While aesthetics clinics may reopen, you may end up doing treatments less regularly, which means you’ll want the results to last longer. Here are the ones to home in on, plus tips on how to extend their lifespan.
Let’s be honest – it has been much harder to keep up with doing aesthetics treatments this year. Aesthetics clinics were closed, for one. And you’ve also become more mindful of your budget, and now want to “stretch out” your treatment results. Things may have changed, but your looks don’t have to suffer for it. Here’s what you can do:
Is your anxiety about the pandemic making you feel stressed? Stress can trigger skin-ageing hormones that show up as wrinkles on your face.
Natural Face Fillers, comprising hyaluronic acid (HA) injections, can help freshen your looks. HA is a natural substance found in your skin, and works as an ultra moisturiser to reduce the look of fine lines while improving skin elasticity and hydration, to give your face volume and lift. Results last from a few months to a year.
Making It Last: Manage stress with positive habits such as meditation, yoga or journalling. Moisturise and apply sunscreen diligently, as UV rays make skin age faster, and cause fillers to break down faster.
Getting a Sculpted Body
Your new stay-at-home and work-from-home lifestyle – plus new snacking habits – may not be the best for your waistline.
If your tummy and buttocks have lost their tone, Magnetic Muscle Sculpting might be the answer. The treatment activates motor neurons in the target area to contract muscles and increase cell metabolism. It’s used in medical settings for muscle rehabilitation, so it’s a safe and comfortable treatment.
Done once to twice a week, it helps define the abs, and lift and shape the butt. Bonus: You can stay clothed during the session.
Making It Last: You should see this muscle-toning treatment as a boost to your body-sculpting efforts, so a healthy diet and exercise will extend the results.
Remember, too, that a lower body fat percentage will also better showcase your toned muscles from the treatment.
Going Fuzz- and Fuss-free
Being more homebound doesn’t mean you should let your shrubbery grow out. Laser Hair Removal permanently reduces unwanted fluff, stubble and in-grown hair.
Using an advanced dual wavelength laser, the treatment safely trains light energy on the hair follicles, destroying them without damaging the surrounding skin. For maximum comfort, skin is prepped with a cooling substance beforehand.
Unlike traditional hair-reduction lasers and intense pulse light therapy, Laser Hair Removal doesn’t cause redness, crusting or hyperpigmentation, and is safe for all skin tones. Treatments may be repeated every four to six weeks.
Making It Last: Can’t do a follow-up treatment so soon? You can shave off regrowth first, but avoid bleaching, waxing or plucking, as this removes hair by the roots and reduces the efficacy of your next Laser Hair Removal treatment.
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