Though winter in Minnesota is long and cold, ’tis also the season to indulge in some well-earned self-care. While the lack of sunlight and outdoor activities may seem gloomy, it also provides a better environment for recovery and healing from skin and laser treatments. From laser hair removal and vein ablation to skin resurfacing and rejuvenation, Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics offers various procedures that are ideal for wintertime. Dr. Leslie Smith invites men and women of all ages and stages of life to make the most of this cold season by treating themselves to a customized cosmetic experience.
Dr. Leslie Smith is one of the premier cosmetic and laser doctors in the Minneapolis St. Paul area. At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics in Wayzata, MN, she draws on advanced techniques and the latest aesthetic technology to help patients revitalize their look and reclaim confidence in their appearance. Since winter is typically the time for cozying up and avoiding the icy bite, Dr. Smith encourages you to take this time to find the treatment that is right for you. In your consultation, she can work with you to design an individualized plan catered to your skin type, needs and aesthetic desires to ensure satisfying and personalized results.
Micro Laser Peel
The Micro Laser Peel is an excellent treatment option for those seeking to correct skin concerns and improve their skin tone and texture. In a 15 to 30-minute session, this resurfacing laser precisely ablates a thin layer of skin to remove old, damaged cells and reveal new, healthier tissue while regenerating cell growth and producing smoother, more radiant skin. This gentle laser-assisted peel offers a safe, comfortable and minimally invasive way to address wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage, large pores and other textural irregularities.
The Micro Laser Peel is an ideal treatment for winter. Also known as ‘the weekend peel,’ this procedure involves minimal discomfort and downtime and most patients feel comfortable returning to work after three to four days. Since there is less happening during winter, the Micro Laser Peel provides a quick and convenient way to clarify, brighten and rejuvenate your complexion without interrupting your daily routine. Additionally, the lack of sun exposure during this season makes the healing process more manageable and minimizes the risk of complications occurring with sunburn or inflammation.
The ProFractional Laser is another quick and convenient resurfacing treatment designed to correct blemishes and reveal healthier, more radiant skin. In a short series of comfortable, minimally invasive sessions, this laser targets problem areas of your skin in a grid-like pattern, creating thousands of microscopic channels to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, while leaving the surrounding skin untouched.
Similar to the Micro Laser Peel, the ProFractional Laser is ideal for winter as the recovery period of one to two days should not disturb your daily routine. Most patients experience a sunburn sensation after the procedure, which can be problematic when the skin is regularly exposed to UV rays, making the cold season a perfect time for this resurfacing therapy. The ProFractional Laser is a safe, convenient and effective way to help you reclaim a more vibrant and youthful complexion.
Dry skin is prevalent during the winter months, making it all-the-more essential to keep your skin hydrated. A HydraFacial is a non-invasive rejuvenation procedure designed to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin, while extracting impurities and removing damaged cells to reveal a healthier and brighter surface layer. It is an excellent solution for those seeking to address brown spots, sun damage, large pores, dry skin and other textural concerns.
Since the humidity is low during wintertime, this season tends to pose a problem for those with dry skin. Suitable for all skin types, the HydraFacial is a highly effective method for rehydrating and nourishing the underlying facial tissue. Once the skin is cleansed and impurities extracted, the skin is infused with a specialized serum containing antioxidants, peptides, amino acids and hyaluronic acid to enrich and boost your complexion. The result of this treatment is an instant glow and a refreshed skin tone and texture that continues to improve over time.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a popular option during winter because it assures silky-smooth skin by spring. It is also advised during the cold season since the risk of sun exposure, sunburn or related inflammation is low, which means the recovery period is simpler, less involved and results are optimal. Ensuring a safe and effective treatment, Dr. Leslie Smith uses the most advanced laser hair removal technology to help patients achieve sleek and hairless skin on the face and body.
The LightSheer Diode system is recognized in the industry as the gold standard in laser hair removal. The highly developed device uses concentrated beams of laser energy to damage hair follicles at the root, making it difficult for hair to regrow and gradually resulting in permanent hair reduction. Increasing patient safety and comfort, the device also uses a patented ChillTip™ hand-piece, allowing for a relatively comfortable session and minimal downtime.
Laser Vein Removal
For patients seeking to treat spider veins, varicose veins or other unsightly veins, winter is also the best time to undergo laser vein treatments. Much like laser hair removal, this procedure requires you to avoid sun exposure so as not to irritate the area, which makes it especially suitable during the colder seasons.
Dr. Smith uses a specialized laser hand-piece to heat the problem vessels, causing them to break down and shrink. While many patients notice a significant improvement after a single session, you may require a series for the most satisfying aesthetic result. If you begin your laser vein removal treatments during wintertime, you’re likely to be flaunting smoother and naturally radiant skin by spring.
Schedule Your Consultation with Board-Certified Physician Dr. Leslie Smith
At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, we are passionate about helping you reveal your healthiest and most beautiful appearance. Though winter can be a gloomy season, it also provides an excellent opportunity to check in with yourself and your wellness goals. If you are seeking to address cosmetic concerns or simply wish to rejuvenate your appearance, contact our clinic in Wayzata, MN, at (952) 460-1970 to schedule your consultation today. Dr. Smith can help you maintain healthy, smooth and radiant skin all-year-round!