When you undergo cosmetic treatments, you no doubt want the results to last as long as possible. The body is forever changing, and no treatment can cause permanent alterations. However, with proper care and attention, you can make sure that your treatments last and you reap the benefit of your results for as long as you can.

Here’s what you need to know about how you can maintain good results from your cosmetic treatments.

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Body Contouring and Fat Removal

Aqualyx fat removal and fat freezing are revolutionary treatments that treat our problem areas by targeting stubborn fat pockets. These treatments are ideal for tackling those areas that are difficult to shift in more conventional ways, such as diet and exercise.

Aqualyx fat removal involves injecting precise amounts of Aqualyx, a fat-dissolving solution, into the body to break down stubborn fat which is then naturally flushed away by the body. Fat freezing cools unwanted fat cells to trigger cell death, removing these cells from the area and improving the body’s contour and silhouette.

The results of these kinds of treatments can be fantastic, but they are only as good as the maintenance undergone after treatment. For optimal results, you need to maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle. This kind of treatment can transform your body, giving you a more pleasing look, but you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to avoid nullifying the improvements.

Fat removal or body contouring treatments are not a substitute for weight loss treatments, but they can give you a helping hand and tackle those problem areas you struggle with. Your assigned practitioner will set aftercare guidelines to help you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle that will ensure you keep your results.

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Taking Care of Your Skin

At ASC, we have a vast range of treatments for the skin, from surgical facelifts to face peels and specialist face masks. When you undergo treatments, you need to make sure you are taking good care of your skin to ensure the best results from your treatment. Firstly, make sure you adhere to any advice from your doctor about restrictions, such as refraining from wearing makeup or going out in the sun for a certain amount of time after the procedure.

Skin maintenance is a lifestyle so take on board what your practitioner tells you and follow a strict skincare routine as recommended. This is crucial for surgery to ensure that your skin heals properly and minimises the risk of scarring. Minor scarring is expected after surgery, but you can ensure it fades over time by protecting the incisions by keeping them hidden from the sun or applying the recommended daily treatments.

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Avoid Smoking and Alcohol

We have always known that too much tobacco and alcohol can negatively impact your health, and this is especially true for the results of your cosmetic surgery. Smoking can negatively affect healing, which could cause a lengthy recovery period or possibly even complications following surgery, such as more visible scarring. Excessive alcohol consumption should also be avoided.

Let your medical practitioner know about your smoking and drinking habits so they can advise you.

Eat the Right Foods

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important in general, but even more so when it comes to maintaining good results. Eating the right foods can provide your body with the energy and nutrition it needs to help increase recovery. This includes foods such as fruit, vegetables, and eggs.

Keep on Moving

Although some treatments will require some recommended down time, one of the most important things you can do to encourage and maintain good results, is to keep on moving. Light exercise, such as walking every day, can help keep your body in good shape, keep you healthy, and help maintain your results. Please note that it’s worth talking to a professional for taking up anything more intense in the days and weeks after certain procedures.

Listen to Your Practitioner

Whatever kind of treatment you opt for, you should always listen to your medical practitioner. They will have lots of helpful advice to aid your recovery and ensure you get the very most out of your results. They will tell you what to avoid right after treatment, how long you can expect to spend healing and when you can resume activities as usual.

Ensure you attend any follow-up sessions after your treatments so they can keep an eye on your progress and ensure there are no problems. If you have any questions whatsoever, do not hesitate to ask them before or after treatment.

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If you would like to learn more about cosmetic treatments and what results you can achieve, come and visit our cosmetic skin clinic in Belfast, Guernsey or Jersey today.