How to Make Your CoolSculpting Results Last!

How to Make Your CoolSculpting Results Last!

Now that Spring has sprung, that means Summer is right around the corner. For many, that means creating a healthier lifestyle to get out of the slump of the winter months. Some find that even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, stubborn pounds of fat can be close to impossible to shed before the summer.

 

Luckily, there is a treatment for stubborn fat known as CoolSculpting. The treatment is used to freeze off stubborn fat in as little as 4-6 weeks after treatment. It is the perfect time to get that bikini bod by summertime!

 

Cryolipolysis is a medical aesthetic treatment known as CoolSculpting. The treatment was developed by a team of doctors from Harvard that were both familiar with the term “popsicle panniculitis”. This term was coined when children lose fat off their cheeks when sucking on popsicles.

 

Doctors took the theory of popsicle panniculitis and developed it into a treatment used to burn away stubborn fat cells. They found the exact temperature in which maximized the destruction of fat cells and also leave your body unharmed. The treatment has been approved by the FDA.

 

The most impressive thing about CoolSculpting is that it physically reduces the number of fat cells in your body, whereas dieting shrinks the size of the fat cells. You can leave a CoolSculpting treatment with 20-25 percent less fat cells than you walked in with!

 

A common question about CoolSculpting is, “will I gain the weight back after the procedure?” The answer is if you continue with a healthy lifestyle and then you should not gain back any weight. Before a CoolSculpting session, you should always practise a healthy routine if you are looking to gain results faster.

 

Here are a couple of tips to make sure you achieve your most magnificent summer body ever and keep your CoolSculpting results flawless! Before changing your diet or exercise regimen, you should advise with your family physician.

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HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training)

The perfect workout for someone with a busy schedule that wants to see results fast. Typically, during a HIIT training session, you alternate between high-intensity workouts with short periods of rest (usually 2 minutes on, 20 seconds rest, repeat for 15 minutes). HIIT gives you the ability to burn fat in a shorter period of time. Usually, the higher your heartbeat is, the more fat you burn. Common exercises seen in a HIIT session are kettlebell swings, burpees, jumping jacks, jump rope and jump squats. Check with your physician before starting a new exercise routine.

 

Intermittent Fasting

A very easy regimen for someone who is not a fan of complicated dieting rules and unsatisfying foods. Intermittent fasting is a cycle between non-fasting and fasting during a specific period of time. Typically, an intermittent fasting routine would leave you fasting for 16-19 hours but can vary depending on age, gender and lifestyle. The fasting period is mostly during the night when you’re sleeping. This fasting routine hypes up your metabolism and burns fat quickly without leaving you overly famished. Check with your doctor before committing to any diet changes to see if intermittent fasting is right for you.

 

Cut out Liquid Calories

Another easy and simple way to lose the pounds! Cutting out excessively sugary and unnecessary drinks during the day can do wonders for fat loss. Most don’t realize that liquid calories do count, and overindulging can leave you with unwanted weight. Switch up the sugary Starbucks drink for a low-fat, non-sugar option, avoid the pop and go for lemon and soda water and swap the weekend beer with a light beer or glass of red wine. Remember to drink water – it helps boost your metabolism and helps increase fat loss.

 

Face Sculpting Trends – a Perfect Jaw Without Surgery

Face Sculpting Trends

Jawlines can be a significant part of how we feel about our appearance. Surgery can be done on your jawline, but it is an intrusive and painful procedure. The thought of surgery can be frustrating for someone who wants to improve their jawline, but do not wish to undergo extreme measures to achieve their dream jaw.

 

Thankfully, there are medical aesthetic technologies that are used to help achieve a flawless jawline with no surgery or downtime needed! Some of these include Cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting), HIFU technology, Botox and dermal fillers.

 

CoolSculpting

 

The double chin is unwanted fat surrounding the jawline. It can be hard to target since there are not many exercises for your jaw. Even with exercise and diet, your chin fat still may appear even after you’ve made healthy changes. CoolSculpting is a technology that can help freeze away stubborn fat. Using CoolSculpting technology, you can contour your neck area to reveal a slimmer and tighter jawline.

 

Botox

 

Botox is a treatment known to treat and prevent wrinkles from appearing on the face. It is not widely known, but Botox can also help change the shape of your jawline. Botox can be used on patients who want to tone down overly large or square jawlines. This procedure is popular with women who believe they have too muscular of a jaw. Botox is injected into the jaw, and it helps relax the muscles and weakens them over time.

 

This procedure is also ideal for people who suffer from bruxism and have a muscular jaw due to the condition. The Botox can freeze your muscles and stop your jaw from grinding at night and also decrease inflammation in your cheeks and jaw.

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Dermal Fillers

 

Treating the jawline with fillers is an excellent treatment for those who have lost volume in their jawline. With the use of fillers, you can plump hanging skin to make it appear more youthful and lifted. Fillers can also be used to sculpt the jaw to your desired shape and make it look more pronounced and strong.

 

Skin Tightening (HIFU Technology)

 

Treatment using HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) technology can be used to help reveal the appearance of a tighter and broader jawline. The technology is used to create a deep tightening in the muscle. This treatment is ideal for those who have sagging around the jaw and neckline. Results using this treatment can last up to two years.

So many incredible options for jawline reshaping treatments without the use of surgery or downtime. With the use of one or more of these treatments, you could have the jawline of your dreams in no time. Before deciding on a treatment book a consultation with a professional to find out the best way to achieve the results you desire!

What They Don’t Tell You About Alcohol and Cosmetic Injectables

Alcohol and Cosmetic Injectables

Thinking about getting Botox or fillers before a big event? You may want to wait unless you are willing to skip the booze.

 

While Botox and fillers are incredibly safe, they can come along with side effects that alcohol can worsen. If you have an appointment to get injectables, staying away from alcohol for at least 48-72 hours before, can be a clever idea to lessen the effects of swelling, bleeding and bruising.

 

Alcohol is one of the most significant factors for more than average bleeding during your injectables appointment. Alcohol is a substance that is known to thin the blood, and the blood vessels can become enlarged after having a few drinks – even days after drinking. During treatment, more blood, bruising and swelling may appear if you recently indulged.

 

Not just alcohol should be avoided, but also other substances that are known to thin the blood. For example, any brands of aspirin or vitamin E should also be avoided 48-72 hours before and after an injectables appointment to prevent extra unwanted side effects. Exercising or using a sauna on the same day as your treatment should also be avoided because they can cause the blood vessels to dilate and increase side effects.

 

It is essential to follow these rules if you want to have less downtime after your treatment. If you have an appointment for fillers in delicate areas such as the lips or under eyes, you can leave with noticeable bruising or swelling, that can be extremely irritating if you need to return to your regular schedule. Be prepared to wait days for the bruises to subside.

 

Now that you know the impacts of drinking before the treatment, it is also important to know the effects of drinking after injectables. Most people like to receive injectables before a big event so they can look their finest. Many don’t know that drinking after receiving injectables can decrease their desired results.

 

Although one drink most likely will not completely eradicate injectables, going overboard with drinking can cause Botox or fillers to diminish and also make side effects appear, even after treatment is done.

 

Furthermore, alcohol can extremely dehydrate your body if you are overindulging. Being dehydrated can cause the injectables to decrease, intensify side effects, and leave you upset with the results. It is suggested you avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours after receiving injectables.

 

Botox and fillers are an incredible treatment for those looking for a younger, plumper and overall rejuvenated appearance. Side effects of injectables can be less than none if you follow the doctors’ orders and skip the extra glass of pinot at dinner!

The Essential Canadian Facial: The AquaPure

AquaPure

The AquaPure facial is the most in-demand treatment in the cosmetic community. This hydrating facial helps skin fight off acne, dry skin, pigmentation, as well as signs of aging like sagging and wrinkles. The system helps improve and revitalize skin in under an hour with no downtime or invasive treatments.

 

During the AquaPure facial your skin is being infused with professionally hand-picked ingredients that will reveal a more refreshed complexion. The AquaPure uses nourishing ingredients such as honey extract, hyaluronic acid, papain and other ingredients that help promote healthy and gorgeous skin. Each component helps rejuvenate, boost elasticity and peel away impurities.

 

The AquaPure treatment contains four-steps: The AquaPeel, electroporation, micro-current and cooling/heating technology to reveal glowing and healthy looking skin. The AquaPure is the perfect facial treatment for Canadians whose skin is looking dull from our frantic weather changes.

 

The winter months in Canada can cause our skin to become dry and uneven because of the cold climate and dry atmosphere. The dry air creates a dead and dry layer of skin that can make our complexion look fatigued. The AquaPure facial will restore moisture to the skin and peel away dead cells to reveal a smoother surface.

 

The AquaPure facial also helps hyperpigmentation that occurs during the summer months. Hyperpigmentation, also known as dark spots, can occur on light skin after sun exposure. Canadians may experience this in the summer months after spending time outdoors. The facial helps hyperpigmentation by evening-out the skin tone and reduce dark spots.

 

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AquaPeel

The first step is an advanced microdermabrasion peel that removes any dirt or dead cells, helps exfoliate and smooth the skin. This step helps prep the surface of the skin for the next steps of the facial.

 

Electroporation

The electroporation step helps fuse the ingredients into the skin to hydrate and nourish. This step also helps get rid of any leftover dead skin cells or blackheads that the first step did not capture.

 

Muscles stimulate

The third step is used to stimulate the muscles in the dermis. The micro-current is applied to help produce collagen in the skin. This step helps reveal younger skin by reducing sagging skin and wrinkles.

 

Cooling and Heating

The fourth and final step is cooling/heating, which is chosen based on your skin type. The cooling process is used for more sensitive or acne prone skin, while the heating process can help older skin appear more youthful.

 

The AquaPure facial delivers outstanding results for all different skin conditions. It can also be the perfect addition to any skin treatments you may be receiving such as chemical peels, skin tightening or Botox/fillers. Use the AquaPure facial to maintain your skin and keep it glowing!

 

 

Skin Tightening That Actually Works

Skin Tightening

Sagging skin can start appearing as early as the age of 35. It can be very stressful since the skin involuntarily sags and finding the right solution can be challenging. There are a few procedures that can be done to help sagging skin, but most take time, money and are invasive. Today, many choose the option of skin tightening technologies that are non-invasive and require no downtime.

 

Why Does Skin Sag with Age?

 

Even with a healthy diet and routine, sagging skin can occur with old age because of loss of elasticity in the skin and weakening of the facial muscles. The loss of elasticity causes the skin to sag because the surface level of our skin becomes more fragile and less protective. Loss of collagen is also a culprit of sagging skin. Once you hit the age of 25, collagen production lies dormant.

 

How to Prevent Sagging Skin

 

Although sagging skin can be hard to avoid, there are some things you can add to your routine to stop your skin from losing elasticity and collagen. Keeping a balanced diet and staying fit will be your best bet to naturally younger skin. Following a proper skin-care regimen and making sure you apply SPF daily is tremendously vital to keep your skin from sagging.

 

The best option for sagging skin is to use medical aesthetic technology that can help you produce collagen even once your body has stopped producing it. Using technology such as radio frequency or high intensity focused ultrasound, you can help prevent sagging in advance and reduce sagging that has already emerged.

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HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound)

 

High intensity focused ultrasound is a technology produced to create deep tissue tightening. HIFU reaches the muscle underneath the skin and tightens the muscle to create a boost in your skin and creates anti-sagging. The treatment is recommended to people suffering from skin sagging around the neck, jaw, cheek and eye area. The procedure itself lasts up to 1-2 years, and only one treatment is required to see results. Incredible results can be seen at its peak three months after treatment.

 

RF (Radio Frequency)

 

Radio frequency is a popular solution for facial tightening. Used for the eyes, forehead, cheeks, jawline and neck, RF is used to stimulate the muscles for a more lifted appearance. The radio frequency creates an electric field to penetrate the skin and produce collagen. Although a good solution for skin tightening, it does not go as deep into the tissue as HIFU. RF needs to be done in multiple treatments and does not have long-lasting effects like HIFU. Only mild improvements can be seen with the use of radio frequency.

 

Which Should You Choose

 

Pick wisely when you are thinking about using skin tightening technology and make sure to talk to a professional before deciding. Though both methods can deal with the same problem, high intensity focused ultrasound technology achieves the best results for skin tightening. Using HIFU technology you are training your skin to tighten and produce collagen. In just one session, HIFU helps fight sagging skin, fine lines and gives you the phenomenal results you have been looking for. The effects will last much longer than radio frequency results and are much less time-consuming. RF can be much costlier because of the number of treatments needed to achieve results.

 

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