The 5 Best Procedures for Spring and Summer
Spring is finally here! The sun is out, the birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming. Anxious for warmer days, we pull out our shorts, blouses and swim suits from the back of the closet. We look forward to beach days, summer barbeques and fruity drinks by the pool. But amidst our happy thoughts, we suddenly remember we are not nearly bikini body ready! Whether you splurged on one too many sweets over the holiday season or the cold winter months have left your skin less than glowing, Krauss Dermatology has several procedures that can help you feel refreshed and confident this summer. The best part about these procedures? There is little to no downtime and the results are NOT affected by sun exposure!
Here is what we recommend for feeling fabulous this summer:
Coolsculpting is a FDA approved, non-invasive, non-surgical fat reduction procedure that requires no anesthesia and has little to no recovery time. This procedure uses controlled cooling to target and eliminate fat cells in the double chin, torso, and thighs. Most patients resume their normal daily activities the same day as the procedure. Coolsculpting is ideal for patients who have stubborn pockets of fat or bulges despite dieting and exercising. So, if you’ve been hitting the gym and eating healthy but still not feeling great in your bikini, we would love to see you for a consult!
miraDry is the only non-invasive, FDA cleared treatment that safely removes underarm sweat and odor glands permanently. An average of 80% sweat reduction is achieved with just one treatment. For those who sweat a lot, or have a medical condition called hyperhidrosis, miraDry is a total game changer! Avoid the embarrassment of sweating through clothing at an outdoor event or dare to wear a silk top to your next summer wedding. If you are a “normal” sweater, miraDry is also considered a lifestyle procedure to help eliminate the need to wear deodorant this summer.
Botox is a medication injected into the facial muscles. This medication is able to relax the muscles that cause facial lines, eliminating or improving furrows that can cause a tired or angry look. Many patients also feel their eyebrows are raised by the procedure, often called a non-surgical brow lift. It is a quick and painless procedure with no downtime; some patients even come in on their lunch break! Botox is a great way to give your skin a refreshed look before your next vacation.
Fillers are injectable products consisting of a molecule called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is normally found in the deeper layers of skin but begins to decline with age. This contributes to loss of volume and formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Treatment with fillers plumps the skin, lifts the cheeks, and smooths furrows to look more rested and youthful. We have a range of products including Restylane, Juvederm, and Voluma to treat multiple areas and meet a variety of needs. Our newest fillers, Restylane Refyne/Defyne, and Juvederm Vollure have been specially developed to soften lines while maintaining natural facial expressions. This procedure can help you feel youthful and vibrant before your next summer event.
Ulthera is a non-surgical treatment to lift the skin of the chin and neck, elevate the brow and improve lines and wrinkles of the chest. Ulthera uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production and tighten these areas. Ulthera is a great procedure for summer because results are not affected by sun exposure and your daily routine can resume immediately after the procedure. After Ulthera, your body produces new collagen over the course of 3-6 months, leading to gradual improvement and a tighter neck and jawline in time for the holidays.