Between the crisp air, rain and snow, indoor heat, and stress of the holidays, winter can wreak havoc on our skin. For those with skin conditions like eczema or rosacea, things can be even more unbearable. Flare-ups often happen during the winter months. Whether you struggle with one of these skin conditions or are simply looking for a way to soothe tired winter skin, here are some facial treatments perfect for this chillier season.
Talk about the ultimate in hydration facial technology. The Hydrafacial is simply perfect for those with dry skin, especially eczema (also known as dermatitis) sufferers. While treating your actual eczema condition may require a specialty skin care regimen plus other prescription or OTC treatments, it’s especially crucial to add extra moisture into your routine. And the Hydrafacial was designed to do just that.
Technically, this facial is a skin resurfacing treatment, meaning that it exfoliates the skin by gently sloughing off dead cells and clearing any debris. To do this, a series of medical-grade serums are applied, which are immediately followed by a vacuum-like treatment to exfoliate and remove impurities trapped deep under the skin’s surface.
Finally, the skin is rehydrated with high-quality moisturizers containing antioxidants and other ingredients that endow skin with its essential nutrients. The entire treatment lasts only about 30 minutes, making it ideal for busy folks.
Looking for a wrinkle reducing treatment and relaxation session all in one? Anti-aging facials are one of the most commonly requested non-invasive treatments for working on wrinkles and other signs of aging. These facials work by brightening and tightening the skin, which makes it appear firmer, smoother, and ultimately, younger.
Typically, the products used during anti-aging facials contain ingredients like alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), glycolic acid, or lactic acid. These medical-grade chemicals can exfoliate the skin, removing its top layer and revealing a fresh layer beneath. Over time and with regular facials, this can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and age spots. As a bonus, anti-aging facials promote collagen production, giving skin back its smoothness and plumpness.
Worried that your sensitive skin won’t be able to bear a facial treatment? Concerned that a facial could cause your rosacea to flare up? Fear not. There are facials out there specifically formulated for those with sensitive skin and conditions like rosacea – which causes flushing and redness in the cheeks when triggered.
Using hypoallergenic products designed for sensitivity, these special facial treatments can help calm and soothe irritated, compromised skin. Many of the natural ingredients in these products, as well as the use of carefully applied cool compresses, can help bring relief for those who have rosacea and otherwise sensitive skin.
Looking for the perfect facial treatment for your skin care concerns? If you’re in Baton Rouge or the surrounding areas, contact Louisiana Dermatology Associates today for an appointment. Our board-certified specialists will assess your needs and make the appropriate recommendation, then perform the treatment in our offices!