Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Treat These Summertime Problems: Sweat, Cellulite and Brown Spots

Now that summer has rolled in, there’s a whole bunch of (totally) normal weather-related things to factor in your daily routines. You’ve got to be more consistent with shaving, moisturizing and keeping frizzy hair tamed. That’s just a couple of things on the list. Below are some typical concerns people have when the warmer weather is here. But fear not, we’ve listed a few solutions and treatments on how to deal with them.


Sweating is inevitable when it’s sweltering hot. You could take refuge in the shade or shed off a few layers of clothing to stop sweating. But if you find that you sweat excessively—even when it’s not summer—you might have to consider other options to stop it.

How to stop sweating

You can try miraDry or Botox to disable your sweat glands in certain areas of your body. To permanently stop underarm sweating, miraDry is your solution. It’s a non-invasive treatment that uses controlled energy to eliminate underarm sweat glands. Once they’re removed, they won’t grow back. Results are permanent. And as an added bonus, miraDry treatments also remove underarm hair permanently.

Botox injections, on the other hand, provide temporary results. If you find that you tend to sweat a lot on your armpits, hands or feet, Botox injections helps this problem. Once an injection is made to the problem areas, the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands get blocked. Within 10 minutes, you won’t have to worry about sweating for up to 6 months.


Different grades of cellulite
Souce: SpaMedica. From left to right: mild cellulite, moderate cellulite and severe cellulite.
Does your cellulite make you hesitant to wear certain clothing or swimwear? You’re definitely not alone. In fact, cellulite is seen in up to 95% of women of all shapes and sizes. Cellulite is influenced by both genetic and lifestyle factors. Diet does matter when it comes to cellulite. Consider bulking up on food that’s rich in vitamin C as they’re known to boost collagen levels in the skin.

How to get rid of cellulite

Sometimes you want to see more immediate results. Look into cellulite removal treatments like Venus Freeze. Your technician moves the radiofrequency applicator back on forth over your problem area. Once the electrical current heats the skin and soft tissue, this helps stimulate collagen production. It also reduces fat cell content. Each treatment takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. Without the need for recovery time, you can get back to work or regular activities after Venus Freeze treatments.  

Brown spots

Brown spots before and after photos
Source: SpaMedica. Before and after photos of a patient who had laser brown spot removal on her hands.
Make it a habit to wear sunscreen or limit time in the sun if you don’t want to increase your chances of developing brown spots. Sun exposure and ultraviolet light exposure are some factors that may cause brown spots (also known as age spots). Areas that are more likely to develop brown spots are the ones that are most exposed to the sun such as: the face, back of hands, forearms and shoulders. While brown spots aren’t harmful, some people simply dislike the appearance of them and decide to remove them.

How to treat brown spots on skin

There are several laser brown spot removal and intense pulsed light treatments available to fade your brown spots within minutes. If you decide to get IPL treatments, the brown spot darkens first and the lesion then fades over the course of 3-6 weeks. With laser treatments, the area where your brown spot used to be becomes crusted. This area is covered with ointment and bandage until it falls off after 7-10 days.  

Interested in any of these treatments? Book your appointment online with us today.

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