6 Popular Post-Quaratine Cosmetic Procedures

6 Popular Post-Quarantine Cosmetic Procedures

As businesses reopen, many of us are heading back to the office and seeing our social calendars fill back up. At the same time, patients are flocking to their doctors in preparation for this comeback. After a year of ups and downs and constant changes, check out your options for ways to look rested, refreshed, and ready for a new start with our cosmetic procedures!

1. EmSculpt, for tightening & toning muscles on the fly.

EmSculpt is an FDA-approved technique that mimics your body’s own movements, forcing muscles in the targeted area to contract, just as they would by doing crunches, sit-ups, or squats. The EmSculpt machine uses electromagnetic waves, also known as HIFEM – High Intensity, Focused Electro-Magnetic energy. This energy is focused on the targeted treatment area to force your muscles to contract rapidly for about half an hour, and allows your body to experience the results as if you did 20,000 crunches on your own. Over the course of several sessions, EmSculpt provides visible results that include increased abdominal muscle definition, less lower belly fat and amore defined waistline.You might not get the bragging rights of completing 20,000 crunches on your own, but at least you’ll get the muscle tone!

Similar to abdominal treatments, Emsculpt for the buttocks is an excellent option for patients looking to tone, smooth and add lift to their butt. As electromagnetic waves are directed at the buttocks, fat cells are sent into a state of apoptosis, which allows the body to naturally mark them as ineffective and ultimately clear them out and make way for increased muscle definition and tone. Can’t decide which area you want to treat first? We often have patients schedule simultaneous sessions for multiple areas, such as their abdomen and their buttocks, so that they can get both treated in the same day!

2. Salt facials, for renewed and refreshed skin.

Your face, perhaps more than any other part of you, is the one you pay more attention to. It’s the first thing you look at in the mirror first thing in the morning. When you’re tired, it shows, and if you’re feeling happy your face simply glows. And there’s a reason why you give your face so much extra care. It’s also what others look at when they see you. It’s no wonder the majority of beauty products in the market are all about your face. The skin, the eyelids, the eyebrows, the nose, and the lips. 

There are lots of products to help you accentuate your beauty and hide any blemishes. But there’s one skin blemish that no cosmetic can help you with. Unwanted skin conditions. You can’t hide them, cover them, or gloss over them. Which is where our SaltFacial skin treatment comes in. Say goodbye to unwanted skin conditions, and hello to a more beautiful you!

3.Fractora skin resurfacing, to address acne scars.

Suffering from a skin condition or noticeable change such as acne, scars, wrinkles, discoloration or sagging is common. Nevertheless, it’s something both men and women are eager to avoid and reverse if at all possible. While options were once limited when it came to reducing the appearance of these skin imperfections, the field of cosmetic technology has made great strides in techniques and strategies used to reduce and even eliminate everything from fine lines and wrinkles to acne scarring and stretch marks.

Today, many patients looking to improve their overall skin condition are turning to Fractora skin resurfacing. This innovative cosmetic procedure uses radiofrequency technology that works to reverse the effects of lower collagen levels in the skin as well as the results of sun damage or genetic predispositions to changes in pigmentation.

A combination of micro pins is paired with heat in order to enable Fractora to reach the deep levels of skin where collagen growth can be provoked and promoted. This minimally invasive treatment is equally effective for men and women and comes with the added benefit of being effective across an array of skin tones and color.

4. Chemical peels, for the ultimate skin rejuvenation.

Much of the skin damage caused by external factors affects the top layer of skin. It’s here that the most visible changes occur and can lead to dissatisfaction on an aesthetic level. The key to working towards a more youthful appearance when it comes to facial skin is to get below the surface and promote healthy skin rejuvenation and cell growth. Chemical peels achieve this by going well beyond a surface cleansing and removing the top layer of dead skin completely to stimulate the production of new skin cell growth below. 

Chemical peels are manufactured from acidic solutions which can be formulated to remove dead skin cells to a specified level depending on the area of the body being treated. At its most basic, a chemical peel removes the old to reveal the new. Many patients elect to be treated with chemical peels when they suffer from acne, acne scarring, age spots, uneven skin tone, fine lines, and moderate wrinkles.

5. Dermal fillers, for getting the perfect jawline.

The world of cosmetic services is constantly changing and offering new ways to enhance and highlight our natural appearance, and one treatment option that has become increasingly popular is focused on the jawline. Using facial fillers on the jaw and jowls can help patients improve the structure of the lower face, increase the definition of the jawline, give a lift to the upper neck area, and reduce the prominence of jowls. 

When treating the jaw and jowl area with facial fillers, we’re referencing two different parts of the face, though connected. The jaw area is the lower part of the head, starting at just below the templates and ending at the chin, while the jowls are the fleshy part of the lower cheeks and lower jaw. 

Jawline contouring is a popular procedure for slimming the jawline and creating a more balanced facial profile. Over time, aging can impact the elasticity of the jawline and create jowls. A sagging jawline can add age to someone’s appearance and also impact the balance of the face. Jawline contour using injections is popular for men and women who want to create a more defined jawline. Facial fillers in these areas are often used to strengthen the jawline, improve the appearance of a “double chin”, define and add sharpness to the jawline, or provide greater facial symmetry in this area. A lax jawline causes the skin in the center of the face to loosen and sag, while a firm jawline helps some look fit and confident.

Using dermal fillers in this area can provide a rejuvenated, youthful appearance, increase the sharpness of the jawline, and address patient concerns of sagging skin in this area, which commonly occurs over time and with age. Dermal fillers are a great way to address areas of the face that are affected by regular, repeated movements that cause “dynamic” or “fine” lines over time.  As these specific muscles move over time, they lose more and more of their natural collagen and elasticity, resulting in loose, sagging skin in the affected areas. In fact, as one area on the face continues to age, it can have effects on other areas of the face as well. Overall, the loss of volume in one area of the face inevitably causes the loss of volume across the entire face.  

6. Microblading

Microblading can be a great source of stress relief as those who undergo the treatment no longer have to worry about changes in their appearance through the day or course of athletic activities. For individuals that suffer from alopecia or have lost their eyebrows as a negative result of chemotherapy, microblading can lead to positive and pleasing results.

Patients with thin or non-existent eyebrows are often concerned with the amount of time it takes to enhance the look on their own. The process of coloring in eyebrows on a daily basis can add up on the clock as well as in the pocketbook with the products that are required. Microblading in St. Louis is a fast outpatient procedure that also helps patients save time in the long run. Once microblading is complete, patients no longer have to worry about spending time in the morning applying makeup or covering in their eyebrows. Similarly, those athletes  often worry about products used to enhance eyebrows, smudging or smearing during workouts and exercise, and microblading can be the perfect solution.

Our team of medical professionals is dedicated to providing a comprehensive approach to patient care. When we schedule your initial consultation, we set aside the necessary time for Dr. Wright to review your medical history and speak one-on-one about the different options available to you, according to your specific and personal goals. We know that every cosmetic procedure comes with an emotional impact and expectation, and we believe every patient deserves an experience that is comfortable, safe and successful.  An initial consultation is also the best time for patients to voice any questions, concerns or preferences they may have prior to setting up a personalized treatment plan. Contact us today to book your cosmetic procedures!