I’m thrilled to call Marin County, the backyard of the Bay Area, my home and playground, especially during this beautiful fall season! The crisp air and vibrant leaves are an ideal backdrop for waterfall hikes, bike rides, and farmer’s markets. And they’re also perfect for laser skin rejuvenation treatments at Belle Marin! I know it sounds strange to associate the weather with cosmetic treatments, but there’s a definite seasonality to certain skin treatments. Here are some FAQs on laser skin rejuvenation season in Marin.
Why are the fall and winter considered laser skin rejuvenation season?
Good question! The short answer is this: Lasers hate the sun. If you expose your skin to the sun while it is still healing from a laser treatment, you run the risk of developing hypo or hyperpigmentation issues. You should also avoid the sun before your laser treatment, as any sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser and increases your risk of complications. Not to mention, laser treatments are aimed at undoing damage caused by years of sun exposure, so it just makes good sense to “undo” that damage when you’re not living outdoors as much.
What type of laser treatment does my skin need?
Another good question! Your ideal treatment will depend on your unique complexion needs and goals. What would you like to accomplish with your laser treatment? To reverse sun damage or erase age spots and freckles, you’ll have great results with BBL™ photofacial, a non-invasive light treatment with little to no downtime. If you’re eager to tighten lax skin in certain areas, I might recommend SkinTyte™ II laser skin tightening, which stimulates your skin with non-invasive energy to trigger a tightening effect without downtime. I also get great results with Vivace™, which uses microneedling and radiofrequency, not laser energy, to renew your skin. Other lasers that provide intense renewal include Halo™, ProFractional skin resurfacing, and MicroLaserPeel®. Every laser skin treatment on my menu is best in class at reversing sun damage, stimulating new collagen and elastin growth, and helping your skin look intensely refreshed and revitalized.