Looking your best depends on a lot of factors, including diet, exercise, stress management, hydration and sleep. Sometimes, it’s necessary to include a few procedures to get things just right. According to research, 16.3 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures take place every year, and for those who are still new to the world of Botox and micro-needling, it can take a few spa visits to find the right treatment combination.
Firming Up Loose Skin
If you’ve recently lost weight, had a baby, or simply just changed your diet or fitness routine, you might notice some wrinkles and sagging skin on areas such as your arms, belly and neck. Age also plays a factor, and wrinkles can extend to the decolletage, hands and feet. Collagen is an effective way to treat sagging skin and happens to be something we produce naturally. Treatments such as thermage use heating and cooling techniques to stimulate natural collagen within the skin to promote tightening. It is often used as an anti-aging treatment for the neck and jawline. Spas can also incorporate external collagen sources, such as serums and treatments, to boost collagen. These can be included in facials, manicures and pedicures.
Getting Rid Of Scars
When you’re committed to a complete body makeover, the one thing that can place a damper on your newfound confidence is a scar. Extensive corrections such as surgical revision can make a substantial difference to scarring. However, not all scarring requires surgical intervention. According to Med Spa, micro-needling can be an effective method to treat scarring. While nothing can truly erase a scar, these procedures can drastically improve the appearance. Laser scar removal and microdermabrasion have also proven effective in reducing the appearance of scars. The type of treatment you consider would largely depend on the depth of the scar, where it is, and whether there are other skin conditions to consider. Many of these treatments only require a few sessions, and self-treatment is continued at home with specially developed lotions.
Defining Your Contours
Some areas just seem impossible to define. The chin is one of those areas that can take a little more effort due to pockets of fat that are hard to target. The removal of that loathed double chin can do much to improve your facial profile. Techniques such as chin Kybella make use of scientific methods to target fat cells under the chin through multiple injections filled with synthetic stomach acid. Other popular methods of defining your contours include thermal control procedures to reduce fat cells, such as CoolSculpting and SculpSure. Liposuction is still regarded as one of the most effective ways to improve your contours, especially when you’re within 10 pounds of your goal weight. A single sitting can remove a few pounds of fat, and target areas include the stomach and thighs. However, these procedures are typically performed by plastic surgeons.
It takes a lot of work to keep a physique in top shape, and sometimes you reach a plateau and need some extra help. Many spas offer treatments to tackle problem areas, and some are effective with only one or two treatments.