Make Your Skin “Summer-Proof” with These Strategies

Longer days and warmer, more humid weather take a toll on the skin. Sweat, oil, and dirt build up more heavily during these months, causing your pores to become congested. It’s common for your overheated skin to become dehydrated or breakouts to occur. If these skin issues sound familiar to you, it may be a good idea to change your overall skincare routine instead of just reaching for the nearest acne gel or hiding imperfections behind heavy concealer. The best way to start may be with a treatment such as microneedling or a relaxing facial. For Appleton, WI patients and anyone else with similar skin struggles, here’s what our skincare professionals at Excelin Medical Spa recommend doing to keep your skin clear, balanced, and soft on sunny days.

Chemical Peels and Facials

Summer is an ideal time an exfoliating chemical peel or facial. Peels remove dead skin in a mild, gentle way to minimize damage such as blotchy discoloration. They also stimulate healthy new skin growth, take away excess oil, and unblock pores. One of the best things about chemical peels and facials is that they can be customized for the specific concerns and goals of individual patients. Note that you’ll need to protect treated skin from the sun for some time after having a chemical peel, but this is a common necessity after a range of skin treatments. Also, consider a three-in-one HydraFacial® to exfoliate, extract, and infuse the skin with a carefully selected serum.


Spots and uneven textures are common, especially in older skin that has suffered years of ultraviolet radiation damage. Microneedling is a great way to give your skin a complete refresher. The treatment starts the skin’s natural healing process through controlled micro-injuries, and collagen is gradually generated over time to improve the overall texture.

Keep Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is important all year round, but the habit is especially critical during the summer, because we lose a lot of water from the body and may become dehydrated from sweating or need more fluids to heal sunburned skin.

Switch Up Skin Products

During hotter, more humid months, swap heavier creams for more lightweight, foamy cleansers and oil-free moisturizers with SPF added. Try overnight hydrating serums and spritz toners to calm the skin.

Need more advice on protecting your skin during the summer? Our staff at Excelin Medical Spa is available to answer your questions. To schedule an appointment for a facial or another procedure in Appleton, WI, call us at 920-931-0022 or submit a form with your contact details.

Spring Skin Essentials: 5 Reasons to Try HydraFacial®

We all love having glowing skin, but there’s no doubt that a lot of work goes into maintaining a bright, even complexion all year round. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were a way to simultaneously cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin with just one treatment? The breakthrough, three-in-one HydraFacial® is a popular procedure that can accomplish exactly that. It’s great for improving common skin irregularities, such as wrinkles and lines, discoloration, and oily or clogged pores. Here are five reasons why we love using HydraFacial® skin treatments at our Appleton, WI-based Excelin Medical Spa.

  1. It Goes Beyond Traditional Microdermabrasion

As early as our 20s and 30s, our skin is no longer as supple and dewy as it used to be, partially because it experiences more water loss that it did in our teens and childhood. What separates HydraFacial® from other skin resurfacing options like manual microdermabrasion and chemical peeling is that, as the name suggests, it replenishes the skin with much-needed moisture. The medical-grade device suctions debris and delivers ultra-hydrating ingredients when the pores are most receptive.

  1. It Offers a Gentler Alternative

Many people find HydraFacial® to a more comfortable treatment than traditional microdermabrasion, which involves exfoliating the outer skin layer by rubbing it with an abrasive surface or spraying it with gritty particles.

  1. It’s Safe for Most Skin Types

HydraFacial® is suitable for different skin types, unlike some other techniques that may not work as well on all skin tones. It’s also a calming treatment and less likely to irritate sensitive skin compared to lasers or chemical peeling.

  1. No Painful Side Effects or Significant Recovery

If you’re preparing for a special occasion like a wedding, work event, or important birthday, HydraFacial® is your go-to treatment. It offers some of the same benefits as classic microdermabrasion techniques without the same discomfort, and is unlikely to result in visible complications. HydraFacial® takes just between a half hour to an hour to be completed and doesn’t require extensive recovery times or aftercare.

  1. It’s Fully Customizable

People from all different age demographics with very different skin concerns can benefit, as HydraFacial® can be customized with various serums and intensities.

Considering skin rejuvenation with HydraFacial®? We’ll help you plan your procedure. Call Appleton, WI’s Excelin Medical Spa today at 920-931-0022 or write to us to let us know more about your goals.

How Do HydraFacial® Treatments Work?

Spring is a time for new beginnings. As the beauty-savvy among us already know, a change of seasons is a great opportunity to get a head start on skin rejuvenation—especially for anyone who wants to get rid of winter-damaged skin and prepare their face for the coming warmer months. We may be closed at the moment, but for anyone interested in learning more about an ideal treatment—HydraFacial® at our Appleton, WI-based Excelin Medical Spa—read on:

HydraFacial® is an in-office procedure that has become increasingly popular throughout the world in recent times. It is essentially an advanced type of facial, believed to offer more consistent results than conventional facials. But how exactly does this technology work, especially on skin that has been “roughed up” by significant fluctuations in temperature and humidity?

The first step toward giving your skin an extra brightening boost is smoothing out the flaky, dry areas. Moisturizing is highly important, or course, but exfoliation is also key to getting rid of dead cells and debris. HydraFacial® is a form of hydradermabrasion, which includes exfoliation among its gentle, three-phase process. Treatments clear away the outermost layer to reveal younger and fresher skin beneath. Next is cleansing, which involves suctioning material out of pores and moisturizing the skin. Finally, the treated skin is infused with customized serums to nourish the skin.

The flexible HydraFacial® treatment combines all three steps into a single session, which takes only about half an hour and can help with a wide range of unique skin needs, whether it’s brightening, hydrating, protecting, reducing lines and wrinkles, clearing up hyperpigmentation, or decreasing oiliness and congestion to improve acne. One of the main advantages of the procedure is that it is suitable for people with almost any skin condition, age, and complexion.

Want to discover more about the HydraFacial® options available, so you can be ready once we’re back in the office? Call 920-931-0022 to leave us a voicemail, and a member of Appleton, WI’s Excelin Medical Spa team can get back to you. You can also send us a message to tell us more about your skincare and cosmetic interests, or reach out on Facebook.