A+ Skincare: Your Back-to-School Beauty Guide

August 2, 2021 Tags: , , , , , , , ,

woman receiving microneedling treatment

School is almost back in session, and the upcoming season brings football games, changing leaves, and anticipation for the holidays. With family and friends gathering again, so many of us want to look our brightest and best. It’s the perfect time to get your skin report card at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery! During an appointment, our board-certified providers are happy to use the VISIA Skin Analysis system to give you an objective analysis of your skin that’s easy to understand. With your VISIA skin report card, our experts will be able to provide you with skincare recommendations that are tailored to your unique needs and aesthetic goals.

ABC’s of Skincare: Aesthetics, Beauty, Collagen

Aesthetics: The Return of Laser Season

With autumn on the horizon, it’s time to prepare to break out the sweaters and the lasers. Laser skin rejuvenation with Halo laser, full-surface or fractional laser skin resurfacing, micro laser peel (MLP), or a combination treats the surface of your skin and its deeper layer to produce a clearer complexion, repair sun damage, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We offer laser treatments year-round at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, but the fall and winter is ideal “laser season” because laser-treated skin can be more sensitive for up to three months after treatment.

Skin sensitivity leads to a greater risk of sunburns, sun spots, and higher intensity UV damage, which is why we recommend getting a laser treatment like Halo or Forever Young BBL during the colder months. You’re more likely to be wearing clothes that protect more of your skin.

Beauty: Bye Bye, Brown Spots

Build a back-to-school skincare routine, prepare for laser season, and say GOODBYE to brown spots and melasma picked up under the summer sun. Yes, we can help you with that! Our college student starter kit, which includes SkinMedica Retinol + Total Defense & Repair SPF, or try our amazing (and addicting) Dr. Wendel Koji Pads! They’ve been our best-selling product for years for a good reason! Ask us how to get that signature Koji glow today.

For a more comprehensive skin-saving routine, we recommend combining our exclusive Koji pads with SkinMedica’s Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum, Retinol, and Total Defense & Repair SPF. You can even combine with a chemical peel or microneedling treatment for best results and brown spot reduction!

Creating Collagen for Glowing Skin

Collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, provides structure to the skin. The older we get, the less collagen our bodies make on their own. Cue: Microneedling!

During a microneedling treatment, we apply a sterile micropen over the face (and neck as needed) that makes microscopic puncture wounds, inducing collagen production so the skin can heal itself. As the skin heals, it appears healthier and refreshed. Microneedling can be used to treat several concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and more.

Microneedling also improves skin health by driving the best products deeper into your skin, giving enhanced results and glowing younger-looking skin. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in conjunction with microneedling can lead to even better results, including the improved appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.

Schedule your consultation with us to get started on an A+ skincare curriculum! PLUS enjoy a free gift with your purchase of $1,000 or more (choice of Wendel Lip Service, Skin Quench, or Save Face Mask) now through August 31, 2021.* Don’t wait! Add a visit to Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery to your back-to-school to-do list today!

*Limit one per person. While supplies last. Not transferable, refundable, or redeemable for cash. Please call for details.