When it comes to restoring aged skin and banishing wrinkles, nothing beats plastic surgery. But because of the invasiveness of the procedure, plastic surgery is usually the last resort to restore a youthful appearance. Thankfully, technology has come a long way. These days, non-invasive treatments provide instant results with minimal pain and zero downtime! If you are wondering what types of non-surgical treatments are available to restore youthfulness, consider our list below:
Botox is one of the most popular non-invasive treatment that corrects deep lines and wrinkles all over the face and body. This treatment is also used to treat migraine headaches, TMJ, and crossed eyes! But in the beauty industry, Botox is used to treat facial lines by paralyzing the underlying muscles that cause wrinkles. This drug is made from a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Botox does not require an anesthesia. The drug is administered directly into the skin by an injection. A skilled plastic surgeon or dermatologist is the only ones who should administer the drug. Otherwise, Botox could paralyze the wrong muscles, leaving the face disfigured for at least 6 months.
Chemical peels rejuvenate the skin and restore luminosity. An aesthetician will apply an acid-based solution on the skin. The acids in the solution will gently lift away dead skin cells, leaving the epidermis fresh and supple. The solution is then washed after the treatment.
Depending on the strength of the solution, it will take several sessions to achieve the desired results. The recovery period will also depend on the strength of the chemical peel. On average, stronger peels will require up to 3 months of recovery period. During this point, the skin is raw and red. As the skin heals, it will take on a softer, suppler texture and youthful appearance.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is one of the newest anti-aging skin treatments that targets wrinkles, fine lines, and reduce the appearance of acne scars. The treatment works by exposing the skin to a laser beam that breaks into microscopic beams. The microscopic beams of light stimulate collagen production and trigger rapid healing. Depending on the number of sessions per treatment, the procedure smooths out fine lines, reduce wrinkles, and refreshes the skin. The only drawback of the treatment is temporary redness. The redness and inflammation should clear up two days after the treatment.
Collagen treatment is one of the gentlest of all non-invasive treatments. There are two different type of collagen treatment: one that involves the application of a collagen cream and another that involved multiple shots of collagen into the skin. Although these treatments differ in execution, the end result is the same: they restore youthfulness by stimulating collagen production.
As the name implies, this procedure involves a shot of fillers to specific points of the face. Usually, this treatment is applied to wrinkly and sunken parts of the face. Injectable fillers are also used to plump up the lips, sculpt the cheekbones, correct sagginess, and enhance the facial contours.
The most common solution used in this procedure is hyaluronic acid. This compound occurs naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid binds with moisture in the skin, adding volume and restoring the skin’s youthful appearance. Other types of materials used as fillers are collagen, calcium hydroxyapatite and poly -l- lactic.