Summer is Coming! Is your Skin Silky Smooth?
With summer just around the corner, something that is on the minds of millions of people is how their skin will look in shorts and bathing suits. It is important to feel confident in your appearance, and laser hair removal can facilitate this. Patients of Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants may say goodbye to unwanted hair just about anywhere on the body in just a few visits. Here, we will talk about ways to maximize your treatment experience.
3 Tips for Laser Hair Removal
The time to get your hair removed permanently is now, before you start tanning. Most people think that they should avoid tanning before laser hair removal because the process won’t be as effective on darker skin. This used to be the case, but modern lasers are capable of treating a wider range of skin tones. The real issue with tanning is that the skin can become irritated much more quickly during the laser treatment process, which can last several weeks. So skip the beach, the pool, and the tanning salon until after your skin is silky smooth.
Pamper your skin.
Laser treatments are not damaging. However, the skin can be somewhat sensitive during treatment. Prior to your first session, talk with your clinician about moisturizers that can keep your skin moisturized and nourished throughout your treatment plan.
In fact, don’t thread or wax, either. The only method of hair removal that you can practice before your laser treatments is shaving. The success of laser hair removal relies on the presence of hair in the follicles. Hair absorbs the laser light as heat, and transfers this heat to the walls of the follicle. Without hair, thermal energy has no power. Your clinician may also advise you to avoid shaving the day before or day of your laser treatment.
Your skin is noticed a lot more during the summer months, by yourself and by others. Feel great about how you look, no matter what you are wearing! Contact our Huntington, NY practice about laser hair removal.
- Published in Laser Treatments
Treat Your Mom Right with a Mommy Makeover
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, you might be wondering what you can get your mom or the mother of your children for this special day. Rather than spending money on flowers and jewelry, consider giving a gift that will bring her confidence and happiness for years to come. With a mommy makeover, the special mother in your life can target the areas of their body that has changed since becoming a mother. Read on to learn more about mommy makeovers.
What is a Mommy Makeover
Being a mother is a joyous event in life that is incomparable to any other experience in life. And although it is something to celebrate, being a mother can also wreak havoc on a woman’s once taut body. From saggy breasts to loose abdominal skin, a woman’s body will never quite look the same after pregnancy.
A mommy makeover, however, can give women back their body and confidence through a combination of a few or all four surgical procedures (listed below).
What does a Mommy Makeover consist of?
The four main components of a mommy makeover procedure include:
After breastfeeding, a woman’s breasts can often times look and feel deflated. In order to get the shape and natural breast texture back, many women opt to get breast augmentation surgery. This surgery involves placing a breast implant either under a woman’s existing breast muscle or over it.
After all of the stretching that a woman’s stomach endures during 9 months of pregnancy, a tummy tuck procedure is one of the most ideal ways to get a woman’s body back. By removing excess skin, a tummy tuck will tighten the abdominal area and give it a more taut appearance.
It’s true, a woman’s body will never be the same again after giving birth to a baby. And areas like the abdomen and upper thighs will likely have seen better days. However, through liposuction, excess fat around the upper thighs and abdomen are scraped away in order to give off a slimmer appearance.
Breast lifts are primarily used for women who have breastfed their infants. Although another wonderful part of motherhood, breastfeeding can deflate your breasts and cause them to appear and feel more sag than ever before. During a breast lift, however, the surgeon will lift the breast muscles and tighten any skin around the breasts in order to give off a more youthful and firmer looking appearance.
To learn more about scheduling a mommy makeover, contact our office today and one of our experts can help answer any questions that you may have.
- Published in Mommy Makeover