The most commonly performed lunch time anti ageing procedures are :
It is better understood as skin polishing by some, is a quick way to get a healthy , glowing and youthful skin. It helps repair facial skin that takes a beating from the sun and the effects of aging. It removes outer dead skin by mxing slight abrasion and suction. STRESS, DULL COMPLEXION , EARLY WRINKLES, BLEMISHES………. I see a lot of clients in my practice where skin polishing is excellent lunch hour rejuvenation. It is most commonly demanded cosmetic treatment in my clinic. One advanced version of microdermabrasion --- Parisa Advanced Microdermabrasion –is performed for patients of 30 years and above for better anti ageing outcome. Results are best if done in hands of an expert dermatologist. Time : 45 – 60 mins
MUSCLE RELAXING INJECTIONS LIKE BOTOX
These are used to soften the dynamic action lines like frown line, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, bunny lines etc. Regardless of the steps taken to maintain youthful skin, it is inevitable that the lines and wrinkles will eventually develop. One of the easiest way to remove them is Botox. The protein is injected into the muscle concerned. Done in 3- 5 minutes and lasts for 4 – 6 months. The procedure is totally painless and shoos away wrinkles for good 6 months. It is done for men as well as women .It is also indicated in under arm, palm and soles sweating. Time : 3 – 5 minutes
These can be collagen, hyaluronic acidsuch as esthelis, perlane, radiesse , juvederm etc. These again can be used for filling laugh lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, plumping the lips, cheek and chin lift, sunken cheeks, receding chins. It takes only 15 – 20 minutes and gives instant results . Fillers stay for 9 months to 2 years. Time : 15 minutes
Depending upon the indication, a complete saga of all the latest peels is available with us for different skin problems without any side effects as were observed with old peels . Time : 10 - 20 minutes
LASER AND LIGHT BASED TECHNOLOGIES
Palomar FRASER LUX 1540 nm stimulate collagen production, reduces fine wrinkles and acne scars, old surgical marks as well as pigmentation, causes skin tightening (facial rejuvenation). I personally love the day when I have more Palomar treatments on my list for the day because it has given me upto 85 – 95 % results ( whereas literature mentions only 50 – 60 % results ) . IPL laser is used for photofacials with excellent results.
It uses the radiofequency waves to tighten the collagen in the skin ad stimulates new collagen formation . 4 – 6 sessions are required to build a good quantity of collagen. Ideal for mild to moderate wrinkles and sagging skin (face, neck , arms). I has no side effects, pain or downtime. So it is safe, non invasive , effective and affordable.
Mesotherapy is a non-surgical Out patient treatment. Mesotherapy employs multiple injections of pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications, plant extracts, vitamins, and other ingredients into the subcutaneous fat. Mesotherapy injections allegedly target adipose fat cells, apparently by inducing lipolysis, rupture and cell death among fat cells. Among its many applications, mesotherapy is used to eliminate cellulite/ localized fat deposits (EYE BAGS, DOUBLE CHIN), promote weight loss, provide anti-aging and facial glow and rejuvenation benefits and to counter hair loss (alopecia). The cost of Mesotherapy is low enough to be accessible to the working class. While the cost of Mesotherapy will vary based on cocktail quality and demand, the cost of sessions tend to range between $200 and $800 USD each if seeking treatment in North America. In India, it's available at much lower . Time :15 - 30 mins
There is now new French technology available – DERMAROLLER – that has been successfully used for skin rejuvenation as well as depressed acne / pox scars giving good results in 4 - 8 sessions. Filling of scars is amazng. There is absolutely no down time, just few hours of redness and swelling. Time : 30 – 40 minutes
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