Want to level-up your self-care sessions? These beauty-boosting aesthetic treatments might do the trick
For some it’s an hour of Ashtanga, a sensorial 12-step skincare ritual, or even a full-on beat with high-definition contouring and a vivid cut crease therapeutic. To others, it could be aesthetic treatments that relieve them of all that time and effort to look their best. Self-care comes in all shapes and forms—especially in 2020.
Everyone’s latest go-to? Beauty tweakments. Micro-enhancements that help to accentuate the glow-up results you worked on in lockdown; boost your skin’s natural regeneration processes; or maybe, just maybe, help to sculpt and lift all kinds of curves to make up for the times we over-indulged and ate our feelings in isolation. Plus, it’s the perfect time to try a new treatment, because most of them deliver results that peak after a month or two (sometimes three)—just in time for the holidays. And hopefully by then, gathering restrictions would have eased and you can flaunt your fresh looks in real life.
Profhilo, the 10-jab rejuvenator
What is it
Essentially, it’s injectable moisturiser—the first of its kind that administers 100 percent pure hyaluronic acid subcutaneously, which bio-stimulates elastin, collagen and hydration in the three main layers of skin. This in turn reduces visible signs of ageing (fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, sagginess), and nurtures firmer, perkier and overall fresher-looking skin from the inside out.
How does it work
Profhilo manages to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin because it contains two types of hyaluronic acid (aka moisture magnets): L-HA and H-HA. This stabilised, highly concentrated hybrid of hyaluronic acid releases slowly and evenly under the skin, fueling the stimulation of four different types of collagen and elastin that’s responsible for skin laxity, structure, and hydration that contributes to that ever-covetable glow. It also helps repair scars and blemishes over time. Swiftly becoming the go-to treatment for facial rejuvenation, Profhilo is said to contact five times more hyaluronic acid than the average skinbooster, and doesn’t contain the additives commonly found in traditional fillers.
What to expect
Profhilo is done over two sessions, four weeks apart, with little-to-no downtime as it may leave little mosquito bite-like bumps on skin for under a day. Each treatment involves just 10 jabs (five on each side) across the face, from the upper cheekbone to the jawline and chin—these are tiny, low-pain level injections with the help of numbing cream.. This can also be done across the neck or hands if those are your areas of concern.
Where to do it
ReduStim, the fat-reducing bodysuit
What is it
Think of this as a highly comfortable, state-of-the-art body wrap that helps reduce fat—particularly dangerous abdominal and visceral fat, which is often related and responsible for certain cardio-vascular diseases. This combines BioMagnetictic field energy and Biostimology to promote fat reduction and reactivate lymphatic draining that together, target and eliminate some of the hardest-to-reach areas of fat organically.
How it works
Developed with multiple fat-related health hazards in mind, this treatment is better suited for those with excess weight around the stomach and midriff area, which is a combination of subcutaneous fat (what you can pinch) and visceral fat (deep abdominal and surrounding the organs). Once you’re in the suit—which covers you from your solar plexus to your toes—it emits low-frequency electromagnetic energy stimulates imperceptible muscle contractions that in turn stimulate fat lipolysis (fat melting), while the micro-pressure “massage” aids in lymphatic draining and the elimination of toxins and water retention from the body. The suit also comes with upper arm bands that help to tone as well.
What to expect
ReduStim is recommended to be done over 12 sessions of 30 to 45 minutes. This non-invasive treatment is a static one, where you slip into the suit (from abdomen down), lie down fully clothed and literally do nothing. You can reply to emails, watch a movie or even take a nap—it’s that warm and cosy. Results may vary according to the individual’s weight and fat content, but tests have shown an average loss of up to six centimetres off the waistline after 12 sessions.