Popular Skin Treatments: Best Non-Invasive Treatments to Get Your Skin Glowing
Winter is here and it’s infamous for making your skin dull and dry. Therefore, it comes as no surprise if your skin requires a bit of refresh. In fact, the beauty industry continues to grow with a total worth of $511 billion in 2021. So there’s no dearth of products and treatments to make your skin look smoother and younger. In 2021, you can visit any dermatologist to get rid of virtually anything from a blemish to acne scars.
It’s time to bid adieu to simpler days of moisturizing and using SPF and welcome the new frontier. Today some treatments are less invasive than surgery and often need very little recovery time. However, the effectiveness and pricing vary from treatment to treatment. The common denominator of all these treatments is that they are extremely popular these days.
With advanced technology in the skincare industry, one can quite literally take years off their face. However, bear in mind some of these treatments may make you squeamish. Read on ahead to know about some of the most common and popular skincare treatments.
Intense Pulse Light
Intense Pulse Light is also known as FotoFacials for one reason, it uses light to heal your skin. As the name suggests, the technology employs super-strong pulses of light to reach deep into the skin.
As a result, the collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis are constricted, which reduces redness and age lines. IPL can be used on various parts of the body from head to toe and improves the skin’s appearance and overall health.
There are modern technologies like sequential skin treatment, which uses intense pulses of light along with the Legend Pro VoluDerm RF microneedling in a sequence. This improves skin tone, texture, and volume in a sequential treatment.
The benefit of using the combination is that IPL removes both brown and red lesions while increasing the water content in the skin. After that, VoluDerm RF microneedling exposes the elevated moisture to an electric charge that improves the texture and volume of the skin.
You must be wondering what microneedling is. It’s a procedure where a medical professional applies a pen-like device or a fine-needle roller on your skin. This process introduces a whole bunch of micro-tears in your skin. This might sound counterproductive to what we are trying to achieve here but that’s the whole point of the procedure.
The healing process that follows the microneedling process boosts collagen production in your skin. Considering how collagen is the main component of the skin, the treatment inadvertently smoothes out any wrinkles or signs of aging on your skin.
There are professionals offering microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP helps in accelerating the healing process of the body’s repair process and stimulates new collagen as well as elastin.
RF Skin Tightening
Radio Frequency treatments are fast becoming popular with the masses. The procedure is essentially skin tightening treatment to get rid of fine lines and any visible signs of aging.
The treatment uses a micro-inflammatory process to boost the collagen levels in your skin. In essence, the professional will hold a handheld device against your skin that emits energy in your skin to heat the layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production.
The best part about RF skin tightening treatment is that it can be used to tighten skin all over your body. However, it requires at least six to twelve treatment sessions to get optimal results. This is because the benefits of the treatment are induced over some time. Lastly, it’s best to get the treatment done by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon to ensure a safe procedure.
Ultherapy is a skin treatment that has been approved by FDA as a non-invasive skin tightening treatment. The procedure has been proved to be quite effective in lifting and tightening the facial muscles. The procedure itself is not that much different from radio frequency skin tightening.
In ultherapy, the treatment uses ultrasound technology to reach the deeper layer of the skin. The ultimate goal of the treatment is the same – to stimulate collagen production in your skin. The handheld device looks similar to the ultrasound imaging machines used during pregnancy. The treatment is also known to remove wrinkles and loose skin.
The chemical peel is more common than other treatments listed here and might make you a little squeamish. There are two types of chemical peel treatments – light chemical peel and medical-grade chemical peel. The former is significantly more affordable and can be done at home. However, the medical-grade chemical peel calls for a dermatologist or a medical spa.
In the process, the chemical peel solution is applied all over the face. While removing, the peel takes off varying outer layers depending on how deep it goes in your skin. The skin then regrows while looking younger and smoother. The procedure can remove wrinkles and scars, while medical-grade deeper peels can even remove cancerous growths.
There you go, these are the most popular and common anti-aging skin treatments available today. Once you get a treatment done, it would be better to maintain skincare and follow a strict routine to retain the radiant look of your newly treated skin.