5 Effective Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Solutions
Maybe you’ve fallen a bit behind on taking care of your skin. Or, maybe you’ve taken all the right steps – the SPF, the retinoids, the perfect products – but you wish your skin could still look better. Aging skin is inevitable. Even if you do all the right things, wrinkles, saggy-ness, and dullness will affect us all eventually. There are cosmetic surgeries such as a face lift or eyelid surgery that can help. But, if you aren’t quite ready for the surgical route, or if your skin just needs a little boost to look its best, there are tons of non-surgical solutions that will keep your face looking youthful for as long as possible.
Although the results might not be as immediate or as long-lasting, there are many benefits to non-surgical treatments. Often, they are quick procedures (that can even be done on your lunch break!) and require little to no recovery time. They are often less expensive, but they offer tried and true results! If you’re ready to take the next step towards youthful skin, take a peek at the top five most effective non-surgical treatments.
Botox is Effective at Stopping Aging
Botox is a classic. It’s arguably the most well known and the most popular non-surgical option for looking younger in the blink of a newly-lifted eye. It involves using a very small needle to inject a diluted version of the botulinum toxin into the muscles of the face to decrease the muscle tension that causes wrinkles.
It’s basically painless, doesn’t require anesthesia, and produces results in just a couple days. Botox doesn’t last forever (maybe six months), but it’s easy enough to go back a few times a year for great results!
What Can Chemical Peels Do for Aging Skin?
The best thing about chemical peels is that they are totally customizable – no matter what skin type you have or what damage you are trying to correct, there is a peel for you. There are varying depths of chemical peels, ranging from light peels that remove just the outermost layer of skin for renewed vibrance and youthfulness to deeper peels that can eliminate years of imperfections. Chemical peels can help treat damage done by acne and sun exposure, as well as wrinkles, fine lines, and rough or uneven skin. The procedure is simple, and the only major side effects are skin sensitivity and peeling, which resolve in a few days.
How Can Fillers Help Reduce the Signs of Aging?
Fillers are another great, super customizable option. A skilled practitioner will help you determine which filler is right for you and where to best apply them for effective results. There are different injectable options, and they can be used anywhere on the face to replace fullness that is lost with age. They can plump up your cheeks, redefine your jawline, make your lips extra luscious, and even reshape your nose. Juvederm is just one filler treatment available – it takes less than an hour, has minimal side effects, and it can last up to two years. Such a simple treatment can take a few years off your face for the years to come!
What is BroadBand Light Therapy?
While lots of cosmetic treatments have been around for decades, BroadBand Light Therapy uses cutting edge technology to apply therapeutic-grade light energy to the face or body, resulting in skin that is smoother, more even, and downright luminous. The procedure is very simple: it only involves the application of a laser to problem areas on the skin. There are no side effects, and results will be seen after a few days (although best results occur after a few sessions!). Studies also show that it can reverse DNA aging. Usually glowing skin is a compliment given to pregnant women and sun-kissed teenagers. But with BBL, it can be yours!
Can Microneedling Help with Anti-Aging?
Yes it can! Microneedling is a unique procedure that utilizes natural processes in the body to boost skin health. It uses a series of tiny needles to make tiny injuries to the skin to prompt the body to increase the production of elastin and collagen, resulting in improved complexion. Microneedling can address minor skin issues, as well as stretch marks, pores, and scarring. Results may take a bit longer to take effect, but it is a more natural option, since it doesn’t involve any injections or synthetic substances. A series of needles might sound scary, but patients usually report little to no pain and an easy recovery!
Why wait to look younger?
We know you are young at heart. Let you face show it! Come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the cosmetic laser and injection nurses to explore whether you would make a good candidate. To find out more whether Aesthetica can help you, contact us online or at 703-729-5553 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Phillip Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, Virginia and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments.
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