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Show mom you care

Skin Care Matters

With Michelle Vernon

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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This Mother's Day show mom you care with these popular treatments, all geared towards having her look and feel her best.

1. HIFU non-surgical facelift

HIFU stands for high-intensity focused ultrasound and is a relatively new cosmetic technology.

It is a non-invasive treatment that helps stimulate the cells, resulting in tissue rejuvenation and collagen production. The overall effect of the treatment is to promote tightening and lifting of the skin in these areas.

The device has different wavelength attachments designed to treat a number of symptoms.

• 1.5mm inducer is effective for treating acne, coarse pores, forehead wrinkles, and skin restructuring.

• 3mm inducer treats the fibrous layer for facelifts, nasolabial folds and removes wrinkles .

• 4.5mm inducer treats deep into the superficial muscular aponeurotic system, facial layer for facelifts.

Give mom a treatment to remove all the symptoms of ageing such as:

• Fine lines and wrinkles;

• Sagging skin along the cheeks and eyelids;

• Skin that is thin and with a texture like crepe paper;

• Drooping skin around the mouth area;

• Undefined jawline.

In the hands of a skilled practitioner, this can produce results akin to facial sculpting (but without the need for surgery).

2. PRP hair restoration

The responsibilities associated with being a mother, over time, starts to take a toll and leads to hair loss which not only affects mothers, but millions worldwide. It's no wonder there are always new treatment methods coming onto the market.

One such method is platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and it's being used with high success around the world. PRP is a non-surgical hair loss method that uses your own blood to generate growth. This is done with tiny injections into the affected areas of the scalp, and it can be used in conjunction with other treatment methods.

The use of PRP is a great treatment option for hair loss because it has a number of scientifically based articles, showing its efficacy in increasing hair count, hair thickness and the growth phase of the hair cycle.

3. Massage

There are many types of massage therapy, from classics like Swedish and deep tissue to more exotic styles like shiatsu. Here is a list of the most popular types of massage to which to treat mom.

Swedish massage therapy

Swedish massage is virtually synonymous with massage therapy. Using lotion or oil, massage therapists typically begin with broad general strokes and then transition to specific strokes to address problem areas.

Swedish massage provides full-body muscle relaxation and it can be especially helpful if you're recovering from an injury.

Hot stone massage

As the name implies, hot stone massage uses warm stones. The therapist places heated, smooth stones on specific points on the body and also holds the warm stones while giving the massage. The stones are usually basalt (a volcanic rock that retains heat well).

The warmth of the stones can be relaxing and can loosen tight muscles so that the therapist can reach areas of muscle tension quickly.

Deep tissue massage

This is a focused, therapeutic massage that targets muscle knots and specific problem areas in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The therapist addresses tight or sore muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or injuries.

This type of massage is particularly beneficial for people with chronic pain or lingering injuries that cause limited mobility.

Michelle Vernon is a phlebotomist medical aesthetician who operates the Body Studio Skincare, located at 20 Constant Spring Road, Mall Plaza, Kingston 10, and Fairview Shopping Centre, Montego Bay. She may be reached at telephone 908-0438 or 684-9800; IG @ bodystudioskincare; E-mail: bodystudioskincare@gmail.com; Website:www.bodystudioskincare.com.

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