With so many options to rejuvenate the skin and bring back that youthful glow, it’s easy for clients to get confused. However, most would go for the non-invasive options first. Understandably, even those who are looking for wrinkles treatments would prefer something that’s less invasive.
Minimally invasive and non-invasive treatment options will often only require 30 to 60 minutes. More importantly, it also entails little to no downtime when it comes to recovery. Depending on the procedure, the results can last for several months to up to a year. There is an option to go for additional sessions when needed.
Aside from wrinkles treatments, it is reassuring to know that there are many non-invasive treatment options for those who want to address virtually any skin problems there are—fine lines, dark spots, and scarring to name a few. For those who are looking for non-invasive wrinkles treatments, some of the options available include:
Laser Skin Resurfacing
This treatment option can help reduce irregularities that are caused by acne or sun damage. This technique uses a laser that directs short and pulsated beams of light. Ablative laser skin resurfacing also works by removing skin layer by layer to stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers.
Non-ablative laser resurfacing also promotes development of more healthy collagen to restore the appearance and contour of the skin. Another option is fractional laser technology where the laser light is delivered in a grid allowing the untreated skin to remain in the treated area. This leads to quicker healing.
Ideal candidates for laser resurfacing are those that have:
- Non-responsive skin after a facelift
- Scars from acne
- Wrinkles around or under the eyes, mouth, and forehead
- Fine lines around or under the eyes, mouth, and forehead
For those with active acne, they need to wait until the acne has been managed accordingly before pursuing laser treatment. Those treated with Accutane should wait for at least six months after their last dose before getting laser resurfacing. Exposure to sun after laser treatment should be avoided for at least three months.
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) Injection Therapy
Botox is a medicine from the botulinum toxin. It works by blocking the chemical signals that cause the muscles of the face to contract. Botox is injected into the muscles and is one of the best options for those with frown lines and crow’s feet. The effects of Botox typically last for about 3 to 4 months.
Wrinkles that remain at rest might require filler to fill in or lift up depressed skin. Prominent folds around the chin, nose, and mouth are the most commonly treated. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar polymer and is one of the most common fillers. Most fillers are temporary and will provide improvement for around 4 to 6 months.
This type of treatment makes use of a mildly abrasive instrument to exfoliate the skin gently and remove the outer dead skin layers to achieve a more refreshed skin This type of rejuvenation treatment is also used to treat sun damage, stretch marks, scarring, and discoloration. It also helps treat scars left by acne.
HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound)
HIFU uses micro shots and ultrasound technology to tighten and contour specific areas on the neck, body, and face. Three different heads will target different layers/depths of the skin and the underlying tissues. It tightens the skin and stimulates the production of collagen.