The fountain of youth may be a myth, but prolonging that radiant, youthful glow is not impossible. In fact, thanks to many modern aesthetic beauty treatments, it’s easier than ever. Here, beauty business blogger Juliusz shares six tried-and-tested ways to look younger for longer…
Looking good and feeling youthful boosts our self-esteem and self-confidence, and nowadays, it’s easier than ever to roll back the years! Anti-ageing treatments generally fall into two categories: rejuvenation and reshaping. The appearance of a few lines and wrinkles is inevitable, but that does not mean that we cannot do anything about them. As years pass by, the biological activity of cells decreases significantly, causing the regenerative processes to slow down. But there is no need to panic – thanks to aesthetic medicine.
Beyond rejuvenation, there is also facial reshaping. It is assumed that oval-shaped faces are the most favorable, but as time passes, the face loses its contours and changes its shape over the years. Unlike facial rejuvenation, which fights wrinkles, facial reshaping focuses on the contours of the face. Fortunately, popular treatments in aesthetic medicine give women of all ages the ability to regulate and maintain the shape of their face.
But where to start? It’s all about finding the right treatment for you, which any good beauty professional can guide you through. To get you started, here is my pick of the best, tired-and-tested facial rejuvenation and modeling treatments:
1 Gold thread lifting
This is a very innovative procedure for rejuvenating and firming of the skin. It involves implanting real gold threads under the skin, to which your cells collect around and rebuild the skin’s structure. Additionally, gold has bactericidal properties, which fights off any potential infection.
2 Hyaluronic acid
This procedure involves injecting hyaluronic acid using a needle or cannula. The acid itself is mainly derived from animal tissues and is used for reshaping the lips and overall restructuring of the face, filling wrinkles, acne scars and nasal corrections. Before deciding on the procedure, consult with a specialist.
Botox may have garnered a bad rep over the years, but it is actually a safe, and hugely popular, toxin that is used primarily to fill wrinkles. Botox works only in the area (or rather in the muscle) where it is injected. The effects are visible after the first treatment and the face looks and feels more relaxed and refreshed.
Unlike facial rejuvenation, which fights wrinkles, facial reshaping focuses on the contours of the face
Sonophoresis is a micromassage with ultrasound. The cosmetologist starts with by cleansing the face, and then applies an infusion treatment (chosen specifically for your skin’s needs), which is gently infused into the skin using sound waves, conducted via a device with a unique, massaging brush head. This is a painless procedure, lasting about half an hour, and is recommended for immediate improvement of skin elasticity.
One of the most frequently chosen treatments when it comes to rejuvenation, photorejuvenation is based on tissue biostimulation. The cosmetologist uses light, which stimulates the cells to produce collagen and elastin, resulting in improvements to the appearance of the skin. It can take between 20 and 60 minutes.
6 Laser therapy
Laser therapy is by far one of the more effective methods for fighting traces of skin ageing and for reducing any imperfections. The lasers create beams of thermal energy which precisely target damaged skin and stimulate your body’s own natural healing process to replace damaged cells. It is performed using local anesthesia and the effect is usually visible after 2-4 treatments.
Juliusz is a beauty business blogger at Versum salon and spa software
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