Skincare Professionals Love These Non-Surgical Treatments for Fighting the Signs of Aging
Being indoors all the time and going through 2020 caused a lot of stress, which accelerated the aging process for many people. This has led to an increased demand for cosmetic procedures and non-surgical treatments over the past several months, to kick off 2021 looking better than ever. Looking at ourselves in our homes’ mirrors and seeing ourselves in Zoom calls has also attributed to this sudden surge.
Not every treatment is the right one for your unique needs, so you should consult with a professional before jumping the gun. There is a plethora of aesthetic treatments that can be done, and here are some of the best available.
Clear + Brilliant
The Clear + Brilliant treatment is one of the best laser treatments available for people in their 20’s. It is a quick solution that provides extraordinary results for removing skin spots, improving texture and elasticity, removing wrinkles and fine lines, and reducing enlarged pores. On top of its brilliant results, it is also a relatively pain-free treatment, while other lasers can feel like a sting.
Its gentleness makes it a great laser treatment for all skin types and skin tones. On top of only taking around 30 minutes in a session, it also has no downtime, meaning patients can immediately return to their day; it can even be done during a lunch break!
Despite being a gentle laser, there is a small risk for some redness or swelling, following the treatment.
At this point, BOTOX is a household name, with how many people have had it injected for reducing pesky wrinkles and lines around their forehead, lips, and eyes. In 2018, over 7,400,000 BOTOX injections were carried out in America alone.
It is a muscle relaxer, so it keeps the facial muscles from moving as much, which is how it smooths fine lines and wrinkles and prevents new ones from forming.
Dynamic lines are formed by constant, repeated use of facial expressions, like smiling, laughing, or squinting. These are what many people are looking to get rid of and what BOTOX treats best. A lot of people in their 30’s experience these lines earlier than they should be, and BOTOX is a great way to curb the aging process. It is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive injection with no downtime. Patients can be in an out in several minutes and resume their activities.
It is important to go to a professional with the experience and knowledge to give you the results you are looking for, to avoid the dreaded overdone look.
Dermal fillers are a great way to reduce wrinkles and restore to volume to the face. One of the best on the market today is Juvéderm, a line of fillers that each have different applications, such as plumping the lips or smoothing the skin. Juvéderm is known for its versatility and consistent results. Juvéderm fillers are commonly utilized to restore facial volume, lift droopy cheeks or jowls, and make thin lips appear fuller. This treatment requires minimal recovery and can be done in mere minutes.
Over the first week or two, the results will become more noticeable. Swelling and bruising should be expected, although it usually resides within a week. Like other treatments, it depends on who does the injection. A professional with years of experience and continuous high-end results will net the best outcomes.
Micro-needling is a procedure that utilizes needles to puncture the skin’s surface and create “micro tears.” These tears in the skin encourage the creation of collagen, improve the skin’s elasticity, and reduce enlarged pores. It is commonly included in other facial treatments, for increased rejuvenation. A big plus to micro-needling is its minimal pain, but glowing results.
Micro-needling is a great way to reduce fine lines, address acne scars and other blemishes, and all around improve and preserve the skin’s radiance and youthfulness. Since the skin is being punctured, it can take a few days for the skin to fully heal after a treatment. Redness and bruising can be expected, but it usually subsides within a week.
The Fraxel laser is a favorite among skincare professionals for laser skin resurfacing. It smooths the skin, stimulates collagen production, and addresses scars and sun damage, alongside other signs of aging. It is an excellent treatment for people experiencing deep wrinkles and scars and sunspots. It provides solutions to multiple issues, all in one device.
While it may be a more intensive laser, its results are among the best that can be achieved. Typically, it takes about a week to recover, and mild redness, swelling, and bruising can be expected but these reside within 1 to 2 weeks. More rarely, the pigment may change and treated areas may become lighter or darker depending on the skin tone and treatment settings.
Many people experience double chins and neck bands that can be unsightly. Thankfully, there is Kybella, an injectable solution that permanently destroys fat cells. It gets rid of far walls around the chin and neck, which accentuates the jawline and gives it a more defined and structured appearance. Commonly, patients experience some mild swelling, redness, and bruising, but these usually subsides within a week.
Everybody has unique, individual needs that should be addressed with the highest levels of care and thoroughness available. J Spa Med Spa is Long Island’s number one medical spa, with skincare professionals who are ready to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Run by Dr. Andrew Jacono, one of New York’s best facial plastic surgeons, you can be assured that you are in good hands. Schedule a consultation today by calling (212) 570-2500 and get the results you deserve.