The temperatures are dropping, and everyone is wrapping up with warm sweaters and large coats. If you are like most people, you probably aren’t thinking much about your skin beyond some moisturizing for the dry air. However, we suggest that you consider heading to the dermatologist.
The cold months may be the perfect time of year to take care of your dermatological needs. From skin checks to CoolSculpting, skincare should be on your schedule. Read on to learn why the winter is so great for dermatological care and what services you may want to consider.
Benefits of Seeing the Dermatologist in the Winter
Sweater season is perfect for skin care because of one simple reason: Your skin is covered up. Many treatments leave minor evidence in the form of redness, irritation and swelling. Therefore, a lot of patients prefer to have procedures done when they can cover up with a cozy sweater.
For example, if you want a wart removed using cryotherapy, there may be a blister and other irritation after the procedure. Additionally, it may take a couple of appointments to complete the treatment. Take care of it while you can easily cover up without overheating.
Additionally, you probably want to look your best when spring finally rolls around again. Many treatments take multiple appointments and recovery time before they are complete. Get your dermatologist appointment on the books now so that everything will be done before the sunny weather returns.
Services to Consider
Winter is the perfect time to head to the dermatologist. These are a few procedures you may want to learn more about:
- Skin Checks: Have the dermatologist perform an examination. This can be a good time to discuss any aesthetic concerns you may have. Additionally, the doctor can check for any moles or other signs of possible cancer. It is good to get checked from time to time by a medical professional.
- Laser Hair Removal: This semi-permanent treatment for unwanted hair is a popular alternative to waxing and shaving. A laser burns the hair down to the follicle, dramatically slowing hair growth. It can cause some irritation, but a sweater can conveniently cover that up.
- CoolSculpting: Many people have a little more fat then they would like. This procedure is an alternative to liposuction. It diminishes fat cells significantly and can help patients achieve the body shape they want.
- Skin Tags: If you are like a lot of the people with one of these small flaps of skin, you want it gone. They can be uncomfortable and unsightly. Schedule an appointment to have tags safely removed with minimal discomfort.
We also provide medical dermatology services, including treating eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer. The perfect time to handle your medical needs is as soon as possible. Especially if you are concerned about possible skin cancer, don’t wait until you have a convenient excuse to cover up; see a medical professional right away.
At Windsor Dermatology, we are happy to help you with all your dermatological needs this winter. Take advantage of the sweater weather so that you can look and feel your best in the spring. Call the office at (609) 443-4500 or schedule an appointment online.