As school begins, it reminds me that Fall is just around the corner. However, in Dallas, our summer likes to prolong all the way into October! As we wrap up with summer outdoor activities, you may feel like your skin needs a boost. Perhaps you were diligent with sunscreen and sun protection, but you are still seeing the effects of over-exposure during those long summer days. Fall is a time to start over again. It is a time to rejuvenate and refresh your skin to get that dewy bright complexion free of fine lines and wrinkles. I want to share a few procedures you may want to consider as a way to “re-boot” your skin at the start of this fall season.

Park Cities Peel: Park Cities Peel is a combination treatment of both a photofacial set to treat the desired tonality problem of the patient, as well as a 4 micron microlaser peel to immediately follow. Performed with the use of a cooling device, it is a comfortable procedure which does not require any type of topical anesthesia. The Park Cities Peel takes about 20 min to perform by Dr. Turner. Patients are advised to expect 3-5 days of mild scaling and crusting similar to a chemical peel, and then the results are apparent. It is a beautiful treatment that addresses splotchiness, uneven skin tone and even fine blood vessel formation. This is a great way to rejuvenate your skin going into the fall and holiday season!

Juvederm XC ArqueDerma Lift: This instant result is truly amazing. This is a non-traditional use of a traditional filler using this technique. The injections take pockets of excess volume such as heaviness seen in the nasoloabial folds around the mouth or in the jowls of the lower face and uses the thin strands of Juvederm XC to lift that volume into areas where it used to be. Essentially, it is reversing the effects of gravity and time by using a filler as a structural support which has been lost due to the natural aging process. By doing so, your face is still very natural and does not appear “overdone”. Some people simply want a brow lift using this technique, while others want full face and even upper neck lift performed. Depending on the number of areas which concern you will determine the quantity of Juvederm XC needed, however what is truly incredible about this technique is that the longevity of the results is typically about 6 months longer than traditional fill effect, giving about 18 months duration!

Melanage Mask (Skin Transformation Mask): I love this combination of a potent retinoid and hydroquinone lightening and brightening agent applied in the form of a mask in order to clean up sun damage and acne prone skin. This is safe to perform any time of year, and comes with an entire kit of skincare products which are used immediately following the day the mask is applied here in our office, and typically lasting about 6 weeks. Due to its potency, unlike a chemical peel or microdermabrasion, it can only be applied safely twice yearly. Thus, Fall is a perfect time to “clean” skin up using the Melanage Mask.

Ulthera System: Although many people desire a face, brow or neck lift, it can pose unnecessary risk and can sometimes end up looking over-done. For the first time in the esthetic industry, we now have a device which uses soundwaves focused on one target point from two points of origin to specifically target the tissue deep to the skin and to create immediate heating and contraction of that tissue, and thus non-surgical and non-invasive lift. In as little as 30-60 minutes, you can have this procedure performed in our office. Patients see some immediate effect, but final results are seen at 4-6 months. I will be educating all of my patients on this amazing new “no-recovery” procedure in the coming months!