Winter can leave your skin feeling dry and dull. Skin care products often sit on the surface of your skin and can’t effectively treat your concerns. With a professional facial treatment, you can see significant improvement, but you won’t want to wait until summer! Many treatments require some recovery time spent out of the sun. If you want to refresh your face, you might consider one of these facial treatments this spring.


CO2RE Fractional Resurfacing


CO2RE is a fractional CO2 laser treatment, used to target deep layers of the skin to treat common skin concerns such as sun spots, age spots, fine lines, and rough texture. After treatment, you can expect some discomfort similar to a sunburn. The skin will peel for about a week, then revealing healthier, younger looking skin underneath! However, this new skin will be extra sensitive, so you’ll want to avoid the sun for several weeks or even months. Getting your treatment done in the spring can make this easier and allows you to be ready to show your glowing skin by summer.


PRP Therapy


PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy uses your own blood and growth factors to promote healthier, stronger skin. Blood is taken like you would regularly have your blood drawn. The blood is then processed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. The plasma is then injected into problem areas of the face. Patients might also choose to utilize microneedling with PRP. Microneedling uses tiny needles to create puncture wounds in your skin, allowing a channel for the plasma to reach deep layers. As your skin begins to regenerate, lines and wrinkles are smoothed out for a younger looking face. After treatment, you might experience some initial redness and bruising. You’ll also want to take extra caution when out in the sun. If you have your treatment now, you can enjoy your results by the summertime!


Dr. Chao or our licensed aestheticians, Beckie, Carly and Lexie can help you determine which facial treatment will be best for you and your concerns. To learn more or to schedule your spring facial treatment, contact our office today! 


Facial Treatments Perfect for Spring!

​Chao Plastic Surgery, Latham NY

Jerome D. Chao, MD FACS

13 Century Hill Drive

 Latham, NY 12110

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