In a world where looks matter and aesthetic enhancement is no longer an age-old taboo, it is almost impossible to resist the appeal of bespoke clinical procedures that are said to deliver instant, long-lasting beauty results.
Sure, advances in technology over the last decades may have allowed for impressive metamorphosis within the aesthetic industry but that does not mean you should jump on the first minimally invasive, non-surgical cosmetic option you come across. Not without proper research, at least.
Here, the experts from The Retreat Clinic step in to opine on the importance of FDA-approved treatments and the safest choices available.
We often see products being marketed as “FDA- approved” but what exactly does it mean and why is it important for consumers to look out for this certification?
FDA, short for U.S Food and Drug Administration, is one of the most influential regulatory bodies in the world that is responsible to protect and promote public health. All FDA- approved products have been regulated and supervised, which also means each of them are proven to be beneficial, with benefits outweighing risks of intended use.
Aesthetic medical treatments have been a great help for consumers to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. From head to toe, you name it—there is always an aesthetic treatment that can help. Given numerous options in the market that you can pick, your safety and health should be of utmost priority. The answer is to always look for the safest, credible treatments and practitioners.
How would you know if you are undergoing treatments that are safe for you?
Always try to understand the treatment well so that you can make a wise decision. When it comes to aesthetic treatments, cost should never be the first thing to consider. Cheap options with no clinical supervision have tendency of unsafe conduct, which may cause you harm such as infections or other more serious complications. Consult with professionals who analyse your needs and who will educate you on the procedures. And lastly, always do your own research to ensure that you are in credible hands with FDA-approved machines or products.
What are some of the latest face and body FDA- approved aesthetic treatments that are widely used by professionals?
Emsculpt, for one, is an FDA-approved innovation made for body-contouring that involves zero surgery. It is
non-invasive with a dual-function to burn fat and build muscles, helping you achieve your desired body in the most convenient way! Using the HIFEM (High-Intensity Focus Electromagnetic) technology which induces supramaximal muscle contractions, one can easily achieve the results of 20,000 sit ups in just 30 minutes!
To reduce cellulite—not merely fats but can be caused by other reasons including poor blood flow—and improve loose skin including those caused by pregnancy, Unison uses the clinically proven technologies of radio frequency and targeted pressure energy. It is effective to increase collagen production and skin elasticity that will help restore skin strength and tightness.
Those having trouble losing stubborn fats can consider Coolsculpting. With FDA clearance to treat 9 different areas of the body, eliminating fat has never been easier. This fat- freezing technology helps to freeze fat which your body will then eliminate naturally within two to six months where about 20% to 25% fat reduction can be observed in the treated area!
Meanwhile, Exilis is a non-invasive, head-to-toe treatment that combines radio frequency and ultrasound to uplift saggy skin, reduce fine lines and improve blood circulation. It includes a second hand-piece for the body that can be used to burn fat and tighten skin.
And if frown lines, smoker lines, horizontal forehead lines are your concerns, there is always Botox to help paralyse these small muscles, which delays the formation of wrinkles and lines.
Juvederm is also another ideal alternative in restoring facial contours and improving signs of ageing to keep your skin looking plump and youthful. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid (HA), there are different fillers to address different areas of concern such as Voluma to restore volume of your cheeks, Volbella to add fullness to the lips and Volite to reduce appearance of fine lines.
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