Reversing the signs of aging can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be. Gone are the days of surgery to freshen up your look. There are now truly noninvasive options that will freshen up your look with little to no down time for recovery and are more cost effective.
Be surgery-free! Advances in laser technology have made getting those fine lines reduced, tightening of your skin achievable, and ridding your skin of age spots , making even skin tone a reality.
Plasma resurfacing can slightly tighten skin and soften fine lines. The procedure offers little discomforts and feels similar to the snapping of a rubber band with some added heat. Most centers will be able to provide you with a topical anesthetic to treat any pain and discomfort.
Radiofrequency treatments like Accent employ heat, which works from underneath the skin, causing collagen to contract and stimulate the skin, in turn producing more collagen. Twenty to thirty percent improvement in the tightness of skin is expected. To maintain your look, follow up treatments may be necessary for long-lived results.
Fractional laser treatments are skin rejuvenation procedures that resurface the skin and address deep wrinkles and skin laxity. This technology offers dramatic results with less downtime than the chemical peels, which are more commonly used. This procedure will not remove or eliminate excess fat or loose skin and you will need to complete a series of procedures to get the desired results.
Injectables or liquid lift can create the look of having a face-lift without the surgery. You will need to have follow-up treatments to maintain your results. With injectables, you can treat aging cheeks, under-eye hollows, nasolabial folds and thin lips. Restylane can smooth out areas around eyes and cheeks. Botox can minimize crow’s-feet as well as the look of a lifted brow and more open eye. Radiesse fillers can fill in deep nasolabial folds. Botox injections can also be used to treat those unsightly neck chords. Used together these products can put off the need to have surgery for an extended period of time.
Other treatments like infrared skin-tightening send deep waves into the lower dermas. This treatment in theory tightens your natural collagen and boosts the body’s ability to produce new collagen. Ultrasound treatments are coming out and claim to target the deeper tissue structure but are still in clinical trials and have yet to be approved by the FDA.