Everyone at some or the other point looks in the mirror and wishes that they could turn back the clock. Advancements in technology have enabled the development of many hi-tech, non-invasive procedures that can help you fight the visible signs of ageing and look younger for longer. Most of these procedures are performed at beauty treatment centers and laser hair removal clinics.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL is a low-density, intense pulsed light that penetrates deep into the dermis. This light energy then stimulates cells to produce collagen. It usually takes about three to four treatments for your skin to look visibly smoother. Pores, fine lines and irregularities in skin’s texture are smoothened out. The only side effect experienced is mild redness. It is vital that you go to an experienced and certified practitioner.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
This new treatment is also known as the ‘vampire facelift’. The unique technique makes use of your own blood to remove wrinkles on your neck and face. Blood is extracted from a vein and put into a centrifuger, which concentrates it and separates the platelets. The plasma is then injected into the desired areas. It acts by releasing growth factors that help heal tissue by producing new cells, epidermis and collagen.
This is similar to skin needling. It entails rolling of a small tool over your skin introducing thousands of needle columns in the dermis. These columns stimulate the blood supply and result in new cell generation. Minerals and vitamins are introduced into the skin to give a plumping effect that is immediately visible.
A handheld device is used to heat the dermis of the skin and the subcutaneous tissue. The device emits a radio-frequency that produces the heat, which in turn stimulates the formation of new collagen. Exceptionally positive results are noticed on the lower face areas and the sagging areas around the jaw line and mouth. It also works well on the brow. It causes almost no pain and a single treatment is sufficient.
Ageing is a natural result of the damage caused to the skin surface by continuous exposure to the sun, pollution and other factors like smoke and chemicals. Loss of elasticity results in wrinkles. There are several different technologies that can be used to delay ageing. It is ideal to start wrinkle treatments in your mid-thirties. This helps delay ageing most effectively.