We all want to look our best, and beauty centers offer the widest range of treatments that can help us achieve this.
Whereas beauty parlors typically concentrate on a few select beauty treatments, such as hair styling, at beauty centers you’ll find many more cosmetic treatments that go deeper for more long-lasting results.In this article, we’ll look at some of the most common treatments you’ll find at beauty centers today, as well as some of the newest, cutting-edge options only available at top beauty centers.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is used to get rid of unwanted hair on the face or body.
It’s a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can offer permanent (or near-permanent) removal of hair after several sessions, usually around 6-8.
Laser treatments work by emitting a wavelength of light in a specific color that targets the hair follicle stem cells.
Several popular variants of hair removal laser treatments exist, with diode laser (e.g., LightSheer) treatment arguably being the most successful.
Diode laser hair removal works particularly well on those with darker hair. It has a pneumatic head that draws out the skin, allowing the hair follicle to be targeted more effectively.
Alexandrite is an alternative that directs heat to disable the follicle through an alexandrite crystal. It’s best for darker skin tones, reducing the chance of hyperpigmentation of the skin from the procedure.
One of the clear signs of aging is a loss of volume in one’s skin.
This is most noticeable on the face, where pronounced volume loss manifests in thin lips, wrinkles between the nose and mouth, and a lack of jawline definition. Hands, too, can appear bonier.
Dermal fillers are injected into the skin or beneath it to restore volume.
Restylane, for example, is a hyaluronic acid gel dermal filler made from substances found naturally in our bodies, so there’s no chance of an allergic reaction.
The procedure takes less than an hour to complete and the results can last up to 12 months.
Wrinkles significantly age one’s face, so wrinkle treatments are some of the most popular options chosen at a beauty center.
The most common wrinkle treatment is to clear frown lines that appear around the eyes and mouth and between the eyebrows.
One of the most widely-recognized anti-aging treatments available at beauty centers, Botox is an anti-wrinkle treatment that works to relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles.
Botox works by injecting clostridium botulinum toxin A into the muscles in the face, paralyzing them for up to four months.
A very similar wrinkle treatment is Dysport. It uses the same toxin to paralyze the muscles, but the concentration is more diluted, making it a better option for larger areas.
Chemical peels represent a quick way to treat a variety of skin aberrations, such as sun scarring, acne scarring, and fine lines. The chemicals used in the peel reveal newer, fresher skin underneath, giving the face a more youthful look.
Chemical peels are available at various strengths, so you can start with a superficial peel to gauge your skin’s reaction.
Skin peeling does occur for around 10 days, so chemical peel treatments must be planned accordingly.
Like chemical peels, microdermabrasion is an esthetician service designed to remove dead cells and reveal healthier skin.
Instead of a chemical, though, microdermabrasion uses ultra-fine microcrystals, typically aluminum dioxide, sprayed onto the skin in a fine mist.
Microdermabrasion works well on black heads and white heads and can decrease the appearance of scars.
Usefully, results can be seen immediately and there’s no downtime after the procedure, though you are required to minimize your exposure to the sun while your skin heals.
Many of us would like to remove pockets of fat on our bodies but find the idea of surgery to be a step too far.
Fat freezing is a non-invasive alternative to liposuction that freezes and kills fat cells. This works because fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than the tissues that surround them.
With the precise and controlled cooling of fat cells, the treated fat cells freeze and die. Your body metabolizes the fat cells and removes them. Within around three weeks of treatments, you’ll be able to see a significant reduction in fat.CoolSculpting is the best-known fat freezing technology today, and it has FDA clearance for treating visible fat bulges.
Spider Vein Treatment
Spider veins are small red, purple, and blue veins visible under the skin. They’re often found on the legs but appear on the face, too.
In most cases, they’re painless and don’t cause significant health problems, but they’re indicative of unhealthy valves in veins causing blood to pool near the surface of the skin. Moreover, they’re unsightly and many people want to treat them to minimize their appearance.
Sclerotherapy is the preferred treatment for spider veins. By injecting a solution into the small vessels, the veins close up and the body reabsorbs them. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes, but results typically take several weeks to properly show.Spider veins in the face are more commonly treated with laser or light treatments. Heating the vascular lesions causes them to spasm and close and the body once again will absorb these veins that are no longer needed. Downtime is minimal, though it typically requires several treatments for spider veins to be removed completely.
Get a Consultation
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the available treatments you can get at a qualified beauty center, but these are certainly the most common types of professional services you can receive.It can sometimes be hard to navigate your options, as the cosmetic treatment industry is full of buzzwords, trademarks, and brand names.
We recommend you have a consultation with a professional, qualified, certified doctor or nurse with years of experience offering cosmetic treatments, as they will be able to advise the best treatments for your particular goal.