Save Winter Skin With a Non-Surgical Treatment

Dr. Joshua Greenwald discusses four non-surgical treatments that allow patients to save their winter skin.

Winter skin is the worst. Central heating combined with cold temperatures and harsh winds dry out the skin, making it appear dull. Plus, the lack of hydration can also cause fine lines and wrinkles to become more noticeable.

Fortunately, there are simple, non-surgical treatments that can restore the skin’s luminosity. And the reduced sun exposure that typically accompanies the winter promotes healing and longer-lasting results.

Below, the team at Greenwald Plastic Surgery discusses four ways patients can save their winter skin non-surgically.


As the least invasive procedure on this list, a facial is a relaxing treatment that caters to a variety of skincare needs. A facial hydrates the skin, improves circulation and exfoliates and brightens the skin, helping to even out discoloration.

A facial also infuses vitamins and antioxidants into the skin, making the skin glow during the harsh winter months.


There are two categories of injectables, fillers and Botox, both of which can make the skin appear tighter and younger-looking.

Fillers fill in lines, wrinkles and creases in the skin. They also add volume to specific areas of the face, especially the lips, under-eye hollows and cheeks.

When Botox is injected into the skin, it prevents specific facial muscles from contracting, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Fraxel Dual Laser

This is a non-ablative laser treatment that addresses the following skin issues:

  • Fine lines
  • Age spots
  • Textural irregularities
  • Acne scars
  • Melasma
  • Dullness

The Fraxel dual laser includes two lasers in one device. Each laser has a different wavelength. One laser treats sun damage and pigmentation, and the other goes deeper to treat textural issues, such as scars and wrinkles.

The treatment peels away the skin’s imperfections, revealing a fresh layer of radiant, healthy skin. It also stimulates skin cell turnover and promotes collagen production.

Fraxel dual laser treatment involves three to five days of downtime, during which patients will feel as if their skin is sunburned. The skin will be itchy, peeling, scaly and red.

But, as previously mentioned, winter is the best time to get this type of treatment. People typically spend less time in the sun during the winter, and less exposure to UV rays promotes faster healing and reduces the likelihood of sun damage post-treatment.


Microneedling is used for skin resurfacing, tightening and scar reduction. During the treatment, small needles are used to prick the skin, which causes the body to produce new skin tissue and collagen. This makes the skin tighter and smoother and gives it a plump, healthy appearance.

Contact Us

To learn more about how to keep your skin looking great year-round without going under the knife, please contact the offices of Dr. Greenwald to discuss your non-surgical and Medispa options.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who studied and trained at prestigious educational institutions including Columbia University, Emory University, and New York University School of Medicine. His keen aesthetic eye and refined surgical techniques have led him to be a top choice for cosmetic face, breast, and body procedures in NYC. His exceptional patient care has earned him the distinction of “Top Doc” by both Westchester Magazine and Castle & Connolly for over 10 years running. Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Westchester County Medical Society.