In the 21st century, there’s myriad ways to get skin to appear younger. After all, as skin begins to sag and wrinkle, who doesn’t want to recapture their youthful glow? Some treatments are used widely in show-business, and while initial treatments look effective, subsequent use can create a pillowy or stretched look.
We’re not going to discourage anyone from using invasive procedures to improve their appearance, however, we have a great cheat product that delivers youthfulness and is certainly a lot cheaper — but more on that later.
Here are the most popular treatments according to Harvard Medical School…
Botox. Injections of botulinum toxin—a category that includes Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin—are relatively affordable, have very few risks, and require no recovery time. And they’re quite effective at temporarily smoothing a wrinkled face, brow, or neck.
Soft tissue fillers. Injections of soft-tissue fillers under the skin can add height to cheekbones, improve the jaw line, diminish acne or surgical scars, restore fullness to hollow cheeks and eyes, fill fine vertical lines, resculpt lips, and fill in nasolabial folds (the deep lines that run from the outside of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth). Some fillers, such as hyaluronic acid and poly-L-lactic acid, are eventually absorbed by the body. Others contain tiny beads of solid materials suspended in gel. The gel is absorbed over time, and the beads form a scaffold for collagen growth.
Chemical peels. Peels are used to treat wrinkles, age spots, discoloration, precancerous skin growths, and superficial scarring. An acid solution—usually glycolic, salicylic, or trichloroacetic acid—is applied to the skin, dissolving skin cells and removing the top layers of the epidermis. The effects vary based on how deeply the peel penetrates, which is determined by the type and strength of the solution used.
Microdermabrasion. In this procedure, the doctor or aesthetician sands an area with tiny aluminum hydroxide crystals to create smoother-looking skin. It’s relatively inexpensive, and no recovery time is needed.
Microneedling . This technique—in which a doctor repeatedly applies an electric or battery-operated instrument containing multiple small, thin, sharp needles to the skin—isn’t as painful as it sounds. The needles cause tiny injuries that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Therapeutic substances, such as hyaluronic acid or ascorbic acid, can be applied before or after needling so the substance penetrates deeply. This procedure is relatively risk-free and inexpensive.
Laser therapy. Lasers can remove moderate to deep lines and wrinkles and significantly improve skin tone, texture, and tightness. Lasers’ ability to target specific types of cells in distinct skin layers enables them to treat conditions such as port-wine stains, pigmented birthmarks, and spider veins. They can also erase acne pits and many other scars. Your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon can help you determine which type of laser therapy is best for you.
One product that we have a lot of time for is Guinot Age Nutritive. This cream helps to “de-programme” the natural course of cell ageing as well as making dry skin comfortable and supple, through essential fatty acids. It also uncovers the complexion’s radiance and youth.
Use all year round to intensely nourish the skin, rejuvenate the appearance of the complexion and reduce the signs of ageing.
- Age Nutritive combines, in a unique formula, ATP: Natural biological molecules that supply the cell energy necessary for the vital functions of cells.
- Actinergie: Which increases the amount of oxygen in cells.