5 Quick Treatments to Get Your Legs Summer-Ready

Young women's summer-ready legs in the pool in Houston, TX.

After wearing tights and jeans for most of the year, getting your legs ready for summer may be a worrying prospect. Many products offer ways to tan, tone, and smooth your legs before shorts season—but can they really create the results you deserve?

When you’re relaxing on vacation or enjoying the good weather, you shouldn’t have to worry about the appearance of your legs. Our dermatologist team is here to help Houston patients achieve beautiful summer skin with professionally performed treatments. From leg hair or stretch mark removal to eczema treatment and nonsurgical fat reduction, we have the tools you need to refresh your skin. Here are 5 quick treatments we offer at our practice that will give you beautiful legs you can enjoy all summer long.

The most popular "summer-ready" treatments for legs at our Houston-area practice locations.

Laser Hair Removal

Waxing, shaving, or plucking unwanted hair can be both a hassle and a time-waster. If you would like to free up more time and enjoy smooth legs as soon as possible, consider laser hair removal. This procedure is one of the most reliable and effective ways to remove unwanted hair growth. We offer different lasers for different areas of the body—legs, underarms, bikini line, and more—so we can customize your treatment to your needs. 

Procedures on the legs typically last around 2 hours total with virtually no pain or side effects. Afterward, your results will last for at least 2 years, with smaller maintenance sessions available at your discretion. Due to the nature of the technology, laser hair removal works best for Houston patients who have brown or black hair and lighter-toned skin. Our dermatology experts can analyze your skin and see if this popular treatment is right for you.

Eczema Treatment

Few things are more distracting on a fun vacation than dry, red, itchy skin. Eczema is a chronic condition with several different types, including atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis. All show several common symptoms such as flaky skin, itchy blisters, and inflammation that can be uncomfortable.

The condition can be difficult to treat, but our dermatologists are experienced in addressing all types of eczema and can give you the answers you need. We often recommend multiple approaches when treating eczema.

Our practice offers a combination of topical and oral steroids and antihistamines, though treatments will vary depending on the specific type of your condition. Working alongside you, our staff will discover the most effective treatment for your needs. You deserve to live in your skin without pain or discomfort, especially during summer.

Stretch Mark Removal

Whether due to pregnancy, growth spurts, or simple weight gain, nearly all people experience stretch marks. They are long and narrow lines that develop on the skin as a result of constant “tearing” of your growing skin layers.

Many patients develop stretch marks on the thighs and hips and feel self-conscious about them when showing their legs. Good news: Thanks to modern technology, our dermatology experts can help you fade these marks for good.

Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are two of our most common treatments for stretch marks, while older areas may require laser treatments such as Fraxel resurfacing. Each of these procedures removes older layers of skin while stimulating new collagen growth below. As more collagen forms, the damaged skin is supported, and scars begin to fade.

We also offer lotions to help improve the appearance of stretch marks, giving you many options for enjoying smooth, flawless skin.

Cellulite Treatment

Much like stretch marks, cellulite is a common part of life for many people. The condition is caused when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin, creating a dimpled or “lumpy” look on the surface. 

General weight loss can sometimes help with this issue, but we offer many treatment options as well. Radiofrequency therapy, lasers, and acoustic wave therapy can stimulate the skin and improve overall texture.

While these treatments are not considered medically necessary, our dermatologists can work with you to find a way to smooth and firm the dimpling on your legs.

CoolSculpting®

Diet and exercise aren’t always enough for getting swimsuit-ready. If you follow a healthy lifestyle and struggle with lingering areas of fat, CoolSculpting is here to help. CoolSculpting is an easy nonsurgical way to trim stubborn bumps and bulges. The procedure works by literally freezing away fat cells without any needles, surgery, or downtime. As these frozen cells are naturally shed by the body, your target area shrinks in size.

In addition to the legs, CoolSculpting is approved by the FDA to treat the abdomen, arms, flanks, and more. Treatment often takes less than an hour, and many patients spend that time reading, looking at their phone, or just relaxing.

If you have been worrying about getting your legs ready for summer, know that beautiful skin is only a few treatments away. If you’re searching online for a dermatologist for “laser hair removal near me” or other skin-enhancing procedures in the Houston area, request a consultation online or call (713) 791-9966.

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