Are You Beach Ready? Don’t Miss Our Summer Countdown

It’s the best news you’ll hear all day: There are less than four months until the official start of summer! We know, pretty great, right?

But the question is: Are you ready?

As we count down to our favorite sunny season, it’s the perfect time to schedule skin and body treatments you want completed before you break out the beach bag.

Some laser skin treatments, for example, require patients to avoid sun exposure during the recovery period — something that can be frustrating when friends and family are soaking up the sun. Eeck!

Let’s take a look at a few of the treatments you should book now so you are ready for summer, from head to toe:

Treatment: Laser Hair Removal

Number of Treatments: 6-8 treatments

Treatment Schedule: 4-6 weeks apart 

Treatment Areas: Underarms, bikini line, legs, face, back & chest

Laser hair removal is a popular option during winter because it assures silky-smooth skin by summer. The treatment schedule is firm at four-to-six weeks apart, no matter the area of the body you are treating. We always recommend getting multiple laser hair removal treatments because the treatment targets the active phase of the hair growth cycle. Not all hair is in the active phase at once. When hair is in the resting phase, it can’t properly absorb light or generate enough heat to cause damage to the growth center. It’s also important to remember you cannot wax or tweeze the area within six weeks of your treatment, so put down that tweezers right now! 

Treatment: BroadBand Light (BBL)

Number of Treatments: Usually 3 treatments

Treatment Schedule: 4 weeks apart

Treatment Areas: Usually face, neck, chest & hands (all body areas can be treated)

BBL sessions are great for addressing a variety of skin concerns, including acne, age spots, sun damage, broken blood vessels, hyperpigmentation, redness, rosacea and more. BBL is already considered to be the gold standard for Intense Pulsed Light treatments — and our new BBL HERO laser is the most state-of-the-art laser in the market. BBL technology improves skin tone by targeting damaged skin cells with the use of intense light wavelengths. Skin cells are stimulated and regenerated, restoring skin to a rejuvenated, smooth and vibrant appearance. And since you’ll need a few treatments to see results — and you should avoid prolonged sun exposure during this time — winter is the ideal season for BBL downtime. 

Treatment: CoolSculpting

Number of Treatments: Vary

Treatment Schedule: A minimum of 30 days between treatments, depending on the area treated

Treatment Areas: Underarms, upper arms, abdomen, love handles, muffin top, bra area back fat, inner and outer thighs, fat above the knees, banana roll & chin

CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical, scientifically proven way to reduce pockets of fat in trouble spots. In addition to the commonly known areas like the abdomen, thighs and love handles, CoolSculpting is also a great option for unexpected areas, like the dreaded “double chin” and the banana roll. For the chin area, Coolsculpting can reduce the thickness of subcutaneous fat in the submentum. Kybella (which usually is completed in two-to-four sessions that are six-to-eight weeks apart) is a popular treatment for that area — but many patients are turning to CoolSculpting because it’s a less invasive procedure. We perform both of these treatments here at A360 and will work with you to determine your best course of treatment.

Have questions about what skin and body treatments you need to schedule now for a summer debut? Contact us today for a personalized consultation with one of our A360 clinical aestheticians.

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