Winter cosmetic treatments - Shire Cosmetic Sydney

Cosmetic Treatments for Winter in Shire Cosmetic Sydney

The Australian winter brings with it a higher demand for some cosmetic treatments. There are a number of reasons that make certain treatments more popular during winter than in the summer months.


Easy to cover up

Evidence of most non-surgical cosmetic treatments can be covered up easily in the winter, while the skin returns to normal. Varicose vein treatments are better undertaken in the colder months. Wearing compression stockings is far more comfortable in the wintertime.


Sun exposure

Many laser and chemical treatments make your skin sensitive and more vulnerable to sunburn and sun exposure.

Chemical skin peels increase the skin’s sensitivity to damaging UV rays. Avoiding the sun is far easier in winter, but even so, you still need sun block.

Laser treatments are popular during winter for a couple of reasons:

Most laser treatments cannot be undertaken on a tanned skin, so it is sensible to schedule these treatments during winter, when sun exposure is minimal. This applies to laser hair removal treatments, as well as IPL, resurfacing and the Emerge laser.

Facial rejuvenation treatments are popular winter procedures. Laser skin resurfacing with fractional laser during winter makes sense, because it is necessary to protect both the treated skin and the new skin for some time afterwards. We use Palomar Emerge fractional laser as well as Derma Pen for facial rejuvenation at Shire Cosmetic. The Derma Pen is a fractional micro needling device that tightens, lifts and rejuvenates the skin. This can be used in conjunction with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for fine lines and crepe-y skin.

Photorejuvenation treatments with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) require protection from the sun both before and afterwards.

Cosmetic surgery scars on the face and neck need protection to allow for natural healing. Sun exposure leads to unnecessary complications. Colder winter months are ideal to hide away the signs of face, neck and body surgery under layers of clothing, a scarf or heavy wrap. Winter is ideal for ear surgery, as people will only notice it when you are fully unwrapped much later in the year.


Some winter cosmetic treatments take time to show results

If a procedure takes a few months to show results, get them done ahead of summer, when you will want to display your new appearance to its full effect.

So… Winter is here!