With summer comes a desire to sit back, relax and soak up the sun. Whether you plan on spending most of your days on the beach or out on the town with friends, you should always look and feel your best. If you feel as though your skin or body isn't in the best condition, however, you may find it more difficult to feel comfortable in your skin and enjoy yourself fully. A confidence boost can make all the difference this summer, and a minimally-invasive procedure may be the next step down your journey to self-love.
Don't hide behind cover-ups and oversized sunglasses all season. Instead, consider one of these cosmetic enhancements and become the best version of yourself:
1. Exfoliate your complexion with a chemical peel
Let's face it – spending too much time in the sun without proper protection can lead to skin damage and premature aging. Many people seek a treatment that will prevent and reduce this action from occurring altogether, according to Paul Stanislaw, Ph.D.
"Chemical peels combat uneven skin tones, wrinkles, spots and scars."
"In a medical esthetics practice, our patient base usually has two primary goals–prevention and correction," Stanislaw told American Spa. "Some patients are seeking out services to slow down the signs of aging, while others are looking to reverse what's already set into motion."
One non-invasive treatment that helps to slow the signs of aging in a chemical peel. This option combats uneven skin tones, wrinkles, spots and scars caused by sun exposure, acne, and even the natural aging process. Essentially, it provides the same benefits that come with at-home exfoliation, but at a much higher degree.
2. Smooth away fine lines and wrinkles with injectables
Extended periods of time outside often means more squinting, which inevitably causes fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. If you're looking for a treatment that doesn't require you to go under the knife, injectables make the perfect option. Botox, for example, temporarily reduces the movement of muscles in the face, which smooths away fine lines and wrinkles in the face, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Downtime is virtually non-existent but may differ on a case-by-case basis. It's wise to schedule an appointment for fillers before your big plans just in case you have bruising or swelling, but don't expect any harsh side effects in the long-term.
3. Remove unwanted stubble with laser hair treatment
Whether you plan on heading to the beach once a week or happen to have a pool in your backyard, you'll be stripping down to your bikini more often in the near future. So who has time to shave every other day? Don't waste time and effort using your razor this summer. Instead, consider laser hair removal, a non-invasive treatment that uses concentrated light to penetrate deep beneath the top layer of skin to eliminate hair follicles. This will take several treatments to reduce the hair significantly, so it's wise to get started before summer comes around.
4. Tighten loose skin with laser resurfacing
If you're looking for an option that takes care of fine lines like injectables and reduces uneven skin tones like chemical peels, but also tightens loose skin, non-surgical laser skin resurfacing is the treatment for you. The lasers penetrate the skin to improve overall texture and tone, erase unwanted brown spots, smooth wrinkles and get rid of scarring most commonly caused by acne. Plus, there's minimal downtime, so you can go about your summer agenda as planned.
5. Melt fat with Sculpsure
Sometimes, putting in the effort with exercise and healthy eating just doesn't cut it. And at this time of year, when you're getting ready to slip back into your bikini, you need a treatment that helps you eliminate those stubborn pounds as soon as possible. Sculpsure, a non-invasive body contouring treatment, can melt the unwanted fat that tends to stick around no matter how healthy your lifestyle may be. There's no recovery time and each treatment takes under 30 minutes, so you can fit it into your busy summer schedule with ease.
Boost your confidence at Maryland Plastic Surgery
From injectables and chemical peels to body lifts and laser skin resurfacing, we provide all of the minimally- to non-invasive procedures your heart desires. At Maryland Plastic Surgery, our main goal is to ensure you look and feel your best as soon as possible. With that in mind, we've created customized treatments that will provide optimal results with little to no downtime. That means you still have a chance to get in before summer!
The season of sunshine is right around the corner. To learn more about our plastic and cosmetic treatment options, contact us directly today to schedule your consultation.