5 Pre-Summer Cosmetic Touch-Ups You Shouldn’t Skip

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Whatever your plans for the summer, once the sun comes out and the temperatures heat up, they’re sure to involve shedding some layers of winter clothing and enjoying the warmth on your skin. And you’ll be wearing SPF as you do it, won’t you? As you start thinking about digging your summer wardrobe out of storage and getting into those shorts, tanks and tees once more, you may also find yourself more aware of imperfections you’d rather not flaunt to the world. You are, of course, fabulous as you are, but who wouldn’t like a bit of cosmetic touching up before summer arrives? These cosmetic treatments could be the perfect way for you to treat yourself this spring.

1. Laser Skin Resurfacing

No matter how great the rest of you looks, your skin showing signs of aging and generally looking a little tired can make you feel drab and in need of a pick-me-up. Laser skin resurfacing is one of the cosmetic treatments that can be ideal for spring, ridding you of dull skin, wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage and scars that may be bothering you. A glowing complexion in time for summer – what more could you ask for?

If you’re interested in laser skin resurfacing, remember you should only ever work with the qualified professionals at a reputable cosmetic surgeon’s clinic. A consultation is the first step towards assessing your suitability for laser skin resurfacing, such as CO2RE Fractional Resurfacing Treatment. Remember to ask about recovery instructions and tips, as well as questions relating to the treatment itself. With CO2RE, this will involve 3 to 5 days of downtime when you shouldn’t go outside.

2. PicoWay® Laser Tattoo Removal

If one of the poor decisions your younger self made was a very regrettable tattoo, you may wish to add laser tattoo removal to the shortlist of cosmetic treatments you consider this spring. You’re far from alone in wanting to get rid of a badly-executed tattoo, or one that was simply a terrible decision in the first place. It could be that there’s nothing wrong with the tattoo itself, but it’s not quite you anymore, meaning you’d like to be free of it before you’re beach-ready.

Considered one of the most effective ways to erase evidence of past mistakes of the ink variety, PicoWay® uses three wavelengths to break up and remove the tattoo pigments.

Bear in mind that you’re likely to need more than one laser tattoo removal session to completely defeat that pesky tattoo, so contact your cosmetic surgeon’s clinic as soon as possible if tattoo removal is on your to-do list for spring.

3. Laser Hair Removal

Who knew lasers could do so much to get you ready for spring and summer? Another of the laser-based cosmetic treatments that could help to reveal a new, improved you is laser hair removal. Shaving, waxing and threading are all well and good, but the upkeep can be a total pain, particularly in summer when you’re baring more skin on a regular basis. Laser hair removal normally requires between 6 and 9 treatments, which should be timed 4 to 6 weeks apart for facial hair and 8 to 10 weeks for other parts of the body. Of course, this means you’ll need to get started soon to rid yourself of unsightly, unwanted hair this spring but, as the results are permanent, you’ll benefit for many springs and summers to come.

Laser hair removal is suitable for most skin tones and hair colors. If you’d like to find out how the cosmetic treatment could benefit you, book a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon’s expert clinic team. One top tip – you must avoid tanning throughout your course of laser hair removal, so time it carefully.

4. Vein Removal Treatment

Those visible veins making you uncomfortable when wearing shorts or skirts aren’t something you simply need to tolerate. Both facial veins and spider veins on the legs can be quickly and efficiently treated with the GentleMax Pro® Laser, with results apparent from the first treatment. Suitable for all skin types, this cosmetic treatment can tackle those bothersome veins, as well as age spots and signs of sun damage, all without any need for recovery time.

If you’d like to boost your body confidence for spring and summer, these cosmetic treatments could be just what you need. As with other cosmetic treatments, you should only work with your cosmetic surgeon’s clinic and a consultation will help to assess the best option for your personal circumstances. Generally, you’ll need 1 or 2 sessions, spaced around 4 weeks apart.

5. CoolSculpting

This treatment goes more than skin deep. It’s only natural to want to show off a slimmer body contour for spring and summer. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that can be performed in an office setting. Treated fat cells dissolve themselves after treatment, resulting in a gradual reshaping of the treated area.

CoolSculpting could be just the cosmetic treatment you need to help you look your best this spring. This cosmetic treatment takes just one hour per session, involves minimal downtime and is safe and effective on all skin types. When you’re planning your cosmetic treatments for spring, your cosmetic surgeon’s clinic can advise you on which particular skin rejuvenation option is most suitable for you and your specific needs.