Fall and winter have traditionally been considered the best times to perform many aesthetic treatments. In summer the skin suffers a lot from the sol and the high temperatures involving dehydration. However, advances in aesthetic medicine allow a good number of touch-ups to be carried out during the summer months, taking into account some precautions.
The Dr. Beatriz Estébanez, aesthetic doctor at the Menorca Clinic, explains that “depending on the type of skin and age, a multitude of facial treatments can be performed in summer, always using high sun protection to protect the area, although in each case the doctor will indicate the necessary guidelines. The treatments that should not be done in summer are the removal of spots, warts, nevi, spider veins or laser resurfacing. Different case are the peelings. Currently the preparations come formulated to be used at any time of the year. But not all. It depends on the formulation, the concentration of the active ingredients, etc. »
The expert points out that it is even possible to carry out some surgeries, «Progress in new surgical techniques benefits the possibility of performing aesthetic interventions as long as the surgeon’s instructions». Among the facial treatments that can be performed during the summer months, the two most in demand stand out: Botulinum toxin and the fillings with hyluronic acid, but in each case the experts recommend some care guidelines.
The botox, which serves to correct the expression lines of the upper third of the face (forehead, frown and crow’s feet) is one of the treatments that can be performed during the summer. In fact, according to Dr. Mónica Ulecia Metz, director of the Vitaluz Clinic and Galderma collaborator, «Treatment with botulinum toxin type A (such as Azzalure® from Galderma) is ideal for prevent the most common wrinkles in summerThose that occur when gesturing, when sunlight is disturbing, and we tend to squint and frown. The expert explains that “unlike what happens with other treatments, such as a pulsed light session, which require a few days or weeks without sunlight, infiltration with botulinum toxin is a treatment in which tanning is not contraindicated. Exposure to the sun ages the skin, but does not interfere with the results of the treatment. It is advisable avoid as much sun as possible, use a high sun protection and don’t forget sunglasses and a good visor. We will gesture less and lengthen the results of the treatment. It is also advisable avoid intense heat as it favors vasodilation and it can cause unwanted diffusion of the product. ‘
Hyaluronic acid infiltrations
Another aesthetic treatment that can be carried out in summer are fillers with hyaluronic acid. This asset has become the star of aesthetic medicine for its safety, efficacy and natural results. With hyaluronic acid fillers you can treat wrinkles all over the face and neck, but also the flaccidity and loss of volume, dark circles or lips (hydration, wrinkles, volume increase). The Dr. Gema Pérez Sevilla, maxillofacial surgeon and expert in facial aesthetic medicine, explains that “with hyaluronic acid fillers you have to be more careful because it is common to swelling during the first 3-4 days (In Botox there are usually only the first hours), and there is also a greater risk of bruising. It is not advisable to expose yourself to the sun for 3-4 days. to prevent skin temperature from rising, activating inflammation. From the 4th day they could be done intermittent exposures, preventing the skin temperature from rising. In addition to protecting the area with high sun protection, in the event that they have bruises, they must be covered to avoid a mark by the action of the solar rays ».
Sculpsure and CoolSculpting, to reshape the body
In summer the body concentrates a large part of the care. When it is time to enjoy the beach and the pool, the goal is to eliminate cellulite and localized fat and combat flaccidity. It is advisable to have started the preparation in the months before the summer season. However, it is also possible to perform some aesthetic medicine treatment during the summer. The Dr. Beatriz Estébanez, aesthetic doctor at the Menorca Clinic, comments that “everything will depend on the side effects that occur and if the patient is willing to have them. For example, sIf you have liposuction, you will have bruises and will have to wear a girdle and this is incompatible with sun exposure. The same happens with the mesotherapy and carboxytherapy. Punctures can leave hematomas what is there to cover until its complete disappearance so that they do not get the sun, this can last up to a week, and taking into account that 1-2 weekly sessions are normally recommended, one should be willing not to show off the area (legs, buttocks, belly, arms, they are the most common) for most of the summer. ‘ However, yes there are treatments to reshape the body that can be done in summer because they hardly have any side effects, according to the expert. Among them he cites two: Sculpsure (a diode laser that penetrates and heats the fatty tissue destroying it, reducing localized fat 1.8 cm at 6 weeks and up to 3 cm at 12 weeks) and CoolSculpting (cryolipolysis, a cooling technology that breaks down fat in a non-invasive and non-painful way). The doctor explains that “it is enough to not sunbathe the day of treatment and the next.”