Winter skin is different, but at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care we have all the aesthetic services to help you get healthy, glowing skin year-round. Recently, Forbes comprised a brief list of their most-recommended winter treatments and we couldn’t agree more.
First up is Emsculpt, the breakthrough treatment that helps you get back on your fitness track (or set a solid foundation for a new one) in just a few short sessions. How does Emsculpt work? It’s backed by science—and builds muscles the same way you naturally do at the gym, but with no effort on your end.
Emsculpt makes targeted muscles perform 20,000 supramaximal contractions in just 30 minutes. These are the contractions necessary to grow and build muscle. Of course, nobody can do 20,000 lunges, crunches, or other strength move (let alone in 30 minutes) but Emsculpt can. Your muscles will respond to these contractions just like they do in the gym, so expect soreness. Around 4 – 6 sessions spaced a couple weeks apart is recommended for optimal results.
Forbes stresses that not only does Emsculpt build muscle and reduce fat, but “The results are not just a more chiseled physique but additional strength in those areas.” This is critical for a myriad of reasons. For example, a toned stomach might look great but when your core is strong is also helps with balance and posture. Sarcopenia, or age-related muscle-loss, begins in earnest in our 30s and increases every decade thereafter. Strong muscles are essential to a healthy life, especially as we age, making Emsculpt not just a cosmetic treatment but one that can be critical to staying healthy.
The HydraFacial is a 3-in-1 treatment that combines exfoliation with extraction and infusion of medical-grade skin care products. It uses a wet vac to give you a 30-minute treatment that leaves skin soft, supple, and healthier with no downtime. Forbes recommends it as a winter treatment for those who want fast results. Plus, the topicals added to the skin at the end of the treatment are all custom-selected for you and your skin’s needs in that moment, making every HydraFacial treatment unique.
There might be some slight pinkness after your treatment, but that dissipates quickly and you can get a HydraFacial the day of a big event with no worries about lingering side effects. In fact, day-of results is what most people love stating that their skin feels baby-smooth. HydraFacial can be a fantastic monthly treat or a way to prep for a special event.
Why Winter Skin is Different
Even in California, your skin is going to feel—and show—the effects of winter. Skin during this season tends to be dryer and the weather can trigger problems like breakouts or rosacea. Seeing your skin care expert is the best way to head off future problems and address current winter skin woes. Here, every provider has been personally trained by Zuzana Likar to unparalleled standards so that you can rest easy knowing every treatment is top of the line and individualized for you.
Winter is also a great time to reassess your at-home skin care regimen. Only medical-grade products should be used to supplement in-office treatments and get your skin as healthy and radiant as possible. However, our skin and its needs are always changing, and seasonal shifts can be a big one—remember that our skin is an organ. Working with an aesthetician to design an at-home routine that works for you and your budget can help you tick one more item off your New Year’s resolution list: take better care of your skin and reap the benefits.
If you’d like to schedule Emsculpt, a HydraFacial, or any other aesthetic treatment to look and feel your best in 2023, get in touch with us today. We have all of the tools and treatments you need, coupled with leading aestheticians in the field, to give you the results you deserve this year. Call Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care during business hours or, for a faster reply, simply complete the online contact form right now.