Envision Eye & Aesthetics

Pamper Your Skin This Time of Year

The days are shorter; the air is dryer, and the temperatures are much cooler in the winter months of the year. Even when you’ll be showing less of it, it’s important to keep your skin properly cared for, and there are actually some great winter skincare treatments in Rochester to choose from. Keep reading to learn our top winter skincare suggestions at Envision Eye & Aesthetics


Facials are important year around, but they can add some serious benefits this time of the year. We know winter for the cold it brings and the moisture it sucks out of our skin. Fight back and give your skin the hydrating boost it needs to endure the season! 

These treatments deliver a burst of moisture and nutrients to keep your skin healthy. Our medical-grade facials are some of the best winter skincare treatments in Rochester. At Envision Eye & Aesthetics, we will customize a facial treatment to your skin’s particular needs.

After a facial treatment, your skin will feel healthy, renewed, and ready for the world. Despite the name, facials aren’t just for your face. Almost all skin areas can benefit from receiving extra care. Many patients particularly appreciate facial treatments for the neck, décolleté, and back! Our experienced team can help in deciding which areas could receive the most benefit from this type of skincare treatment.

As if the benefits they provide weren’t enough, facials are popular for their minimal need for preparation or aftercare. You can get a facial on your lunch break and go about the rest of your day like normal if you wish! 


Dermaplaning is great for skin year-round, but it offers even more benefits during the winter. This treatment is a great way to refresh your skin and help it be more receptive to moisturizers and other skincare products.

When you receive a dermaplaning treatment at Envision Eye & Aesthetics, we use a single-use scalpel to gently remove the top layer of skin. This process reveals a fresh new layer that is more receptive to products and treatments. Over time, skin becomes dull, clogged, and has trouble absorbing skincare products due to dead skin cell buildup. This can lead to a lack of moisture, even though you may regularly use products to boost hydration.

This treatment is minimally invasive, safe, and effective for all skin types and tones. (We do not recommend dermaplaning for those with active acne, as it can spread acne-causing bacteria.) Dermaplaning not only helps with moisture retention, but you will find that cosmetic products adhere to the skin much better than before. Our patients use this procedure to deal with a variety of skin concerns, such as:

  • Acne scars
  • Other types of scarring 
  • Sun damage
  • Rosacea
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loss of skin elasticity and firmness

There is no downtime after receiving a dermaplaning treatment at Envision Eye & Aesthetics. However, we advise our patients to avoid irritants such as makeup for 24 hours after treatment. We also recommend steering clear of exfoliating products and other skin treatments for a day or two as well. Some patients experience reddening of the skin and dryness. These side effects are minimal and short-lived, though. 

Botox & Injectables

At Envision Eye & Aesthetics, injectables such as Botox are always in high demand and are a great winter skincare treatment in Rochester. Not only are injectables a great confidence booster to prepare for holiday get-togethers, but are easier to care for in the winter months. After receiving injectables, we strongly recommend avoiding direct sun exposure, so winter is a great time to get these treatments. This is a great way to get a jump start on preparing to show more skin in the summer.

Botox and other injectables such as Dysport and dermal fillers are minimally-invasive and don’t require downtime, so it won’t slow you down. We advise avoiding strenuous activities for 24 hours after treatment, but otherwise you will be able to go about your regular routine while achieving noticeably plumper, smoother, more youthful skin!

Injectables can be used to treat a wide range of skin conditions and concerns, such as:

  • Sagging skin
  • Lost volume
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Jowls
  • Neck lines
  • Thin lips
  • Crow’s feet
  • Aging hands
  • Frown lines (“11” lines between eyebrows)
  • Forehead lines
  • Top of the nose (“bunny lines”)
  • Eyebrows
  • Eyes (“Crow’s Feet”)
  • Above the mouth (“lipstick lines”)
  • Thin or asymmetrical lips
  • Hollowness and dark circles around the eyes (tear troughs)

These treatments are safe and effective for almost all skin types and tones. Treatment sessions don’t take long either, making injectables great for those with a busy schedule too. We can combine injectable treatments as well. Different injectables serve different purposes but do not need to be administered separately. Combining treatments in a single appointment can help to accomplish your overall aesthetic goals!

Laser Treatments

Unwanted body or facial hair can be embarrassing and time-consuming. The time and potential discomfort from shaving, waxing, tweezing, or chemical hair removal really adds up over the years, too. There is a way you could avoid all this, though. 

Laser hair removal treatments offer a way to slow and stop hair growth all together for long periods of time. This hair removal option can also help prevent uncomfortable ingrown hairs. Over the course of a treatment plan, hair becomes less and less prevalent and, in most cases, almost non-existent. Results can last for years after you complete a laser regimen.

We highly recommend this treatment for the winter months because, like the other treatments we’ve mentioned, you’ll need to avoid sunlight for preparation and aftercare of laser hair removal treatments in Rochester. 

Depending on the number of areas and their size, appointment times can vary from as short as 15 minutes to an hour or more. Results are noticeable after just one treatment. Depending on the thickness and growth cycles of your hair, the amount of treatments you will need varies. On average, though, most patients need 3-5 sessions spaced 4-8 weeks apart. At Envision Eye & Aesthetics, we customize all our treatments to match our patients’ needs effectively. Once we reach your treatment goal, results can last for years!

Chemical Peels

As time goes by, dead and dull skin becomes more prevalent on the surface. This not only hides the skin’s true beauty but can also make skincare products less effective because your skin can’t properly absorb them. 

We recommend chemical peels to help in removing the top layer of dull skin to reveal fresh skin that is more receptive to moisturizer and skincare products. Many patients also note that along with their skin looking and feeling fresh and younger, they find that makeup applies much more efficiently! Products seem to just glide on.

Depending on your personal skincare needs and goals, we can help determine which type of chemical peel will be most beneficial for your skin. We can use chemical peels to address a variety of skin concerns, such as:

  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Flakiness
  • Dullness
  • Sun damage
  • Melasma

Winter is a great time to get a chemical peel because not only is it easier to avoid excessive sun exposure but also to avoid higher temperatures that may overheat your skin. 

Skin sensitivity will vary based on the depth of peel you receive, especially after medium and deep chemical peels, your skin will also be very sensitive to heat. Your skin will be irritated to some degree for a little while after your peel. The benefits are worth it, though! You will see results after your very first peel, no matter what strength of peel you receive. 

Skincare Products

Even after you receive treatments at Envision Eye & Aesthetics, it is important to keep up your skincare at home. As mentioned, winter weather deprives skin of much needed moisture, so supplementing extra hydration during this time of year is essential.

We offer a wide range of medical-grade skincare products to help keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. A few products that our patients find exceptionally beneficial to moisturize and protect are PCA’s Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster,. Rhonda Allison Elite Luxe Hydration, and PCA Skin Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30.

PCA Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster

Chapped lips are a sure sign of lacking hydration in the body. Lips are almost always exposed to the elements; it’s easy to see why they are often one of the most difficult areas to keep moisture locked in. PCA’s Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster is an advanced product that can instantly renew moisture in lips.

Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster is unique in that its use of Ultra Filling Spheres™, which plump and hydrate lips. It also contains powerful peptides, which stimulate collagen production. PCA’s ingredient blend improves hydration, volume, and softness.

Rhonda Allison Elite Luxe Hydration

This creamy growth factor includes peptides and powerful goji berries. In the winter, it can be worn under a moisturizer and in the summer, it can be used in place of a moisturizer. Envision’s own head esthetician, Amanda, uses the Elite Luxe Hydration every day.

PCA Skin ReBalance

PCA ReBalance is one of Envision Eye & Aesthetic’s favorite everyday moisturizers. It can be used day and night and is good for normal and oily skin types. We recommend ReBalance for reddened or sensitive skin due to its ability to calm and soothe skin. We love its creamy texture! 

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Schedule your free consultation with the Envision Eye & Aesthetics team for winter care skin treatments in Rochester today!

Pamper your skin this winter and give it the extra boosts it needs. Fresh, moisturized, glowing skin will have you looking and feeling your best! At Envision Eye & Aesthetics, our experienced care team will customize your treatments to perfectly match your skin’s needs.

Use our virtual consultation tool to learn more about all our treatments that address your concerns, or request an appointment today.