Medi-spa’s and plastic surgery clinics have a new trend on the menu.
With appointments, hectic workdays and limited free time, lunch is quickly becoming the busiest time of day for skincare treatments. In fact, “lunch break” treatments have become the top craze in cosmetic skincare.
Today, let’s explore this new trend and see what an hour can do for cosmetic skincare and anti-ageing.
What Are Lunch Break Treatments
Plain and simple, these are outpatient cosmetic skin and beauty treatments that you can perform over a lunch break!
For the most part, these treatments range between 10 to 45 minutes and allow you to resume normal activity immediately or shortly after.
Not only do they fit into your schedule easily, but these lunch break treatments offer several benefits at any time of day. This includes:
Many lunch break treatments have quick results. Even treatments that require multiple sessions often show visible results after the first session.
Part of the reason the results are faster is that the treatments are designed for less downtime and recovery. You aren’t waiting for swelling or scarring to heal.
This means an afternoon meeting or late lunch date can be carried on without worry about a raised eyebrow from a colleague or a best friend.
No or Little Downtime
We all have busy days. So being able to get back to work, chores, or play a little sooner makes life easier.
Even if you aren’t heading back to work after a cosmetic treatment, you benefit from minimizing downtime in all aspects of your life.
Normal parts of downtime, like swelling and bruising, can cause discomfort and keep you from going out and doing the things you want to do. Lunchbreak plastic surgery helps you get back to your life faster, looking and feeling better than you did before the start of the hour.
In many cases, lunchtime plastic surgery treatments are lower cost—especially compared to invasive surgeries.
They can be simpler procedures that may not require a plastic surgeon to perform the operation themselves. These factors can reduce the cost.
That being said: It’s still best to go to a cosmetic skin clinic with a plastic surgeon present. That way you know the expertise is available onsite for better assessments and to handle any complications.
Non-Invasive + Safety
Non-invasive surgeries are, generally speaking, safer.
There is an element of risk with any elective surgery, even with the best plastic surgeons. Therefore, choosing a non-invasive skin treatment, like laser resurfacing, will end up being much safer, while also delivering great results and easier recovery time.
Popular Lunch Break Cosmetic Procedures
CoolSculpting is fast-becoming one of the most popular ways to get rid of stubborn fat.
You can use it on trouble areas to get a flatter stomach, get rid of a double-chin, slip out of your love handles, and so much more.
CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis to freeze targeted pockets of fat, which your body then removes naturally.
It’s a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, that allows patients to return to their normal day, without enduring liposuction’s longer recovery period.
As far as lunch break cosmetic procedures go, CoolSculpting is on the longer end. It can take up to 60+ minutes and the results can take up to 3 weeks to show. The full results can take as long as 6 months as your body flushes out the dead fat cells.
Dermal Fillers are a great way to add volume to your face, “lift” the skin, and/or reduce wrinkles.
The most common places for dermal fillers are the cheeks, eyes, forehead, and lips.
This is an easy lunch break treatment to fit in, only taking about 30 minutes. Although you can go back to work after receiving dermal fillers, bruising and tenderness can last up to 72 hours. So, while you can cancel your 4 pm sales meeting, many people aim to get the injections on a Friday so they have the weekend to recuperate.
Facial Muscle Relaxers
Facial muscle relaxers, like Botox and Dysport, offer months of difference for just a few minutes of your day.
FMR treatments can take as little as 10 minutes and takes effect in 3 to 5 days.
Dysport and Botox reduce muscle movement in targeted areas for more rested, youthful-looking skin. Some of the most common treatment areas include:
- Frown Lines
- Brow Lift
- Crow’s Feet
- Neck Lines & Bands
Cosmetic Laser Therapy
In the last two decades, laser technology has enhanced the capabilities of cosmetic skincare.
Laser therapy makes it possible to have dramatic, lasting effects, without the need for surgery. In fact, some laser therapies, such as treating hypopigmentation, can take as little as 30 minutes.
BBL and Halo Hybrid Fractional Lasers are top-of-the-line technology for combatting visible signs of ageing. From wrinkle reduction, other signs of ageing or cosmetic skin lesions, cosmetic laser therapy is versatile and effective.
Sometimes dubbed as a “non-surgical facelift,” Fractora is a non-invasive cosmetic skin treatment.
Fractora uses radiofrequency energy instead of lasers. This makes it an especially good option for treatments on very light and darker skin tones.
Stimulating collagen production to treat fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, scars, and hypopigmentation, Fractora treatments can lead to a youthful, rested appearance.
Although you can resume most activities after getting Fractora, there are some precautions to take. You should avoid strenuous activities and getting the treated area wet for 24 hours.
Book Lunch Break Cosmetic Procedures in Newmarket
The Plastic Surgery Skin Clinic is Newmarket’s new destination for cosmetic skin treatments.
We provide the top services in “lunch break” treatments, and always have a board-certified plastic surgeon onsite. Our plastic surgeons have years of experience in the GTA and are now bringing their services to the Newmarket area.