I think we can agree that it’s been a weird summer so far, right? But, in the eternal words of Grace, It’s not over, not over, not over, not over yet. And now that lockdown is gradually easing, we’ll likely all want to spend more time outdoors. With the sun, though, comes shorts, skirts, swimwear, and flesh! And while that's ok in the privacy of our own gardens, being out in public can leave us feeling self-conscious about the bits of our bodies we’re not completely happy with. While body confidence is generally considered to be a state of mind, getting there is not always as easy as it seems. Fortunately, there are medical professionals out there who can help you look and feel better - often in a single treatment!
Laser hair removal - Release the legs
Body hair is a bloody nightmare. Shaving, waxing, epilating...there are loads of supposedly great ways to temporarily de-fluff, but it always comes back - and you’re left reaching for the razor on a sunny day that wasn’t forecast. But laser hair removal is an effective way to not just remove hair but actually keep it away.
So, how does this work? Well, as the name suggests, lasers are used to target the hairs (including bikini line, legs and underarm) while they’re in their active growth stage, and the heat from the laser creates intentional damage that causes the hair cells to die. Sounds good, right? And it significantly reduces hair growth by up to 90%. So, you can wear shorts, bikinis or sleeveless tops without having to worry.
It’s important to have a proper consultation with an aesthetic practitioner to see whether laser hair removal is the right treatment for you and whether it will give you the results you’re looking for, as they vary from person to person.
Body contouring - Restore body confidence
If you’re raring to get into your cossie, but you’re concerned about ‘problem’ areas, like your tummy or inner thighs, you’re certainly not alone. According to a recent YouGov report, over a third of Brits are unhappy with their bodies.
If you’re struggling to trim down stubborn areas, fat reduction and body contouring treatments can help restore confidence. These include high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology, like EMSculpt, cryopolis (fat freezing) technology, such as CoolSculpting, and laser technology, like SculpSure. In just a few sessions, you could see a noticeable difference - and all without the need for surgery. Nice!
Profhilo - Get glowing skin from within
Whether you have a big event such as a wedding coming up, or you just fancy having makeup free, gorgeous, glowing skin, a bioremodeller such as Profhilo might be just what you’re after.
In a Profhilo treatment, highly concentrated hyaluronic acid (HA) is injected into the skin, in a similar way to dermal fillers. However, the difference is that the consistency of the HA in Profhilo is much runnier and it flows through the skin where it dissipates and improves the extracellular environment.
So, what does this all mean for your skin? Moisture! After a Profhilo treatment, skin quality is improved, making it look brighter and more hydrated. And you’ll see a difference even after just one treatment.
So, don’t let anything stop you from getting out and enjoying the summer. It doesn’t last long enough to miss out! Just don’t forget to wear your SPF!