Summer means many things; it’s the arrival of wedding season and beach-season in all one. With this in mind, it’s natural that many people want to look and feel amazing; however, they want to avoid surgical treatments which come with plenty of recovery time and could stop them from enjoying their summer plans.

There are many treatments that can help you achieve the body and skin you desire just in time for summer!

So, what are people opting for this summer as the alternative to surgical procedures?

Fat Freezing/Cristal Cryolipolysis

Cristal Cryolipolysis is a go-to non-surgical treatment for those who are looking for efficient body contouring or if you want to remove any unwanted fat bulges. The new generation of fat freezing uses the latest and most advanced technology which comes from the aerospace industry.

With this technology being able to target those pesky areas which people aren’t 100% happy with, this treatment is, not surprisingly, a hugely popular summer option! Especially when you take into consideration that the procedure only takes one hour and is followed by a relaxing massage afterwards!

From a retrospective study by Dierick et al reviewing 518 patients (73% female and 27% male between the ages of 22 and 42) they found out great positive results. There were 891 areas treated, including the abdomen, back, inner thighs and buttocks, and a huge 86% of people reported that all areas showed improvement.

From 2016 onwards, many people thought that the hottest trend was lip augmentation however, the figures show that fat freezing is, in fact, now the most popular with an increase of 130% in enquiries.

Results from fat freezing can be seen as soon as 4 to 6 weeks post-treatment. The full effect of the treatment can normally be seen around 12 weeks. Perfect in the run up to your beach break! Not only in this procedure relatively pain free and many patients see results just after one treatment, but the results are permanent too. Once the fat cells are treated, they’re gone for good; meaning you can have endless summers feeling absolutely fabulous.

Body Contouring

Body contorting is what many people are now considering ‘the future’, certainly when it comes to aesthetic treatments. It’s a quick way to get the more toned and defined bikini body that everyone is looking for in time for summer. It can take only 6 weeks for effects to become visible, so it’s not hard to see why it’s such a popular treatment for the upcoming season.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2005, more than 68,000 people opted for body contouring treatments, which is 22% more than the year before. That number has now risen and body contouring and sculpting is classed as the top popular treatment, with 58% of people saying they would choose this as their number one.

A study by Reuters Health  showed that body contouring can improve self-esteem, self-image, sex life, social performance and much more. From asking 112 female patients who had already undergone the procedure,  they found out that their quality of life score rose from 44% to 86%.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there has been an overall 4,000% increase in lower body procedures, such as body contouring, over the last 15 years.

Many women (and men) struggle with that awkward tummy area and the use of this advanced ultrasound treatment can be a great way to tackle an area which can make you feel less confident.

While this is a hot topic at the moment, many are saying that Lipocel body contouring will be an everlasting trend. More modern, advanced techniques alongside technology allow this treatment to provide superior results and a quick recovery.

The process of cooling is a huge breakthrough as it is completely tolerable while being extremely effective for the breakdown of fat cells.

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Skin Tightening

Loose skin is a big concern amongst many people, with numerous individuals seeking out improvements in skin laxity and the appearance of wrinkles. This is even more so with summer on our doorsteps. After all, everyone wants smooth, rejuvenated skin ready for a makeup-free, fresh look on their holidays.

The proof is in the facts; between 1997 and 2014, there was a 35% increase in people opting for skin tightening treatments. It is the ladies who seem to be more concerned about their smooth skin with 95% of all related treatments in 2014 being performed on females (that’s almost 290,000).

The anti-ageing market is huge – in 2016, the market size was $109.6 billion ( £82.6 Billion) and is expected to reach a whopping $219.1 billion(£165.28 billion) by 2025.

Skin tightening treatments can vary but, with new advancements in procedures that make the majority non-surgical, it’s not difficult to see why more and more people are choosing them. From Thermage, which uses radiofrequencies, to Smartxide CO2 Laser, which uses laser resurfacing, these treatments can improve the skin’s tone and texture, all while reducing lines and wrinkle’s scar tissue and much more. Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston have undergone Thermage, and Aniston even put her ‘feeling and looking 5 years younger’ down to the treatment. Even Oprah Winfrey championed the non-surgical treatment in 2006! With the results lasting up to 24 months, we can see why this is becoming more popular than ever for a pre-summer treatment.

Want to feel beach ready this summer? Got that bikini you want to show off on the beach? Maybe you have a summer wedding to attend? Why not get in touch with our expert team who will be able to help you on the way to looking and feeling summer-ready? We have a range of non-surgical treatments in Belfast, Guernsey, and Jersey. It won’t just be the sun that’s shining this summer – it can be you too!