WINTER SKINCARE TIPS

Winter is the ideal time for the skincare experts at Charlotte Plastic Surgery to take your skin from whoa to wow with a combination of modern nonsurgical procedures and products. To book your free consultation, call 704-372-6846 or go to   charlotteplasticsurgery.com.

Winter is the ideal time for the skincare experts at Charlotte Plastic Surgery to take your skin from whoa to wow with a combination of modern nonsurgical procedures and products. To book your free consultation, call 704-372-6846 or go to charlotteplasticsurgery.com.

We dare you to find anyone 50 and up who doesn’t have some sun-damaged skin. It’s inevitable. But with modern techniques, the damage can be easily erased thanks to the award-winning skincare experts at Charlotte Plastic Surgery.

Winter is the best time to start turning back the clock on your skin - so consider trying a combination of these problem-solving procedures and products now.

Microneedling with PRP helps you produce collagen and elastin - the key to youthful skin.

Microneedling with PRP helps you produce collagen and elastin - the key to youthful skin.

Dull Skin: As we age our bodies produce less and less collagen, which is what our body creates to make skin look youthful.. To get glowing again, try Microneedling with PRP. This highly advanced treatment uses your skin’s natural healing process and growth factors from your own blood plasma to give collagen and elastin production a major boost. The results are an improvement in the texture and firmness of your skin. It also diminishes lines, wrinkles, thinning, dullness and age spots while helping to reduce scars, pore size and stretch marks.

Broad Band Laser therapy gets rid of sun spots, uneven skin tone and fine lines.

Broad Band Laser therapy gets rid of sun spots, uneven skin tone and fine lines.

Broad Band Laser (BBL): After Microneedling, try Broad Band Laser (BBL) to get rid of the signs of aging, such as sun spots, uneven skin tone and fine lines. This laser treatment removes sun damage in days, without any downtime. Winter months are the optimal time to have this done since your skin has to be tan-free. It’s non-invasive so you can go right from your treatment to your next appointment.

Protection: We know we have to protect our skin from the sun and weather but now we have to consider the pollutants in the air. Plus blue light from our cell phones, tablets, television screens and computers that glare in our face every day. To combat the problem, try the Lumivive system, which has a serum for day and night.

Using HA5 is a game-changing trick to to achieve optimal hydration.

Using HA5 is a game-changing trick to to achieve optimal hydration.

Hydration: Cold temperatures instantly zap the moisture from skin. Change your moisturizer to a more emollient cream to lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated all winter. The game-changing trick for even more moisture is using a product that pre-hydrates your skin.

By the time we are 50 years old, skin has lost 50% of the HA it had when it was 20. So start with HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a natural substance our bodies create which works as a natural hydrator for our skin, holding in the moisture which keeps our skin looking healthy and youthful.

Moisturize: Moisturization creates a barrier that works to hold in the hydration we need for our skin. As the weather gets colder the air offers less and less of the moisture our skin craves, which is exactly why we need to use a richer/more emollient moisturizer during those months.

Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 35.

Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 35.

Sunscreen: It’s a must even when it’s cloudy and cold outside. Sun damage happens 365 days a year, so your skin must be protected year-round as well. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks the damaging rays (UVA, UVB and infrared) to your face, neck and hands every day to avoid further sun damage. Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 35 blocks the damaging UVA/UVB rays that cause our skin to age and it’s also rich in antioxidants.

To learn more or to book your free consultation, call 704-372-6846 or go to charlotteplasticsurgery.com.

SUNSCREEN ESSENTIALS

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With spring in full swing and summer on its way, here are our new favorite sunscreen essentials. 

Face: The skincare experts at Charlotte Plastic Surgery recommended we try Alastin Skincare Hydratint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36. Now we're in love with this lightweight broad-spectrum sunscreen that provides daily protection from damaging UVA/UVB rays with a natural hint of color compatible with all skin types. It also shields skin against pollution induced damage and improves hydration. $55. Charlotte Plastic Surgery. 

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Body: A premium moisturizing sunscreen spray, Sun Bum Broad Spectrum SPF 70 not only protects, it has a light coconut scent that smells like summer. Plus it's water resistant for 80 minutes, is antioxidant enriched with Vitamin E and is cruelty-free. $15.99. Ulta and Target.

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Lips: Protect your lips with Sun Bum SPF 30 lip balm. It glides on effortlessly and comes in different flavors: mango, pomegranate, key lime, coconut, banana, pineapple and watermelon. $3.99. Ulta and Target. 

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Self Tanner: Get some sun the safe way with NKD SKN Gradual Tan Lotion for face and body. Designed for all skin types, it moisturizes while developing a subtle glow over 4-8 hours. Made with organic botanicals including grape seed, it dries instantly, is odorless and won't stain your clothes or bedding. $14.99. Ulta.