Are you sick of staring at fine lines and wrinkles? Tired of searching for ways to cover up acne scars? Age and sun spots got you down? If so, laser resurfacing with Dr. Greene at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle is for you!
Laser resurfacing rejuvenates your complexion not only by eliminating old, tired, and dull skin cells, but also by stimulating your skin’s natural production of collagen—both of which will have your skin looking fresh, vibrant, and youthful. When it comes to laser resurfacing, Dr. Greene sees the best results when his patients start their treatments during the winter months.
Winter Weather Is Best for Healing
There are many reasons that the colder months are the best time to get laser resurfacing—your comfort being one of them. While there are few lasting side effects from laser resurfacing, you are likely to experience some slight swelling and itching after your treatment. Many of our patients describe this sensation as feeling similar to a light sunburn. In warmer temperatures, these side effects may feel exaggerated. It’s no wonder patients opt for cooler weather when scheduling their laser resurfacing treatments with Dr. Greene.
Laser Resurfacing and Sun Exposure Do Not Mix
Dr. Greene highly recommends that you avoid direct sun exposure following your laser resurfacing treatment. This is one time that you can be thankful for our dark and dreary winters here in Seattle. Avoiding the sun is optimal for healing and ultimately will garner better results. Therefore, laser resurfacing is preferred during winter months when days are shorter and the sun’s rays are less intense.
Even in the winter, you will need to apply sunscreen regularly and liberally following your laser resurfacing treatment at Dr. Greene’s Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle.
Take Advantage of Your Holiday Break
It is best to take a day or two to let your skin heal following your laser resurfacing treatment with Dr. Greene. For most of us here in the Pacific Northwest, the holidays usually equal some time away from work. Since vacation during the winter months has already been allocated into your yearly work schedule, why not take advantage and pick a date within this timeframe to start your laser resurfacing journey.