Summertime is exposure time. We’re wearing shorts and tank tops and swimwear, revealing more of our skin and shape. Aside from that, it’s the season of sunshine and a time to feel especially good about ourselves. At Image Surgical Arts, we offer a long list of treatments to help you look your best. Here are a few of our favorites that don’t take long and don’t require you to avoid sun exposure afterward.
Summer is a good time to start reducing signs of aging with Botox® and dermal fillers. And, of course, it’s important to stick to your maintenance regimen as well. Botox® and fillers can help correct fine lines, wrinkles and deeper folds, add volume to the temples, cheeks, etc. and help prevent formation or deepening of dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet and smile lines.
Laser Hair Removal
This is certainly a top-of-mind enhancement for summer. However, it takes several treatments for complete success and darker or tanned skin can reduce quality of results. On the other hand, the sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll be enjoying results, so if you’re interested in laser hair removal, let’s talk. We can address those areas where the sun doesn't shine!
Maybe your goal is not less hair, but more! This is a great option to look your youthful best. Our HydraFacial® Keravive Scalp Treatment revitalizes your scalp and hair follicles. Remove the build up caused by hair products and dead skin cells. We also offer Nutrafol, an outstanding supplement that nourishes the body to stimulate renewed hair production.
Feeling like you have to suck in your tummy to look trimmer in your swimwear? Summer is for relaxing and having fun! We offer two alternatives to mini-tummy tuck that can produce significant results for most patients and require only minimal downtime:
- Renuvion skin tightening is a minimally-invasive technology that successfully addresses mild to moderate skin laxity. It contracts the skin, but does not remove fat, so Dr. Harris may suggest a bit of liposuction if necessary. Renuvion is our go-to choice when patients don’t want a surgical mini-tummy tuck.
- truSculpt® iD is a non-invasive option that treats the skin’s surface to achieve a slimmer, more sculpted appearance. We especially like this treatment for the abdomen and flanks. In just one session, truSculpt® iD can reduce as much as 24% of fat.* Treatments take only 15-30 minutes, though depending on your skin and desired goal Dr. Harris may recommend more than one session.
- truSculpt® flex is similar to truSculpt iD, but rather than slimming, it helps to increase muscle mass. By replicating an intense strength training workout, this treatment can help you achieve up to 30% more muscle mass! It takes about 45 minutes for one session and Dr. Harris typically recommends 3-4 sessions.
For some of our patients, looking and feeling their best for summer is all about the details. Our spa services such as brow shaping and tinting, microblading and lash lift are always popular. And a quick-but-effective “lunch time” mini facial or peel could be just the thing to give you that extra-vibrant and glowy look for summer parties.
Achieving healthy, radiant skin is a year-round effort – or it should be, if you want great results now and want to fend off visible signs of aging over time. A professional skin consultation and personalized recommendations for skincare products are your first line of defense. Medical grade products make a difference because they provide consistently high quality, using ingredients or concentrations not available over the counter.
The skincare product most in demand for summer is sunscreen. Using sunscreen helps protect your skin after any type of treatment, when it might be more sensitive. But sunscreen with good UVA and UVB protection is essential every day of the year. It helps defend against signs of aging such hyperpigmentation, lines and wrinkles and, even more important, it can help prevent skin cancer.
So Jump In!
Request a consultation for any of the treatments that appeal to you! Our very knowledgeable aestheticians will be more than happy to create a plan with you.
*as with any procedure, results may vary.