Vivace® Direct – July 30th


Summertime is upon us once again! The warm weather is back, the days are getting longer, and your skin that has been kept hostage under bulky layers of winter sweaters is ready to experience the feeling of the sunshine’s rays. It is time to get outside and partake in all that summer has to offer from poolside leisure to beach days to mountain hikes. These types of outdoor activities increase your skin’s exposure to UV, chlorine, heat, and humidity. But do not worry! Your skin can survive and thrive as you enjoy fun in the sun!

Tackling the risk of sunburn, premature aging, clogged pores, and summertime breakouts can seem like “just another part of summer,” but we say NO!  You can have healthy-looking, radiant, glowing summer skin by just investing minimal time and effort in a summer skincare regimen.

H20 Is One Of The Most Important Energy Sources For Your Body

Your skin needs proper hydration just as much as your body. Why? The answer is simple–just like any other part of your body, your skin is an organ that requires adequate hydration to perform at its best. Keeping your skin adequately hydrated can help slow the aging process. Well, not every aspect of the aging process, but at least the visible signs of premature aging. Staying well-hydrated can help maintain your skin’s elasticity and combat the appearance of those dreaded wrinkles.

Spending “Sun-Safe” Time Outside

According to the American Cancer Society, “it’s natural to want to get out in the sun as the weather warms up. And it’s safe too, as long as you stick to social distancing guidelines and protect your skin”. Ultraviolet rays – from the sun and other sources like tanning beds – are the #1 cause of skin cancer. Too much exposure can also cause sunburn, eye damage, and premature wrinkles. Staying in the shade, shielding your skin with clothing, and using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 can help lower your risk.”

To Moisturize Or Not. That Is The Question

Summer heat means more time in air-conditioned environments. Artificially cooled rooms have dehumidified air, which dries your skin and can make facial wrinkles and fine lines look more pronounced. Also, the excessive summer heat can dehydrate your skin, so it is crucial to keep it moisturized during the summer. If your skin becomes oily, it may be a sign that your skin could be dehydrated. Your body will step up the production of sebum, an oily substance, to protect itself from drying out. Try using a non-comedogenic moisturizer on your face two or three times per day in the summer, as well as all year round. Combining sunscreen with your moisturizer is a way to simplify your skincare routine.

Exfoliation. The Key to Radiant Looking Skin

The best way to ensure your skin is radiant and glowing over the summer months is by exfoliating. This beauty regimen is essential in the summer. Over time your dead skin cells start to build up, causing your skin to look dull, flaky, and dry.  Experts say the best way to get your skin ready for summer is with regular exfoliation to help get rid of dead, dry skin cells.  The use of chemical or physical exfoliation can be incorporated to keep your skin looking fresher and to get rid of dry, flaky skin.

Seasonal Trends In Aesthetic Treatments

Protection, prevention, cleansing, and moisturizing are the key components of an effective skincare routine. As we grow older, the skin’s inherent anti-aging mechanisms diminish. Clinically proven products and treatment combinations will both maximize patient outcomes and increase the longevity of skin health benefits while empowering patients to personalize and take control of their skincare journey.

It is safe to say that aesthetic treatments have their season too.  Procedures such as toxins and dermal fillers can be performed in any season. Other treatments, such as laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation, are ideally carried out during months when the skin is not exposed to the sun.

An advantage with the Vivace Experience® above other treatment options is that treatments are not seasonally dependent. Patients can enjoy the benefits of collagen induction therapy all year long, experiencing skin rejuvenation and skin tightening without the added concerns for unpleasant outcomes due to seasonal conditions. This versatile option can complement any skin regimen plan, all year long!

We will see you next week as we discuss more clinical education updates and useful treatment techniques. Feel free to send any questions or comments to

Disclaimer: The Vivace® Guidelines are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, medical director, or qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. All suggested treatment settings are for suggested use only.