Here at EL, we’re always on the quest for the hottest aesthetic treatments that’ll solve all our niggling beauty woes. This month, we round up four minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments for a complete, inside-and-out skin and body rejuvenation!
THE TREATMENT: ULTHERAPY
FOR: Reducing wrinkles and fine creases around the eyes and upper lips
WHAT’S INVOLVED? This non-invasive, non-surgical procedure is a great alternative to anti-ageing injectables such as Botox and fillers. Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver the right amount of ultrasound energy at precisely the right depths and temperatures. This energy triggers a natural response under the skin, kick-starting the regenerative process that produces fresh, new collagen.
New to the treatment is a 1.5mm transducer, which offers additional skin rejuvenation benefits on top of the deeper tightening effects of the current 4.5mm and 3mm transducers. The 1.5mm transducer is suitable for treating the thin, delicate skin around the eyes and lips, including crow’s feet and those vertical lines that radiate from the upper lip.
The result? A fresher, more youthful look with no downtime – except, possibly, for a slight redness that subsides within a few days.
THE TREATMENT: BTL EXILIS ULTRA FEMME 360
FOR: Vaginal tightening and rejuvenation
WHAT’S INVOLVED? A non-surgical treatment, US FDA-cleared technology for loose skin on both the face and the body, the BTL Exilis Ultra system is a popular top-to-toe procedure that fights skin laxity, wrinkles, cellulite and small pockets of fat. The latest upgrade to the treatment is the BTL Exilis Ultra Femme 360, a new device that promises to increase blood flow, support the production of elastin and firm up your intimate region in just eight minutes.
As a consequence of vaginal childbirth or even sexual activity, the vaginal tissues can in time become overstretched and weakened – especially around the vaginal opening. This can result in a feeling of “looseness”, less sensation during intercourse and reduced sexual satisfaction.
The new Femme applicator uses focused monopolar radiofrequency to encourage greater collagen production in order to tighten, firm up and rejuvenate the vaginal and labia tissues. Featuring a 360-degree ring applicator, the treatment offers a more homogenous distribution of the energy, resulting in an improvement after just one session. What’s more, it involves no pain and no downtime – so you can pop by for a quick treatment during lunchtime.
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THE TREATMENT: THERMAGE
FOR: Tightening skin on the forehead, cheeks and neck
WHAT’S INVOLVED? This non-invasive radio frequency (RF) treatment heats up and stimulates the deep layers of collagen and elastin, tightening loose and saggy skin. It is done as a day procedure with topical anaesthesia; or, for greater patient comfort, intravenous sedation. Suitable for those with mild to moderate laxity in their forehead, cheeks and neck, the RF-based therapy can also be used on darker skin tones, unlike light-based therapies.
While you may expect some swelling and redness for up to 24 hours, this treatment requires significantly less downtime in comparison with thread-lifts, brow-lifts and composite facelifts. A single session will show results after six to eight weeks, once the new collagen has formed. The full effects can be expected to last for up to a year, after which you can consider maintenance sessions.
To maximise the benefits, make sure your skin is in tip-top condition before your appointment, as healthy skin responds best to the treatment. Use sunblock every day to minimise UVinduced degradation of the collagen and elastin in your skin. Finally, you’ll save money by having all the necessary areas treated in a single session, rather than at different times.
THE TREATMENT: ADR-C BREAST ENHANCEMENT
FOR: Fuller, ampler breasts
A popular choice for those looking to add volume to their bust while removing stubborn fat from other parts of the body, this minimally invasive fat-grafting procedure transfers fat tissue from one part of the body – the abdomen, thighs or buttocks – to your breasts.
First, liposuction is used to extract the excess fat, which is then purified and reinjected into the breasts. The result? An instantly fuller, ampler bosom, as well as a slimmer body. Over the weeks that follow, the fat cells become integrated into the surrounding breast tissue, giving you more defined and firmer breasts over time.
Unlike silicon breast implants, there is no risk of ruptures, leaking or shifting. Recovery time is also much shorter than for standard breast implant surgery.
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