numbing cream will minimize these sensations and you shouldn’t have any issues with pain or significant discomfort.

The skin will continue to feel warm, with some stinging for several hours afterward, and may develop a pink or red hue depending on the level of treatment. It may feel sensitive to the touch for a couple days, and after three days you may experience peeling or sloughing. However, this will clear up by day seven.

You’ll see the results after about a week, and continued treatments can further improve the results you experience.

Why winter?

Why rejuvenate skin in the winter as opposed to other times of year?

The colder months are typically accompanied by harsh weather conditions, including strong winds and extreme temperatures. This can dry out the skin, resulting in it becoming pale looking or gray. Performing this process during the winter can help you get a healthy glow back, which can do wonders for your self-image and self-confidence during the dreary times of the year.

There are other methods of rejuvenation aside from the aforementioned process, including chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

For more information about the various methods of skin rejuvenation you can benefit from and why it’s a good idea to perform these rejuvenation methods during the winter, contact our team at Claude Thomas Salon & Spa today. We look forward to speaking with you about how we can rejuvenate your skin in the winter and give you back the healthy glow you had over the summer months.

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