Move over Botox treatments, dermal fillers, chemical peels and liposuction; non-invasive beauty treatments are the newest thing in beauty. These easy on the skin procedures include minimal invasion and are long lasting. Cosmetic surgical procedures are a huge pinch to the pocket, but these newer treatments are much more budget-friendly. Cosmetic surgeons have noticed a drop in the age group of their patients that opt for the various anti-aging treatments. Ideally, if one eats right and leads a balanced stress free life, one would not need an anti-aging treatment at all. But for those who insist on getting one, here are the few newest trends in the market.
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Laser photo facials:
There are two types of laser photo facials i.e. LED (light-emitting diode) and IPL (intense-pulsed light). An LED facial is offered at any day spa and involves usage of a narrow spectrum light that boosts collagen which gives a plumper and younger-looking skin. It is safe, relaxing and completely painless. IPL facial on the other hand involves infusing a bright light at high energy levels through a hand-held device. It is done to treat skin conditions like brown spots, broken capillaries, freckles, spider veins and redness. It may be uncomfortable on the skin. A radio frequency facial is another procedure for skin tightening that is especially done for people with sensitive skin. This facial involves a three-step procedure of ultrasound, vacuum and electrical currents. These facials are not 100 per cent fool proof.
This is a non-surgical procedure wherein a gel-like substance derived from a patient’s own blood is re-injected into the facial skin to treat signs of aging. The results are immediate and last up to a year, and the needle marks heal almost immediately.
Stem cell therapy:
In this treatment, fat cells are extracted and then implanted into the facial skin to add volume to the skin. In simple terms, this treatment uses your own stem cells, removes them, activates them, multiplies them and gives them back to you. The effects last up to one year, and the treatment is non-surgical. This therapy is effective and quick.
Ribbon facelift: Ribbon facelift is the newest procedure that takes care of wrinkles, and other signs of aging. It uses a ribbon with hooks that attaches itself to the tissues in the skin. A small incision is made behind the ear and the process is carried out from here. The time involved is 30-45 minutes. The ribbon is bio-absorbable and dissolves in the skin. Although it is a developing technology, it is quite effective. Results can be seen instantly and the procedure is non-invasive.