Top Eight Popular Treatments for Mothers
Being a wife, mother, and daughter is a 24/7 all-year commitment. It’s a thankless yet priceless job, and we often don’t think twice about putting the needs of our family first before ourselves. As devoted as you are to fulfilling everyone else’s needs, you deserve some time out for yourself and your own personal needs.
There is nothing like feeling beautiful inside and out. Here are eight popular treatments that you should set aside time for.
1. Wrinkle reduction with botulinum neuromodulators
With each birthday, the increasing number of candles on your cake can be a little depressing. Especially when your age starts showing up as wrinkles on your face. Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® effectively helps to smooth out both dynamic and static wrinkles. These botulinum neuromodulators work by effectively relaxing the muscles on wrinkle-prone areas like the forehead, crow’s feet, and frown lines. So you could say, they ease the crease away!
2. Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing
Beyond the obvious signs of aging like wrinkles, your skin texture also reveals your age. Rough, dull skin with big pores and pigments makes us look old as opposed to skin that is smooth, glowing, evenly toned, and firm. A good method of improving skin texture is through resurfacing lasers. While fractional CO2 lasers are traditional used for this purpose, it has a downtime of about a week which puts a dent on our work and social life.
Fraxel laser skin resurfacing is a good alternative as downtime is reduced to about three days. This non-ablative laser heats only the deeper layer of skin while the top-most layer of skin is retained to reduce downtime. The result is a fresh, healthy layer of new skin.
3. Glycolic acid peel and vitamin C serum infusion treatment
Think of Fraxel lasers as a big spring cleaning project that we do on a six monthly or yearly basis. But like our own home where we do general cleaning on a regular basis, we should do the same for our face too. To maintain the new skin that a resurfacing laser has given us, we should exfoliate it on a regular basis with a glycolic acid peel, which prepares the skin for better absorption of the skincare ingredients applied on the face.
We recommend that you combine a glycolic acid peel with a vitamin C serum, which is pushed deep into the skin through gentle electric pulses of iontophoresis. Vitamin C is not only good for anti-aging, it is also good for treating pigments and acne issues.
4. Ultherapy® to lift sagging skin
Don’t let sagging skin bring your confidence down. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to lift and tighten skin. This US FDA-approved skin tightening treatment is non-invasive and involves no downtime. The ultrasound energy penetrates deep into skin without causing damage to skin surface and triggers the body’s regenerative response to encourage collagen production, essentially working from the inside out. Over time, skin will be firmer, tighter, and more youthful.
It is a therapy that is suitable for both young and mature patients. While older patients might benefit from a full face and upper neck Ultherapy session, younger patients can benefit from spot treatment to the eye area for a brow lift or the jowl area to lift those cute chubby cheeks that are starting to sag.
It can even be combined with complementary therapies like botulinum neuromodulators or dermal fillers for better rejuvenation results. It can also be paired with the CoolMini, a double chin removal treatment, to give a more beautiful, contoured neckline and jawline.
5. Fill up volume loss with dermal fillers
Nothing gives a woman more confidence than firm, wrinkle-free skin. Our skin loosens due to collagen loss from aging and sun exposure. Mature women also lose facial bone volume leading to loss of support. After firming the skin using therapies like Ultherapy and rejuvenating lasers, consider plumping up the skin from the inside using dermal fillers – a combination that leads to a natural-looking result.
6. Controlled weight loss with a doctor or nutritionist
A lot of mothers complain about the weight they have gained after pregnancy. But losing weight can be a terribly difficult task since it takes will power as we are asking our body to do things contrary to what our body wants. Mention diet and exercise in one breathe, and most people will think what a chore it is to lose weight. But who says weight loss should be a lonely process that is full of pain and suffering? And who dictated that we should avoid all the food that we love in order to get on the healthier side of the weighing scale?
In fact, you can have your cake and eat it too, just as long as the calorie you put in is equal to the amount of calorie you expend. There are also weight loss aids like weight loss medications approved by local authorities or if that is not your cup of tea, meal replacements that you can turn to. But these have to be accompanied by qualified advice and monitoring by a doctor or nutritionist who knows how much weight you should lose, how fast you should lose it, and how you can lose weight safely.
7. Fat reduction with CoolSculpting
We stop producing fat cells from the age of five but whatever that’s left can increase in size particularly if we lead a less than healthy lifestyle. A highly efficient method of fat reduction is cryolipolysis used in treatments like CoolSculpting by Zeltiq.
CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells and then disposing the dead fat cells via the body’s natural elimination process. Not only are you able to remove stubborn areas of fat that you cannot get rid of through spot exercise, you are also able to contour your physique, leaving you with a more sculpted, contoured body.
8. CoolMini to target double chin
The dreaded double-chin is a common problem among many women. The CoolMini applicator from CoolSculpting is designed to be used on specific areas like the chin, knee, neck, and bra areas. This non-invasive treatment is ideal for those who are not too keen or comfortable with invasive procedures. With little or no downtime, it’s the ideal treatment to double your confidence in the appearance department!
Remember, it is not selfish to love yourself. Be kind to yourself and make your happiness a priority. A happy, confident mom has a happy, loving family. Make a difference for yourself. Happy mother’s day, mummies.
Halley Medical Aesthetics
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