Top 4 Skin Treatments to Get Ready for Summer

April 2023

Be Warm-Weather Ready with Our Medical Aesthetics Services 

Warm summer days are right around the corner! If you’re looking for overall skin rejuvenation, body contouring, laser hair removal, or a solution for excessive sweating we’re here to help!  

At Optima Dermatology & Medical Aesthetics, we offer a comprehensive range of the most effective treatment options designed to achieve measurable results.  

We recently had the chance to talk with our expert Medical Aesthetics Provider, Amanda Holesko, MSN, FNP-C, at the Mentor, OH location, about her 4 favorite cosmetic treatments to get ‘summer ready’. 

Forever Bare BBL® Laser Hair Removal  

Let us take shaving off your hands. Forever Bare BBL® delivers safe doses of energy, heat, and light to target the hair follicle and cause permanent hair removal in the area(s) treated. We can treat any area of unwanted hair growth – most commonly treating the upper lip, underarms, bikini line, and legs. Depending on the color and thickness of the hair, multiple treatments may be needed for complete hair removal. Each session will lighten and thin the hair, until ultimately the hair is completely gone. Most patients describe this procedure as ‘easy’ and rate the pain about 1-2/10 on the pain scale. Pricing for this treatment depends on area(s) treated. Patients receive a 10% discount when purchasing a package of 3 treatments. 


You’ve been working on your ‘summer body’ all winter but you still have a few stubborn areas of fat – now it’s time for CoolSculpting®. CoolSculpting® uses a technology called ‘Cryolipolysis’ to permanently freeze off stubborn fat in areas such as the double chin, love handles, back rolls, and stubborn abdominal fat. Other areas of treatment include the arms, inner and outer thighs, bra fat, and ‘banana roll’ underneath the buttocks.  

This treatment can be done every 4 weeks and typically requires 2 treatments for good results. Pain is very minimal for this treatment as the machine cools the area of treatment to numbing.  

Post-treatment soreness may occur, however, it has also been described as minimal and rated about 2/10 on the pain scale. For the month of April, we are offering a ‘Buy 4 Get 4’ special! If you purchase 4 treatments of CoolSculpting® (which could mean 2 back rolls and 2 love handles) you will receive 4 more treatments for free! 

Sculptra® Injections for Buttock Augmentation  

Sculptra® is one of my personal favorite products we currently have on the market. This treatment is a safe and effective alternative to surgical Brazilian Butt Lift and works as a collagen stimulator to increase volume in the area(s) treated.  

Sculptra® is commonly injected into the cheeks, temples, and jawline to build collagen and restore lost volume. Just like it works in the face, it also works in the buttocks to build volume and create lift and shape. This treatment can also minimize the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite in the treated area.  

Sculptra® injections are extremely safe and require NO downtime, making it an amazing alternative to surgery. Injections can be done in the office after topical numbing cream is applied. Patients will typically rate the pain about 4/10 for this procedure and report mild bruising to the treatment area after. Results can be seen as soon as 4 weeks after treatment and continue to improve over the next 6 months.  

Once the volume desired is achieved, results can last up to 5 years. Pricing for this treatment depends on the size of the treatment area and the overall patient goal. Typically, 3-5 vials are used per side and patients receive discounts of up to $120 off per vial! 

Botox® Injections for Underarm Sweating 

If you are someone who avoids t-shirts in the summer because of obvious armpit sweating, this treatment might be for you. Botox® (or Dysport®) can be injected into the underarms to block the signals that tell your body to sweat. Results are typically seen in 2 weeks and last about 6 months!  

The treatment is quick, safe, and effective. We typically use about 100 units of Botox® or 300 units of Dysport® with a dilution specific to use on the body. For this treatment, patients receive a discount of $4 off per Botox® unit!  

We look forward to seeing you for a consultation on these summer treatments!  

Request an appointment and schedule your consultation with one of our highly trained and specialized medical aesthetic providers near you to learn more and develop your custom treatment plan for getting ready for summer! Alternatively, you can meet with Amanda Holesko, MSN, FNP-C, who serves the Greater Cleveland area.