You’re busy—we get that. Between school drop-offs, business meetings, and laundry, squeezing in a little “you” time tends to fall short. Luckily, there are some top beauty treatments that you can get on your lunch hour.
Microwave away sweat
Can you imagine being sweat-free all summer? This isn’t a dream, it’s reality and it’s possible to do so in under an hour with miraDry, a non-invasive treatment that uses microwave energy to permanently destroy sweat glands. Good to note that after the treatment, you should ice on and off for the rest of the day, so factor that in when you decide to go back to work or not. “While it is not recommended that you work out heavily the day of treatment, most patients resume their regular activities the same day,” says Steven Goldman, MD, FACS, a plastic surgeon in Cleveland. Before you book an appointment, make sure you understand what your sweat says about your health!
Freeze away your double chin
That stubborn double chin is the dreaded reminder that sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you exercise or diet, it’s not going to resolve no matter how many pounds the scale says you shed. Enter one of the newest non-surgical fat reduction kids on the block: the CoolMini (CoolSculpting’s younger sibling). This painless 45-minute treatment is safe and works to reduce fat in the submental (double chin) area. “We have had fabulous results with the CoolMini applicator being placed centrally and with only one treatment,” describes Michele Green, MD, board-certified dermatologist in New York City. One CoolMini patient even went to dinner after her treatment and no one noticed a thing. Find out all the anti-aging tips you need for your neck.
Turbo-charge your teeth whitening
Are your pearly whites looking a little dull lately? Forget those messy, hard-to-stick strips that take weeks to show a brighter smile and opt for the hour-long Zoom Whitening procedure that provides immediate results—sometimes up to eight shades whiter! Your teeth might be sensitive, similarly to other whitening treatments. Victoria Veytsman, DDS, a cosmetic dentist in New York City, also advises to be aware of what you eat and drink post-procedure when you head back to your office. “The maintenance for this procedure is a diet consisting of clear or white foods for up to 24 hours.” After about 24 to 48 hours, you can resume a normal diet, but keep in mind the four foods to avoid for whiter teeth.
Get a liquid nose job
If you’ve ever thought about what you would look like with a different nose, but are a bit under-the-knife shy (or you can’t take a couple of weeks off work), this may be your best bet. The non-surgical nose job, or “liquid rhinoplasty” is an alternative to a traditional rhinoplasty and uses injectable fillers such as Radiesse to smooth out bumps and humps and, at times, correct breathing issues. “As compared with surgery, non-surgical rhinoplasty saves time, money, and pain,” explains Dara Liotta, MD, FACS, a plastic surgeon in New York City. “For most patients, there is essentially no downtime. The best part? This treatment only takes ten to 15 minutes, however results generally last from six months to two years,” she says. Here are other little-known plastic surgery procedures you’ve never heard of.