Charleston, with its cobblestone streets and sweet southern charm, is the epitome of timeless beauty. While we soak up the sun and dance through the historic streets, why not give our skin and body a little extra love? Luckily, there’s a treasure trove of non-invasive or minimally invasive beauty treatments that can help you keep that radiant Charleston glow without going all in on surgery or downtime. We’re diving into this world of treatments to help you level up your beauty game.
If you’re ready for a skin transformation, a chemical peel is your new BFF. Charleston’s humid climate can lead to some skin woes, but chemical peels are here to rescue you. They whisk away sun damage, uneven tones and pesky clogged pores, leaving behind a glowing complexion. Renee Puckett, owner and injector at Anew You Aesthetics and Med Spa, commented, “Chemical peels are one of my favorite procedures — good for the face and body. You get painless, effective results for sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne, fine lines, wrinkles and more.”
Imagine a fresh start for your skin, like a breezy afternoon at the beach. Light and medium peels are quick and require minimal downtime, perfect for Charleston ladies always on the move.
Microdermabrasion is like a gentle, playful dance for your skin. It’s the secret to smoother, more youthful-looking skin without any drama. Using a special device, it gently exfoliates the skin’s top layer, revealing the healthier skin hiding beneath.
In Charleston, microdermabrasion is as common as sweet tea on a porch swing. It’s quick, painless and requires no downtime.
It’s important to not forget about the magic potions that are medical-grade skincare products. They’re like the little black dresses of your beauty routine — timeless and essential. Charleston’s savvy beauty enthusiasts know that great skin starts with the right products, and medical-grade skincare delivers the goods. From luxurious serums that hydrate like summer rain to powerhouse creams that defy time itself, these products are your secret weapon for maintaining your radiant glow between treatments. Samantha Katz, owner of SkinGlow Collective, noted, “The sooner you incorporate medical grade products, the greater your return will be on your investment. It is never too early to begin caring for your skin. Please, always wear a mineral SPF of 30 or greater; it is the number one way to prevent premature aging and skin cancer.”
Also turning heads in Charleston, are a plethora of laser treatments such as BBL Hero, Moxi and Halo. These beauty treatments are making waves along our coast. Dr. Marguerite Germain of Germain Dermatology, offered, “BBL Hero is going to offer the least amount of downtime. You are able to wear makeup immediately after the treatment, and no one will notice that you have had anything done. But all of these treatments give you a more even skin tone and a polished glow.”
Whether you’re getting ready for a garden party or a stroll down the historic Lowcountry streets, laser treatment could be your ticket to looking picture-perfect, like the Charleston belle you are.
Charleston’s beauty scene also has a new workout buddy in town, and her name is EMSculpt. It’s like the ultimate fitness coach for those who want to sculpt their bodies while having a blast. EMSculpt uses electromagnetic pulses to give your muscles a serious workout, all while you kick back and relax. It’s like doing hundreds of crunches or squats, but without breaking a sweat. Whether you’re aiming for those charming southern curves or toning up for a day at the beach, EMSculpt has got your back (and your abs and your glutes.) LaShea Simpson, owner of Nubody Spa and Sculpting, explained, “Four sessions of the EMSculpt are equivalent to an intense 90-day workout just by comfortably lying on the table.”
Trade hours at the gym and for shorter workouts and say hello to a firmer, more fabulous you.
With the non-invasive options we’ve highlighted, you can refresh your body and skin while embracing the fun-loving spirit of the Lowcountry. So, whether you’re twirling through the streets or sipping sweet tea by the harbor, let these fuss-free, non-invasive treatments help you maintain that timeless Charleston glow. It’s all about embracing your beauty that has been there all along.
By Katie Finch