The season of shorts, swimsuits, and sundresses is finally here. If you’ve been hiding your legs under long pants, it’s time to reclaim your confidence. These cosmetic dermatology treatments can help improve the appearance of your legs, so you can show them off this summer.
Laser therapy is a versatile treatment that dermatologists use to address a variety of skin issues. And this technology can correct a number of cosmetic concerns on the legs specifically. Your dermatologist may recommend laser therapy if you have:
Laser treatments can smooth out the appearance of the skin in just one treatment. However, your dermatologist may recommend multiple treatments for moderate to severe sunspots, stretch marks, and scarring. Keep in mind that laser therapy can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so it’s essential to lather up on sunscreen following treatment.
Spider veins are a common skin concern that often develops on the legs. However, the appearance of these veins might be stopping you from wearing your favorite shorts or swimsuit. Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for spider veins. During the treatment, a dermatologist injects medication into the veins. This medication causes the blood vessels to shrink, reducing their appearance over time. Some patients will require multiple treatments in four to six week intervals.
If an old tattoo is the reason you’re covering up this summer, it might be time to schedule tattoo removal treatments. Over the course of several treatments, a dermatologist will apply laser pulses to the tattoo. The laser dissolves the tattoo over time, and the body absorbs the ink. Your dermatologist can tell you how many sessions to expect based on the size, color, and shape of the tattoo.
While you’re scheduling cosmetic treatments for flawless legs, talk to your dermatologist about skin cancer screenings. Summer days at the beach and tanned skin may be part of the season, but excess sun exposure can increase your skin cancer risk. Spotting skin cancer early is key to effective treatment. So, be sure to get checked while you’re enjoying time outdoors.
As you prepare to hit the beach this summer, the team at Pacific Dermatology Specialists is here to help you look your best and keep your skin healthy. With locations in Seal Beach, CA and the surrounding area, our clinic offers cosmetic, medical, and surgical services. Contact us today to request an appointment at an offer nearest to you.