Most of use view exercise and competitive athletics as a way of improving our overall health, keeping our bodies in shape, relieving stress and protecting ourselves from disease. As a general rule, exercise is also fantastic for your skin--the body’s largest organ. It improves blood circulation by nourishing skin cells and keeping them vital. But too much exercise can take a toll on your skin, causing unwanted wrinkles, stretch marks and in some cases, an unbalanced figure.

Runner’s Face:

The skeletal-like appearance of “Runner’s Face” can occur in both men and women who exercise strenuously. During intense exercise, athletes burn off fat beneath the layers of their skin. The loss of this fatty tissue results in a loss of facial volume, which leads to an exaggerated appearance of the underlying bone structure, accelerated development of skin laxity and a deepening of wrinkles. The absence of fat creates cheek and eye hollows that lead to a generalized appearance of fatigue and poor health. While you may look like a 20-year-old from the neck down--your face tells another story.

There are several solutions to rejuvenating gaunt, aged skin and wrinkled caused by volume loss due to exercise.

Depending on where your skin is sagging, nonsurgical skin tightening, such as Ultherapy, can give you a subtle, yet effective lift with little downtime or recovery.

Dermal Fillers such as Juvederm can provide a quick and effective way to add volume and support the facial areas that have fallen due to impact and a fat loss.

Sun Damage:

Runners, golfers, cyclists, tennis players and other athletes spend a good deal of time outdoors exposed to damaging UV rays and the elements. The skin will eventually be unable to repair itself or produce collagen and elastin, which keeps it youthful and tight. This may cause premature brown age spots, dehydrated skin, and wrinkles.

While treatments like ICON IPL, Forever Young BBL and LaserSkin Resurfacing or Chemical Peels can all help reverse sun damage, the best course of action is prevention. Wear a hat, sunglasses and medical grade SPF 30 or more on exposed skin, especially on the face, neck, chest and hands.

Exercise-Resistant Fat:

Exercise can make your body healthy inside and out. However, some areas might tone up easier than others. To avoid an uneven figure, Liposculpture can even out and contour those hard-to-transform areas like upper arms, hips, and abdomen.

Or consider CoolSculpting, a revolutionary new body contouring treatment that literally freezes fat tissue. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that employs no needles, no special diet, no supplements, no surgery and no downtime. It is FDA approved, safe, and highly effective in isolating and targeting fat cells without any surrounding tissue damage. CoolSculpting is a great treatment for targeting small pockets of stubborn, localized areas of fat such as muffin tops, saddle bags, flanks, belly pouch and thighs.

Loose Skin Or Stretch Marks After Weight Loss:
Weight loss associated with diet and exercise can often lead to loose skin and stretch marks. After investing hours in the gym to develope a beautiful new physique, this is the last thing you need!

Sante Medical has several treatment to help. We can use Ultherapy and SkinTyte to tighten minor to moderately loose body skin. Our ICON 1540 laser treatments can reduce the visible appearance of stretch marks.

Athletes Veins:

Athletes can have prominent and highly visible vein issues at a premature age.

While the arteries are thick and muscular, and benefit from training—veins are more fragile and can be easily damaged when the muscles around them contract during intense training. This damage can lead to valve leakage and development of unsightly varicose veins, as well as blood pooling in the legs.

Sante Medical offers simple, no downtime solutions such as Sclerotherapy and EVLT to rectify these medical (and cosmetic) problems, and get you back in action quickly.

Nail Fungus:

It is easy to pick up fungi – they are particularly common on the floors of communal showers and changing rooms – and many of us probably already have fungi on our skin. Fungi thrive under the right conditions, which include warmth and moisture. Wearing enclosed shoes that trap sweat and heat, such as running shoes, can create ideal conditions for fungi growth.

If you are suffering from unsightly nail fungus, our PinPointe FootLasercan repair your nails with two simple treatments over a period of six months.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty:

Athletes frequently turn to Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty to repair minor facial nose injuries suffered while partaking in vigorous contact sports. Dermal Fillers can be used straighten minor bumps on the bridge of your nose or to smooth out irregularities. The procedure can take as little as 15 minutes and requires no downtime.