With snow far behind us and the flowers in bloom, it’s safe to say that it won’t be long until summer is in full swing. Those with a passion for warm temperatures and time well spent on sandy shorelines have a tendency to anticipate this time of year beginning in January! While the excitement of summer is undeniable, getting into beach body shape isn’t always something everyone looks forward to with quite as much joy. Whether it’s a few extra pounds added over that cozy winter season or the dull appearance of skin that’s been exposed to too much mountain air on the slopes, this is the time to take care of it all. Before you hit the beach in style this year, be sure you’re looking your best and feeling confident too. Visiting the Skin and Vein Center is a great place to start. Here, we proudly offer a lineup of exceptional cosmetic treatments that will help you get out and make the most of summer feeling and looking great! The following are the top three to consider for a beach-ready approach to the season.

Cosmetic Laser Hair Removal

Hair growth tends to ramp up over the winter months as our bodies respond to cooler temperatures in a way designed to keep us comfortable and warm. Unfortunately, this aesthetic isn’t always the preferred one when summer rolls around and it’s time to bring out the tank tops, shorts, and swimsuits. When you’re looking for a sleek and shiny glow to replace any excess hair, cosmetic laser hair removal services are the way to go.

At the Skin and Vein Center, we offer cosmetic laser hair removal options that target both the facial areas as well as the rest of the body depending on need and preference. Over the course of a few treatments, hair is permanently removed which not only leaves our patients looking amazing but eliminates the need to stock up on those pesky razors this summer too!

Many of our patients love laser hair removal treatments for their gentle nature and successful results. The length of a session will depend on the area being treated and the hair type as well. In general, laser hair removal targets the hair follicles, making it at first difficult and eventually impossible for hair to grow back. Laser hair removal is an outpatient procedure performed right in the attending physician’s office and those undergoing treatment generally return to normal activities the very same day.

Chemical Peels

It’s normal for the dry winter air, harsh reflections of light on the snow, and frigid temperatures that we endure during winter to leave an impact on our skin. In the vast majority of cases, the results show up as a dull appearance across the face and body as dead skin cells accumulate. When you know you’re in need of a good skin refresher before hitting the beach this summer, scheduling a chemical peel is a good choice. Chemical peels are a quick and efficient way of removing those dead skin cells and giving your skin a chance to renew itself, leaving you with a bright and healthy summer glow!

Depending on the intensity of the peel needed to treat the skin, these peels last anywhere from a minute to 12 minutes at a time. Many patients report nothing more than some minor discomfort, and once the treatment is complete, the chemicals are neutralized, and a soothing serum is applied to the skin to aid in healing and cell regrowth. While a more surface-level peel will address questions of skin imperfections, a deeper peel is often recommended for those who have experienced acne flare-ups over the winter months. Either way, you’re sure to be left looking smoother and brighter—a definite plus when you’re getting ready to enjoy the time under the sun!

Smart Lipo

Our bodies naturally pack away more fat deposits during the winter as we’re faced with colder temperatures. It’s also the result of turning in our running shoes for more time indoors as the weather takes a turn for the severe.

Fortunately, there’s no need to stress about getting beach-body ready when you can schedule your Smart Lipo session at The Skin & Vein Center. When you’re looking to do a little pre-summer contouring, Smart Lipo is sure to please.

This outpatient procedure targets specific areas of fat buildup that are nearly impossible to remove through diet and exercise alone. A local anesthetic numbs the treatment area before your physician utilizes a small cannula and laser to loosen and suction fat directly out of the body. What you’re left with is a shape that you’ve been longing for! Say goodbye to excess fat and hello to the beach when Smart Lipo is your procedure of choice.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Summer fun is calling so it’s time to make an appointment with the team at The Skin & Vein Center. Reach out today to learn more about our many options!

Dr. Eric Seiger is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who has been offering innovative, expert medical solutions since graduating from New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. Throughout his career as a leader in the field of cosmetic surgery and enhancements, Dr. Seiger has been frequently published in medical journals for his development of new techniques for the safe removal and treatment of veins.