When it comes to anti-ageing, there are ways to turn back the clock without resorting to drastic and expensive surgery. In recent years, there have been huge advances in skincare and non-surgical treatments, so you can look younger without having to resort to going under the knife. Here’s how you can look younger without surgery.
Look for Hyaluronic Acid in your skincare
Hyaluronic acid is commonly used in dermal fillers, but it’s also very effective when used topically on the skin. It’s a naturally occurring substance in the body, and one of the most important jobs it does is keeping the skin plump and hydrated. As we age however, the body produces less of it, so using a topical gel, cream, or lotion can top up levels in the skin making it look plumper and more youthful.
Use Retinol to improve skin tone and texture
Retinol is an amazing anti-ageing skincare ingredient. It’s a form of vitamin A which can seriously improve the tone and texture of your skin. The only downside is that it can sometimes cause skin irritation, dryness, and redness. If this happens, use a less concentrated product while your skin gets used to it.
Will skincare alone make me look younger?
Good quality skincare products can make a difference to your skin’s tone and texture, and they can reduce the appearance of fine lines and pigmentation, but the truth is, products alone are unlikely to make you look noticeably younger and fresher.
Why non-surgical cosmetic treatments are they key to looking younger
If you want noticeable and natural results, non-surgical cosmetic treatments are the way forward.
The natural proteins in our skin, collagen and elastin help keep it firm and toned, but as we age, they break down and you might find that your skin sags and doesn’t snap back into shape like it used to. Add to this the wrinkle-producing effects of making repeated facial expressions, and before you know it, you’re staring at an older and tired looking face in the mirror.
Botox relaxes the facial muscles which stops the skin creasing, and lines and wrinkles are reduced, or even fade away completely. Forget the images you’ve seen of celebrities with frozen faces; when Botox is used strategically by a qualified and experienced practitioner, you can look refreshed and youthful, and not at all ‘done.’
Is muscle relaxant for me?
If you have frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, or bunny lines (horizontal lines that form on the nose) that are making you look older and tired, muscle relaxant might just be for you.
Treatment is quick and simple. You can be in and out within 15 minutes and you’ll be able to see the full results of the treatment in 7-10 days. Unlike surgery, there’s no downtime required, and any side effects tend to be minor and temporary. Some people experience slight redness in the areas that have been treated, as well as a minor headache and some bruising. Results last for up to 5 months, though this can vary from person to person.
As we get older, our skin loses its volume and elasticity. It starts to sag, and deep lines and wrinkles form. The loss of volume and the loss of natural fat stores can make our facial features look tired and sunken and the result is we can look a lot older than our years.
When you’re trying to restore lost volume and smooth lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers are your friend. Remember we mentioned earlier that Hyaluronic Acid is an amazing plumping skincare ingredient? It’s also the star of the show when it comes to dermal fillers.
When it’s injected into the skin, Hyaluronic Acid can fill out and smooth lines and wrinkles, restore volume and plumpness to specific areas of the face, and restore the facial contours, leaving you looking rejuvenated and much more youthful.
Are dermal fillers for me?
Yes if you want to smooth out deep lines and wrinkles, and restore volume to areas that are usually affected by the natural ageing process including the lips, brows, temples, and jawline. Many of our clients also opt for cheek and lip fillers to create a more youthful appearance.
You will be able to see the results of fillers immediately and you’ll be able to get on with your day straight after your treatment. The treatment should take no longer than 30 minutes and you’ll be treated by a qualified and experienced medical professional.
You might experience some discomfort during treatment, but many fillers contain a local anaesthetic which numbs the treatment area and reduces discomfort.
Results can least from 1-2 years, depending on your skin type and the area(s) that have been treated.
At Second Look Aesthetics, we have many treatments that can help you achieve a more youthful appearance, whether you want to restore lost volume, say goodbye to lines and wrinkles, or improve your skin tone and texture.