Summer’s over! Depending on your point of view, going back-to-school can be a time of excitement or dread. If you’re a kid returning to classes after a fun-filled summer, it’s time to buckle down and study. If you’re a parent sending your kids to school after three months of constantly having them at home, it may be a time to celebrate the peace and quiet.
One way to celebrate back-to-school is to spoil yourself with a non-surgical cosmetic treatment. Whether you’ll be heading to the front of the class to teach or you’re just looking forward to having some more time to yourself once again, here are a few options to help you refresh your look, just in time for the next parent-teacher night.
If you regularly exfoliate at home, then you know that removing the top layer of dead cells from your skin can help you get a healthy glow. You can think of microdermabrasion as an amped-up version of your at-home exfoliation routine. During a microdermabrasion treatment, an aesthetician will use a tool called a Diamond Tome to slough away dead, dull skin cells. The treatment is quick, usually taking less than one hour, and requires little to no downtime afterward.
Microdermabrasion is designed to be a far milder version of dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is an invasive procedure that requires anesthesia and usually has a lengthy recovery period. It helps to refresh your look and dramatically rejuvenate your skin, but the downtime and commitment involved are often too much for many people.
Microdermabrasion can help improve many cosmetic issues related to signs of aging, such as wrinkles, dark spots, and scarring. After a microdermabrasion treatment, you’ll want to wear sunscreen and minimize sun exposure to help protect your skin as it heals. You’ll be able to resume your regular activities immediately after the treatment.
Exfoliating the skin is just one way to help refresh your appearance. Another option is to undergo a microneedling treatment to help boost collagen production and to fix issues such as dark spots, scarring, and fine lines.
SkinPen is an in-office microneedling treatment. The length of the needles can be adjusted anywhere from 0.25 mm to 2.5 mm. The deeper the treatment, the more dramatic the results.
Microneedling helps to rejuvenate the skin by creating hundreds of tiny, controlled injuries. The body responds to these injuries by increasing blood flow to the area and producing new skin cells and collagen, the protein responsible for making the skin firm and smooth.
Like microdermabrasion, treatment with the SkinPen is quick, usually taking less than one hour. Initial results are visible about a week after the first treatment. Many people continue to see improvement in their skin’s appearance for up to six months afterward.
After a summer spent on the beach or by the pool, you might be extra conscious of the little roll of fat you have around your abdomen or the saddlebags on your thighs. As people head back to school or work, you might consider booking a Coolsculpting consultation for yourself.
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive treatment for getting rid of stubborn, unwanted fat deposits. The treatment can be used in several areas of the body, including the thighs, hips, stomach/abdomen, under the chin, and around the “bra roll.” Some providers, such as Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique offer Dualsculpting, which lets you treat two areas of the body simultaneously.
The treatment works by chilling excess fat in the selected areas. During the brief procedure, the cold temperatures destroy the unwanted fat cells. Once the cells are destroyed, the body flushes them out gradually, creating a slimmer look. Coolsculpting itself is a quick treatment, taking less than one hour. Usually, final results from a Coolsculpting session are visible after approximately 16 weeks.
Plump, full lips are still very much on-trend this year. In response to the demand for lip fillers, brands such as Juvederm have come out with hyaluronic acid fillers designed specifically for use in the lips.
Juvederm Volbella is designed to both plump up the lips and to help fill in fine lines that often form around the mouth. Volbella is a specially formulated type of hyaluronic acid that is meant to create improved definition in the lips while providing natural results.
After getting Vobella injections, you should be able to see your results immediately. Results can last for up to a year, although there can be some variation from patient to patient. There’s no downtime needed after Volbella injections, so you can head back to work, home, or to the classroom ASAP.
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas, offers a range of non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic treatments requiring little downtime. Whether you’re looking to get fuller lips or a rejuvenated appearance as the world heads back to school, there’s a treatment for you at Mirror Mirror. Call 281-810-9083 to schedule a consultation today.