Go Filter-free: The Best Beauty Treatments in Utah
Many of us have stepped up our skin-care routine in the past couple of years. Mainly because our whole lives have gone virtual. Business meetings are still happening via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Hangouts. We’re having birthday parties and other gatherings on Houseparty and Duo. We’re even visiting with our doctors on video chat.
All of this screen time means we’re scrutinizing our faces and necks more than we ever have. And we’re looking for ways to improve our appearance. We’re even using filters so we can look better on camera. But is that doing more harm than good? After all, you may need to interact face-to-face again in the future.
No-Filter Options For Facial Rejuvenation in Utah
Luckily, some of the most popular medical spa treatments at La Belle Vie target the face and neck. As a result, clients are seeking our services to get a “filter-free” appearance—one they can be happy with on or off the camera.
Instead of using apps like VSCO, Facetune, or Snapseed, our clients are looking for treatments that can help them look great off-camera too. As life slowly returns to normal and we resume in-person activities, a filter-free appearance is more important than ever.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with beauty filters. They can be a lot of fun! And seeing a great image of yourself can boost your self-esteem. The downside of filters, of course, is that they are not genuine. They are homogenous, they don’t promote diversity, and they can distort our perceptions of ourselves.
Solutions to a Flawless, No-Filter Face
Filters have given us a glimpse into how we “could look” with certain facial treatments, and that’s a good thing. While you can’t change the shape of your eyes or alter your bone structure, you can achieve a gorgeous (but more realistic) look with some of the best beauty treatments in Utah at La Belle Vie.
Next, we’ll discuss the noninvasive procedures that offer the most dramatic results for your face and neck.
No-Filter Beauty Treatments That Offer Dramatic Results
Having great-looking skin and a youthful appearance has always been a goal. And some of the best treatments for the face and neck can help. When you want to look your best both virtually and IRL, turn to these non-invasive procedures:
Botox for “11” Lines
Those two pesky lines between your eyebrows might give away your age, but they can also make you look like you’re angry all the time. You don’t want to appear as though you’re in a foul mood during every on-screen meeting, do you?
Botox is the go-to treatment for “11” lines, also called glabellar lines. Those lines are caused by years of muscle contractions, and they get deeper as time goes on. Botox is a neuromodulator that stops the contractions that cause those lines. This treatment is safe, fast, and lasts up to four months.
Juvederm for Marionette Lines
Marionette lines— also known as laugh lines—are the deep folds or creases running from the corners of your mouth to your chin. These lines are common as you get older, but some people have more issues with them than others. When these lines are severe, they have the appearance of a marionette, thus the name.
Juvederm is an excellent treatment for marionette lines. It can eradicate them and add volume to any hollow areas around the mouth.The main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which can restore the firmness you had when you were younger. Often called a liquid facelift, the results of Juvederm can be seen immediately and get progressively more dramatic over the weeks that follow. Juvederm treatments can last up to a year.
CoolSculpting for a Double Chin
We do a lot of CoolSculpting at our medical spa in Draper. It’s a wonderful treatment for stubborn areas of fat, including under the chin. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that freezes and destroys fat cells. Cleared by the FDA in 2012, over six million people have had this fast and effective procedure.
CoolSculpting for the chin takes about 35 minutes. Depending on the individual, it can take one or two sessions to see the results you want. They are not immediate, but over the next few weeks and months, your body will continue flushing out the dead fat cells until you start noticing a dramatic difference. The best part about CoolSculpting is that the results are permanent.
PDO Thread Lifts for Baggy Eyes
Baggy eyes can make you look older than you really are, and they can also make you look tired all the time. PDO thread lifts most commonly treat sagging skin around your jaw, neck, and cheeks. But they are also effective for treating loose skin around the eyes.
PDO is short for polydioxanone, a polymer that has been used in absorbable sutures for years. Repurposed into a fine thread, it can create stunning results for people with baggy eyes. Research has demonstrated that this procedure can last from two to three years.
Facials for Healthy, Glowing Skin
Feel-good beauty treatments like facials can also help restore bright, glowing skin in an afternoon. If you aren’t ready for one of the procedures above, getting a facial can still make a world of difference in your appearance and your self-esteem.
At La Belle Vie in Draper, we offer seven different medical-grade facials, each designed to address a specific concern. Our providers can work with you to determine which of these facials will be most beneficial for you.
- Acne Facial
- Brightening Facial
- Glow Facial
- Purifying Facial
- Hydrating Facial
- Signature Facial
- Diamond Glow Facial
Are filter apps worth using or fun? Sure. Why not? They can help you achieve a young a vibrant look during a virtual meeting or get-together. But sooner or later, you may need to show up in person. What happens then?
A better option may be to look for a happy medium via aesthetic treatments The procedures we discussed above can radically alter your appearance. Then you can ditch the filters and move seamlessly between the virtual world and real life.
Of course, these are not the only spa services we offer in Draper. We’ve got dozens of treatments for the face and body at La Belle Vie. Reach out today to find out more.