The sun is out and summer is officially less than a month away. In Mechanicsburg, that means baseball is in full swing, farmers’ markets are bustling, and the layers of clothes are quickly lightening up. At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, summer also means feeling completely confident with your body. During this time of year, we receive many questions from our patients wondering what they can do to get ready for the trips to the beach and summer vacations without having to spend too much time recovering indoors. Luckily, we specialize in several non-surgical laser and cosmetic medicine procedures that can give you the aesthetic refinement you want—even help you shed a few inches—without sacrificing any time enjoying the sunshine.
Here are three non-surgical treatments in Mechanicsburg that will help you get ready for summer in no time.
The Problem: Stubborn Fat | Our Solution: LipoSonix
You’ve been in the gym five times a week since January and have been a stickler when it comes to what you eat, but you’re still struggling with a few stubborn inches of fat that won’t go away and your trip to the beach is just around the corner—what do you do? This is one of the more common situations we see from our patients. Stubborn subcutaneous fat is one of the most difficult things to treat, even with consistent diet and exercise. Liposuction is a highly effective fat reduction method, but if you have plans coming up fast, you likely don’t want to spend any time worrying about a recovery period or covering up any post-surgical signs. LipoSonix is a remarkable, non-surgical method of reducing fat through high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy. The fat simply melts away and you can see results in as little as eight weeks with absolutely no downtime. This means you can continue to spend time outside while your body naturally gets rid of the stubborn fat cells. When paired with a healthy lifestyle, you can enjoy your new, slimmer figure for many years to come.
The Problem: That Old Tattoo | Our Solution: PicoSure
That tattoo you thought was a great idea twenty years ago may now be the bane of your existence when baring your skin in a bathing suit. You have practiced angling your body in a way that hides your ink, or maybe have even bought a specific bathing suit just to cover it—but nothing you do seems to work all the time and you still find yourself embarrassed when you find it in plain sight. Sure, tattoo removal has always been on your mind, but those horror stories you’ve heard of how much it hurts has kept you at bay—until now. PicoSure is an incredibly effective and relatively painless laser tattoo removal treatment we offer in Mechanicsburg. Where other methods fell short, PicoSure excels, quickly and easily removing ink of all colors and from all areas of the body. If you can handle a simple rubber band snap on your skin, PicoSure will be no problem for you. Depending on the size and color of your tattoo, it may take up to 12 sessions to completely get rid of your ink, so plan accordingly.
The Problem: Unwanted Hair | Our Solution: Laser Hair Removal
Here is a problem that just about every woman can relate to. It’s bikini season and time to start maintaining those legs and bikini line—great. Sure, you can fall back into the normal routine of shaving every few days, but you always seem to end up with nicks and scrapes and razor bumps. There’s always waxing, but how many times can you put your body through that pain? Laser hair removal is a great option for women—and men—looking for a long-term solution to unwanted facial or body hair. It will take a few sessions to get the results you want, but once the hair is gone, you won’t have to worry about it coming back for quite some time. Your laser hair removal treatment takes just minutes to perform and you can get right back to your normal routine as soon as you’re done.
Get a jump on summer and schedule your consultation for your non-surgical treatment in Mechanicsburg today. Call our office to speak with Dr. Leo or Deborah Farrell today.