Ready to Hit the Beach? The Bikini Season Benefits of Laser Treatments
You’ve worked hard to lose that annoying winter weight. In addition to watching what you eat, you’ve hit the gym regularly. Those extra pounds are gone and you’ve regained your muscle tone. Unfortunately, you’re still experiencing bikini season anxiety. While winter weight gain might be one of the most common reasons for this, there are other things that make us unhappy about what we see in the dressing room mirror. From unwanted hair to tattoos you may have come to regret, laser treatments can provide a variety of bikini season benefits that will have you looking forward to hitting the beach.
Laser Hair Removal
When you’re all bundled up in winter clothing, it’s easy to skip out on your normal shaving routine or forget to make a waxing appointment. Come summer, these personal tasks can seem almost impossible to keep up with. Laser treatments for hair removal can greatly reduce and even eliminate unwanted hair.
This type of laser treatment targets the pigment, which gives the hair its color. During the treatment, gentle pulses of light energy penetrate the skin to reach the hair follicle and shaft. Once the light energy is absorbed by the hair’s dark pigment or melanin, it damages the follicle and inhibits hair growth.
Once treated, the damaged follicles will either produce very thin, fine hairs that are virtually invisible or simply stop producing new hair growth. Regrowth will progressively get thinner with each treatment until there’s little or no hair remaining. At Vive, we offer hair removal using Vectus Laser technology developed by Cynosure. It has the largest spot size of any laser hair removal device which means shorter treatment time. Also, the sapphire cooling tip makes the treatment as comfortable as possible.
Laser Tattoo Removal
When you decided on the design for your tattoo and it was completed, you may have loved the final result. Over time, our tastes can change. While some people never tire of their body art, others end up regretting their choice and wish they could get rid of it. Tattoo removal has come a long way and is no longer the painful, often ineffective procedure it used to be.
Laser tattoo removal has been around for a couple of decades for much of that time, Q-Switched lasers were considered the gold standard in tattoo removal. PicoSure laser treatments have taken it to the next level.
The first and to date, the only aesthetic picosecond laser that is FDA-cleared for the removal of tattoos, PicoSure creates photomechanical/pressure waves and releases this energy in picoseconds (one trillionth of a second). This results in a high amount of energy being released in an extremely short timeframe. The shortened time frame reduces heat build-up, therefore lessening the possibility of burning the skin or altering the pigmentation.
The extremely short burst of energy released by PicoSure shatters tattoo ink into much smaller particles than the Q-Switch laser which are more easily absorbed by the body. If you’re ready for a bikini season without that unwanted tattoo, PicoSure provides a more effective tattoo removal process.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
With your beach body ready, why not brighten up your face for the summer season? PicoSure skin resurfacing laser treatments can provide a more youthful appearance. From mild or moderate discoloration to wrinkling or acne scarring, PicoSure laser treatments can improve your facial appearance.
When treating acne scars, the results are permanent. In most cases, laser treatments will provide long-lasting results for wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Sometimes hyperpigmentation issues can reoccur and wrinkles may eventually reappear as a result of aging. Some patients have found the receiving PicoSure treatments every six months helps prevent the accumulation of pigment and slows the onset of wrinkles.
Laser Treatments at Vive
Laser treatments offer many benefits when it comes to the health of your skin, your appearance and self-esteem and, best of all they are non-invasive, unlike cosmetic surgical procedures. They can provide long-lasting and even permanent results, allowing you to enjoy the look of beautiful skin free of hair, wrinkles, and blemishes.
At Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics, our goal is to help you look your very best and ensure your experience with us is as relaxing and comfortable as possible. To learn more about our many medical aesthetic services and to find out which one is right for you, schedule a consultation today!