Spring might have just sprung, but summer will be here before you know it. That means swimsuits, shorts, and plenty of time out and about. Whether you’re concerned about the signs of aging on your face or don’t want to be stuck shaving or waxing all summer, there are several non-invasive procedures available that can help you look and feel your best in time for summer.
Laser Hair Removal
If you’re tired of shaving and shaving again, or can’t bear the idea of having your legs waxed one more time, you might be ready to check out laser hair removal. Laser hair removal gets rid of unwanted hair from any area of the body – from the face to the underarms, and the legs to the bikini area.
The treatment works because the energy produced by the laser travels down the length of the hair to the follicle, destroying the follicle. Although it does provide long lasting results, many people need a series of treatment to fully remove all of the unwanted hair. That’s because your hair grows in phases. Any hair follicles that aren’t actively growing at the time of treatment won’t be destroyed. You might need as many as eight treatments spaced about four weeks apart, which is why it’s a good idea to schedule your consultation and first treatment sooner rather than later.
Spider Vein Treatment
When’s the last time you put on a pair of shorts? If it’s been years, and the reason has been those pesky, visible veins on your legs, you might consider spider vein treatment. Spider veins are pretty common and affect about half of the population. They tend to be purple or red in color and look like little webs or tree branches spreading beneath your skin. People get them for a number of reasons, with pregnancy, genes, and weight gain being among the more common causes.
You can treat spider veins in several ways. One option is to use a laser to destroy the visible veins. The damaged veins collapse and ultimately fade away. Another option is to inject the veins with a special solution that causes them to collapse and fade away. Either treatment is quick, relatively painless, and requires no downtime, although you should avoid exercise for a few weeks afterwards and should wear support stockings.
You’re excited to wear a bikini on the beach, but aren’t so excited about the inch or so of pudge around your middle or wish your thighs were just a bit slimmer. While you might not have the time for liposuction and exercising might not seem to have any effect, Coolsculpting is an ideal way to get rid of that bit of extra, stubborn fat before swimsuit season rolls around.
Coolsculpting freezes your fat, destroying it, so that your body naturally flushes it out a period of several months. Treatment takes about an hour for each section, and you can double your results with Dualsculpting which uses two devices to treat two separate areas at the same time.
Don’t forget about Botox when you are getting ready for summer. The temporary injection works on the crow’s feet and frown lines, so you’ll look more youthful in real life and in any photos that end up on social media. The treatment takes a few days to work and lasts for about three months, so you’ll want to time your injection just right so that its full effects are visible during your vacation.
Years of sun exposure might have left you with dark spots or uneven skin tone, a rough skin texture, and some fine lines. Fraxel is a quick way to improve the look of your skin and take off years of sun damage, just in time for summer. A non-ablative laser treatment, Fraxel leaves the top layer of your skin intact, so your healing time is significantly reduced.
While the treatment takes less than an hour, many people need a few treatments to get the results they want, and these can be spaced up to eight weeks apart. If you’re hoping to get a refreshed look for summer, now’s the time to consider scheduling Fraxel. It’s also important to remember that you need to protect the skin from the sun after treatment. Get in the habit of wearing a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 daily to avoid further sun damage.
Injectable fillers, such as Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm, help reduce the appearance of lines created by gravity and a loss of volume over the years. If you’re concerned about the parentheses around your mouth and don’t want to see another photo of you with those lines in it, it can be worth it to consider a filler. While many of the more popular fillers are made from the same ingredient, hyaluronic acid, they tend to have different consistencies and last for different amounts of time. But, they each provide instant results. Talk to your plastic surgeon to learn more about your filler options and to pick the one that’s right for your needs.
You’ve got a long vacation planned this summer and you don’t have time to recuperate from a facelift or other surgery. But, you’re also not happy about the sagging around your chin and lower jaw. Ultherapy uses ultrasound to tighten skin and give you a more youthful look. It’s not an exact substitute for a facelift, but if you’ve only got a mild amount of skin looseness, it can be the ideal solution. Treatment takes less than one hour and you don’t need to take time off afterwards.
Are you looking ahead to the summer months already? Contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, TX, today to schedule a consultation and start getting ready for summer. Call (281) 810-9083 to book your appointment.