In Australia, we are clutching to the few remaining summer days. Above the equator, people are excited to welcome some warmer days. Whether you are about to enter spring or autumn we all have summer on our minds and the hopes it will roll around quickly. This is the time most people need to start planning what they will to do to get a great summer body, and if you want something quick and effective you really can’t beat a cosmetic enhancement or two.
In this Summer Body Guide I have asked Dr Cath Porter from Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) and some cosmetic enhancement experts to tell us which non-surgical treatments will help you to achieve a body you will be proud to flaunt on the beach.
4 Months Before Summer
Now is the time to commence Laser and IPL Hair Removal. Ideally it’s best to get a start on these procedures well before summer hits, as laser/IPL treatments and the sun are two things that do not mix well together!
Although every patient is different, most people usually require between 6-8 sessions of treatment with 4-8 week intervals for the procedure to be effective. If you don’t know much about this treatment, read the 5 most important things you need to know before you investigate any further.
2 Months Before Summer
Eating right and exercising is the best way to lose weight and tone up, but as we age and the longer we leave it the more chances you have of developing pockets of fat that just won’t budge. Trust me, I know it well.
“CoolSculpting is particularly good for patients who have their diet and fitness regime right, but are struggling to lose that last little bit of fat around their stomach,” says Kim Cheah of Brisbane’s Clinic Aesthetic. The non-invasive applicator that delivers precisely controlled cooling to target and freeze fat cells in specific areas of the body. Once the fat cells are exposed to the cooling, a process of natural removal is triggered, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer, resulting in a natural and visible reduction in fat bulges. You may see results from just 1 treatment but the amount recommended varies person to person, the average being 3. Typically results are seen after two months but your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Read about Ageist Beauty’s experience (courtesy photo below).
2 Weeks Before Summer
The look of a fresh face can easily be achieved with a steady, expert hand an some anti-wrinkle injections. These treatments are best performed just before summer starts so patients can feel youthful and fresh for special occasions and holiday parties. If procedures are completed the last few weeks of spring, patients will have some down-time prior to the festivities, which is really important as some patients may take a few extra days to recover. Just keep in mind that everyone may have the same idea so book your appointment well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Injectables, fillers, anti-wrinkle injections … the name is not important but there are some things you really need to know.
1 Week Before Summer
Injections not your thing? Microdermabrasion could be just what you are looking for. This treatment help remove any dead skin cells and assist in reviving the skin. It is best if this procedure is completed just before summer as the skin will have a sprightly glow, perfect for showing off at summer festivities.
Microdermabrasion can be an ongoing treatment based on your skin needs. If you are treating acne or ongoing skin concerns, opt to have this treatment once every 6-8 weeks to repair and maintain healthy skin. Alternatively you can use microdermabrasion as an occasional treatment between regular facials for a turbo-charged spruce up.
What will you be doing to prepare for summer? Is there a cosmetic enhancement treatment you are interested in learning more about? Let me know by commenting below!