3 Low Downtime Cosmetic Treatments to Get You Back In The Summer Sun Fast

Customers who are considering cosmetic treatment are frequently concerned with recovery time, especially in the summer when parties and outdoor activities beckon. Of the 17.7 million cosmetic procedures conducted last year in the U.S., almost 90% were minimally invasive treatments with low to no downtime.  

Understandably, the importance of returning to one’s routine and enjoying the summer sun as soon as possible after any treatment is of paramount importance.   

Today, dermatologists perform dozens of cosmetic treatments that require little to no recovery time. Following are three low downtime spa services offered at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, which will ensure you look radiant in the summer sun in no time at all.  

Chemical Peels

When conducted by a board-certified professional, chemical peels are exceptionally safe procedures that use chemical solutions to exfoliate damaged outer layers of facial skin. Chosen by almost 1.5 million Americans last year, chemical peels remove damaged layers of facial skin to reveal underlying healthy, smooth skin cells.  Chemical peels can be done at superficial, medium, and deep intensities, each intensity addressing deeper, more stubborn skin issues.  

Wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, melasma, and uneven skin tone can all be addressed using chemical peels. This procedure provides instant rejuvenation with no downtime. 

Light chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution such as salicylic acid using a cotton ball or gauze. The outer layers of skin will start to whiten, and once completed, the chemical solution will be neutralized and removed. All evidence of the peel is removed before you leave. 

Light chemical peels, such as the AHA Peel or Obagi Radiance Peel offered at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, are generally completed within 30 minutes, and allow you to walk straight out of the clinic and resume your day. 

BOTOX®

Likely the most well-known cosmetic treatment and opted for by 7.5 million U.S. citizens in 2018, BOTOX® is truly one of the safest, fastest and most affordable options available to anyone looking for a restored youthful appearance. A non-surgical treatment that requires zero recovery time, a BOTOX® reveals its effects within days.

BOTOX® works by reducing muscle contractions responsible for creating furrowed brows and wrinkles. Using a tiny needle, a small quantity of the BOTOX® substance is injected into the treatment area, resulting in the relaxation of the muscles in that vicinity.

Frequently used to treat anti-aging, BOTOX® treatments allow customers at Plastic Surgery of Fredericksburg to leave our clinic immediately after the procedure and resume their regular routines.  

Dermal Fillers

An increasingly popular cosmetic treatment, dermal fillers, when conducted by board-certified professionals, are a safe and highly effective method of restoring fullness and vitality to your face. 

The doctors at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg apply dermal fillers to many areas, including the mid-cheek, smile lines, lips, tear trough, marionette lines, or elsewhere. These injections fill out sunken areas of the face and lift the skin to create a more youthful setting. 

If done correctly using proper injection technique, friends and family won’t even recognize you’ve had a specific procedure. Because patients walk in and out of our clinic with minimal interruption to their day, they don’t need to arrange pick up or drop-offs, a convenience that keeps friends and family on a “need-to-know” basis. 

At Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, we use a revolutionary injection technique which minimizes any swelling or bruising associated with dermal filling. Contact us to find out more about our DermaSculpt Microcannula dermal filling procedure

Need Answers to Your Specific Issues?

Cosmetic treatments are often associated with long rehabilitation periods and costly in-house stays. While this is true for some more drastic treatments, the procedures outlined above are minimally invasive, highly effective methods for restoring your youth, vitality, and confidence with little to no downtime.

If time is of the essence, contact us at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg to discuss the best options for you. Calling our experienced staff at 540-371-7730 with your questions will help you understand all of our options, or you can fill in our online form. We look forward to your visit!

Best Cosmetic Procedures to Schedule During Fall

Did you know that certain procedures explode in popularity during the fall and winter seasons? Most people find that it’s easier to schedule a procedure with long recovery periods during their holiday breaks. Additionally, a lot of procedures’ results improve when patients avoid excessive sun exposure during their recovery.

Want to find out which cosmetic procedures are best to try in the fall?

Fraxel Laser

Fraxel Laser uses state-of-the-art technology to reach deep beneath the skin to heal acne, scars, stretch marks, skin discoloration, and sun damage. The laser helps with removing wrinkles and lines while stimulating collagen production—resulting in a skin lifting and tightening effect. You can get the best results by avoiding sun exposure two weeks before the procedure and during the length of the treatment. The best thing you can do to limit risk of overexposure is to schedule your treatments during the fall.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are acidic solutions that are applied to the face to exfoliate the skin, which cause the outer layer of skin along with oils, dirt, dead skin, and other imperfections to peel off and reveal a fresher layer of skin. There are a wide variety of skin peels with different kinds of strengths; the stronger a peel, the more imperfections it can improve. Lighter chemical peels can encourage production of newer skin cells while stronger chemical peels can help improve wrinkles and fine lines, along with removing sun damage. Sun exposure after a chemical peel can lead to skin discoloration—and since skin might be sensitive after a treatment, sun exposure can cause discomfort for the first few weeks of recovery.

Permanent Makeup

Certain people have a perfect “look” that they’re happy to put on every single day. Thankfully, there’s a new procedure that deposits long-lasting pigment in your skin: permanent makeup.  Permanent makeup is perfect for people who want to permanently improve a facial feature like their eyebrows or eyelids without a surgical procedure, or have difficulty applying makeup every day. Permanent makeup creates a long-lasting look by implanting colored pigment into the skin using a rotary pen. Sun exposure after a permanent makeup procedure can affect the longevity of the pigment; to make sure your permanent makeup doesn’t fade right after the procedure, try to limit your sun exposure.

Contact the Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg now, to schedule a procedure in time for the fall season.