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3 Ways to Transform Your Skin Before Summer

3 Ways to Transform Your Skin Before Summer

The days of trying to hide aging skin behind layers of makeup or by booking plastic surgery are long gone. Now, you can nip aging in the bud without nipping your skin.

You can also get sleek, beautiful legs free of spider veins without razors, wax, or sclerotherapy. Technologies that improve the health or look of your skin by working with your body take time to do their magic. 

At Enrich Family Practice, our expert nurse practitioners work with our aesthetic team to deliver the most effective rejuvenation and hair-removal technologies, such as SkinPen® microneedling and the Icon® laser. We recommend you book your skin rejuvenation and hair removal therapies at our Odessa, Texas, clinic as soon as possible to prepare for summer.

How can you transform your skin, starting now? Here are three ways.

1. Rejuvenate damaged or aging skin

About 90% of the damage to facial skin that we attribute to aging is due to adverse effects from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. The more sun exposure you had as a child or in your youth, the more likely you are to be troubled by:

Both UVA and UVB rays damage the skin in different ways. They break down its supportive structure — including collagen and elastin — and damage skin cells’ DNA. Of course, sun exposure also increases your risk for skin cancer.

Counterintuitively, some light therapies can reverse the damage done by sunlight. The Icon laser, for instance, sends pulses of light deep into the skin to stimulate a healing process. Your skin starts rebuilding itself from the inside out by producing new collagen and elastin.

Similarly, the SkinPen creates microwounds that stimulate healing and rebuilding, too. The SkinPen also creates tiny channels in your skin that allow us to apply customized serums to aid in the rebuilding process.

Depending on the extent of your damage, you may respond well to just one Icon or SkinPen session, or you may need several. We recommend waiting at least a month between sessions to see how your skin responds. It takes around that long for the skin-rebuilding process to be evident, too.

2. Minimize scars, veins, and stretch marks

If you want to do more than turn back the clock on your facial skin, we can use the Icon to remove age spots in other areas, including your hands. The Icon can also eliminate unsightly spider veins from your face and legs.

If you have scars or stretch marks, we may recommend the SkinPen. The microneedling process breaks up the disordered collagen that characterizes scar tissue. Over time and a series of treatments, your skin remodels and becomes smoother and healthier so that the scars or stretch marks are barely visible.

3. Remove unwanted hair

Whether you have a mustache or sideburns on your face that you’d like to remove permanently or want beautiful hair-free legs, the Icon has you (un)covered. We use the Icon to remove unwanted hair from your:

Generally, you need a series of 3-6 treatments to target all unwanted hair. That’s one reason why starting treatments now is important if you want to be hair-free during summer.

Be ready for the big reveal

Lasers and microneedling both make your skin extra tender. To protect it, you have to be more vigilant than ever to be sure your skin isn’t (even more) damaged by the sun’s extra-strong ultraviolet rays.

If you wait until summer to laser your face, you may have to spend most of the sunniest days indoors. If you start now, you still must protect your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, plus a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, but you won’t have to sequester yourself.

The same goes for your newly hair-free legs. You wouldn’t want to hit the beach directly after a hair-removal session, even if you did slather up with sunscreen. Give yourself time to heal so you can unveil your silky limbs with revealing clothing and swimsuits.

Don’t wait until summer to rebuild and improve your skin. Call us at 432-200-9052 to book your SkinPen microneedling or Icon laser treatment today. You can also use our convenient online form to schedule your appointment.

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