Now that an unexpectedly cold winter is behind us, it’s time to get ready for the warmer months — and that definitely includes preparing your skin and body for sundress and swimsuit season. You can shed your concealing winter clothing with confidence thanks to three popular (and highly effective!) skincare treatments: permanent fat destruction, laser hair removal, and permanent sweat reduction. Skincare expert Lorrie Fisk, who co-founded A Beautiful You Medical Spa with her husband JL, explains more and shares the results you can expect from these sought-after treatments.
3 Popular Beauty Treatments Every Woman Should Know About
Body Contouring/Permanent Fat Destruction
Even with regular proper eating habits and exercise, we all have areas on our bodies that have extra fat we don’t want. “When you are born, you are born with X amount of fat cells — and when you die, you will die with the exact same X amount,” Lorrie explains. “Think about this: as you go through the stages of life, while the number of fat cells won’t change, the volume will, especially for women during pregnancy and menopause.” In other words, when we gain weight, fat cells get bigger; as we lose pounds, fat cells shrink — but the number of fat cells stays the same.
Permanent fat destruction, WarmSculpting™ or SculpSure® may just be the answer to those “extra fat” problem areas. This non-surgical cosmetic treatment is designed to reveal a trimmer body hiding under that stubborn fat. The treatment focuses on love handles, the back, legs, and pretty much anywhere you have unwanted fat. “We treat your specific area(s) and permanently deplete up to 24% of those fat cells in just 25 minutes,” Lorrie explains. No cutting, no downtime. The cells come out naturally over the next six to 12 weeks through your lymphatic system or waste and urine.
The FDA-approved treatment uses laser energy to permanently damage fat cells through heat. “Body contouring is popular all year long, but even more so in the summer months because we are showing more skin,” Lorrie adds.
Laser Hair Removal
Say goodbye to shaving and waxing, and toss those tweezers. With laser hair removal, you’ll see a permanent reduction in unwanted hair from your legs, bikini area, arms, underarms, back, and face. And now is a great time to start this process — before summer truly hits — as it takes an average of five to seven treatments to get the job done. “The human body has three stages of hair growth,” Lorrie says. These stages include anagen (active phase), catagen (transitional phase), and telogen (resting phase). “We treat you around those stages.”
The treatments permanently deplete hair follicles, so once unwanted hair is gone, it’s gone for good. The sessions are fast and comfortable, and no recovery time is needed. “We learned the basics of this treatment from Sona MedSpa, for years the top laser hair removal experts worldwide,” Lorrie adds. “We give our customers the best treatments backed by years of experience at an affordable price.”
Permanent Sweat Reduction
Spend a summer in Tennessee, and you’ll know the sweat factor is real, but there are ways to mitigate the summer perspiration headache. miraDry® is a groundbreaking treatment that permanently reduces sweat production in your underarm area. “I had it done myself last year, and I will say it changed my life,” Lorrie says. “We have had very high patient satisfaction with this treatment.”
One of A Beautiful You Medical Spa’s newest treatments, miraDry® safely reduces underarm sweat, odor and hair using a non-invasive technique that sends thermal energy to your glands. The thermal energy painlessly destroys the small percentage of your body’s glands responsible for sweaty and smelly armpits. Local anesthesia is used during this treatment, and you may experience some sensitivity afterward, but most women resume regular activities immediately with little to no downtime needed.
Lorrie also offers three common-sense tips to prepare your skin for the rigors of summer:
- “One is so easy — hydrate!” she says. Drinking eight glasses of water a day will help improve your skin and your overall health.
- Use sunscreen. Keep in mind that while you may find good options in your local drug or grocery store, you still need to do a little research to determine the best one for your needs. A high SPF does not necessarily mean the best protection for your skin type.
- Focus on what bothers you most. If the dark leg hair or extra abdomen rolls you easily ignored in winter bring your insecurities to the forefront in summer, now is the perfect time to do something about it!
In fact, Lorrie’s final piece of advice echoes her third tip: “People often ask me, ‘When is the best time to start laser hair removal, try miraDry®, or take care of unwanted body fat?’ Regardless of the time of year, the answer is always the same. Now. The sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll get done and be more confident as you move on to other things.”
This article is sponsored by A Beautiful You Medical Spa. All photography provided.