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Treatments for Younger Looking Skin

Getting older is something that happens to all of us. However, some people find their skin tolerates ageing better than others, and many people cannot bear to see their appearance changing. After all, they still feel young inside and want to continue to appear youthful on the outside too. Therefore, millions of pounds are spent annually on treatments and procedures to reverse the ageing process. However, do they work? Moreover, what are the top treatments for ageing skin? Below are a few of the ways in which you can help to reduce the signs of ageing.

Retinoid Creams

Many over-the-counter products claim to be able to reverse the signs of ageing and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, it would be best if you chose a cream with retinol. Retinol is not as strong or effective as retinoids such as tazarotene or tretinoin, but it has been proven helpful in reducing the appearance of fine lines. It is ideal for those who want to spend less money on cosmetic procedures.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a procedure that involves taking the top layer of skin away using a diamond-tipped wand. Once new skin grows, the face appears smoother and softer. No anaesthetic is required for microdermabrasion, and it is not painful. However, it can be expensive, and the effects only last about a week before the procedure must be repeated.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Loose skin can be tightened using lasers. Many people opt for laser resurfacing because the procedure is non-invasive and relatively pain-free. In addition, the effects of laser resurfacing can last up to five years, so many feel it is a worthwhile procedure in terms of cost. It is important to note, however, that those who smoke or spend a lot of time in the sun may find that the effects of the treatment do not last as long.

Dermaroller

Dermaroller is a procedure that increases the amount of collagen the skin produces. By doing this, patients will notice a brighter, smoother and younger-looking appearance. The benefit of Dermaroller is that it is suitable for all skin types and is less aggressive than microdermabrasion, for example. Therefore, it is ideal for treating skin conditions such as acne, stretch marks, sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Chemical Skin Peel

Chemical skin peels are often used to treat age spots, acne scars, discolouration, and wrinkles. The chemical skin peel removes the top layer of skin and encourages new skin growth, producing a smoother appearance. Chemical peels vary in intensity, from light to deep peels. Those opting for a light peel will usually see the effects wear off after a month. However, a deep peel can produce results that last for several years.

Botox

Botox injections work by paralysing the facial muscles and stopping them from contracting. The contraction of these muscles causes wrinkles and frown lines – by preventing them from doing so, the face will appear smoother and younger looking. Botox injections typically last for three to six months before it will be necessary to repeat the treatment. However, if you regularly use Botox, you may find that the results last longer.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are effective for deep lines on the face. The deep creases are filled with hyaluronic acid injections that plump the tissue under the skin. The procedure usually takes about thirty minutes and produces immediate results lasting up to two years.

Non-Invasive Treatments

If you want to avail yourself of some of the non-invasive cosmetic treatments above, you will need to find a local skin clinic. Dr Bong at Essence Medical in Glasgow is an international trainer and speaker and is sought worldwide for his exceptional skills.  Please book a consultation with Dr Bong to discuss the best treatment options available and advice on how to proceed should you wish to do so. Our terms and conditions can be found here.

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