Are you looking to drastically improve your appearance in the new year? A lot of people assume that in order to see dramatic results in a short amount of time, you have to undergo surgery. While that may have been the case twenty years ago, today there are a lot of great options for people who don’t want to go under the knife. All of the procedures listed here don’t require general anesthesia, and many of them have virtually no recovery time.
This procedure is a great way to blast away cellulite and fat in areas where it just won’t go away. Velashape uses a special wand that utilizes four different methods to shrink and sometimes kill fat cells. These cells are then flushed away by your body naturally over the next two to four days. Velashaping can be done as a single or series of one-hour appointments, with many people choosing to do the procedure on their lunch break. It’s painless; with many people saying that all they feel is a tingling sensation. It’s a great choice for people who just want to eliminate small amounts of fat in regions like their arms, abdomen, or under the neck. Expect treated areas to look tighter and firmer.
This procedure involves making a series of extremely tiny punctures in the skin. Most people say they feel very little pain, but the small punctures help to stimulate collagen production in the skin, making it appear brighter, smoother, and healthier. MIcroneedling can also help the skin to absorb moisturizers and other skin products, making these creams much more effective. The procedure can be done at virtually any day spa, but many places recommend spacing out several appointments over a month in order to see the best results.
Dermal fillers are used to plump up small areas of the skin. Typically, they are used to fill in wrinkles like crow’s feet or laugh lines, or they can be used to plump up the lips. Dermal fillers can last anywhere from nine months to two years, but there is a bit longer recovery time than other items on this list. Expect to wait about two weeks after having the procedure done for swelling to go down and for you to see the best results.
If you’re tired of constantly shaving, waxing, and plucking, this procedure could be the right one for you. Laser hair removal uses concentrated light to kill hair follicles; ensuring that hair does not grow back in problem areas such as under the arms, face, and legs. People who have had the procedure done say that it feels like snapping a rubber band on your skin. Recovery time is fairly minimal, but patients are warned to avoid direct sunlight exposure for two weeks after having this procedure done. Results can vary based on skin tone and hair thickness, but many people say they see an improvement after their first session, with four to ten sessions being the norm for complete hair removal in an area.
No matter what you pick from this list, you’ll start results in less than a week after you have the procedure done. Recovery time is almost always less than a week as well, with most of these procedures allowing you to go about your daily life within a few hours of walking out of the office.