Many individuals resolve to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle when Jan. 1 rolls around. While these are great goals to set, and will certainly help you achieve a more youthful appearance, why not consider finally getting that minimally invasive cosmetic procedure you’ve been thinking about as well?
The New Year is a great time to consider these treatments, since you will likely be cooped up in the house as the snow falls, and will heal just in time for Valentine’s Day. Moreover, if your plan is to do more yoga or hit the treadmill each day, people may chalk up your new look to weight loss rather than facial rejuvenation.
Botox has been very popular in recent years due to its effectiveness, short healing time and relatively low cost. It also has a number of purposes, from reducing the appearance of laugh lines to stopping excessive underarm sweat.
If acne scarring has been hurting your confidence, now might be a good time to consider laser acne treatment. Technology has come a long way since earlier methods, so today’s procedures can quickly and effectively minimize the marks of past skin conditions.
Laser hair removal can help you say bye-bye to waxing, bleaching and shaving the upper lip or stubborn chin hairs. You may require more than one session to remove all unwanted hair, but modern lasers can provide smooth results, regardless of your skin or hair color.
The New Year may also be a good opportunity to get rid of regrettable tattoos through laser tattoo removal, especially if the ink reminds you of a past love or a time in your life that has ended.
No matter what procedure you choose, be sure to do plenty of research before going under the needle or laser.
It’s a good idea to consult with a healthcare provider before choosing the right one, even if it means interviewing multiple physicians. It’s better to spend your time being picky about your professional than to spend time and money fixing a botched procedure.
Check to make sure the facility or medical spa that you are going to is accredited and trusted. It may even be a good idea to ask friends and family members for recommendations.
Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.