- 5:00 AM-Hit the gym
6:00 AM-Breakfast, backpacks, and buses for the kids
7:00 AM-Conference call and business pitch
If this busy schedule sounds at all familiar, then you are not alone. More and more women are choosing to “have it all.” A busy professional, family, and personal life can be so rewarding, but it can also be quite stressful.
Additionally, as women age it becomes harder to keep that stress from showing in the body, the face, and the skin. Between the ages of 45 and 55, most women go through the hormonal changes of menopause and experience a significant shift in the way their bodies reacts to self-care. Treatments such as hormone replacement therapy can help relieve the pain of hot flashes and dryness, but aging often appears most obvious through the skin. This leaves many women looking for safe, efficient, and effective ways to look their best. Here is a close look at three popular therapies that help the busiest women stay fresh faced.
- Skin Loose and Limp? Try Ultherapy
Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses the same sound technology as an ultrasound. The sound waves break down collagen cells and encourage new cells to grow. This helps tighten the skin and makes areas like the cheek, neck, and around the mouth appear firmer.
Ultherapy has become very popular because of its long lasting results and the complete absence of needles. Ultherapy works deep under the skin, similar to laser therapy, but ultherapy patients can return to their regular schedule within an hour. What’s more, results often last between a year and two years after treatment. For all these reasons, ultherapy is a popular choice among patients worldwide, and over 500,000 people have chosen this approach to revitalizing aging skin.
Worried About Worry Lines? Try Botox
Botox uses a special protein to relax the muscles. Unlike ultherapy, botox is injected under the skin with a small needle. Still, this procedure is considered minimally invasive and many patients are in and out of their appointments in 20 minutes.
Botox is really effective for acute areas of concern, such as crow’s feet or furrowed brows, which is why it has remained popular. Keep in mind that a botox treatment does require regular maintenance. Patients may come in as often as three or four times a year, far more often than ultherapy patients, in order to sustain their results.
Not Down With the Double Chin? Try Coolsculpting.
Through suction and cooling plates, coolsculpting freezes and kills about a quarter of the fat cells in a targeted area each treatment. Patients may choose to focus on areas such as the arms, hips, or chin. Like Ultherapy, there is no needle and no downtime involved. Patients begin to see results within three weeks after the treatment. Coolsculpting helps breakdown and reduce fatty tissue, where as ultherapy help rejuvenate skin tissue processes, so each patient needs to choose for themselves what aspects of their skin they want to focus on.
Multitask Like a Modern Lady
Just like juggling parenthood and professionalism, body care is about balance. Many patients choose some combination of these therapies, in addition to home health care products such as creams and ointments, in order to feel their best. Modern woman are already multitasking champions, and their approach to healthy skin should be no different.
Menopause is both a physical and an emotional challenge, and it’s important to remember you’re not alone. By 2025 there will be over a billion postmenopausal women in the world, and all of them will face similar challenges about maintaining their health and well being. Looking and feeling your best is not easy, but modern medicine has made it more achievable. Of course, all patients should seek the advice and guidance of a licensed clinician, no matter which treatment options they choose. A professional can make sure that the therapy is a healthy, safe, and will offer the best results.