Thankfully, in 2022, it is possible to slow down the effects of ageing and to improve your skin’s texture … all without surgery!
The world of aesthetic treatments has come a long way since the days of ice-rink smooth foreheads and bouncy-castle lips. Injectable formulas are far more gentler, and doctors have honed a more delicate touch. The result: quick , effective, and often painless treatments that offer a payoff (sometimes immediate) beyond the reach of skincare alone.
So, if your appetite for “tweakments” are growing, here’s what you need to know about the latest anti-ageing treatments trending on social media.
Anti-ageing treatments fall into a few main buckets: facials, injectables and fillers, and laser treatments.
Facials: Currently, two of the best facials for anti-ageing are platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and micro needling. In a micro needling facial, tiny needles penetrate the skin to boost collagen and elastin production. The promise here is firmer and more youthful looking skin. The process can be paired with PRP therapy using your own blood – hence the nickname, the vampire facial.
Chemical peels and dermabrasion: During a chemical peel, topical agents (like salicylic or glycolic acid) are applied to the skin to peel away the outermost layer of the skin. It removes age spots and wrinkles and gives you a brighter skin tone. Your skin will need time to heal after the peel and may appear red for a week or two. And depending on the type of peel, you may need more than one treatment to achieve the results you want.
With dermabrasion, a rotating brush removes the outer layer of the skin. New smoother skin grows to replace it. It is used to treat wrinkles, age spots and sun damage. Scabbing and swelling is likely, so you might need to take time off from work.
Injectables and fillers: Botox is an excellent option for fine lines and wrinkles, while fillers are great for mitigating deep creases or facial volume loss. There is usually no recovery time for this procedure and the results typically lasts about 3 to 4 months.
Laser Treatments: Laser treatments penetrates deep into the skin’s surface to reduce, tighten and refine fine lines. Photofacials (IPL) is another popular option where pulses of light penetrate deep into the skin to tighten and smooth fine lines.
Though there may not be a fountain of youth to radically alter your age, there are many steps you can take to slow down, and even reverse, the signs of aging.
So, if you’re wondering just how your colleague somehow stole Angelina Jolie’s jawline over the weekend, some of these treatments might provide the answer.
However, before deciding on the glow-giving results of the Aquagold facial, Profhilo, or the Black Diamond peel, do your due diligence to ensure you get the results you desire.
Anti-ageing treatments should always be performed by a certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Source: cosmopolitanme.com, koniveraesthetics.com, devdiscourse.com, connect.in-cosmetics.com, elle.com, healthgrades.com, instyle.com, thedermspecs.com, suleloggenberg.com
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