Winter Aesthetic Treatments to Boost Your Practice

By Florence Goulbourne

With autumn quickly transitioning into winter, the harsh elements are in full force. With blustering winds, freezing temperatures and stormy showers, it’s essential that patients adapt their beauty maintenance regimes to brave the colder months. Beauty regimes must be altered as the seasons change and as we approach the festive period, patients looking for new treatments to help tackle their winter skin concerns. To help your clients minimise the effects of winter on their skin, we recommend adapting and tailoring your aesthetic treatment offerings to help boost your practice. Here are the perfect winter aesthetic treatments to add to your roster.

How Is the Skin Affected in Winter?

When we think about winter, we instantly think of the weather conditions that follow. We’re also reminded of the potential effects that these environmental changes can have on our complexions, with dryness, inflammation and cracked lips becoming more prevalent

As the temperature plummets, cold weather can act as a catalyst for an array of issues. Patients struggle to maintain the correct balance of hydration, and many have to contend with poorer circulation. This alongside the drop in humidity, and more use of central heating equates to problematic skin. In addition to adjusting to temperature changes, all of these factors can wreak havoc on our complexions. Beyond layering topical creams, patients may feel at a loss when it comes to their winter skincare, meaning that practitioners need to highlight the more intensive benefits of aesthetic skin treatments

For more on how to care for your skin in the cold, see our blog here.

Skin Boosters: Seventy Hyal 2000

A skincare staple year-round, Seventy Hyal 2000 is an injectable, moisturising agent that helps to hydrate and nourish dry complexions. Formulated with miracle molecule hyaluronic acid (HA), Seventy Hyal 2000 is The Next Generation Skin Booster, perfect for restoring moisture to the skin during the colder months.

A healthy skin barrier will retain adequate moisture and help to defend against environmental aggressors such as pollution, yet, bleak winter weather conditions can leave our skin barrier compromised, leading to the loss of vital water stores. This is responsible for the cracked or ‘chapped’ look that many of us associate with winter skin. As Seventy Hyal 2000 is injected into the dermis, the skin is hydrated at a deeper level, for a longer period of time. The infiltration of hyaluronic acid (HA) helps to maintain the look and feel of supple skin, even in the unforgiving temperatures. Keeping the skin well-maintained and hydrated during these periods is crucial, not just for softer skin, but also to helping to maintain a healthy skin barrier

Seventy Hyal 2000 can also be injected into the lips, acting as an injectable lip balm. During the winter, patients are more susceptible to chapped and cracked lips, due to colder air and lower humidity. The skin on the lips differs from other areas of the body and does not have any subcutaneous oil glands; meaning that it cannot produce oil and sebum. Both oil and sebum help to regulate the skin’s natural moisture levels and without this, the lips are prone particularly prone to moisture loss. However, Seventy Hyal 2000 helps to rejuvenate the lips beyond generic lip balms for a hydrated-looking pout.Learn more about Seventy Hyal 2000 as an injectable lip balm here.

For patients concerned with drier complexions, add Seventy Hyal 2000 to your treatment roster this winter to provide glowing skin, year-round.

Dermal Fillers: REVOLAX Dermal Fillers

Undoubtedly, the festive period is a stressful time for everyone involved. With the burdens of Christmas looming, a slew of annual celebrations, and many succumbing to the stresses of the season, patients are under pressure to look and feel their best. Although there’s no right or wrong time for patients have a dermal filler treatment, for many, the bustling winter period is a perfect time to do so for multiple reasons.

One of the main reasons is to help patients prepare for the party season beyond makeup applications and nail appointments. As dermal fillers can help enhance the features with a natural-looking result, many patients opt for these subtle tweakments as a solution for concerns such as facial volume loss, fine lines, and wrinkles. With the effects of dermal fillers visible instantly, patients don’t need to worry about a lengthy recovery period as with other injectables. Instead, patients can return to their festive activities almost immediately.

Moreover, as dermal fillers are developed with hyaluronic acid (HA), in addition to restoring volume to the face for enhancement purposes, dermal fillers also help to plump the face and create a hydrated look. As the skin becomes duller in the cold climate, any rejuvenating treatments are always an attractive option.

The REVOLAX dermal filler range features three different products, REVOLAX Fine, Deep and Sub-Q with each varying in viscosity. Tailored for different injection points on the face, no matter your clients’ treatment goals, REVOLAX can help to achieve them.

Chemical Peels

Although chemical peels are a beneficial treatment year-round, during the winter months, chemical peels may provide better results and an easier recovery, in addition to combatting a host of weather-inflicted concerns. Chemical peels are perfect for revitalising and rejuvenating dry skin caused by environmental changes. They are intended to help remove dead and dry skin cells, working to speed up the skin renewal process. Depending on the level of peel that a patient chooses, or that you recommend as a practitioner, it’s important that the patient is aware of all risks. For example, the deeper the peel, the more layers are removed, and an increased recovery time should be expected.

As chemical peels strip the surface layers of the skin, they can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight; hence why chemical peels are preferred in the winter months. During the winter season, patients are generally less likely to spend as much time outside and the sun is not as glaring and intense, allowing for a more effective recovery period. Despite UV rays still posing a potential risk, even in winter, the risk is lower with limited sun exposure. Furthermore, chemical peels act as an adjuvant for other treatments. As chemical peels can often be used in conjunction with injectables, they help other products to perform better as there are no dead skin cells impeding the penetration of products.

For an in-depth guide on chemical peels, see our blog here.

With winter proving to be one of the busiest seasons of the year for clinic calendars, it is vital that you tweak your treatment offerings accordingly. Fox Pharma provides a host of CE-marked products for you to add to your roster, shop your new essentials online.

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