These Non-Surgical Wrinkle Treatments Will Leave You Looking Years Younger
It is a sad but inescapable fact that the passing years take their toll on our bodies, and that much of the visible evidence of this is to be seen in our faces. The process begins with the formation of feint lines around the eyes and mouth that persist and eventually develop into the more visible furrows that act to reveal our age even at a distance. While South Africans are envied for their sunny climate, the year-round tanned complexion exacts its own price. The harsh UV rays make those tell-tale signs of aging tend to appear a lot earlier in life. Fortunately, there are now a number of highly effective wrinkle treatments that can help one to regain the appearance of youth, without the discomfort, lengthy recovery time, and expense that accompanies cosmetic surgery.
There are essentially three approaches to this rejuvenating therapy. One may use a variety of injectables, including Botox™, collagen, and hyaluronic acid; undergo more aggressive procedures, such as chemical peels, micro-needling, and microdermabrasion; or turn to newer aesthetic technologies like the use of laser, radio frequency, or ultrasonic and infrared radiation. Some of these options are limited to treating fine lines, whilst others serve as an effective wrinkle treatment for those deeper furrows, or to eliminate discoloured areas.
Injectables have long been a popular choice, as they are only minimally invasive, and thus involve little or no downtime. In general, Botox™ works well for the fine lines that form on the forehead and between the eyes, or for the crow’s feet evident around their edges. For laughter lines and lip lines, which tend to be deeper, or for nose correction and building up sunken cheeks, various dermal fillers will be required.
Although not the best choice for deep-wrinkle treatment, chemical peels and dermal rolling, also known as micro-needling, result in a controlled wounding of the skin that is designed to stimulate natural collagen production. The superficial tightening that results can effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines, as well as stretch marks and scarring caused by acne.
The various forms of radiation mentioned earlier can also act to stimulate collagen production when penetrating the skin. These techniques cannot reduce the hollows due to fat loss in aging, or correct sun damage, and so they are frequently used in combination with wrinkle treatments, such as dermal fillers and chemical peels.
DermaCare is a specialist in aesthetic procedures. Backed by 23 years of experience in this exacting field, our well-trained therapists provide a comprehensive range of advanced anti-aging treatments suitable for both men and women of all ages and skin tones.