Life is busy. We rarely have time to wash our cars, let alone make all of our beauty appointments. Sneaking away for an hour-long laser treatment in the morning and then taking the rest of the afternoon off to let our red faces recover just isn't an option. Luckily, today there are plenty options that deliver real results without the long appointments and downtime. Scroll through for the four treatments you can do over your lunch break!
Try Microcurrent Therapy. Microcurrent therapy is as close to a face-lift as you can get in 20 minutes. It stimulates your facial muscles for instantly visible lift—seriously, ask the technician to do one side of your face and show you the difference before she does the other. That immediate lift lasts up to two days, and over time (most places recommend a series of six weekly treatments) it restores tissue and stimulates collagen and elastin production to make those instant results last longer.
Try TriPollar. TriPollar uses radio frequency technology and thermal energy to firm skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Thanks to its three electrodes, the delivery system is able to target specific areas (like eyes and lips), which means you see a difference right away—a slight difference, but a difference nonetheless—in just 20 minutes or less. A series of six to eight treatments is needed to see full results.
Try PicoSure Focus. PicoSure Focus is a laser treatment that reaches deep below the surface of the skin to repair damaged tissue without harming the surface, so you can go right back to work after this laser treatment. It’s so gentle you won’t even look red when you leave. If you are feeling a little tender, we recommend Regenica's Recovery Gel ($30). It’s used to spot-correct specific trouble areas, like acne scars and dark spots. Depending on the severity of the problem areas being treated, you may be able to see a difference after just one 15-minute treatment, but most people will want to continue for a few more sessions.
Try Venus Legacy. Venus Legacy combines multipolar radio frequency and pulsed magnetic field technology to treat a multitude of skin concerns. The result is body contouring complete with cellulite reduction and skin smoothing and tightening. Essentially it’s exactly what you want to do before a tropical vacation. Most treatments take less than 30 minutes (depending on the area being treated), and many patients see results between the first and third sessions. A full series is anywhere between six and 10 treatments.
Have you ever tried any of these treatments?