I’ve written a lot recently about self-care, about making yourself feel good by doing things you like and by taking care of your body inside and out. I take a fairly holistic approach to skincare and so on however there are other ways that people may benefit from the advances of science with the end result being that they feel better about themselves, are more confident and enjoy raised self-esteem.
Do I advocate for mindfulness and organic skincare, absolutely! Do I think that when it comes to making yourself feel like you are being the best version of yourself (inside and out) your efforts should involve organic broccoli smoothies or nothing at all? Not a jot! We are living in wonderfully modern times and one of the benefits of such a time is that we may take advantage of the technological and scientific advances that come our way.
Do I mean plastic surgery? Not necessarily although I believe that provided such things are done properly, with both physical and mental health benefits and potential risk factors considered, that there may be real benefits for some people. Look at non-surgical treatments such as laser hair removal for example. Women with PCOS, men with excess hair that they dislike, anyone who is not happy with their appearance may reap the benefits of laser hair removal. Once these treatments were seen as new and perhaps over the top, now they are commonplace and recognised for the positive benefits they offer.
CoolSculpting, a non-surgical method of fat removal is becoming increasingly popular. Fat freezing London based treatments are cleared by the FDA, don’t require needles or surgery or recovery periods and fat cells that are treated are gone for good. This is another example of how the advances in technology and in science may serve us as a kind of self-care tool. It’s worth looking at the link above to the Pulse Light Clinic in London who undertake fat freezing treatments to find out more about how it works. You might be surprised!
Some would argue that this kind of treatment is too much, or that men and women should simply accept the way their bodies look and love themselves for themselves. It is entirely possible that people with such opinions may not understand what low self-esteem feels like. I haven’t undertaken CoolSculpting or any such treatments but I’m a never say never gal. If used responsibly, and of course these treatments and clinics are heavily regulated, they most definitely may help people feel happier, healthier, be more confident and so on.
If a holistic-nut like myself who hasn’t worn make-up since she was 17 years old and who calls leaving the house looking vaguely symmetrical a win thinks that alternative treatments may be hugely beneficial, it’s possible that many others feel the same.
What are your thoughts?
*If you want to talk to someone about non-surgical treatments feel free to get in touch with the Pulse Light Clinic directly who would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
Their contact details are:
1st Floor, Peek House,
20 Eastcheap, London
Contact us 0207 523 5158