Hot & Cold: New Beauty Trends

Hot & Cold: New Beauty Trends

Whether you’re in your 20s or in your 70s, women are always trying to look their best – and experts are always trying to find new and innovative ways to achieve beauty. We took an in-depth look at two of the newest trends: Cool Sculpting and LED Laser treatments. These two have changed from being something for the elite to being accessible to the masses.


What is it: “the CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared; non surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting – so you’ll look great from every angle.”


How does it work: The CoolSculpting procedure safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.”


The fine print: “During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. Sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental area treatment. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks. Though rare, some additional side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.”


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LED Laser Treatments

What is it: “LED is great for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving uneven skin tone, reducing pores size, brightening the skin and rejuvenating the youthful look of your skin,” product developer for LightStim told The Huffington Post Australia.


How does it work: “The LED lights stimulate certain sensors within the skin which boost cell activity and trigger the production of certain chemicals,” says London super-facialist Debbie Thomas, whose famous DNA treatments use both LED and lasers. “The result is dependent on which color is used, but it can be everything from stimulating a healing response to destroying acne-causing bacteria or plumping fine lines.”


The fine print: “LED treatments last about ten to twenty minutes, and can be a stand-alone treatment or part of a facial. They are given by an esthetician and usually cost somewhere between $75 to $125 a treatment as a standalone, more if part of a larger treatment such as a Hydrafacial.” – from Trip


We think you’re beautiful already, but now you have all the info.


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