Back to School Beauty


Hot weather and sun-kissed skin inspire a sense of freedom — from rigid schedules and daily routines — during the summer months. But when the kids go back to school, it’s time to put your life back on track. And that means your beauty regimen too. As the season begins to fade, your skin, unfortunately, will begin to show signs of new wrinkles, spots, an uneven skin texture/tone, sagging skin, and/or dehydration. From undoing summer skin damage to tightening the skin, this is your back to school beauty Rx.

Undo Summer Damage
After a long, hot summer, your skin is likely in need of a good clean up. A series of chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser resurfacing treatments can be used to exfoliate the surface of the skin, which will minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fade spots and other skin discolorations, and create a smoother skin texture.

Get a Collagen Boost
Collagen is responsible for making skin look young, healthy, and plump. Age and sun exposure both cause a loss of collagen from the skin. The result? Crepey skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is the next-generation solution for repairing skin by stimulating new collagen and elastin in the skin and smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. The beautiful thing about PRP is that it’s made by taking a small sample of your own blood. A concentration of platelets from your blood is then injected into the skin to begin the skin’s repair process.

Lift Your Neck
Called the “new” neck lift, FDA-approved Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to rebuild the skin’s supporting layers. If you notice your neck showing signs of premature aging, including thinning skin that looks wrinkled or crepey or is beginning to droop, non-surgical treatment with Ultherapy may be right for you.

Enhance the Cheeks & Lips
Lips and cheeks are the epitome of youth. Aging, sun exposure, and genetics can all affect their appearance. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to restore (or improve) yours. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers have become a staple in the cosmetic surgeon’s office to enhance the lips (Juvederm) and the cheeks (Voluma).

Dr. M

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Shrewsbury Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon