With the cosmetic industry growing at rapid rates, technology and techniques have developed that allow for patients to come in for their consultation and treatment and be out within an hour, with no downtime and minimal pain. And for the most, a good makeup concealer or powder with green pigment can cover any redness or bruising that may occur.

So the most popular Lunchtime treatments:

Anti Wrinkle Injections: Anti Wrinkle Injections are the most effective treatment for wrinkle reduction in the upper third of your face. You may be familiar with terms such as forehead lines, crow’s feet and smile lines. Anti Wrinkle Injections work by relaxing the muscle and creating a roadblock between the nerve and the treated muscle. Tiny injections are used, no bigger than an acupuncture needle and treatment takes roughly 30 minutes. Optimal results are seen around the two week mark and lasts around 3-4 months.  It can also be used as a preventative for wrinkle formation.

Dermal Fillers:  For wrinkle use, it is used to fill cracks and crevices, for volumising, it is used to plump up areas such as the cheeks and lips. The latest and greatest on the market today are made from a naturally occurring substance in the body. It takes approximately 30 minutes and provides immediate results. Included in the product is a local anaesthetic, reducing any pain you may feel. An added pro is that should the product be injected incorrectly, it can be dissolved and corrected, unlike other dermal fillers on the market today.  Dermal fillers can last between 6 to 24 months.

Laser Treatment for the Skin: Lasers are used to improve the appearance of the upper layer of the skin. They help to fight acne, treat pigmentation and blemishes and assist in ageing. It removes surface skin damage without damaging the surrounding skin. Treatment time will take roughly between 15 -45 minutes and recovery time is minimal. Results are smooth, clear skin that can last a long time should good aftercare be maintained. The pain of the laser beam is like an elastic band snapping against your skin, and for those who aren’t very pain tolerant, laughing gas can be given to ease the pain.

So if you’re looking how to kill some time in your lunchbreak, a visit to a cosmetic clinic can be an option.