Autumn is here and that means falling leaves, turkey, and (hopefully) gorgeous skin. To ensure that your skin looks its best all season long, try these helpful skin care tips. For personalized advice, call our offices and schedule an appointment.

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Is it time to switch up your skin care products? Often as the seasons change, so do our skin care needs. In the cooler, drier fall weather you may find that your skin is begging for additional moisture. Opt for a daily moisturizer (one with SPF is ideal) and use a hydrating mask when your skin feels dry. Toner, a must in the summer, isn’t always needed in the fall, especially if you have dry skin. If your skin is feeling itchy, dry, or irritated, swap your products.

It’s Sunscreen Time

Summer’s over, but it is still prime time for sunscreen. Sun protection should be a year round priority. Dr. Waldorf recommends using at least an SPF 15 each day, stronger if you’ll be in the sun. Protecting your skin from the sun is a must if you want to avoid premature aging, wrinkles, and sun damage. It is also an important step in protecting your skin from skin cancer.

Skip the Hot Showers

Hot showers are a terrible choice for your skin. The hot water melts the natural oils in the skin which are then washed down the drain. This can lead to dry skin, irritation, and redness. We aren’t saying you need cold showers all fall long, but rather than hot, opt for warm.

Get Those Pre-Holiday Treatments Now

If you want to look your best this Thanksgiving, now’s the time to come in for cosmetic treatments. Book now and enjoy the results from these treatments in time for the holidays.

  • BotoxBotox requires no downtime, but it can take several days before you see your final results. Come in for Botox now and enjoy smoother skin and fewer wrinkles by Thanksgiving.
  • Ultherapy– Lift and tighten your skin without surgery using Ultherapy. The results do take time to appear (full results are usually visible in 2-3 months) as the body builds more natural collagen.
  • Laser Resurfacing– If you’ve got uneven skin tone, rough texture, or wrinkling, ask us about fractional laser resurfacing. These treatments remove older, damaged cells and promote regeneration. You’ll see some changes immediately, but the full results can take a month or two to appear.

Enjoy gorgeous skin this fall with the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery. Call us today and book your appointment with Dr. Waldorf.