Brrr. Baby, it’s cold outside! Maryland winters can be quite chilly and seem endless at times. Shorter days and longer nights can challenge your mood and the dry, cold temperatures and indoor heat draw moisture from your skin, wreaking havoc on your complexion. Looking for ways to make the most of the coldest season? Schedule winter med spa services!
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal uses a concentrated beam of light that is absorbed by your hair’s pigment to remove unwanted hair from your body or face. The light energy is converted to heat, which then damages the follicles that produce the hair, resulting in inhibited or reduced hair growth.
The laser is attracted to melanin and we want it to be attracted to the melanin in the hair, not the skin. Therefore, winter is an especially opportune time to undergo a med spa service such as laser hair removal. Unlike in the summer when trips to the beach and other outdoor excursions mean more time in the sun, you are typically indoors more in the winter, resulting in less melanin in your skin.
Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)
IPL therapy uses light energy to target discolored and damaged areas and reduce visible photoaging. During an IPL procedure, a physician or nurse targets wavelengths of light to your skin which breaks down cells and removes damaged tissue. The result is a more even, brighter skin tone.
Winter is the best time for IPL therapy because it is most effective when skin is at its lightest, as tanned skin makes it more difficult for the IPL light to identify and target your damaged areas accurately.
Lastly, IPL makes your skin especially sensitive to rays, therefore you’ll want to avoid sun exposure as much as possible after undergoing the procedure. This is much easier to do in the winter when you’re not spending as much time outside.
Moisturizing and Exfoliating Treatments
While increased humidity in the summer months keeps our skin hydrated and dewy, humidity levels drop in the winter months along with the temperature. The drier air, lower humidity levels, wind, and indoor heat can all strip your skin of its natural moisture, leaving it feeling drier and looking duller. In addition, our skin cells don’t turn over as quickly in the winter. Therefore, winter is an ideal time for med spa services designed to exfoliate and hydrate your skin, such as hydro dermabrasion or microdermabrasion.
Hydro dermabrasion is a gentle, relaxing procedure that uses water and oxygen to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin. The process begins with exfoliation using a specialized serum to remove dead skin cells, followed by extraction to remove dirt from your pores and nourish your skin with moisturizers. The last step is an application of a specialized solution to maximize your glow.
Microdermabrasion helps speed the skin cell turnover process that typically slows down during the winter months. The procedure uses a minimally abrasive treatment to remove the outer layer of your skin, minimize dark spots and discolorations, and reveal a brighter complexion.
Alazzo Med Spa – your winter skincare oasis
Alazzo Med Spa offers a variety of skincare treatments that are ideal for winter months, such as IPL, DermaSweep™ MD, microdermabrasion, and our Red Carpet Ready Hydra-Dermabrasion. Visit our luxurious, relaxing facility and meet with one of our skincare specialists to find out how you can get the glowing, dewy skin you desire at any time of year. Contact us to set up a consultation!