Let’s face it, aging isn’t an enjoyable process. Over time, we start to notice sagging skin, wrinkles, age spots, and a loss of volume in the cheeks or lips. These signs of aging can be very hard on your self-esteem and you might feel like the only solution is plastic surgery.
Not necessarily. Yes, facelifts, eyelid surgery, and brow lifts are considered the “gold standard” for fighting aging, but there are also lots of great non-surgical procedures available these days. Surgery will give you the longest-lasting results, but you’ll have to deal with recovery and a higher upfront cost.
If your signs of aging are mild to moderate and you’re not looking for a dramatic change, then you might be able to reach your goals without surgery. There are lots of no-downtime procedures that offer long-lasting, natural-looking results.
Interested in anti-aging without surgery? Here’s what you need to know.
What Exactly Makes us look Older?
As we get older, the fibers responsible for giving us youthful, smooth, and firm-looking skin become weak. With time, our skin gets soft, saggy, and wrinkled. New collagen production slows down and the skin becomes less elastic.
If you compare current photos of yourself with ones from a few years ago, you’ll probably realize that there is a fundamental change. You look older. This is probably the result of not only wrinkles and sagging skin but also volume loss in your face. Deep hollows make you look older and can affect your resting facial expression.
Another contributor to the aging process is sun damage. The sun’s harsh UV rays cause wrinkles, lines, brown spots, and rough patches on exposed skin over time. The sun can also decrease the tiny oil glands responsible for keeping our skin supple and soft, resulting in dry skin.
Non-Surgical Ways to Fight Aging
If you’re unhappy because you’re noticing signs of aging, then you might want to consider getting a non-surgical anti-aging treatment. The following procedures are safe, effective, and require little to no downtime. These are procedures that can help you look younger and gain confidence in your appearance.
1. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments designed to fill in skin depressions, wrinkles, and lost volume. They offer natural-looking results and can address a wide variety of concerns. Most dermal fillers, including Restylane and Juvederm, are made from hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar found within our bodies.
Hyaluronic acid swells to add volume to the skin after injection. Its effects last between 6 and 12 months, on average. It’s important to work with an experienced injector who has in-depth knowledge of anatomy to ensure your safety and optimal results.
Microneedling involves pricking the facial skin all over with very tiny needles to stimulate the body’s healing responses. Microneedling’s primary function is to create several small channels of controlled injuries in the skin to stimulate collagen production and cell renewal while allowing an opportunity for anti-aging products and serums to penetrate more deeply through the skin layers.
Usually, a dermatologist applies serum to the patient’s face and chest before or after the treatment to ensure maximum results. Even if the doctor doesn’t use a serum in the procedure, the small injuries will still enhance collagen and elastin production. This treatment typically works well in a series of 4 to 5 procedures, spaced several weeks apart. It can treat all kinds of skin problems, including acne scars, large pores, pigmentation issues, and wrinkles.
3. Ultrasound Skin Tightening
Ultherapy is a treatment for sagging skin that uses ultrasound energy to gradually lift and tighten the facial skin. Ultrasound energy is directed deep into the facial tissues, stimulating collagen production. This non-invasive procedure has no downtime and is extremely safe.
There are no activity restrictions or downtime after Ulthera Lift treatments. Patients will see some results immediately but will notice that their skin improves over the next several months. Many patients say that the results last a year or more.
Ultherapy precisely targets deep tissues and helps boost the skin’s structure and tone. This procedure can be done in combination with microneedling, injectables, or other less invasive treatments for enhanced facial rejuvenation.
Choose an Experienced Aesthetician
Before you many any cosmetic decisions, it’s important to consult with an expert aesthetician to identify the best anti-aging procedure for your needs. Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston is a great choice as it offers expert staff, a comfortable facility, and a wide range of affordable, yet effective, treatment options.
Mirror Mirror is staffed by a group of talented aestheticians and cosmetic experts trained and ready to help you reach your goals. The experts at Mirror Mirror are dedicated to developing a personal relationship with each patient and helping them through every stage of their aesthetic journey. Schedule a consultation in Houston today at (281) 810-9083.