“Beauty is pain” is the mantra that many of us grew up with. When imagining the current beauty treatments available, it is easy to conjure up images of surgical tables and sharp looking instruments, fearsome looking scars, and long lasting recovery periods. However with the advancement of the medical age there is now a plethora of non-surgical procedures that have proven to be effective, and with minimal recovery time.

Here are five fabulous procedures that will have you leaving the office feeling renewed, refreshed, and more beautiful than ever.

Coolsculpting

Have you ever had a stubborn area of fat, that no matter how often you exercise or diet just will not budge? Are you having a hard time bouncing back from your last pregnancy? Coolscuplting is a great procedure that targets those hard to slim areas with a fast and pain-free procedure! The procedure was based off of the realization that cold temperatures affect fat cells. This was discovered by Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD and R. Rox Anderson, MD after they noticed the gums of children’s mouths were losing fat cells after slurping down numerous popsicles, and by noticing that women who rode horseback in the cold had much slimmer fat on the inside of their thighs due to the cold saddle, compared to their outer thighs.

CoolSculpting uses a precisely controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis™ to target, cool, and safely eliminate fat cells without damaging other tissues. After a short CoolSculpting procedure, the patient’s body goes to work. Over the next 2 to 4 months, the crystallized fat cells break down and are naturally eliminated from the body.

Thermage

If you are looking to treat loose skin and cellulite, thermage might be the perfect treatment for you. There is no recovery time needed for Thermage and you only need one treatment to obtain the full benefits with long lasting results. Skin rejuvenation can be used for the face, neck, eyes, arms, abdomen, legs, hands, and buttocks. The way Thermage works is by generating radiofrequency energy to a handpiece, which delivers a cooling sensation to protect the skin while simultaneously deep heating your skin’s innermost structures.

Laser Hair Removal

There are so many ways to remove that pesky hair from our bodies. Waxing, threading, razors, and even creams have all been touted as successful, but for a more permanent solution Laser Hair Removal is really the only option. Many establishments offer this treatment, but it is so important to only have it administered by a licensed doctor, to ensure protective equipment and successful results.

Laser Hair Removal uses a light beam to target the pigmentation of the hair follicle, convert its energy into heat, and destroy the hair. While the heat is strong enough to delay hair growth and regeneration, the patient typically only feels a slight sting. The average patient only requires 4 to 6 treatments per area at monthly intervals, to achieve 90% reduction of hair.

Botox

Feeling a bit like a California raisin after a long summer in the sun? BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed over time. Within days, patients may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Keep in mind that results may vary and if you do not continue treatments, the lines will gradually look like they did before treatment.

POA

Peri Orbital Augmentation (POA) otherwise known as the Non-Surgical Lower Eyelid Lift is a procedure that was pioneered by Dr. Lisa Airan and Dr. Trevor Born. Noticing the common appearance of tired under eyes that ended up making the entire face look aged and sleepy, the doctors and real life married pair created this innovative non-surgical procedure. The Non-Surgical Eyelid lift restores volume to the under eye area and cheek which results in an improved contour and a well rested appearance without the need for eyelid surgery.

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