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Top Treatments for Dry and Wrinkled Skin

Winter is upon us, and with it comes the dry, cold air that leaves our skin feeling parched and damaged. Pair this with the dry heat your heater gives off in the house, and you’ll have wrinkled and dry skin. Wrinkled skin is produced as our skin appears too thin, instead of making it tougher. This is similar to how acne treatments and medication leave your face feeling dry and wrinkled. Luckily for everyone, simple cosmetic procedures exist that can counteract the effects of the cold winter season.

Face-Freezing Treatments

Funnily enough, one of today’s top cosmetic procedures to battle skin wrinkling from the cold is face-freezing technology. This procedure targets the nerves in your face around the forehead and brows, putting them in a temporary ‘hibernation’ to relax the muscles with nitrogen injections. Cold temperatures are used to stimulate circulation and banish the creviced lines on your face. Treatment results can often be seen immediately and last for several months. Since nitrogen is naturally found in the body, you are not injected a foreign chemical such as with Botox. Sessions are just short of 90 minutes, leaving you with the rest of the day to tackle.

Laser Skin Tightening

Another cosmetic procedure that is perfect for taking on those stingy wrinkles is laser skin tightening. This procedure is minimally invasive, with no surgery needed. An infrared light source, or laser, is used to tighten the skin by heating collagen under our skin’s surface; this causes it to tighten. This procedure also shows immediate results, with additional treatments not needed for several months. Laser skin tightening procedures are not just used for winter preparation; they are great treatments for those looking to rejuvenate their skin with a more youthful appearance as well. Expect your session to range from 30 minutes to one hour depending on the location of the treatment. With such a short procedure, you can schedule your appointment during lunch, then return to work feeling great and with a younger appearance! Procedures are painless, with anesthetic cream used to minimize any discomfort from the heating sensation of the laser.

Thermage Fractora and Forma

Skin tightening can also be achieved through radiofrequency energy, using several different name brand products. Thermage, Fractora, and Forma are all different names for skin tightening treatments that use radiofrequency. Similar to laser skin tightening, the radiofrequency treatments show immediate results, with no pain and little discomfort for patients. Some patients even report that only one procedure is needed to achieve their desired skin tightening.

Take a look today to see what cosmetic procedure is right for you to recover from the cold winter season and its dryness.