Your face tells the story of your life. You might get to the point, though, when you feel like it might be telling a little too much about your life. If you look in the mirror and can’t help but notice lines, wrinkles, uneven texture, sagging skin, and/or dark spots, there are ways to take the years off without having to resort to surgery.
Depending on your needs and goals, you can even combine two or more minimally-invasive treatments to help you look as refreshed and youthful as possible. If you’d like to rejuvenate your face, no surgery needed, here are a few procedures to consider.
By now, you’ve probably heard all about Botox. It’s an injectable treatment that helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face. Botox only works on a particular type of wrinkle, the one that’s created by repeated facial movements over time. Some areas where Botox is commonly used include the lines between the eyebrows and the wrinkles that form at the corners of the eyes, known as “crow’s feet.”
Botox works by blocking nerve signals to particular muscles so that you don’t make the tiny movements that lead to wrinkles. It doesn’t “freeze” your face; you’ll still be able to frown or smile and express yourself. Usually, results from the injection last for about three months. If you’re happy with how you look after Botox, you can repeat treatments to maintain your results.
Sometimes, signs of aging don’t appear in the form of wrinkles, but sagging skin. In the earliest stages, you don’t need surgery such as a facelift to correct facial sagging. A treatment with Ultherapy, which uses ultrasound energy, can be sufficient.
Ultherapy works by sending ultrasound energy into the dermal layer of the skin. The energy helps to encourage the production of collagen, which firms up the skin and creates a more toned and youthful appearance.
A session of Ultherapy typically takes less than one hour, depending on the size of the treatment areas. Some results might be visible immediately afterward, but you’re likely to continue to see an improvement in your appearance over the next few months as collagen production increases.
Instead, the laser works by creating micro-injuries in the dermal layer. Those micro-injuries encourage the growth of new skin cells and the production of collagen. The result is smoother skin and a more even complexion.
It’s worth noting that Fraxel does require a bit of downtime afterward. You’re likely to notice that your skin feels like it’s been sunburned for a few days after treatment. Starting on the third day or so, your skin may start flaking.
As the old skin cells flake away, new cells, and a rejuvenated complexion, start to appear. You’ll most likely see full results after a few months.
Like Botox, injectable fillers help to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and can help to refresh your appearance. Fillers work on different types of wrinkles, though. While Botox is for lines created by muscle movement, fillers, such as Juvederm, are designed to treat lines and wrinkles that form as a result of the effects of gravity and volume loss.
Fillers don’t only help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Some are meant to restore lost volume to specific areas of the face. Juvederm Voluma, for example, is meant to plump up the cheeks, creating a smoother, more youthful look.
Microneedling using the SkinPen can help to create a refreshed appearance all over your face. Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling works by creating tiny injuries across the skin. These small injuries spur the production of collagen, which helps your skin to become firmer, smoother and more youthful-looking.
After treatment with the SkinPen, a serum is applied to the skin that helps to improve results. The treatment with the SkinPen allows the serum to sink into the skin more deeply than it would otherwise.
Results from a SkinPen treatment can usually be seen right away. You can further improve your results by scheduling several treatment sessions, usually spaced a few weeks apart.
You don’t need to have surgery to get a refreshed look. Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas offers many non-invasive, rejuvenating treatments to help you look and feel your best. To learn more about your options, call 281-810-9083 to schedule an appointment today.