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In years past, women would proudly respond with the name of their surgeon when someone inquired about who did their “work”. This is no longer the case, as today’s trends in cosmetic treatments are more subtle, even undefinable tweaks that improve a person’s appearance. The present-day cosmetic experts can create a look for you that begets questions like “Wow, you look so refreshed! Did you go on vacation?” The truth is, when non-invasive procedures are done well, they do not change your appearance. They instead enhance your beauty and create a look of wellness, balance, and positivity.
This is the year of good health! To celebrate, here are five top cosmetic treatment recommendations for 2021 from the team of experts at Faces of South Tampa.
Used on the face or body, this one-of-a-kind treatment that combines microneedling and radiofrequency treatments will make people notice that you look better — but they won’t quite be able to put a finger on why. What makes Morpheus8® unique is that it combines these two technologies, making it one of the best modalities on the market to tighten and smooth the skin. The result is skin that looks healthy and supple. “This combo therapy is the next generation of skin care,” explains Lindsey Taylor, APRN-C, one of Faces of South Tampa’s elite nurse practitioners. Since debuting this procedure in late 2019, Faces has become the most renowned and prolific provider of Morpheus8 treatments in the Bay Area. Like the many other procedures offered at Faces, the results are undeniable and stunning.
“If you’re looking to give your workouts a boost, body contouring can give you a sleek, defined look without surgery,” says Taylor. CoolTone™ uses Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) technology to strengthen, firm and define your ab, buttock and/or thigh muscles. During each treatment, which typically lasts about 30 minutes, MMS delivers the energy necessary to stimulate approximately 25,000 muscle contractions, causing the muscles to respond to this intensity and begin to remodel and further develop the muscle tissue. This creates a muscle-tone appearance that you can’t get from sit-ups or squats alone.
The days of the frozen forehead are over! Now Botox® Cosmetic is injected in more artistic ways to create a beautiful lift and shaping of the brows. “Some patients prefer this ‘Baby Botox’ approach,” says Taylor, “using much smaller amounts to maintain natural movement in the brow while still warding off and working to prevent harsh wrinkles.”
You know that woman who is probably in her late 50s with flawless and glowing skin that you can’t help but envy? “Her secret is most-likely a commitment to regular use of physician-grade skin care, kicked-off with a laser treatment like an IPL Photofacial,” says Taylor. The Intense Pulse Light energy works to correct dark skin pigment, broken blood vessels, wrinkles and scarring. “Then, following-up with monthly HydraFacials® will keep the skin benefits going all year long”. This treatment’s four-step process of exfoliation, peel, extraction, and fusion (aka moisturizing and protecting) will keep your skin glowing and vibrant.
Maybe all the time you spent cooking, baking, and ordering takeout this past year resulted in you gaining the COVID-15. CoolSculpting® can help you get rid of any lingering, stubborn fat by using targeted and controlled cooling to crystallize and kill fat cells. Following treatment, any remaining fat cells condense and thus the fat layer gets smaller. At Faces of South Tampa, CoolSculpting® is used to treat the arms, back, abdomen, thighs, above the knees, below the buttocks, under the armpit and under the chin. “This can help you eliminate those lumps and bumps you just can’t seem to take care of with diet and exercise,” says Taylor. Then, top it off with a Morpheus8® treatment in the same area(s), which will give your skin a tightening effect, creating a smooth appearance that would be hard to get from any other combo treatments. “Your clothes will fit better, your skin will look tighter and smoother, and best of all, the fat won’t come back.”