Winter has arrived and is infamous for making your skin dull and dry. Hence, it should come as no surprise that your skin needs a little refreshment. In fact, the beauty industry continues to grow in total value $511 billion in 2021. So there is no scarcity of products and treatments to make your skin look smoother and younger. In 2021, you can visit any dermatologist to get rid of just about anything from blemishes to acne scars.
It’s time to say goodbye to the simpler days of moisturizing and applying SPF and welcome a new frontier. Currently some treatments are less invasive than surgery and often require very short recovery times. However, effectiveness and price vary from treatment to treatment. The common denominator of all these treatments is that they’re very popular these days.
With advanced technology in the skincare industry, one can take years off their face. However, remember the fact that some of these treatments may make you nauseous. Read on to find out about some of the most common and popular skincare treatments.
Intense Pulsed Light
Intense Pulse Light is also known as FotoFacials for one reason, it uses light to heal your skin. As the name suggests, this technology uses very strong light waves to reach deep into the skin.
As a result, the collagen and blood vessels under the epidermis constrict, which reduces redness and age lines. IPL can be used on diverse parts of the body from head to toe and improves the skin’s appearance and overall health.
There is such modern technology sequential skincare, which uses intense light waves in conjunction with the Legend Pro VoluDerm RF microneedling sequentially. It improves skin tone, texture, and volume in successive treatments.
The benefit of using this combination is that IPL removes brown and red lesions while increasing the moisture content in the skin. Afterward, VoluDerm RF microneedling exposes increased moisture to an electrical charge that improves skin texture and volume.
You must be wondering what microneedling is. This is a procedure in which a medical professional applies a pen-like device or fine needle roller to your skin. This process introduces lots of micro tears in your skin. This may sound counterproductive to what we’re trying to attain here, but that is the whole point of this procedure.
The healing process that follows the microneedling process increases the production of collagen in your skin. Considering how collagen is a major component of skin, this treatment unintentionally removes wrinkles or signs of aging on your skin.
There are professionals who offer microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP helps speed up the healing process of the body’s repair process and stimulates new collagen and elastin.
RF Skin Tightening
Radio Frequency Treatment is quickly becoming popular amongst the masses. This procedure is largely a skin tightening treatment to get rid of fine lines and visible signs of aging.
The treatment uses a micro-inflammatory process to increase the collagen levels in your skin. In essence, the professional will hold a handheld device against your skin that transmits energy across your skin to heat up the layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production.
The better part about RF skin tightening treatments is that they can be used to tighten skin all over your body. However, at least six to twelve treatment sessions are needed to get optimal results. This is because the benefits of treatment are induced over time. Finally, it’s best to carry out the treatment with a certified cosmetic surgeon to make sure a safe procedure.
Ultherapy is a skin treatment that has been approved by the FDA as a non-invasive skin tightening treatment. This procedure has proven to be quite effective in lifting and tightening facial muscles. The procedure itself is not much different from radiofrequency skin tightening.
In ultherapy, the treatment uses ultrasound technology to reach the deeper layers of the skin. The end goal of these treatments is the same – to stimulate the production of collagen in your skin. The handheld device looks similar to the ultrasound imaging machine used during pregnancy. This treatment is also known to get rid of wrinkles and sagging skin.
Chemical peels are more common than the other treatments listed here and may make you a bit nauseous. There are two types of chemical peel treatments – mild chemical peels and medical grade chemical peels. The former is significantly more cost-effective and can be done at home. However, medical grade chemical peels require a dermatologist or medical spa.
In the process, a chemical peel solution is rubbed all over the face. When removing, the peel removes diverse outer layers depending on how deep your skin is. The skin then grows back while looking younger and smoother. This procedure can remove wrinkles and scars, while deeper medical-grade peels can even remove cancerous growths.
This is it, it’s the most popular and customary anti-aging skincare available today. After you have finished your treatment, it is best to take care of your skin and follow a strict routine to maintain the freshly treated look of your skin.