With its sunny skies and warm weather, summer brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Both men and women often try to find quick ways to enhance their appearance amid the hustle and bustle of the season.
Despite the abundance of social opportunities, summer is not typically the time that many want to undergo surgeries with a lot of recovery time. Fear of missing out is real! That’s why more relaxing, less invasive treatments are usually on most people’s lists in June, July and August.
Fortunately, there are a number of last-minute beauty treatments for people to take advantage of that will keep them looking fresh and vibrant all summer long. These are the most popular.
Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm® and Restylane® can restore volume to areas of the face that have lost contours such as the cheekbones. It can also plump the lips, providing a younger and more sensual appearance. One of the best things about dermal fillers is that they can be injected in less than half an hour, for instant results. There is little to no downtime involved, and you can hide any irritation or inflammation with makeup. Depending on the dermal filler used, results can last for years so no follow-up appointments are needed during the summer months.
Want to stimulate your body’s collagen production and improve the overall look of your skin? Microneedling is the perfect treatment for the summer months as it does not involve a lot of downtime and results can be quickly seen. Microneedling involves rolling a special device over the skin to make tiny wounds that trigger the body’s healing response. This encourages cellular turnover and sheds dull or discolored skin while also producing collagen to help the skin look and feel firmer and younger. Microneedling can also diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles and reduce the appearance of acne scars, helping you shine for any summer get-together.
Want a full facial rejuvenation but don’t want to undergo an invasive procedure this summer?
A liquid facelift could be your answer. A liquid facelift combines dermal fillers with Botox®® to address fine lines and wrinkles, loss of volume, and diminished contours in the face. The result is a fresh, vibrant, and younger appearance. Liquid facelifts are done in the office and usually take less than an hour. Patients immediately see results and do not need any recovery time after the treatment. Depending on what is used during the treatment, results can last for years and certain areas can be touched up.
If you love summer, you likely enjoy being out in the sun. While the sun is a great source of mood-enhancing Vitamin D, it can also cause skin damage such as dark spots and wrinkles. An IPL (Intense Pulse Light) photofacial is an excellent way to combat these signs of aging that come from spending too much time in the sun. This non-invasive treatment uses light to penetrate the skin and diminishes the look of dark spots and discoloration. It also stimulates the body’s collagen production, leading to firmer and younger-looking skin. Photofacials can be done in-office in less than 30 minutes and the minimal swelling that occurs afterward diminishes within hours.
SculpSure® and CoolSculpting®
Many of us have pockets of unwanted fat on our bodies that do not respond to diet or exercise. While we can usually hide them under clothing during the cooler months, summer is the time for bare shoulders, thighs, and midriffs.
The treatments SculpSure® and CoolSculpting® help you flaunt your figure in shorts, tank tops, and swimsuits. These non-invasive alternatives to liposuction use heat or cold to target areas of unwanted fat, killing them and allowing them to pass harmlessly from the body. The fat never returns, and patients can expect to see 20% less fat in the areas treated. There is little to no downtime with these procedures, and results are seen as soon as the body begins the detoxification process.
Want to get your face and body summer-ready quickly? Call Dr. Sara Yegiyants at 805-682-1731 or use our short contact form to get questions answered or schedule a consultation.