When the warm weather rolls around, our patients know it’s usually time to schedule an appointment for the things that are front of mind: lasering off unwanted hair and freezing away stubborn fat. However, we are seeing a demand for new in-office treatments that are growing in popularity this season — and we bet there may be one or two that you didn’t know you could benefit from!

No surgery & no downtime required.

Here are the treatment and procedures — that don’t require surgery or downtime — that are going to be big this spring.

diVa Vaginal Rejuvenation

We believe in treating the whole person — not just a part. Your sexual wellness is important to us, which is why we proudly champion diVa vaginal laser therapy, a quick in-office procedure that is in high demand this spring.

They way diVa works is the inside length of the vaginal canal is resurfaced with a fractional laser to promote cell-turnover and make your tissue produce more collagen. The benefits after treatment include an increased ability to produce moisture, heightened sexual sensation, and even improved symptoms from mild stress urinary incontinence. diVa is quick and painless, and has very minimal downtime.

We are seeing the interest in diVa vaginal laser therapy surge this spring, and those who have it done are almost always recommending it to their friends and family, too. Summer happens fast, and we don’t want you to miss a moment of fun because of an intimate challenge you’re experiencing! diVa is a gamechanger that will help you feel like your most vital self.


CoolTone Muscle Conditioning

Spring is a busy time, and many are looking for quick ways to tone up before summer (your DPS providers, included!). For those wanting to get in better shape or see more results from their spring training regimen, CoolTone is a secret fitness weapon that is is huge right now.

CoolTone is a new noninvasive technology that quickly strengthens and tones your muscles; it works by safely delivering rapid supramaximal contractions straight to the muscle layer, reaching every muscle fiber. It is truly beneficial for all fitness levels, ages, and lifestyles!

CoolSculpting: Always Big in Spring

It’s important to know that CoolTone treats muscle, while CoolSculpting freezes away fat. When you CoolSculpt at this time of year, you’ll be enjoying a slimmer look in around 4-8 weeks, loving the way you look and feel. Both treatments are non-invasive and have absolutely no downtime.


Microblading

Trending up, microblading is an excellent semi-permanent makeup solution that makes it possible to maintain perfect, effortless brows — and right now, Tatjana’s microblading is more popular than ever.

Brow makeup is time-consuming when you are on-the-go, and excess moisture in the summer makes brows prone to smudging. Microblading results can last up to 2 years, which means you are sure to enjoy them all summer long. Tatjana creates each hair-like stroke with the utmost care, safety, precision, and attention to placement.


Hyperhidrosis Treatments

Soaking through your shirts and sweating off makeup is probably not how you want to spend your summer. More patients are looking into hyperhidrosis treatments than ever before, and we expect that number to keep growing this spring.

During a hyperhidrosis treatment, Botox is injected into the skin of the hands, feet, forehead, and underarm. Sweat glands in that area are no longer able to produce sweat, keeping you dry even on the warmest days. If you are prone to experiencing hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), you might consider looking into treatment with us!


Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

Finally, we are seeing a huge surge in interest in sclerotherapy, a treatment we offer for removing spider veins. If you feel self-conscious of spider veins on the legs and feet, sclerotherapy is an extremely satisfying and minimally-invasive solution. We carefully inject a special solution into the top of the spider veins, causing them to literally disappear right before your very eyes!


Want More Information?

Interested in trying on of these popular non-surgical procedures this spring? Our clinically-trained, compassionate providers would love to help you explore the aesthetic options that are going to make you feel good this spring.

Beauty is an advancing industry always on the cutting edge — and the providers at Donaldson Plastic Surgery know it. We combine the latest concepts from the realms of plastic surgery and medical aesthetics to provide you with the key innovative treatments that best address a full range of diverse concerns.

Call us or submit a request for a consultation when you are ready to meet us. We can’t wait to help you be your very best version of you!

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Updated on October 14th, 2020 by Dr. Michelle Sieffert

Cooler weather, leaves changing color, pumpkin spice lattes back in your favorite coffee shop — there’s only one explanation. It must be fall! That means it’s time for you to swap your summer T-shirts for some cozy sweaters, and time for us to roll out the lasers.

Yes, we technically have our lasers on hand all year round, but fall is undeniably the best time to use them. For the next few months, we’re going to be ramping up our Halo, BBL and laser hair reduction treatments.

What is “Laser Season”?

You may have heard us refer to “Laser Season” here at Donaldson Plastic Surgery and wondered, “Why is there a specific time of year for laser skin treatments?”  Laser season refers to fall and winter, which are the times of year we suggest getting Halo, BBL, and hair reduction procedures. 

Using the Sciton laser platform, we have the ability to treat rosacea, broken blood vessels, capillary hemangiomas, small flesh colored moles, some pigmented moles, fine lines and superficial wrinkles, skin dullness and texture, and acne scarring. Over time, the repeated use of lasers also slows the process of aging by improving the collagen content of your skin and causing your cells to act more like they did in youth. If you haven’t met me, I’m a huge advocate of laser skin treatments, and will probably get a laser a year (at least) for the rest of my life. However, there truly are good and bad times to get treated. 

Why Fall and Winter Are the Best Seasons for Lasers

Laser treated skin is more sensitive than normal skin, and this increase in sensitivity lasts up to three months after a procedure. This means after any laser you are at higher risk for sunburns, the return and worsening of sun spots, and experiencing a higher intensity of the UV damage that causes skin cancer. As a result, I ask for a 3-month sun hiatus after any laser treatment.  This is much more easily done during the fall and winter months when the weather is bad, the sun is further away and often hidden behind clouds, and you’re less likely to be outdoors. 

If you’ve been wishing for glowing skin or more time between shaving, this is the time to book. Here are 3 reasons why.

1. You can wipe away summer’s sun damage

Who doesn’t love lounging by the pool, vacationing in tropical places or spending a warm day in the park with their family? Soaking up that warm summer sun always feels good in the moment … but it can take a toll on your skin.

We’re talking UV-induced dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. The best way to avoid sun damage is to avoid it altogether — applying SPF, wearing a floppy hat and staying indoors during peak sun hours. But even if you did all of that, you likely didn’t escape summer completely unscathed.

Our Halo and BBL laser treatments specifically target the effects of sun damage. So if you got a little too much sun this summer and want to hit the reset button, these lasers are the perfect solution.

2. Lasers and the sun don’t really mix

The other reason fall (and winter, really) is such a great time to undergo laser treatments is that the cooler weather keeps us bundled in our sweaters and jeans or indoors altogether. You see, the sun can cause all kinds of trouble for recently-lasered skin.

During the spring and summer, with the weather in the Midwest is beautiful, it’s sunny more often, and it’s hard to stay indoors and avoid sun!   Even if you’re religiously wearing hats and sunscreens, your sun exposure is still higher than during the winter months.

Treatment of tanned or sunburned skin puts you at an increased risk of blistering, while post-treatment sun exposure can leave you with permanent skin discoloration and even worse sun damage than you had before. This is why laser treatments are best scheduled during times of the year when we get less sun.

3. It takes time to get the full results

Lasers aren’t a one-and-done kind of treatment. To get optimal results, you’ll need to undergo a series of treatments and that takes time to do! You don’t want to start laser hair reduction in April and then not have your legs ready for that summer vacation, do you?

Here’s what the timeline looks like:

This is just a starting point. Depending on your needs and the results you’re looking for, you could need additional treatments beyond these recommendations. Starting your treatments in the fall and winter gives you plenty of time to complete your series before those coveted warm months return. It’s also a good idea to schedule a maintenance visit every year or so to maintain your results.

I am interested in achieving great outcomes for every person who comes through our office, and once you obtain those outcomes it’s my job to help you maintain them!  I would be remiss to let someone get a laser treatment to remove their sun spots, then have those sun spots return with a vengeance shortly thereafter!  Therefore, I don’t recommend pursuing laser treatments during spring and summer…I say just wait until laser season! 

If you’ve been curious about trying laser treatments, give us a call to set up a consultation. During your appointment, we’ll perform an assessment to ensure that you are a good candidate for the laser you’re interested in and determine your best course of treatment.


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