What Kind of Cosmetic Treatments Should I Prioritize in the Summer?

Summer’s here – and that means more time outside in the sunshine! This also means increased UV ray exposure makes your skin more vulnerable. However, with a little TLC, you can take the best care of your skin and avoid UV-ray-induced harm! This summer, let’s prioritize cosmetic treatments and products that keep the overall health of your skin in mind.  

So, what cosmetic skin procedures should you schedule this summer? Keep reading for my favorite summertime skin treatments and expertly-curated products to pair along. 

Sculptra and Radiesse (Biostimulatory Fillers) 

Sculptra

Sculptra is an FDA-approved bio-stimulatory injectable filler that helps gradually replace collagen (the protein in the body responsible for skin elasticity) that’s lost as we age. Over time, this collagen synthesis helps restore facial volume and boost the skin’s overall radiance.

What is Sculptra made of?

Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates the body’s collagen production.

During Sculptra treatment, we’ll inject Sculptra into the dermis layer of your skin, where collagen is produced. Tiny PLLA beads disperse into the areas where wrinkles are located. As the beads naturally dissolve over time, your body produces new collagen in its place. This process gradually reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, restoring facial volume and improving skin quality.

How many Sculptra treatments will I need to see results?

Note that the best Sculptra results are achieved over a series of treatments. The results obtained over multiple treatments will emerge gradually and last up to 2 years. 

Book your Sculptra Appointment with Cult Aesthetics Team in Atlanta, GA.

Radiesse 

Radiesse is another FDA-approved biostimulatory filler that helps your body create new collagen. Radiesse differs from Sculptra because it creates a gel scaffold matrix that stimulates collagen and elastin production. As the gel matrix breaks down over time, new collagen and elastin gradually form, helping smooth lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate skin. 

What is Radiesse made of?

Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), a biocompatible substance that stimulates your body’s own collagen production. 

Upon injection, Radiesse will provide a volumizing effect and create a gel scaffold within your skin, which works over time to stimulate new collagen and elastin. As the gel scaffold continues to stimulate regeneration, skin will appear more youthful, volumized, and renewed

How many Radiesse treatments will I need to see results?

Because every patient is different, some patients may require more than one appointment to reach their desired results. Once desired results are attained, they can last up to 18+ months. 

Book your Radiesse Appointment with Cult Aesthetics Team in Atlanta, GA.

Daxxify

Daxxify is a new neurotoxin designed to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Like other neurotoxins, such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, Daxi creates a smoothing effect by relaxing the facial muscles that create wrinkles. 

The difference between Daxi and other toxins is that Daxi is powered by a peptide, which accounts for its ability to provide significantly longer-lasting results versus other products. Daxxify can treat unwanted lines and wrinkles for 6+ months! This means fewer office visits for patients who can now enjoy the effects of tox treatment for longer than ever. 

Daxi’s innovative peptide technology also sets the newest toxin apart in another revolutionary way: it contains no human or animal byproducts. This makes Daxi the first and, currently, the only vegan neurotoxin on the market. 

Daxxify is available now at Cult Aesthetics office in Atlanta, GA. 

Dermal Fillers

Last but not least on my list of best summer skin procedures is dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a humectant naturally found in the body. When injected into the dermis, HA provides volume, shape, and structure, leading to a more youthful, balanced appearance. 

We can use dermal filler to treat a variety of areas, including:

  • Temples
  • Cheeks 
  • Undereye Area
  • Midface
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Lips
  • Jawline
  • Chin 

Results from dermal fillers are immediate, but note that bruising and swelling may occur post-procedure. Some patients may require multiple treatment sessions to achieve the best results. Results from dermal fillers can last up to 12 months. 

Schedule your Dermal Filler Appointment with Cult Aesthetics team in Atlanta, GA.

Best Summer Skincare Products to Pair with Your Cosmetic Treatment:

Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36

HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36

VIEW ON SQUEEZE SKIN | $64 | 3.2 oz 

As per usual, sun protection is arguably the most essential part of summer skincare! Alastin HydraTint is a 2-in-1 dewy tinted moisturizer and mineral sun protectant. HydraTint provides UV protection, hydration, and a glowing tint to keep your skin safe and radiant. 

Bonus: It’s water-resistant and reef-friendly, perfect for the beach!

Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide give HydraTint its skin-protecting power without irritation (sensitive skin safe!).

Plus, powerful antioxidants like phytoene and phytofluene, derived from tomatoes, have been proven to help further protect the skin from UV-induced damage and reduce signs of aging. 

Color Science Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50

Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF 50

VIEW ON SQUEEZE SKIN | $69 | 0.21 oz 

Available in 4 shades: fair – medium – tan – deep

Because sun protection is so vital in the summer, having multiple forms of SPF on deck is a good idea. Color Science Sunforgettable Brush-On SPF 50 is one of my favorite on-the-go powder sunscreens because it leaves the perfect dewy finish and comes in four shades. Trust me – you’ll thank me later when you remember you’ve got this baby in your beach bag. 

Alastin A-Luminate Brightening Serum 

A-Luminate Brightening

VIEW ON SQUEEZE SKIN | $168 | 1.7 oz

Alastin A-Luminate Brightening Serum evens skin tone and improves radiance, banishing unwanted hyperpigmentation with powerful, proven ingredients like tranexamic acid and ashwagandha. Plus, hexapeptides-11 and 12 protect against future discoloration and decrease skin’s melanin production.

Full Lux Rainbow Shield 

Full Lux Rainbow Sunshield

VIEW ON SQUEEZE SKIN | $70 

If you’re planning on being outdoors for any length of time this summer, whether it’s poolside, beachside, or just on your neighborhood walk, I recommend the Full Lux Rainbow Shield for ultimate sun protection. This sunshield is perfect for giving your skin some extra TLC to put redness and hyperpigmentation at bay. 

Final Thoughts on Summer Skin Treatments and Products 

Keep your skin glowy and fresh this summer with these perfect aesthetic treatments and medical-grade skincare products. With a little extra TLC, you can enjoy fun in the sun without harm to your skin! Want more tips on summer skincare, like how to keep your SPF from clogging your pores or how to keep up with your anti-aging regime on vacation? Visit the Squeeze Skin blog for more expert skin tips.

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