The collaboration of aesthetics and technology can enhance your look and boost confidence in no time. While some of these procedures can accentuate and rejuvenate your overall appearance, few others are considered for fixing imperfections, fines lines, wrinkles and weight management. In this post, let’s look at some of the most popular yet effective anti-aging treatments that one should try before turning 40.
You’ve probably heard of Botox– it’s been around for quite some time– and that’s because Botox and anti-wrinkle injections are incredibly effective at reducing and preventing the visible signs of ageing. Botox and anti-wrinkle treatments involve using a very fine needle to inject the area with a toxin that temporarily paralyzes the muscle, stopping the skin from creasing and preventing the development of new wrinkling or fine lines.
Botox is generally used around the face to prevent fine lines in the areas that move when we express ourselves; for example smile lines, frown lines, forehead and crow’s feet. By restricting the movement in these areas, you can be free to laugh, smile and assert yourself without the worry of those pesky wrinkles setting in!
Anti-wrinkle injections can last from 3 to 6 months– however this varies from patient to patient depending on lifestyle, skin type, and facial activity. Botox is a non-invasive procedure with minimal downtime, and the procedure involves little to no pain (depending on your pain threshold, of course). Botox or anti-wrinkle injections are recommended to anyone looking to prevent the signs of ageing before they start, or slow down the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Dermal fillers are a fantastic way to literally inject youthfulness back into the skin to give it a more plump, firm and revitalized appearance. Dermal fillers are formulated with a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, which works to hydrate the skin from within whilst bringing volume to the target area.
While dermal fillers are often used to plump the lips and cheeks, they are an also extremely effective way to combat signs of ageing such as wrinkles around the mouth, chin and neck, and also tackle under-eye bags or hollowness. It’s important to tailor your dermal filler treatment to suit you– whether you’re looking for a natural, subtle finish or something slightly more elevated.
Once again, dermal fillers can last from 6 to 18 months depending on the person and the area treated. Another form of stress-free aesthetics, this type of filler is carried out through a simple, non-invasive procedure. The benefits of dermal fillers are visible immediately after treatment, although there may be some swelling which generally subsides within a week or two. Fillers are a great option for anyone looking to target a specific area on the face where ageing may be more of a concern.
If you’re looking to enhance your skin with an-all over boost of vitality and radiance, Profhilo may just be the treatment for you. Profhilo is not a ‘filler’, it’s an ‘injectable skincare’ treatment that uses slow-releasing hyaluronic acid to boost your natural collagen and elastin production. This, in turn, hydrates, firms and plumps your complexion, breathing youthfulness back into your skin’s texture.
By enhancing the overall appearance of your skin from within, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced and prevented. Profhilo is not only an incredible anti-ageing treatment for the face, but also for sagging skin on the neck, decollete, arms, hands and knees.
If you’re considering your options between Profhilo, Botox and fillers, we would recommend this particular treatment to anyone looking for a more natural-looking, holistic boost of radiance that doesn’t have to be targeted at one small area. Profhilo is a beautifully subtle treatment that does not restrict the movement in your face, which may be a preferable choice to Botox or other anti-wrinkle injections. For optimal results we suggest starting with 2 treatments 4 weeks apart, and then followed up every 6 months.
Vampire Facials & PRP Therapy
A powerful collagen booster that uses your body’s own natural elements to tighten, smooth and rejuvenate skin, PRP or ‘Vampire’ facials are far less scary than they sound– and are a magical anti-ageing treatment. The ‘vampire facial’ process includes extracting a small amount of blood, which is then spun to separate the red blood cells from platelet-rich plasma and re-injected to stimulate growth, repair and rejuvenation in the skin.
This is a long-recognised medical process that has been used for decades, known for its effective healing properties. By triggering the platelets to repair the skin and boost collagen production, wrinkles and fine lines are filled out, skin becomes tighter and more firm, pores are smoothed and that youthful, healthy glow is increased.
PRP or Vampire Facials are an intensive skin recovery treatment that not only improves your skin’s appearance on the surface, but will also boost the health of your skin within. This technique can be used all around the face, and is particularly effective at targeting the delicate under-eye area– somewhere that can be particularly affected by ageing.
This incredible form of therapy can also be used to tackle hair loss and stimulate hair growth, as sometimes the signs of ageing are not restricted to our skin. Increase hair count, boost hair thickness and improve the growth phase of the hair cycle with PRP.
Just one single treatment produces impressive results, and this can last 4 to 6 weeks. This process should be repeated at least 3 times, before reducing facials to every 6 months.
Author is a highly experienced Aesthetics Pharmacist currently associated with Elegant Beauty Clinic, UK. If you have any questions about which anti-ageing treatment might work best for you, get in contact and book a free consultation with Elegant.