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Five minimally invasive treatments to look your best this summer

summer minimally invasive treatments

The laid-back pace of summer makes this the perfect time of year for indulging in a little self-care. Take advantage of the summer months to stock up on some of these great minimally invasive skin and body treatments so you can look and feel your best while the weather is at its most gorgeous!


CoolSculpting® is a minimally invasive body contouring treatment that uses a process known as cryolipolysis to deliver controlled cooling to the desired area. This freezes the targeted fat cells, which are then eliminated by your body's natural processes.

What's great about this treatment is that since it's minimally invasive, you won't need to worry about any extensive downtime. Most people start to see their results within 2 to 3 weeks, although your full results could take 3 to 6 months to develop.


If you're looking for a quick, simple skin rejuvenation treatment to get that glowing, healthy-looking complexion in time for summer wedding season, microdermabrasion could be the perfect solution. This treatment works by gently removing the superficial layer of flaky skin cells, dirt and other debris to reveal the smoother and brighter layer underneath.


Facials are another easy, pain-free skin treatment that can revitalize the look and feel of your face and neck. These can be a great option for anyone looking to improve the appearance of sun damage, uneven skin texture and other minor skin blemishes.

Most facials last anywhere from about 50 to 75 minutes and can be a relaxing treat to break up a busy day and take some time for yourself. Plus, without any downtime afterward, you can head back to work and the rest of your normal routine right after your appointment.


Has your reflection developed noticeable lines from squinting in the summer sun? Injectables like Botox and dermal fillers can refresh your look without surgery or recovery time.

Botox works by temporarily limiting facial muscle movements, which allows frown lines and crow's feet to smooth away. Injectable fillers can not only fill in deeper furrows like laugh lines but can also give you more kissable lips just right for that summer fling on your horizon!

Remember to always work with a highly experienced injector for the best results, and don't schedule your appointment too close to any big events in case you experience minor bruising or swelling.

Laser Treatments

Summer can be a great motivator to finally decide to get rid of that old tattoo or solve your body hair dilemma for good. Thanks to advancements in laser technology, today's lasers can now remove virtually any ink color in any location on your body, as well as treat a number of complexion concerns across a range of skin tones.

For most laser treatments, plan to schedule multiple sessions spaced a few weeks apart. Because you'll need to avoid sun exposure throughout your treatment series, starting the process in cooler weather is typically easier and more convenient than in the dog days of summer.

The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


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