BEAUTY & THE BEST

Get back in top form with Lush Aes­thet­ics’ top-to-toe treat­ments, from teeth whiten­ing to fat freez­ing.

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Lush Aesthetics Special -

When you be­come a mum, ev­ery­thing is about the baby – how he or she is eat­ing, gain­ing weight, sleep­ing and be­hav­ing. At such a time, it may feel shal­low to care about your ap­pear­ance. But a healthy, happy mum is at the heart of a happy fam­ily, so it’s es­sen­tial to do things for yourself too – and that in­cludes look­ing the way you want to look.

FLAB OFF!

Some women find it dif­fi­cult to shed the ki­los af­ter baby ar­rives. Lush Aes­thet­ics tack­les this prob­lem through fat freez­ing, where a cold plate is ap­plied to ar­eas you want to re­duce ( tummy, love han­dles, in­ner thighs, arms and back) for about an hour. The the­ory is that this kills fat cells, which are then ex­creted through your body’s nat­u­ral pro­cesses. Ef­fects peak around three months af­ter treat­ment. Dur­ing the treat­ment, pa­tients might feel some dis­com­fort and a cool sen­sa­tion.

LIFT IT UP

Which new mum hasn’t glanced down at her wob­bly post- par­tum tum and won­dered why she still looks five months preg­nant? It’s be­cause your skin has been stretched to ac­com­mo­date your baby, and while your belly will nat­u­rally shrink, it may never snap back to what it once was. Lush Aes­thet­ics sug­gests a pro­ce­dure called Ther­malift to deal with this. It uses ra­dio fre­quency to con­tract col­la­gen, so skin be­comes tighter and firmer. Dur­ing the pro­ce­dure, which can be used on the tummy, love han­dles, arms, thighs and cel­lulite, you might feel some pain and heat, and there may be red­ness af­ter­wards. Re­sults usu­ally peak around three months af­ter treat­ment. Ther­malift can also be used on the face, to soften wrin­kles as well as tone up skin.

BRIGHT WHITES

You may have paid less at­ten­tion to your teeth while pre­par­ing for your baby’s ar­rival. Now that baby is here, it’s time to give your pearly whites more care. LED teeth whiten­ing in­volves ap­ply­ing a hy­dro­gen per­ox­ide gel to teeth, then us­ing an LED light to ac­cel­er­ate the gel’s abil­ity to break down stains. This may be done sev­eral times in one ses­sion, and can re­move stub­born cof­fee, tea, red wine, curry and other stains. The pro­ce­dure takes around one hour, and teeth may feel a lit­tle sen­si­tive for a few days af­ter, so it’s best to avoid very hot or cold foods dur­ing that time.

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