Verano, ice cream parlors, and beach — Yup it’s that time of the year again when outdoors pilgrimage savoring the sizzling sun clad in the skimpiest of attires and sunscreen becomes in vogue and mandatory. Anyone who thinks that just showing up on the beach looking like an Amazonian goddess comes easy does not understand the complexities of female anatomy, while those of us who keep a keen eye on the makings of iconic beach editorials know that it takes an aesthetic village and then some to transform a lassie next door into a swimsuit celestial diva. Hairy limbs, uneven complexion, cellulite, and anatomically cruel fat deposits are some of the basic hurdles that an average Jane needs to overcome before freedom and beauty can be whole heartedly celebrated.
Strict diet, and rigorous exercise can get you half way there, but to get that final self-check on the proverbial beach bunny trophy gal bod, you’ll need a ‘lil extra help from your fairy godmother or her real life replacement — your dermatologist of course.
Short Cut to A Saucy Summer Bod
Aesthetic medicine has a host of new procedures tried, tested and readily available that can whip any ordinary body into the envy of the beach bunnies in a short time in a way no number of sessions with any personal trainer or dietician ever could. Let me give you an express insider sneak peak at what technologies are on hand to make you perfectly comfortable in your skin sans clothing.
Laser Hair Removal: Furry calves are a strict no-no for skirting above the knee — summer, spring or for that matter any other season ladies. Popular fuzz taming choices, shaving and waxing are too much hassle too little reward (Yawn). Braun SkinSpa is a valid easy on the go self-grooming option, but a beach smart gal knows that a laser-ed off body gives you the epitome of freedom 24/7 all year round. And come on — the prospect of never, ever shaving your armpits again? Tell me you're not smiling.
Cellulite Technologies: In our high tech fight against the scourge of bikini season — body shapers, cellulite creams and wraps are so passé. If you are seeking real help to smooth out the unsightly lumps and bumps of cellulite — radiofrequency, laser, and ultrasound devices are your cutting edge skin savers that deliver smooth results consistently. These technologies can blast fat, tighten skin and improve circulation in a single sweep. Yes you can confidently say adieu cottage cheese and hello smooth taut limbs.
Lipo-Sculpturing: There are no ifs, ands or buts about it — nothing works like RF or Laser liposuction to iron out banana rolls, saddlebags, muffin tops and embarrassing fat bulges in a short span of time. Post lipo you might be red, blue and swollen for a couple of days, but the reward of a well-sculptured body comes guaranteed with these advanced lipo-sculpturing treatments. The procedure is very safe when performed under local tumescent anesthesia and you get to go home few hours later all corseted, trimmed and svelte with Barbie-doll limbs & synched waist.
Skin Rejuvenation: Thanks to the breakthrough innovations in antiaging technologies we have amazing tools at our disposal to give skin an instant travel-back-in-time youthful spin. Fraxel Dual and Scarlet RF skin treatments are my preferred choices for giving tired looking skin a quick jolt of youth. These technologies deliver quick results by transferring heat into the deep layers of skin to stimulate the production of new collagen in as little as one or two sittings. We can use them on face, neck, chest, arms and shoulders to even out skin tone and get that instant glow of youth from within.
And finally my beautiful beach bunnies don't forget — the main way to keep your skin healthy all year round isn't about what you do to it, it's about what you don't do: Don't smoke, don't skimp on sleep, don't dehydrate yourself out in the sun, and don't skip the sunscreen. Now get out there, be beautiful and make a splash.