Spring Skin Prep: Lasers, Peels, and Products

April 7, 2022 Tags:

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Springtime means a refresh, and your closet and garage are not the only things needing a deep clean. Your skin also needs some extra TLC this season. Addressing the dryness, dullness, and discoloration winter brought on will prep your body and face for warmer weather.

RealSelf spoke with six doctors who shared the facials, lasers, peels, and creams they are using to get ready for the season ahead.

Lasers + Peels

During winter, we protect our skin to prevent irritation, dryness, and dehydration. In the spring, we need to shed these layers through exfoliation. Two doctors suggest a mild, brightening laser peel with the Fraxis fractional CO2 laser, and one recommends combining with PRP for truly glowing skin. Another recommends a medium-depth peel to even out tone, reduce areas of hyperpigmentation, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.

Skincare Products

For fresh and glowy skin, one doctor switches to a glycolic acid cream for the season. With our Wendel Radiance Treatment Pads, you can get all the glow that cream supplies with your choice of 10% or 20% glycolic acid to gently exfoliate, moisturize, and remove oil and residue on the skin. Using our Radiance treatment pads bi-weekly before applying other skincare products will provide you with clear, glowing skin. Combine the treatment pads with applying a lip scrub two to three nights per week, as another doctor suggests, to get rid of dry, chapped lips and exfoliate to help lip gloss and lipstick look even better. Plus, as one doctor points out, adding an antioxidant serum like Neocutis RéACTIVE+ can help maintain clear skin and results from laser treatments. Another one of the doctors RealSelf consulted carries around powder sunscreen as soon as spring hits, so she’s always ready to reapply. Ensuring your skin is properly protected from the sun’s harmful rays is essential year-round, although it’s especially important in the warmer months.

Are you ready to refresh your skin with these tips this spring, but unsure where to start? Every patient’s skincare journey is different, which is why the skincare experts at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery are here to help you decide which products and treatments are right for you. Schedule a consultation today.

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