Nowadays, we understand the importance of skincare, especially as the skincare industry continues to grow. We spend our time scrolling through Instagram posts, watching models and celebrities with perfectly glowing skin, and wishing for clear skin. We’ve tried almost everything to get the look, from expensive face wash to masks, creams, sunscreen, and moisturizers. But if you have yet to see results, don’t fret! Doctors, scientists, and dermatologists have been developing and experimenting with a plethora of new, non-surgical treatments that can give you younger-looking, fresh skin. With the vast growth of technology, there is a wide variety of treatments that you can now try. These treatments can certainly rejuvenate your skin, without the risks of plastic surgery. So, if you want to naturally restore your skin, here are some of the top non-surgical skin treatments that have been proven to boost the appearance of your skin.
Microneedling involves applying a tiny needle roller or a pen device to your skin. This may make you squeamish, but pricking your skin with needles creates small channels for anti-aging products like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin A, to penetrate and absorb into the skin. Besides, when tears are created in the skin, the healing process promotes collagen and elastin production. These are the main components in the skin, responsible for tightening and smoothing out wrinkles, in addition to any signs of aging. Microneedling is also said to treat acne scars, stretch marks, and lines around the neck and mouth.
Dermal filler treatment is injecting hyaluronic acid ( an anti-aging element and a natural sugar found in the body) into the skin to fill in depressions and wrinkles and replenish facial volume. Dermatologists say that dermal fillers look very natural and result in a youthful look and an even skin complexion. The effects of dermal fillers last for about a year at most, you may need a touchup session every now and then
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a facial rejuvenation therapy that uses your own blood to treat your face (sounds crazy right?). Some people call it the “Vampire facial”. You’ve probably seen influencers’ and celebrities’ faces smeared with blood splatters, as it has been one of the latest skincare trends. Many celebrities like Bar Refaeli and Kim Kardashian use plasma therapy. The doctor takes a portion of your blood, then injects the plasma platelets back into your skin. These platelets have high levels of growth components which are like a source of energy for the skin. Plasma platelets increase antioxidants and hydrating properties, which help get rid of fine lines and treat hyperpigmentation.
Ultrasound therapy aka Ultherapy is one of the most famous and effective treatments nowadays. As its name endows, it uses ultrasound technology to reach the deeper layers of your skin and stimulate collagen production. When your skin increases collagen production, this helps you get rid of wrinkles, lines, and loose skin. The trained professionals at Ultherapy® clinics state that Ultherapy can help you achieve the fresh and youthful look that you desire, improve your appearance, and boost your confidence. This is because, not only does it rid you of those stubborn wrinkles, Ultherapy also naturally tightens your face and the skin on your neck, chin, and brows. It targets the dermis and the fibromuscular layer in the skin, using ultrasound energy instead of needles or surgical equipment. Doctors can also directly target the areas that need to be treated or tightened, as Ultherapy uses precise visualization of the tissue. The best thing about this type of treatment is that you can enjoy a relaxing, non-invasive procedure, and results are visible after just 1 session with effects lasting between 12 and 18 months on average.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing uses laser beams to remove layers of your skin. By removing layers of the skin, you can benefit from improved skin texture and reduced fine lines. Laser resurfacing also reduces pigmentations, sun-damaged areas, wrinkles, and age spots. Your skin won’t just look younger, it is literally new skin. Laser treatments and chemical peels both remove outer layers of the skin; however, laser skin resurfacing is more effective than chemical peels as chemical peels only use liquid solutions, so they offer lighter treatments. Laser treatments, on the other hand, use the latest technology that can reach deeper skin layers and can provide you with long-term results, though they require many sessions.
If you want to get rid of the sagginess and the loose skin around your face, non-surgical lifts or skin-tightening treatments are designed to tighten and lift your skin, including your lower neck, brow furrows, and lines across your chest. For instance, there’s a well-known therapy called Stem Cell Facelift. It is one of the latest non-surgical facial treatments that use stem cells to treat inflammations and naturally lift your face without any surgeries or downtime. The process is pretty quick and leaves minimal evidence behind, and the results of this treatment can last up to 3 years.
Radiofrequency Skin Tightening
Radiofrequency skin tightening is also another non-surgical treatment that involves a device that emits energy into the deep skin layers to heat up the dermis and boost collagen stimulation as well. This treatment uses lower frequencies than laser treatments to seep through layers of your skin and make it look firmer and younger. It helps lift your face, improve your skin’s structure, and improves signs of facial fat loss. Radiofrequency also doesn’t include any discomfort, and it is a very safe procedure so you don’t have to worry about any adverse effects.
If you’re afraid of going under the knife, you don’t need to worry. There are many alternatives that can make you look youthful and give your skin the glow you’ve always wanted. Remember that you are beautiful no matter how many candles are on your cake this year. Don’t let social media fool you, no one’s perfect. Just remember to take the time for self-care and pamper yourself as treating your skin and achieving a more vibrant look can definitely make you happier. If you ever need a little help or motivation, refer back to this handy guide!