Each one of us, man or woman, wants to pause time and be 16 forever. The fresh, tender and glowing skin of youth is unforgettable. Unfortunately, as the clock moves on, aging takes over and begins to show unwanted fine lines, wrinkles, and spots. While many accept aging as what it is, others will seek painless options to look young. Thanks to the advancements in medical science and technology, there are now several ways to look younger without going under the knife. Depending on your skin type, eating habits, lifestyle, overall health, money, time and discomfort you can bear, we will help you choose the best options to look young. To introduce you to the world of cosmetic procedures that are available, our experts have described few of the latest non-invasive techniques below for the most common aesthetic concerns.
1) Botox for Wrinkles
Wrinkles are lines and furrows that occur over the years due to repeated clenching of the facial muscles. This is where the benefits of Botox come in. Procedures that can correct such facial lines of aging are Botox, Dysport or Xeomin. All of these are painless injections of botulinum toxin. A tiny dose of the purified version of the toxin from botulinum bacteria, when injected into the facial muscles, relaxes the muscles and reduces the visible crow’s feet and forehead furrows. The dreadful turkey neck can be eased with Botox when injected into the vertical muscles of the neck. Considered a lunchtime procedure, the best results are noticed 3-7 days after the shot. As the effect wears off, wrinkles tend to reappear; it is suggested to schedule Botox every 3-6 months and less often after that.
2) Hyaluronic Acid Fillers for Restoring Facial Volume
Juvederm Voluma is a new hyaluronic filler used for contouring the face. Injecting the filler around the facial muscles can reduce smile lines around the nose or marionette lines around the mouth. The effects can last for as long as 2 years but you may need a repeat dose to maintain the lifting and tightening effect.
3) Cosmetic Fillers for Eyes and Lips
Under eye bags and dark circles can be treated by hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm. Fillers smooth out the lines and folds by triggering production of new collagen under the skin, restoring the youthful smooth skin you once had. Many of the fillers used for eyes are used for plumping the lips as well. Another path-breaking technology is where fat cells are injected into the lips so that they can help restore the volume.
4) Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels
Microdermabrasion is another nonsurgical procedure that that is one of the recommended ways to look and feel younger. It uses tiny crystals to exfoliate the dead cells from the topmost layer of the skin. This procedure can treat severe sun damage, reduce fine lines, age spots, and mild acne scars. Microdermabrasion is often combined with chemical peels to achieve better results. Chemical solutions of acids like glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, or trichloroacetic acid (TCA) can be used in series for peeling the upper layer of skin. This procedure involves a straightforward application of the solution on the skin for 15 minutes. It may cause mild irritation on the skin. Once the dead cells are peeled off, it will leave the skin radiant. Chemical peels alone are one of the easiest and most popular ways to look younger and vibrant. After 9-12 months the procedure can be repeated.
Kybella is yet another non-invasive procedure that’s made out of a substance that is naturally produced by our bodies. It works to decrease the amount of fat located around the neck, while also tightening the skin. For it to be effective, there need to be around 2 to 4 treatments every 4 to six weeks. The good news is that once this procedure takes effect, the results are permanent. This procedure is perfect for those who are looking for ways to look younger. It gives you confidence, with little to no pain and with immediate results.
6) Cosmetic Laser
Cosmetic lasers like Excel V by Cutera, are relatively new procedures that help improve your skin. Excel V is made explicitly for skin imperfections and help get rid of flaws that range from bruises to spider veins. This procedure usually only requires one treatment, however, depending on the problem area a person may need more than one treatment. Another thing to remember is that cosmetic laser can come in a variety of different forms and can help treat issues like scars or varicose veins, fine lines, sun damage, and laser hair removal.
The newer non-invasive techniques and ways to look younger have minimum risks as compared to invasive cosmetic surgery. Our certified team of dermatologists experienced doctors, and trained technicians help you choose and tailor the best treatment for your skin type to look younger, radiant and your best self ever. Contact us today to learn more.