Although plastic surgery is the most effective method to banish deep wrinkles and eliminate skin sagginess, there are excellent alternatives that can take years off your face without the surgery or lengthy recovery period! Before going under the knife, consider these non-surgical options for a lifted, youthful-looking skin:
Anti-aging creams are widely available and come in various formulations. These products help revitalize the skin, even out the skin tone, and make fine lines less noticeable. Anti-aging creams are suitable for those who are not ready for a more dramatic treatment. Facelift creams work by restoring skin plumpness through deep hydration. As the tissues become hydrated, the skin gains its youthful “bounce.” The cream is also enriched with nutrients and botanical essences that brighten the complexion, increase collagen production and firm the skin.
Botox is an injectable drug made with botulinum toxin. A small amount of the toxin is injected directly into the face. This non-invasive treatment works by literally paralyzing the underlying muscle tissues of the face to smooth out wrinkles and reduce sagginess. Once the muscles are paralyzed, they do not contract or move. Botox shots are effective in eliminating frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet, saggy neck skin and other facial wrinkles. However, the effects, though dramatic, are not permanent. A shot will only last for six months. There will be slight pain, inflammation, and bruises on the treated area but soreness should go down in 3 to 7 days.
A chemical peel is a skin rejuvenating technique that revitalizes the skin and reduces sagginess. It works by applying a solution that sloughs off dead skin cells on the epidermis. Once the dead skin cells are removed, regenerated skin is exposed. The regenerated skin is rosier, less wrinkled than the old skin. The solution of the chemical peel varies in formulation. Some are formulated with alpha-hydroxy acids, others are formulated with glycolic or trichloroacetic acid. Chemical peels will leave the skin red and sensitive to the sun for a few days. As your skin recover from the treatment, you need to avoid sun exposure and wear sunblock.
Vitamin A Infusion Peel
A vitamin infusion peel is much like a chemical peel but instead of using exfoliating solution, a retinol-enriched solution is applied to the skin to reduce the signs of aging. This treatment helps increase the production of elastin and collagen. It also reduces acne flare outs, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea. The treatment speeds up cell turnover to achieve healthy, rosy, and youthful-looking skin! The recovery period for this treatment is about two to three days and the results could last for a couple of months or more.
Laser therapy utilizes infrared to boost collagen production, soften the skin, and smooth out wrinkles. This low-intensity light increases moisture and oxygen in the skin. This promotes cell repair, firming, and refined skin texture. Laser therapy is used to lift the jawline, cheeks, and the neck area. This procedure requires no downtime. It will take three or more treatments to achieve the desired results and the effects could last for months.