As the sun fills the sky and summer approaches, it means more time in the sun, by the pool, and at the beach. It also might mean some hesitation when it comes to slipping into that new swimsuit or bikini.

There are several ways you can choose to get your body “beach ready” for some fun in the sun, including eliminating the hard to get rid of fat on the stomach and thighs, getting rid of the unwanted hair on your legs, arms, and face, and being sure your skin is in top shape and protected from the sun. Below are some ways to focus on each of these items, so you can eliminate your hesitation and step onto the beach (or into the swimming pool) with confidence.

  1. Consider CoolSculpting for a leaner looking you without surgery.

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment for eliminating fat cells around your abdomen, your outer and inner thighs, under your chin, and on your sides. More than 2 million CoolSculpting treatments have been administered, and the results help to boost the confidence of patients who have been trying for years to get rid of fat in these stubborn areas. There’s no surgery or downtime with CoolSculpting, and results can be seen as soon as three weeks after treatment. And now with CoolAdvantage its faster, bigger and better. In 35 minutes you can be on your way to that beach body…. All without surgery.

  1. Consider Laser Hair Removal or Waxing for long-term hair removal solutions.

Laser Hair Removal is ideal for removing darker hair under the arms, in the bikini area, and on the legs. A highly concentrated light is beamed into the hair follicle, destroying the hair. The hair loss is permanent with an average of three to seven treatments, so you can say goodbye to tweezing and shaving!

Waxing is also a great solution for those who are on a budget or aren’t ready to go “permanent” with their hair removal. It also works well for lighter hair on the body, especially the face, arms, and legs, that for which laser hair removal doesn’t work. Though not permanent, the results last much longer than shaving or tweezing, as well.

  1. Protect your skin from the sun to prevent premature aging.

The skin is constantly exposed to the elements, so finding the right skin care regimen is critical to keep your skin healthy and young looking. Wearing the right sunscreen, with an SPF of at least 30, is one of the most important things you need to do anytime you step foot in the sun. The sun not only causes ninety percent of aging of our skin per the Skin Cancer Foundation, but it also increases our chances of skin cancer significantly.  Wearing water-resistant sunscreen, reapplying sunscreen frequently, and wearing protective clothing are all ways to help protect your skin from sun damage.  For more tips and ideas to consider, refer to:  “Do You Know How the Sun Damages Your Skin?

At Gerrish & Associates MedSpa,  we offer a range of solutions to meet your skin care needs. Contact us for a consultation to determine the best regimen to support your goals, and let us help you get ready for some (confident) fun in the sun.