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Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in blog, Cosmetic Surgery | 0 comments

Lunchtime Quick-fixes

Lunchtime Quick-fixes


Botox ushered in the era of the “lunch-hour” cosmetic procedure and now, there are even more procedures to choose such as from smoothing lines, and plumping lips to getting rid of sun damage. The big advantage in entrusting the job to a doctor is that no one else will even know about your lunch-hour procedure, if you so wish it.
So, what exactly can you do and what will it do for you?

Botox and Derma Fillers
There are a variety of products in the market – collectively called derma fillers – that fill mild lines to deep wrinkles. Botox is the most popular among lunch-time procedures, and is used to fill in those dynamic wrinkles that show up whenever you smile, frown or show emotion. Collagen injections and products made from hyaluronic acid gel are popular fillers.

These fillers can all be done in minutes and can fill in moderate to deep wrinkles,plump up the lips and even help smooth out some acne scars.

Skin Resurfacing Treatments
Several procedures fall under the category of lunch-hour skin resurfacing such as peels, micro-dermabrasion and laser resurfacing. Since these tend to be a little more traumatic to the skin, the treatments are generally mild and require several sessions to get the desired results. This is done so that you can return to work without the redness and swelling that accompanies stronger procedures.

Chemical Peels
How it works
This is a technique used to remove layers of damaged, unhealthy, dull or aged skin to reveal newer, softer and younger looking skin
The results are not apparent for a couple of days because the skin has to actually peel off

Kinds of peels

  • Two popular chemical peels are glycolic and salicylic acid peels.
  • A wide range of international peels is available like Arginine peel, Lactic peel, Biopeel, Combination peels, etc.

Can be used for

  • Dull skin
  • Patchy pigmented skin of face, arms, legs or back
  • Skin lightening of face, neck, arms,legs, back
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Instant skin glow
  • Reduction in oiliness of skin
  • Reduction of open pores
  • As regular maintenance treatment for healthy skin and anti-ageing
  • Sun damaged skin on face, neck, shoulders
  • Reduction of patchy pigmented skin like freckles, sunspots, age spots, melasma,etc.
  • Reduction of mild early ageing fine lines and wrinkles

Hot trend

  • Used as part of bridal skin preparations packages
  • As ‘Party’ peel

What you can expect

  • A session lasts for 30 – 40 minutes, after which you can get back to work. Hence it is also called ‘lunch-time peel’
  • You need to cleanse the skin gently,and apply post peel creams as advised toyou
  • Do not scratch
  • Avoid the sun and use a high SPF and UVA block sunscreen
  • Do not use your routine anti-aging creams for a week or later. Start them only on your dermatologist’s advice

Fractional Erbium Laser for rejuvenation (Laser Peel)

How it works

  • This delivers laser light in tiny beams. The beams create small areas of tissue injury, while sparing surrounding normal skin from damage. Subsequent re-growth of cells and new collagen expression from neighbouring healthy tissue provides a quicker remodeling process, with little or no downtime.
  • Does not require any anesthesia,  dye application or any elaborate cooling process, thus requiring very little preparation and clean up time
  • Unlike other lasers that vapourise skin layers, these non-ablative lasers work under the skin to stimulate collagen production
  • The downside is that it takes several months for collagen to reproduce and create volume
  • Results are typically seen after 2-3 days in the form of a fresh new look to the face

Can be used for
It works really well for lines around the eyes and mouth

What you can expect

  • Each treatment session can be completed in 15-30 minutes
  • Since it has no or minimal downtime, a majority of individuals are able to resume their normal activities the same day. Shaving can also be done after the treatment
  • Is virtually pain free, and with no side effects
  • The skin may look a little dirty after 1-2 days following treatment. After that you will find your skin looks smoother, and fresher
  • You might choose to have 1-2 annual treatments in order to keep the youthful appearance
  • Avoid direct sun exposure, and use a good sunscreen with a good moisturizer


How it works

  • Micro-dermabrasion is a little more aggressive, but it can be performed with a gentle touch
  • This procedure basically sand-blasts the skin, scrapes the dead cells off the top, and then vacuums it up

What you can expect

  • You may have some redness afterwards, but the results are readily visible as new healthy skin is revealed, and the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots are reduced

If you decide to use your lunch-hour to rejuvenate your face with Botox or a little micro-dermabrasion, make sure you have an experienced cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist perform the procedure. Just because it can be done in a few minutes doesn’t mean something can’t go wrong.That lunch-time secret will be obvious to everyone if things go awry.
Hydrafacial or ‘Party’ Facial

How it works

  • Hydrafacial = Micro-dermabrasion +Hydropeel + Serum based skin resurfacing
  • It is the only procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin.

Can be used for

  • Instant skin brightening and glow
  • Lightening of brown spots on face
  • Treatment of oily skin and open pores
  • Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Maintenance of glowing skin

Special advantages

  • This machine is exclusively found withspecially trained dermatologists only. Anextensive analysis of your skin leads to anindividual treatment and care plan
  • The dermatologist decides the depthof abrasion to be done individually foryour skin condition. Proper selection isresponsible for the perfection of the micro-dermabrasion procedure
  • Special tip removes dull dead skinwhile simultaneously introducing vitaminserums
  • Dry diamond crystal-free abrasioncan be combined with wet hydrafacialtreatment for deeper abrasion and betterglow
  • A deep micro massage improves cellmetabolism and rejuvenates the skin fromwithin. It optimises the absorption rate ofthe active ingredients as well as improvescirculation. Such massage improveslymphatic drainage, and reduces swellingof face

Skin specific serums help in deepcleansing, exfoliating, extracting, hydrating,antioxidant treatment and more

What you can expect

  • No discomfort or downtime
  • The treatment is soothing, moisturising,non-invasive and non-irritating. It boostsdull skin with antioxidants, fresh oxygenand hydrating serums which can bringinstant life to lifeless skins
  • Each treatment is individuallyharmonised to your skin type and structure
  • Your skin feels as though you had a mini facelift – your skin feels firm, revived,fresh and healthy. The results are visibly boosted after each treatment
  • Your skin may look slightly flushed immediately after the treatment, but should return to normal in 10 to 30 minutes.Your skin will look and feel smoother and brighter instantly, and you are ready to face the world confidently in just 30 minutes


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