It's that time of year again when the sun is shining, the weather is warm, and everyone is starting to think about their summer plans. For many people, summertime means spending more time outdoors and enjoying the company of family and friends. It's also a time when people want to look their best with aesthetic medicine. Whether you're getting ready for a beach vacation or simply wanting to enjoy the warmer weather, medical aesthetics can help you get that summer glow and improve your self-esteem. We've outlined five aesthetic treatments to help you feel and look your best this sunny season.
1 - Dysport
Dysport is a dermal filler injectable that relaxes the muscles in your face to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It works by blocking nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract. Dysport is most often used to treat crow's feet, forehead creases, frown lines, and furrows between the eyebrows. Dysport kicks in relatively fast, usually within two to three days, and its effects can last for up to four months. That's perfect timing for those looking to make a good impression at their summer reunions or weddings. So, whether you're aiming to impress your old high school friends or want to look your best for your sister's big day, Dysport can help you achieve the youthful look you desire.
2 - Restylane
Restylane is a dermal filler with a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically designed to act like your body's own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to instantly, visibly reduce moderate to severe wrinkles, folds, and facial lines. Restylane offers minimal downtime with maximal results. All you need is one simple treatment and you'll see visible results that can last up to 18 months! And with no surgery and little-to-no downtime, you can look natural and refreshed without anyone knowing you've had anything done. So this summer, put your best face forward with Restylane.
3 - Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a popular trend in the beauty world for many reasons. This quick, easy treatment can help to improve the appearance of your skin, making you look and feel your best.
Microdermabrasion is an aesthetic procedure that uses gentle exfoliation to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. The treatment is usually done with a hand-held device that emits fine crystals, which work to loosen and remove the dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion can be used on any skin type, but it is especially effective on dry, dull skin. The treatment can help to improve the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, and more.
One of the major benefits of microdermabrasion is that it is quick and easy. The treatment usually takes less than an hour, and there is no downtime associated with it. You can return to your normal activities immediately after the treatment.
4 - Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are one of the most popular treatments as they can help improve the appearance of your skin by reducing wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and dark spots.
A chemical peel is a solution that is applied to the skin to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells. The solution typically contains glycolic acid or lactic acid, which helps to exfoliate the skin and encourage cell turnover. Chemical peels can be done at varying depths, from superficial peels that only affect the outermost layer of skin to deeper peels that penetrate the middle layer of skin. The different types of chemical peels are:
- Superficial (also known as ‘lunchtime peel’): Alpha-hydroxy acid penetrates the outermost layer of skin to exfoliate it. Superficial peels are used for treating skin discolorations and rough-textured skin on the face, neck, hands, or chest. Superficial peels have earned the nickname of lunchtime peels because they are quick to do, averaging about 30 minutes.
- Medium peel: Glycolic acid penetrates the outer and middle layers of skin to dissolve damaged skin cells. Medium peels are primarily used to treat age spots, wrinkles, moderate skin discoloration, and certain types of precancerous skin growths.
- Deep peel: Trichloroacetic acid penetrates the middle layer of skin to dissolve damaged skin cells. Deep peels can remove moderate lines and wrinkles, age spots, and shallow scarring. This procedure can only be performed on the face.
5 - Body Sculpting
When summer comes around, most people are thinking of the best way they can get their bodies ready for the beach. If diet and exercise haven't produced the results you want, body sculpting is an effective addition to your health regimen. Body sculpting, or body contouring, is the non-surgical removal of fatty deposits under the skin to reshape the contours of the body. While many types of treatments are used, like heat, cold, and ultrasound treatments, radiofrequency body sculpting has become increasingly popular as a way to achieve a sculpted, toned appearance.
Radiofrequency body sculpting is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to break down fat cells and improve skin laxity. The radiofrequency energy heats the tissue and causes the fat cells to break down, while the skin laxity improvements are due to the stimulation of collagen production.
One of the main benefits of radiofrequency body sculpting is that it is a non-surgical alternative to more invasive procedures like liposuction. There is no downtime associated with the treatment, and patients can typically resume their normal activities immediately after their session. Additionally, because there is no surgery involved, there is no risk of infection or other complications.
Another benefit of radiofrequency body sculpting is that it can be used to treat multiple areas of the body at once. This makes it an efficient way to achieve results all over, like the abdomen, arms, thighs, and buttocks.
Summertime is the perfect time to freshen up your look. Whether you want to get rid of some stubborn body fat or achieve a flawless complexion, there are medical aesthetic treatments that can help. At James K. Cardi, we offer a wide range of treatments that can help you look and feel your best this summer. From microdermabrasion to injectables, we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. So if you're ready to start your summer in style, schedule an appointment at James K. Cardi, M.D. today. We'll help you achieve the perfect summer look, and feel confident doing it.
If you want full, rejuvenated skin, let the medical aesthetic team at James K. Cardi, M.D. help. Dr. Cardi is highly experienced in helping patients achieve a variety of skincare and aesthetic goals. Not only do we provide Restylane and Dysport injections, but we also offer chemical peels, body sculpting, and much more! Request an appointment online or call our office at (401)- 440-1977 to set up an appointment.