If there are aspects of your appearance that are keeping you from looking and feeling your best, know that you don’t need to commit to an extensive surgical procedure to get the revitalized look you want. Take a look at these five excellent lunchtime rejuvenation procedures that can have you looking like a younger, slimmer version of yourself in no time.
Microneedling is quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for both women and men, and it can be a great option for you if you want to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, acne scars, rough skin texture or a dull, lackluster complexion.
Using a device like SkinPen®, microneedling works by creating tiny holes in your skin to stimulate its natural production of collagen. The result is a smoother, more youthful and radiant appearance that develops over time as the amount of collagen in your skin increases.
While microneedling is a quick and easy procedure with no downtime, you should expect to experience some facial redness and swelling within the first day or so after your treatment.
BOTOX® injections are also a common lunchtime procedure to get rid of lines and wrinkles at the corners of your eyes, between your eyebrows and across your forehead. This treatment works by temporarily relaxing the muscle contractions that cause expression lines to form, creating a smoother complexion while still maintaining a natural look.
Although BOTOX® treatments will need to be repeated every several months to keep the same great results, you can easily schedule your appointment during your lunchbreak and get right back to work and your other regular activities directly after.
Most BOTOX® treatments only take about 15 to 30 minutes, so you can be in and out the door in a flash.
Fillers are similar to BOTOX®, but instead of relaxing your facial muscles, these products help to fill in lines, wrinkles and creases by “plumping” your skin beneath the surface. To do this, many dermal fillers contain a naturally-occurring sugar called hyaluronic acid, which can bind to and retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water molecules.
Certain injectable fillers like Restylane® can also provide a plumping effect to your lips, creating a fuller, poutier look without appearing fake or “done.”
If you’re in a never-ending struggle with a double chin that just won’t seem to budge, no matter how hard you exercise, Kybella™ just may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Kybella™ is a nonsurgical, injectable treatment to melt away extra fat in the area between your chin and your neck for a sleeker, better defined jawline.
While you may see a noticeable improvement in your double chin after just one treatment, most people see the best results after completing a series of 2 to 6 sessions. Each of these appointments only lasts about 30 minutes, though, making Kybella™ a convenient way to say goodbye to your double chin and enjoy a newfound sense of self-confidence to boot.
Whether you’ve got pesky love handles, a belly pooch or other stubborn pockets of fat that aren’t responding to your diet and exercise regimens, nonsurgical CoolSculpting® could be your ticket to a slimmer, sleeker shape.
CoolSculpting® uses an innovative technique known as cryolipolysis to safely and effectively freeze and destroy targeted fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissue. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting® won’t keep you from going about your day like normal, and many people see their results start to develop as soon as three weeks after treatment.
Dr. Jennifer Harrington is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota. Harrington Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive techniques performed by a highly specialized all-female team of board-certified plastic surgeons and professional staff.