We would be lying if we said we didn’t know at least one person that has considered going under the knife in order to retain their youthful looks, but the truth is that ageing is a natural process and nothing – no matter how extreme – is going to completely stop the process.
Getting surgery to get rid of wrinkles or smooth out the face is a massive decision and one that can be pretty risky. It’s incredibly invasive and most procedures require lengthy downtime afterwards to ensure that the results are as expected.
Luckily there are a number of highly effective, non-surgical procedures that are on the market for those of us who don’t relish the thought of our bodies going under the knife.
These are the most popular non-surgical treatments for anti-ageing:
Many people get confused between Botox and dermal fillers given that they are both facial injections to smooth out wrinkles. This is where the similarity ends, however, as there are some massive differences between them.
Botox is made up of purified botulinum toxin in tiny amounts that can be referred to as neuromodulators or neurotoxins. These toxins are deadly in large amounts, but when you get Botox treatment, your nerve signals are merely blocked in the muscle where it is injected. This makes it particularly useful for frown lines and crows feet as it softens, reduces and sometimes removes wrinkles altogether.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are actually injected underneath the skin in order to smooth out or plumpen up an area that is wrinkly or sagging. It uses chemicals like calcium hydroxylapatite, hyaluronic acid and polyalkylimide, some of which occur naturally in your body.
Not only do dermal filler plump up, and add volume and fullness to areas like the lips, it can also stimulate the production of collagen, which helps to prevent and smoothen out wrinkles naturally.
Skin needling, or micro needling, uses tiny needles to put small punctures into the skin layers. This action causes your skin to enter wound-healing mode and it produces new skin cells to assist. These new skin cells encourage the production of collagen and elastin, which give your face a plumping effect.
Chemical face peels, or skin peels as they are sometimes known, are used to effectively reduce the symptoms of many different kinds of skin conditions.
The chemicals react with the skin and within a few days you will notice your lips and forehead starting to peel; once the peeling is finished patients are left with new, healthy skin cells on their face that tend to glow.
This is especially useful if you have a special event coming up that you would like to look great for, but make sure it’s done in time as you don’t want your face to be peeling at the wrong time.
These are just some of the best non-surgical procedures on the market; however, the best anti-ageing treatment is prevention so look after your skin in your youth and you will be thankful for it in your future.
If it’s too late for that and your skin is showing sure signs of ageing, be sure to reach out to us today for more information on which treatments would be best suited for your skin.