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Top 5 Summer Skin Tips

Written by Keren Lai, Aesthetician

Summer is here! At Greenwich Medical Spa we are excited as ever for longer days, beach outings and outdoor fun. Just as we clean out our wardrobe in preparation for warmer weather, it is important to update your skin care regimen to ensure your skin is glowing and protected in the summer fun. These 5 products will keep your skin healthy and bright for the summer months!

  1. SPF
    If you have stopped by to visit me, you probably know my love affair with SPF. An SPF between 30-50 is a must to maintain skin health year round, and is especially important during the summer months. You must apply enough, and apply frequently!

    Recommended: Arieed ReFlect SPF powder
    When: every 2 hours

  2. Antioxidants
    Vitamin C is hands down my favorite antioxidant. Like SPF, vitamin C is a must all year around. Vitamin C will protect your skin from oxidative stress and free radicals while brightening your complexion and evening skin tone. And as an added bonus, Vitamin C has been shown to improve the effectiveness of SPF.

    Recommended: Is Clinical Super Serum
    When: every morning

  3. Retinoids
    Many people mistakenly believe retinoids should only be used in the winter. It is true that retinols can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, but if you are wearing your SPF daily (and frequently!), do not fear. Retinoids are great collagen inducers and help repair sun damage.

    Recommended: Arieed ReBuild Retinol Serum 50
    When: in the evening, as tolerated

  4. Weekly Exfoliation
    The outer “horny” layer of the skin naturally thickens when exposed to the sun. When coupled with sunscreen and sweat, you may have a tendency for clogged pores and breakouts. Exfoliation is key to remove these dead skin cells and promote healthy cell turn over.

    Recommended: Arieed ReDeem Miracle Pads Pore Minimizing Weekly Mini-Peel
    When: once a week, at night

  5. Lightweight Moisturizer
    Staying hydrated is a must! Not only should you increase your water intake, but keep your skin feeling dewy and fresh with a lightweight, oil free moisturizer. A lightweight moisturizer will seal in your antioxidants and nourish your skin without feeling heavy and clogging pores.

    Recommended: Arieed ReDefy Clarifying Moisturizer
    When: morning and evening

We hope you enjoy your time in the sun and always welcome you to visit any of our locations for a more personalized regime! #GMSskinschool

Male patient receiving an Emsculpt NEO treatment to the abdominal area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can EMSCULPT NEO do for me?

EMSCULPT NEO is an amazing noninvasive body sculpting treatment. It’s perfect for patients who are looking to get summer body ready! With this state-of-the-art, two-in-one technology, you build muscle and burn fat at the same time! This treatment provides a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat and 25% growth in muscle on the treated area after a recommended number of treatments.

How does EMSCULPT NEO work?

While you lie down and relax, EMSCULPT NEO sends high-intensity energies deep below your skin, making your muscles contract in a big way that is like doing thousands of crunches or squats in a few minutes. While your muscles are contracting, the energy from the applicator simultaneously sends warmth to your fat cells, heating them up to the point of destruction. So you build real muscle from the contractions while destroying fat cells that are later naturally eliminated by your body.

How many EMCULPT NEO treatments will I need?

The recommended treatment plan is 4-6 treatments, one week apart. Depending on the patient, you may see improvement in your muscle tone, core strength and posture within a few weeks. And you’ll see fat reduction continue for about 12 weeks after your last treatment.

Are there any patients for whom you do not recommend EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO is great because it has been shown to be safe and approved for all body and skin types. Contraindications include hernia, recent surgery, and pregnancy, so if a patient has any of these conditions, they should wait until they don’t to get EMSCULPT NEO.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO?

CoolSculpting is a well-known treatment that is excellent for reducing unwanted fat in targeted areas. EMSCULPT NEO also reduces fat, but it has the benefit of building muscle, which is what its predecessor EMSCULPT was made to do.

Which treatment you choose depends on what your body needs and your personal goals. If you have great muscle tone and only need to get rid of some extra fat in a specific area like your abdomen or below your chin, CoolSculpting is an excellent option. But if you have loss of muscle tone and need more of a lift or tightening to a certain area like your abs or butt, EMSCULPT NEO is your two-in-one solution.

What is your favorite thing about EMSCULPT NEO?

Not only is this treatment super convenient with one treatment lasting only 30 minutes, but there is also no downtime! Patients can go about their day as they normally would immediately after their visit.

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