Dr Kathy reveals her top three treatments this winter

Winter has well and truly arrived, and while I personally could do without these cooler months they do provide a great opportunity to get slimmer, lifted and glowing in preparation for summer’s return.

 

  1. Laser and light based treatments

 

Winter fashion means we’re covered up and protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Not only does this provide a great break for our skin, it also makes these cooler months the perfect time for all laser and light based treatments, as sun avoidance post treatment is essential. Many skin imperfections can be treated with these modalities including abnormal pigment, redness and textural issues.

 

2. Coolsculpting

 

Coolsculpting is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that is designed to freeze away unwanted fat. The treatment takes about 30 minutes and in my experience clients find the treatment quite painless. Typical areas to treat include the love handles, abdomen, thighs, arms, upper back and chin. Results are gradual and long lasting with best results occurring after two to three months, just in time for the warmer weather. I had a treatment a few weeks ago and can already see the difference.

 

3. Dermal Fillers

 

Dermal fillers are a great treatment all year round, so why not include them as a winter favourite. A client can achieve so much with dermal fillers when the treatment is performed by an experienced medical injector. Dermal fillers can improve volume loss in the temples, tear troughs and cheeks, as well as lift the jowl area and improve the jawline. Results are completely natural and restore a more youthful appearance. Ageing can give the face a tired or sad appearance, which is a common concern with many clients, using dermal fillers to remove these concerns and restore a client’s confidence is a very rewarding experience.

 

Doctor Kathy Gallagher is a treating doctor at Artisan Racecourse Road. She brings more than 14 years of experience in cosmetic medicine to Artisan and is particularly skilled in anti-ageing medicine and women’s hormones. In addition to her role overseeing the medical operations of Artisan’s Racecourse Road clinic, Dr Gallagher is also actively involved in educational events, courses and conferences in the field of aesthetic medicine. Learn more about Dr Kathy.