I’m often asked to recommend cosmetic procedures that are good to do during the summer. You may have time off during the summer and want to accomplish something to improve the appearance of your skin, but many of the popular cosmetic rejuvenation treatments require that you stay out of the sun both before and after your treatment, so it's important to pick treatments that fit with your summer plans and activities. For example, laser treatments, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL, BBL, or PhotoFacial) treatments, and chemical peels can make your skin more sun sensitive. Plus, after these treatments, your skin heals in such a way that you are at increased risk of developing irregular pigmentation if you accidentally get a tan while your skin is healing. In addition, with these treatments your post-procedure skin care often makes going outside during the sunny hours even more difficult because you may need to:
- wear an ointment on your treated skin and ointments can actually increase the ability of the sun’s rays to tan your skin (just like the old baby oil/tanning "trick")
- avoid applying sunscreen to your treated skin for a week or so while it heals.
Through August 31, 2012, Allergan also has their Duet Program, which gives you an immediate $50 off when you have both Botox and Juvederm injection treatments on the same day. Our Refer a Friend Program gives both you and your friend $25 off of your next treatment price too. You and your friend save, making it a fun "win-win." Our Refer a Friend program works for Botox and Juvederm treatments and our anti-aging laser treatments too. I love that we live at a time when there are safe treatments to help us age gracefully, and that give us natural looking results. In the summer, when you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors, injectable treatments are the perfect rejuvenation procedure to have - they make a big difference to your look and they are perfect for working into your summer schedule. When you add up all the savings programs, now is a great time to have Juvederm and Botox!
Call our office if you'd like to book one of these cosmetic treatments!
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