Popular “Lunchtime” Procedures



Popular “Lunchtime” Procedures

You may be wondering what a lunchtime procedure is. You wouldn’t be the first.
Many people who are interested in having cosmetic procedures working individuals, meaning there isn’t much free time in their day to spend an hour or two at a clinic. For these busy patients, quick and easy procedures that treat a variety of concerns are able to be performed on their lunch hour – hence the name.

Lunchtime Procedures

A relatively new trend in the cosmetic world, lunchtime treatments are becoming more and more common due to their convenience and efficiency to provide the results people are looking for. These procedures require basically zero downtime, meaning that you can return to work immediately following.

Here are some of the most popular lunchtime procedures:

Epidermal Peels

Also referred to as chemical peels, epidermal peels stimulate collagen production, exfoliate the skin and brighten its overall tone using lactic acid, glycolic acid and/or salicylic acid. This is a fast and easy treatment option to improve a variety of skin conditions, including sun damage, acne and rosacea, skin texture and tone, as well as the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

The most commonly treated areas are the face and neck, although it can be used on the hands, arms, feet, back and chest. The application of the acidic solution will cause the outermost layers of skin to peel off, revealing the newer, younger cells beneath to give you a softer and more rejuvenated look. Very safe and non-invasive, the actual chemical peel procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to complete with limited downtime.


Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical treatment for your skin that improves the look of wrinkles, skin texture and colour through exfoliation. A unique DiamondTome Wand embedded with fine crystals is used to remove the dead top layer of your skin to give it a smoother, healthier appearance.

Microdermabrasion can be used to treat various parts of the body such as the face, chest, neck, feet and hands. The wand is slowly moved across the treatment area, exfoliating the skin and encouraging the regeneration of healthy cells. Non-invasive and painless, the procedure takes between 30 to 45 minutes and requires no downtime from work or social activities.


CoolSculpting has quickly become a leading, minimally invasive non-surgical fat reduction technique. With this procedure, your fat cells are literally frozen away without causing any damage to the surrounding muscle, skin, tissue or nerves, leaving you more sculpted and contoured than before. And if you maintain a healthy lifestyle, the results will be permanent!

Each session only takes up to an hour and 2 to 3 sessions will be necessary to achieve optimal results. The procedure does not require any downtime, which means you’ll be able to immediately return to your normal activities following your CoolSculpting treatment, although you may experience a slight numbness for a few days.


Botox and fillers have quickly become two of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed worldwide. Serving different purposes, they can be used to treat a wide range of cosmetic concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, aging hands, volume loss, under-eye bags, excessive sweating, nose reshaping and even fat reduction.

Relatively painless and quick, injectable procedures can typically be completed within only 15 minutes. You’ll be able to return to work immediately following your procedure, with the full effects visible within 14 days. However, make sure to avoid touching or prodding your face for at least 24 hours in order to ensure you get the best results possible.

Laser Hair Removal

For many people, persistent, unwanted hair can not only be frustrating but embarrassing as well. With laser hair removal, you can dramatically reduce the concentration and growth of hair by using lasers to damage the follicles. While this procedure can be uncomfortable, many people can tolerate the slight discomfort exceptionally well. However, there are topical anesthesia options available for more sensitive areas of the body if you should choose.

Today, larger treatment areas, such as a full leg or back, takes only 20 to 30 minutes, compared to the 2 hours it used to, making laser hair removal a great lunchtime procedure. You may experience slight redness following your procedure, which can be treated with soothing gels such as Aloe Vera. Exposure to sunlight or heat should be avoided, including strenuous exercise. This can lead to irreparable skin damage.

To book your own lunchtime procedure, contact McLean Clinic today! One of our consultants will be more than happy to discuss what your quick, non-invasive procedure options with you.

August 10, 2019

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