Best Treatments for Fall: Sclerotherapy, CO2, Chemical Peels

Best Treatments for Fall: Sclerotherapy, CO2, Chemical Peels

The Three Best Skin Treatments for Fall

photo of a pretty woman in autumn parkFall is about new beginnings. There are some gentle, effective treatments that can give your face a fresher look going into the fall season. Many people come to see Jean Chapman, M.D. and the team at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic this time of year because they’re curious to know about the best skin treatments to have during fall. Here are three options that work especially well as autumn or pre-holiday beauty treatments:

  • Sclerotherapy
  • CO2
  • Chemical peels

These three treatments offer specific benefits for specific skin concerns. They could be ideal choices whether you simply want to do something good for your skin following a busy summer or you’re looking to unveil a fresher look when you see friends and family members during the upcoming holiday season. Take a minute to learn about what each treatment offers.

What is Sclerotherapy?

Have you ever shied away from wearing shorts or skirts because you didn’t like the way your legs looked due to varicose or spider veins? Sclerotherapy is a treatment that’s designed to eliminate varicose and spider veins. A solution is injected into the vein using a fine needle during what is typically a 15-minute procedure. This salt solution acts to irritate the lining of the blood vessel. This causes the blood vessel to collapse and become reabsorbed into the surrounding tissue. This ultimately turns the problematic blood vessel into scar tissue that will fade away. Results are typically seen within a few weeks. The fall season is a great time to have sclerotherapy treatments done if you want to wear dresses to events during the holiday season without being self-conscious regarding your legs. This is a procedure that works for clients of all ages. In fact, it’s important to know that the notion that spider veins only happen to older women is completely false.

What is a Chemical Peel?

Who says that spring is the only season for rebirth? New skin can blossom with the help of a chemical peel. Chemical peels improve the appearance of skin on the face and neck through high-level exfoliation. This procedure can also be done on the hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin to induce exfoliation during a chemical peel. Old skin peels away and reveals regenerated skin that is smoother. This is a great option if you’re looking to achieve smooth skin with fewer wrinkles. It’s often used by people who are interested in treating wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes and mouth. It can also be useful for addressing sun damage, age spots, freckles, dark patches, mild scarring and certain types of acne. Chemical peels can make the skincare products you use work better because dead skin cells will no longer be blocking absorption and penetration. Fall is an ideal time of year to do a chemical peel because the new skin that emerges will need to be kept out of the sun for a few months.

What is a CO2 Treatment?

Fractional CO2 skin resurfacing removes skin layers through vaporization instead of with chemicals or sanding devices. The treatment is applied by directing concentrated beams of pulsating light at the skin. A laser vaporizes damaged skin cells at the surface and removes thin layers of skin. CO2 laser treatments are popular among people seeking to reduce wrinkles, blemishes and skin irregularities. This procedure is usually completed in under an hour. Healing takes between 10 days and 22 days.

Want to Learn More About the Best Skin Treatments for Fall?

LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic offers a variety of skin treatments and procedures that can help you to look and feel your best any season of the year. Contact our friendly staff if you have any questions or if you’d like to make an appointment with Jean Chapman, M.D. Our office in Johns Creek serves Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, Cumming and communities throughout the Atlanta area.

The information contained within this article is only intended to be used for general knowledge. It is not intended to serve as a diagnosis, provide any medical advice or take the place of consulting with a medical professional. You can book an appointment with Jean Chapman, M.D. at the LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic office in Johns Creek if you’d like to discuss a specific issue or learn about treatments.

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