Looking younger without Plastic Surgery
Not sure you want to go under the knife yet? Worried about all the negative press regarding breast implants? Simply don’t have the finances or the resources to justify spending thousands on yourself at this present time? There are alternatives to plastic surgery and in this article we explore what your options are if you are not ready to commit to the operating table.
Similar to Juvederm or Restalyne, but with more natural results, this is a hyaluronic-acid filler which is used for fine lines and to plump lips. It lasts longer and is especially good for thin areas such as lips as it has a smoother injection.
Expect to feel a pinching sensation at the site of injection, although you could ask for a topical anaesthetic cream to help dull any pain. A full treatment will typically take about 20 minutes, depending on how many areas of the face you are treating.
Effects can last for up to nine months, but doctors recommend coming in for a follow-up every six to 12 months to maintain the results. Visit belotero.uk.com for more information.
You will have to agree to having a couple of vials of your own blood taken, as this treatment involves reinjecting your own plasma back into your skin.
Known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or the Vampire Face-lift, your blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate out the growth factors, then re-injected into your face, or any other part of your body, for a dewy glow and more resilient skin.
A great method for those who are looking to rejuvenate and brighten their skin, but do not like the idea of injecting neurotoxins such as Botox into their bodies. dislikes the ideas of neurotoxins, silicone, or other harmful chemicals being injected directly into their bodies.
You should expect a course of treatment of one to three injections spaced out over a four to six week period. Side effects include a temporary discomfort at the injection site, plus some redness, itching, and bruising. Visit selphyl.com for more information.
This treatment uses high-intensity focused ultrasound to literally melt away stubborn fat and it does it by focusing the ultrasound energy beneath the surface, causing a rapid heating of the fat cells.
These melted cells are then absorbed into the body and expelled after a few weeks time. It is good for those who have a ‘full dress size’ to lose and for those who are overall quite healthy, but who have stubborn pockets of fat.
This treatment will help remove those bulges to create a sleeker, more streamlined physique. A treatment wand is applied to your body to areas like the thighs, buttocks, or abdomen.
You should expect some mild pain, but you will be given medication, where needed. According to the Millenium Research Group, the non-invasive fat reduction market will grow by 42 percent annually through 2016 – nine times faster than its surgical counterparts. Visit liposonix.com for more information.
Similar to the Fraxel or Thermage, this treatment is a facial but with newer technology. It allows for less pain and penetrates deeper into the dermis. This treatment is carried out with the Syneron laser, and is a 3-in-1 facial.
It stimulates collagen to add firmness to the brows, cheeks, and jawline. It also works to lighten and rejuvenate the skin via exfoliation. It can also help minimize discoloration caused by rosacea, photodamage, and broken blood vessels.
Any person will benefit from this treatment but it’s generally best for those in their 30s and 40s. You will start with an IPL session to target discoloration. This is followed by a firming laser and then a fractional laser to treat wrinkles.
Your skin will look red and feel sensitive for around 24 hours after having the treatment done. While you should see results right away, Gross says for optimal benefits you should do a series of treatments every three to four weeks. Visit trinitiskin.com for more information.
This is a treatment of an injection of a fibroblast collagen matrix, derived from your own skin cells, that plumps up the dermis, filling in wrinkles. Fibroblasts, are the skin cells in the dermis that produce collagen, begin to reduce in numbers as we age, causing less collagen to be created.
This results in skin that is less resilient, more lax, and prone to wrinkling. If you suffer from deep wrinkles, acne scarring, and prominent facial folding, this is a good treatment for you.
A small specimen of skin will be from behind your ears (where the scar won’t show) and used to create the fibroblast collagen matrix that will then be injected into your skin. Results will last for up to six months. Visit mylaviv.com for more information.
A non-invasive procedure that relies on cryolipolysis, the use of cooling, to break down fat. By applying precisely controlled cooling to areas with excess fatty tissues, it can “freeze” and reduce excess fat in the back and abdomen. Good for people who are looking to get rid of fat bulges in their midsections.
The treatment is aimed at relatively healthy, in-shape patients who are looking to gradually sculpt down small areas of resistant fat bulges on their bodies. Treatments typically take an hour where you’ll be hooked up to a device that attaches around your midsection and gently and painlessly freezes away excess fat.
You’ll feel a firm pull and some pressure, but no pain. There may be some bruising, redness, or swelling afterwards. You can start to see results at up to three weeks afterwards, but the body will continue to flush out those frozen fat cells for up to six months after your treatment. Visit coolsculpting.co.uk for more information.
Source – Refinery29