When the school year comes to an end and the temperatures warm up, summer is just around the corner. Your mind may be ready for lazy pool days and ice cream dates, but is your body ready? More specifically, is your skin ready? Many of us have hang-ups about our skin or complexion that make us hesitant to break out the shorts and tank tops. However, a visit to your dermatologist can help. Believe or not, an experienced dermatologist who uses modern treatment methods can address many of your concerns and help you be more confident for summer. Here are some ways that Olansky Dermatology Associates helps patients get ready for summer months:
- Sun Protection: First and foremost, you must equip yourself with proper sun protection. Not only is UV exposure a leading culprit to skin cancer, but it also contributes to facial aging, sun spots and other skin concerns. Since we all have unique skin care needs, it is helpful to let a dermatologist choose the best sunscreen for your skin. This can save you from harmful sunburns or frequent irritations from choosing the wrong product.
- Excessive Sweating Prevention: A mild to moderate sweating is normal, especially when the temperature heats up outside. However, there are some people that suffer from hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. For such individuals, the hot summer months can be a source of serious embarrassment and discomfort. Fortunately, Olansky Dermatology offers the most revolutionary, non-invasive treatment for excessive sweating. MiraDry is an FDA approved and effective solution to hyperhidrosis. It permanently eliminates underarm sweat glands and can reduce sweating by up to 86%!
- Spider Vein Treatment: Part of preparing for summer involves getting your legs ready to wear shorts. Many women dread the summer attire because their legs are plagued with unsightly spider veins. Spider vein treatment can be done through sclerotherapy, which involves injecting these tiny vessels with an agent that fades and eventually shrinks them. This treatment can require several visits, so many women choose to undergo sclerotherapy in the winter or early spring.
- Skin Tag Removal: A skin tag may seem like a minor skin annoyance in the winter, but it can be a much bigger issue in the summer if it is visible to others. Skin tags often form around the armpit, which can be seen when wearing tank tops or bathing suits. While your skin tag may not be causing pain, it can easily be removed at our dermatology office.
At Olansky Dermatology Associates, we value the importance of protecting your skin health. However, we also want our patients to feel confident in their skin, especially during the time of year when their skin is most exposed. Turn to our professionals today and get your skin “summer ready”!