By: Mary Kelley
Now that Summer is in full swing, it’s time to talk about procedures that we should take a vacation from during the warmer months and what procedures we should treat ourselves to.
Laser treatments and deep chemical peels make us more sensitive to the sun and also require us to avoid heat and humidity after treatments. The summertime is a perfect time to take a break from your laser treatments; these include laser hair removal, vascular treatments, and laser treatments for pigment. In fact, it is safer to avoid these treatments during the warm and humid months. There are exceptions to this rule so always talk to your aesthetician.
You don’t have to spend the whole summer without hair removal treatments. Summer is a great time for waxing treatments. Dream Spa Medical uses luxurious Lycon wax and clients have smooth skin for weeks. Waxing will interrupt the hair growth cycle so you will need to wait for your hair to grow back before continuing with your laser hair removal treatments but you’ll have the convenience of being hair-free all summer long.
Additionally, you have many alternatives to chemical peels and laser peels during the summer. We offer homecare treatments to help keep dark spots at bay. Also, our HydraFacial and summer special—the Cool as a Cucumber Facial—are great for keeping your skin hydrated and refreshed if you spent too much time in the sun. You still want to exfoliate your skin in the summer and we have gentle options for that. Mild chemical lifts such as our Signature 4 Layer Facial gently exfoliates with a Vitamin C and Enzyme lift while infusing the skin with hydrating Vitamin C.
Don’t forget, summertime means fun in the sun. Protect your skin with a quality sunscreen and reapply often. Your skin will still tan, you just won’t burn from the UV rays. If you want a more sunkissed glow, we offer the ultimate solution: airbrush spray tanning. We use Aviva Solutions, an organic spray tan line that will give even the palest skin a warming boost of color. Aviva Solutions work with your skin’s natural melanin (the protein that gives your skin color) so that you don’t look orange or too dark.