Some believe that to change the look of their faces or bodies, they must undergo a lengthy procedure under general anesthesia and go through an extended recovery period as they allow their bodies to return to normal. While major changes may require this type of commitment, there are numerous procedures these days that can be done in under an hour, and that leave little more than transient redness as a side effect. In fact, many men and women schedule these types of treatments during their lunch hours, returning to work within the hour. Consider the following fast options that can do everything from improving wrinkles and skin tone to hydrating the skin and lightening age spots.
Botox can take care of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. It works by paralyzing the small muscles beneath the skin that create the wrinkles. Botox takes only 20 minutes or less, and pain is minimal. There are no marks or redness following the procedure. Results can be noticed within two to seven days.
Dermal fillers such as Juvaderm take only 30 to 45 minutes to receive, and results last for several months. Dermal fillers can be used to improve the plumpness of the skin by adding a type of collagen or similar substance into the skin.
Thermage is a radiofrequency treatment that addresses everything from wrinkles to skin tone by targeting the collagen that one already has to remodel it and to increase new collagen production. Amazing results can be seen in just one treatment, and there is no downtime.
Hydrafacial tones and thoroughly moisturizes the face using hydradermabrasion along with antioxidant serums. The process is non-painful, and patients can immediately use their own facial products and even makeup immediately following the procedure.