For many years, when you heard people talking about beauty treatments, it was easy to associate this with going under the knife. For a while, facelifts, liposuction and other invasive surgical procedures were incredibly popular. However, there are now many fantastic non-surgical beauty treatments available.
As lockdown restrictions have now been lifted for many parts of the world, and we can start heading back to cosmetic clinics for treatments, we have partnered with Aesthetics Lab to help highlight what we need to know about some of the popular non-surgical beauty treatments currently available. It can be challenging to work out precisely what kind of treatment is right for you, given the variety now available, but hopefully, this article will help in that regard! Aesthetics Lab is an award-winning cosmetic clinic based in London that offers all of the treatments mentioned below and many others.
Laser Hair Removal
While many of you may have heard about laser hair removal, you may not have considered it. However, with the lovely summer weather still here and the last year and a half of being inside and having to rely on shaving or waxing yourself to deal with unwanted body hair, laser hair removal may be something you now want to examine.
There has been a tremendous amount of work done over the last ten years to improve the quality of this treatment and make it as painless as possible. As a result, this treatment provides longer-lasting results than shaving or waxing while being less time-consuming.
Another benefit to laser hair removal is that it can be used on various areas of the body, along with being suitable for both men and women. It is ideal for people with busy lifestyles as there is no recovery time, and you can complete treatment sessions in under an hour.
This highly versatile treatment has a range of uses and benefits. One of the most popular uses for microneedling is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Microneedling encourages areas of your skin to heal itself and produce more collagen naturally. Both of these elements can help give your skin a plump, smooth and tight appearance to combat the signs of ageing.
While microneedling may sound like a painful process, it is nothing to worry about when carried out by an experienced and fully trained professional. You can also combine a microneedling treatment session with a skin peel and active ingredients which can then deeply penetrate your skin and improve results.
As mentioned, liposuction was once the go-to treatment when dealing with unwanted and stubborn fat build-ups in your body. Liposuction requires cuts to be made in the skin where a cannula can be inserted to loosen the fat before it is sucked out of your body, and then the cuts are sewn up. In comparison, cryolipolysis, often known as fat freezing, is completely non-invasive.
Using controlled cooling in specific areas, fat cells crystalise and then die before being removed from your body by your lymphatic system in a completely natural process. This removal of the dead fat cells happens over the course of the following weeks and months, and therefore provides a more gradual change in the appearance in treated areas, rather than a sudden and drastic change. As no cuts have to be made, there is no risk of scarring, and there is no recovery time needed following a treatment.
The three treatments mentioned above all target and treat different areas and provide different results. This shows the variety of non-surgical beauty treatments which are now on offer and can help people feel better in their skin. As with any treatment, it’s important to fully consider if this is right for you, and part of this should be consulting with professionals like those at Aesthetics Lab or other well-regarded clinics. Hopefully, this article provided a starting point for you if you’re interested in a treatment like the ones mentioned above!