You want to know what you can do to fight for your natural beauty and youthfulness, but you might not be entirely fond of the idea of going under the knife. Thankfully, that’s becoming less and less necessary. Cosmetic experts are constantly developing new, non-surgical approaches to youth restoring and preserving treatments, and here we’re going to look at a few of them.
If you’re looking to tighten your skin, to reverse skin damage, surgery might have been your only option in the past. For extremely loose saggy skin, surgery might still be the most effective option. However, laser treatment is fast becoming the preferred alternative for milder forms of sagging and wrinkles, especially if you’re able to catch those signs of aging early. It’s not as effective on all kinds of aging skin and wrinkles, however, which brings us to our next point.
Botox is hardly new, but it is consistently improving in how we use it. In the past, this product was ripe for jokes about the “frozen face” look, but nowadays, it’s being use more precisely, to target the specific areas where it’s most effectiveness. Procedures like Botox for lip lines target the areas of expression, where smile, frowning, and doing all sorts with your face causes lines of activity to appear. It freezes the muscles that connect those expressive areas to the skin, meaning that we reduce the activity and allow the skin to heal naturally. As such, being so precise means you don’t have to freeze half your face to see the improved results.
This treatment is used commonly to combat peach fuzz and make unwanted facial hair a little easier to deal with. However, dermaplaning treatments also have a range of skincare benefits. We’re all aware of the benefits of exfoliation in removing dead skin cells. Dermaplaning effectively takes it to another level. It reveals the layer of smoother, brighter skin beneath, effectively wiping all the dead skin that rests on your face clean, targeting that which can’t be removed by exfoliation alone. It lasts for around four weeks and even reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so it’s more occasional treatment rather than a one-time treatment plan.
While Botox targets the lines of activity caused by the movement of our facial muscles, dermal fillers target the “lines of rest”. This is the sagging that happens naturally due to aging (sometimes accelerated by lifestyle factors such as too much sugar or sun exposure). As such, it targets the same kinds of lines that laser tightening does, but dermal fillers are considered more effective for the fine lines in the face. Beyond rejuvenating the skin and adding some volume, it also restores the stocks of hyaluronic acid in our skin, which strengthens the connective tissue that prevents sagging in the first place.
With the examples above, hopefully, you’re aware that there are non-surgical options for just about all different kinds of signs of aging. Of course, lifestyle matters a great deal, so keep following the blog for more ways to naturally keep your skin more youthful.