Is there ever a time when your legs are more on display than during the summer? Whether you’re in shorts on the weekend, skipping the hose or tights at the office, or wearing a swimsuit on the beach, your legs will be out there for the world to see. If you’re not completely happy with the way your legs look now, a number of non-surgical treatments can help to spruce them up. From getting rid of unwanted fat to permanently removing pesky hair, here’s what you can do to really love your legs.
Shape Your Legs with Coolsculpting
Plenty of people wish that their thighs were just a little bit smaller or wish that they had a thigh gap, a bit of space between the upper legs so that they don’t touch. While there are plenty of exercises out there that promise to melt the fat away, from lunges to leg lifts, they often aren’t particularly effective.
If you have a bit of extra, unwanted fat on your upper legs, either on the outer thighs or inner thighs (or both), Coolsculpting can help eliminate some of that fat. The non-surgical treatment freezes the fat, destroying it. Over the course of several weeks, your body metabolizes the destroyed fat, flushing it out for good.
The typical Coolsculpting procedure takes about an hour and treats one area, on one leg, at a time. With a process known as Dualsculpting, you’re able to treat both legs at once, using to separate applicators. Dualsculpting lets you double your results in half the time.
Many people find the treatment process to be pretty comfortable. It’s usually a good idea to bring along a book or something to entertain yourself during the hour-long session. Some particularly industrious patients even bring in work to do during the treatment!
After Coolsculpting, you should be able to go back to your regular activities pretty much right away. There’s no need to take an extra day or two off from work, unless you want to do so. You might begin to notice some fat reduction within a few weeks, but it can take up to 16 weeks before final results are visible.
Use Laser Hair Removal to Get Rid of Unwanted Hair
Whether you shave, wax or use a chemical hair removal, one thing is for sure: you need to repeat the process over and over again, often at considerable cost, to keep your legs smooth. Laser hair removal might cost more than your basic wax or a disposable razor, but once you’ve gone through the non-surgical treatment, you’ll never have to shave, wax or otherwise remove unwanted hair again.
During a laser hair removal treatment, hair follicles that are in an active phase of growth are permanently damaged by the energy created by the laser. Once damaged, the follicle won’t be able to produce new hair.
Since laser hair removal treatments only target actively growing hair, many people need multiple treatments, somewhere between six and eight, to get the full results. That can seem like a considerable number of treatments, but many people find it worth it, in exchange for not having to shave or wax ever again.
Blast Away Spider Veins with Laser Treatments
Unwanted hair isn’t the only thing that you can treat with lasers. You can also schedule a laser treatment to deal with spider veins.
Spider veins are very common, affecting around half of the adult population. They earned their name because they look like spider webs just beneath the surface of the skin. The veins are usually blue or red and develop when the blood isn’t able to properly flow through the veins. While many people have spider veins on their legs, the veins can also form on the face.
Lasers help treat spider veins by causing the vein to fuse shut and to break down. The destroyed vein ultimately fades from view and is reabsorbed by the body. Any blood that previously flowed through the vein is redirected to other, healthy blood vessels, so your circulation isn’t affected by the treatment.
Laser treatment for spider veins is usually pretty quick, taking about 30 minutes. Depending on how many veins you have, you may need multiple treatments to get the results you want. The destroyed veins won’t return, but new spider veins can develop later on.
All three non-surgical treatments –Coolsculpting, laser hair removal and laser spider vein treatment–are on offer at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas. To find out more about the treatments, call 281-810-9083 to schedule a consultation today.