Publishing note: We originally published this post on February 5, 2014, and updated it with the latest information available on February 5, 2016.
We may still be bundled up in warm clothes, but I like to remind my cosmetic enhancement patients that now is the perfect time to prepare skin for summer. Some skin care treatments take a few sessions for best results, so laying out a plan now will ensure that you’re glowing by the time warm weather arrives. Here are some of the top treatments I recommend for my patients:
- Laser hair removal: At our Albany, NY medical spa, we use the LightSheer® DUET™ laser system to eliminate hair on large or small areas of the body. Treatments usually take a half-hour or less, but multiple sessions 4 to 6 weeks apart give the best results, so it’s best to plan ahead. This is a great procedure ahead of swimsuit season for both women and men.
- Vein treatments: More than half of adults have visible varicose veins, usually on the legs, but few people realize how easy they are to eliminate. We use Vbeam® laser treatments to non-invasively target small veins and sclerotherapy for larger ones. Both treatments are quick, but multiple sessions may be necessary. If spider veins have kept you out of shorts for years, consider these easy treatments.
- CoolSculpting®: If your concern is stubborn areas of fat, perhaps after a winter season filled with indulgent holidays and less physical activity, consider CoolSculpting. This non-invasive procedure freezes fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated by your body. A single treatment can result in a 20% fat reduction, and it is most effective for targeting areas around the waist and midsection. If you’re interested in learning more about CoolSculpting, we invite to read our blog ‘ How much does CoolSculpting cost‘.