The colder winter months are almost always coupled with dry air, which makes them the right time to use extra moisturizer. Did you know that the late winter to early spring months are also a great time to correct uneven skin texture?
You’ve probably seen celebrity photos and wished for skin as flawless as theirs before crossing it off as good photo editing or airbrushing. Chances are you’ve tried beauty products and a regimen that promise celebrity-like skin with no results. In so many cases, the lack of results is due to products that don’t work – an issue that requires a qualified consultation to identify.
The term “skin texture” means the surface condition of the skin. Over time, it degrades thanks to age and exposure to external elements, such as sunlight, weather, and even over-the-counter products.
Good skin texture – the kind seen in commercial photos – is soft and smooth. We sometimes call it flawless and youthful. Good skin texture is seen when the skin is healthy, firm with collagen, and well hydrated. It “glows” naturally.
As we age, our skin can develop an uneven and dull texture. It becomes rough, dry, and even coarse. It can feel bumpy to the touch. We sometimes call it aged or leathery.
Aside from aging and exposure to external elements, some skin conditions can cause or contribute to uneven skin texture. Treatment requires the handling of the underlying skin condition.
Rosacea can cause visibly uneven texture. The skin can appear blotchy and feel bumpy or rough.
Acne can also change skin texture. Acne scarring can cause long-term changes in the skin’s appearance and feel.
Harsh and incorrectly used skincare products are another culprit behind some cases of uneven skin texture. For some, the use of the wrong products can damage the skin.
Uneven texture can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, especially during dry seasons. The first and most important step to treat it is identifying it’s cause and prescribing the right treatment (or set of treatment options) to address it.
Halo is a hybrid fractional laser, and it provides one of the most encompassing uneven skin texture treatments because it can address multiple symptoms stemming from multiple causes. Halo works by using an ablative laser, which vaporizes microchannels in the skin. The procedure stimulates the skin to create new collagen, which is how texture is improved.
Months where your outdoor activities will be limited are a great time to schedule a Halo treatment. It’s important to avoid sun exposure after treatment so the skin can fully rejuvenate without taking on additional sun damage, which could negate the goal of treatment. You can opt for treatment at any time of the year if you’re willing to avoid sun exposure both before and after.
Is uneven skin texture impacting your life and making beauty products ineffective? We can help pinpoint the underlying cause of this condition. Contact us today for your personalized consultation with a medical professional.