Don’t wait too late to get started if you’re planning to flaunt your beach body this summer. Sculpting what you consider to be the ideal swimsuit body takes time. Remember: Rome wasn’t built in a day! Unfortunately, you can’t get started on a new diet and workout regime a week before you hit the beach and expect to see drastic changes. Body sculpting treatments also sometimes take plenty of time to work. The various options we offer at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills complement a healthy, active lifestyle, optimize the results you get from exercise, and can address other areas of the skin and body that you’ve been unable to improve on your own. This winter and spring, you can combine different techniques depending on the areas you want to target. CoolSculpting® addresses Los Angeles patients’ unwanted fat, whereas laser skin resurfacing gives the skin a more even, radiant quality. Continue reading to see what you can do to look your most beach-ready this year.
Freeze Your Fat
CoolSculpting® works best on those small, tricky areas of below-the-skin fat that many people are left with, even when they’re relatively slim. We’re talking about love handles or a rounded stomach. These stubborn fat deposits that typically “stick around” due to genetics make are more resistant to exercise, holding out against both diets and even strenuous workouts. As a body sculpting treatment, CoolSculpting® works gradually to metabolize fat, usually taking around four to six months for the full results to appear. A single session can get rid of up to 25 percent of the fat in a specific location.
Zap Your Unwanted Body Hair
Want to show off ideally smooth skin? It takes just two to three weeks for laser hair removal to destroy hair on the face, legs, underarms, and other areas. While multiple sessions are generally required to get the best results, the ultimately bare skin can last for years.
Give Your Skin a Refreshed Look
Laser skin resurfacing treatments might be exactly what you need if the skin on your face or body is dull, blotchy, wrinkled or sun damaged. These treatments encourage the generation of new collagen to rebuild the skin.
Find out more about how cosmetic procedures like CoolSculpting®, laser hair removal, and skin resurfacing treatments work. Our Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills team is available to answer any questions you have and help you develop customized plans for your goals. Fill out a contact form or call us directly at 310-246-0495 to request a consultation.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.