The sun may not be good for your skin, but it's just so hard to avoid it during the summer. Exciting adventures in tropical climates, lazy days by the pool, and even simple walks outdoors under a brilliant blue sky can all subject you to ultraviolet radiation that breaks down healthy skin components, reduces hydration, adds to the formation of brown spots, and generally contributes to making you look older than you feel (and are!). Dr. Brad Bengtson at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Michigan recommends washing the chlorine smell out of your hair, trading your flip-flops for some comfortable slippers to keep you warm on chilly mornings, and taking a good look in the mirror as you remember this past June, July, and August.
Summer skin is frequently worn-out skin, having been subjected to extremes of temperature, soaked in chemical-filled water and left to dry in the air and sun, and not allowed time to recharge as late nights fueled by slow sunsets and beautiful weather can lead to a lack of proper bedtimes. Summer is fun, yes, but any plastic surgery or dermatology expert can tell you about the toll it takes on people who don't use precautions.
While you can't apply sunscreen or properly moisturize retroactively, the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery can help you to repair damage dealt from Summer fun. A simple, effective way to do this is skin resurfacing. This treatment removes the outermost layers of skin, taking away many of the unwanted irregularities and signs of injury. Resurfacing via laser or with a quality chemical peel can soften wrinkles, lighten spots for a more even skin tone, reduce the appearance of scars, and leave you with a healthy, polished glow that lets the world know you're ready for falling leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and the approaching holidays!
Licensed aestheticians can also help with strategies to treat summer skin and prevent future damage at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery's Symmetry Skincare and Laser Center, which offers skin assessments, treatments, and expert advice on medical-grade skincare products for your home skincare regimen.
Dr. Brad Bengtson and Dr. Ryan Mitchell do more than practice plastic surgery in Grand Rapids. They care for their patients as whole people, helping them to live healthy and beautiful lives. Learn more by contacting the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Michigan's downtown Grand Rapids: Set up a consultation by calling (616) 588-8880 or 1-877-822-8880, or reach out online.Written by Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery
2155 E Paris Ave SE
Suite 100, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced surgical and cosmetic treatments for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.Fees & Financing