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Procedures to Avoid This Summer

Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures can dramatically improve your physical appearance and self-esteem. 

However, many of the procedures require downtime and recovery, which might be at odds with your goals of having plenty of fun in the sun and enjoying the warmer temperatures of spring and summer. For that reason, it’s best to leave some procedures for cooler times of the year. 

Today, we’ll look at which procedures you should avoid this summer and instead plan to have in the cooler, more temperate conditions of autumn or winter. 

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Hyperpigmentation can give rise to sunspots, uneven skin tone, moles, and freckles. Usually appearing on your face and the backs of your hands, these spots generally signify you have spent too long outside without adequate sun protection.

Laser skin resurfacing is highly effective at eliminating uneven skin coloration. However, Dr. Gale points out that most patients are likely to spend more time in the sun during summer, which will defeat the purpose of the procedure.

Instead, he recommends waiting until the fall or winter to have laser treatments, since you will naturally want to be indoors more when it’s chilly and dreary outside. 

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a favorite among our patients for improving the overall appearance of their skin, particularly on the face, neck, and hands. The process involves applying a chemical solution to the treatment area, which exfoliates dead cells to reveal healthy underlying skin.

The healing process means staying out of the sun until the skin has completely recovered, and any sun exposure can inhibit ideal results. For this reason, we suggest waiting until the cooler months, when there is less temptation to go outside, to get optimal results from a chemical skin peel.

Facelift Surgery

A facelift remains the gold-standard surgery for people who want to turn back the clock on their appearance. If you have significant skin laxity, prominent wrinkles, and issues like jowls or a turkey neck, you may be considering getting a facelift performed to resolve these concerns. While Dr. Gale takes care to make facelift incisions that heal discreetly, sun damage can darken your scars, making them more prominent. That’s why we recommend scheduling your facelift in the fall or winter if it’s your dream procedure.

Summer Procedures in Riverton, UT

Planning any desired cosmetic procedure is paramount for optimal results. That’s why having early consultations about any procedure you might be considering will help you prepare and have realistic expectations.

To discuss the best products and procedures for healthy skin in Riverton, UT, contact Dr. Gale at (801) 506-6344 or fill out this online form today.