Spring has finally arrived in the Atlanta area, bringing longer days, warmer weather and the sights and sounds of nature awakening all around us. With this season of regrowth, you might feel inspired to make the most of it with beauty treatments that help you feel and look your best. Here are a few of our favorite options.
1. Targeted Toning
Is this the year you’ll finally get that toned beach body you’ve been working toward? Chalk it up to genetics, but most of us have unwanted fat deposits that are hard to melt away, no matter how hard we work at the gym. CoolSculpting is the world’s most popular non-invasive fat-reduction procedure for a good reason: It permanently gets rid of these fat deposits so they can never return. It works by applying controlled cooling to the targeted areas of your body where you want a tightening effect – the buttocks, back, “muffin top,” upper arms, thighs, sides and even your neck. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting requires no stitches, incisions or downtime. Because the results appear gradually, schedule your CoolSculpting consultation today to see the body you’ll be proud to show off by summer.
2. Freshen Your Plate
Many of us naturally gravitate toward comfort foods in winter, when the weather is cold and dreary. If you put on some extra pounds over the winter, use the change in seasons as a motivator to eat a healthier diet. Your waistline will thank you, and so will your overall energy levels. Look for fresh, seasonal produce with selections like asparagus, Brussels sprouts, peas, lettuce and pineapple to welcome spring with open arms.
3. Give Your Skin a Boost
Make one of Hollywood’s hottest beauty secrets your own with liquid injectable fillers like Juvéderm, which provide an instant youth boost by filling in fine lines with hyaluronic acid, which attracts moisture for smoother, suppler skin. Or, if a loss of facial volume is your chief concern, Sculptra may be what you need to encourage your body to produce more of its natural support structure. At the Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery, we can customize injectables that allow you to regain a refreshed appearance without the need for a full surgical facelift.
4. Spring-Clean Your Fitness Routine
Did you spend the winter hibernating? It can be difficult to find the enthusiasm to work out in colder months, when there are fewer hours of daylight and many of us have lower energy. Get outside in nature by lacing up those running or walking shoes and exploring one of metropolitan Atlanta’s varied parks and green spaces. Both exercise and spending time outdoors can provide an all-natural beauty boost that will help give you a healthy glow from the inside out.
5. Brighten Your Eyes
If you are concerned about fine lines and sagging skin around your eyes, but feel you are not quite ready for a surgical eyelid lift, laser eyelid resurfacing could be your ideal solution. The delicate skin in the upper and lower eyelid area is one of the first places where the signs of premature aging appear. Laser technology allows you to nip these issues in the bud without surgery. The heat of the laser stimulates the growth of new collagen to help rebuild skin’s strength and resilience, with few side effects and minimal discomfort.
6. Put Your Best Face Forward
Microneedling with PRP, also known as the “vampire facial,” is an increasingly buzzworthy option that combines the collagen-boosting effects of microneedling with the proven therapeutic power of platelet-rich plasma. Together, these two powerful treatments provide much better cumulative results for youthful-looking skin, and can help address imperfections such as fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, acne, sun damage and enlarged pores. The result will be greater healing for smoother and healthier skin.
7. Chill Out
Nothing ages you faster than stress. If you find the demands of your hectic lifestyle are making an impact on your skin, take a day off to do something you find relaxing, whether that’s a creative hobby such as painting or drawing, an athletic pursuit or challenging yourself mentally. Or, plan a “digital detox” where you agree to step away from your electronic devices and all social media for a set period. You’ll discover a renewed sense of purpose and an improvement in your mental well-being – what better investment is there?
8. Reveal Radiant Skin
Winter weather can take a toll on your skin’s elasticity and health. The combination of cold, dry weather outside and humidity-depleting heaters inside works to drain our skin of vital moisture, making even the most hydrated skin appear dull and tired. The secret to beating those winter skin blahs is microdermabrasion, a gentle, in-office treatment that exfoliates the top layers of skin cells to reveal new and healthy skin beneath. Microdermabrasion is right for you if you are breakout-prone or concerned with age spots, wrinkles, acne scars and discoloration. As a bonus, your newly exfoliated skin will be more receptive to your favorite topical moisturizer after receiving your treatment.
9. Relax Wrinkles
If you’re tired of your furrowed brow, crow’s feet or “eleven lines” contributing to an aged appearance, Botox Cosmetic is here to rescue you. This unique neuromodulator temporarily blocks the nerve signals to the muscles around the eyes, making them unable to contract for a period of about three to four months. The result will be a more open and less worried appearance that is still very natural-looking.
10. Improve Your Chin
Many people inherit the tendency to accumulate fat under their chin and along their jawline. This genetic submental fat, better known as a double chin, may be present even in people who are at an otherwise healthy and stable body weight. However, it can also affect your self-esteem. Now, you can target your double chin with a prescription injectable called Kybella, which is the only FDA-cleared nonsurgical treatment for submental fullness. Kybella uses a naturally occurring molecule that is found in your digestive system to help break down fat cells and prevent them from being able to store fat in the future. You’ll be ready to pose for envy-inspiring vacation photos all summer long.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are ready to learn more about the minimally invasive cosmetic options we offer at the Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery, contact us today to book your consultation to discuss your customized treatment plan. As one of the leading aesthetic medical facilities serving the Atlanta area, we are here to help with these and other cutting-edge solutions to your spring beauty concerns.