The arrival of warmer temperatures and blossoming cherry trees everywhere can mean only one thing: summer is right around the corner. And when it comes to skincare, it’s always better to be proactive-which is why it’s smart to start your summer skincare prep now.

We’ve rounded up the best treatments to get your skin picture perfect for summer. No matter your skin dilemma, we’ve got you covered. By the time summer kicks off, you’ll be ready to hit the beach without any skin reservations to hold you back.

Spider & Varicose Veins

Ah, leg veins. Much to our chagrin, nearly 80% of women experience spider or varicose veins at some point in their lives. Luckily our clinic offers laser vein removal services that help reduce the appearance of these unsightly veins.

Our CoolGlide laser sends pulses of heat energy into the vein, causing a coagulation of the blood vessel and the eventual absorption of said vessel by the body. Veins will disappear gradually over time. You’ll notice an improvement within a few weeks following treatment so it’s best to come in a month in advance of a social engagement (where you’ll be wanting to show off your legs).

Cellulite

Cellulite is subcutaneous fat that causes the skin to dimple. Cellulite is most often found on the butt, thighs and abdomen and while it isn’t a serious medical condition, the unfavourable appearance of cellulite is enough for many to consider treatment. The most powerful and popular cellulite treatment on the market today is Venus Legacy.

The treatment has a loyal celebrity following (that includes the likes of Sofia Vergara) because of its non invasive and completely painless application method. Venus Legacy uses heat energy to penetrate the skin and trigger a healing response. This results in an increase in collagen and elastin production- and smoother-looking skin. Venus Legacy is helfpul in not only reducing the appearance of cellulite but stretch marks, loose skin, stubborn areas of fat and under eye bags as well.

Toenail Fungus

Dermatophytes is the fungi that most commonly causes toenail fungus. And while you can easily hide toenail fungus in the winter, things aren’t as simple in the summer.

Fortunately, laser nail fungus treatment is available at our clinic to drastically reduce your nails of such an infection (and make you feel confident enough to wear sandals in the summer again!) It’s simple and pain free, giving patients clear, healthy nails without the use of medication or topical cream.

Through the use of Laser Genesis, heat energy is passed over the infected area to kill the fungi in the nail bed. Patients will start to notice results over the course of several months, as the toenail grows out and is replaced with a healthy nail. We recommend patients who want to come in for treatment to book an appointment well in advance of the summer (in order to see healthy nails by the time sandal season rolls around).

Lax Skin

As we age, our skin naturally loses its elasticity and volume. This causes lax, sagging skin and while it is a completely natural part of the aging process, there are treatments available to tighten your skin without having to go under the knife. One of the most effective skin tightening treatments available on the market today is the Titan procedure. Using infrared light, the Titan stimulates a thermal response in the skin, causing existing collagen to contract and new collagen to grow. Over time, your skin will tighten and result in firmer skin throughout the treated areas.

Enjoy youthful looking skin without recovery time, side effects or surgery. With a Titan treatment, patients go back to their regular routines immediately following treatment!

Acne

For a tune up before bikini season, a microdermbrasion treatment is the perfect choice for getting rid of dead skin cells and making room for fresh, glowing skin. Through gentle exfoliation and suction, a microdermabrasion can help heal acne-ridden skin, improve skin tone and increase collagen production. If, however, you want to diminish acne scars, Dermapen treatment is the best option for you.

Dermapen is a form of micro-needling treatment that activates a healing response in the skin, leading to new collagen and elastin growth. A series of treatments is usually recommended but many patients notice a significant reduction in acne scarring after just one treatment. Forget acne scar removal creams- this treatment will provide you the clear skin you’re looking for in just one appointment.

Bikini season here we come!