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