Tweak me right

Aesthetics have come a long way and, there is no denying that our appetite for tweakments has grown. Here are some beauty regimes to try in 2021.

By Dr Mansi Mukherjee

Published: Fri 18 Dec 2020, 6:20 PM

1. Flawless skin and a fuller head of hair cannot be an illusion. That's why PRP!

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is a rejuvenation treatment that uses the innate healing and regenerative powers of your own blood to tackle a host of beauty concerns that range from improving skin texture, colour and tone to supporting resurfacing of acne-damaged skin and stimulating healthy hair growth. A series of at least four to six sessions, three to four weeks apart, is required to see optimum results. Your doctor may alternate other therapies with PRP for best results. You would want to follow that with maintenance sessions for long-term benefits to take firm root.

2. Mommy tummy or flabby belly will be a thing of the past with CoolSculpting® or Cooltech

CoolSculpting® and Cooltech are two revolutionary technologies based on Cryolipolysis (Cryotherapy). Using applicators, these technologies freeze, destroy and eliminates fat tissue from the problem area, while still being completely safe and non-invasive. These can be used for small unwanted pockets of fat like double chin, love handles, bra fat, or sculpting the abdomen or thigh areas. Results in the treated area may be noticeable within few weeks of the procedure. More permanent results may be noticed after two or three months.

3. Highly coveted toned six-pack abs made possible

An FDA cleared non-invasive procedure, which involves no needles, anaesthesia or downtime, the EMSculpt leverages High-Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic (HIFEM®) technology to induce muscle contractions, which trigger hyperplasia and hypertrophy of muscles leading to toned muscles in your abdomen, buttocks, arms and calves too. You will be able to witness noticeable improvement of muscle strength and tone within 10-12 weeks after the last session. You are the right candidate if you are fit but despite spending long hours at the gym, you find yourself struggling to get that sculpted look.

4. Firmer, younger jawline no longer a beauty woe

Collagen makes the skin firm, flexible and lends youthful glory. With increasing age, sun exposure and our busy lifestyle which includes bending down on our phones and laptops for many hours in a day, the lower face begins to show signs of sagging and our once beautiful skin feels dull and wrinkled. Ultherapy, is a non-invasive approach to rejuvenate and tighten the skin of your face, neck, décolleté and even the body

5. Smooth skin never goes out of fashion, that's why Botox.

The repetitive contraction of facial muscles on a daily basis causes our skin to bunch together and to eventually form permanent lines and wrinkles. How do we undo them? The solution comes down to reversing the very process that causes it in the first place. And that's precisely what Botox® does. The treatment also reduces the visible signs of ageing by preventing the formation of new lines. You will see the smoothening effect in around four to seven days. The effect is dramatic and the refreshed look lasts for anywhere between three to five months, depending on your body chemistry. You could repeat the treatment to retain that youthful look.

Before you sign up for any tweakment, be sure you are in the right hands and that an experienced doctor who understands your skin and your concerns performs the treatments. Also if injectables are a part of your tweakments, check if the brand has proven safety and efficacy and is ministry approved.

Dr Mansi Mukherjee is the Head of Medical Services and Innovation at Kaya Skin Clinic, Middle East.

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