4 Facial Treatments to Look Younger
With the passage of time our body changes, and unfortunately it is impossible to stop the changes that gradually reveal age.
Fortunately, advances in terms of aesthetics are very advanced, and for this reason, they allow to significantly improve the image by removing a couple of years from above.
It is worth clarifying that magic solutions do not exist and neither does the fountain of eternal youth, but we do have within reach of our hand’s many treatments that help to recover the skin and eliminate the typical signs that reveal age, such as wrinkles, spots, and sagging.
In this article, we will briefly review 4 treatment alternatives that are carried out in aesthetic cabinets and that allow you to look younger without having to undergo surgical interventions or see drastic changes in the features.
The Aging Process
Aging, is an unstoppable process.
Aging is in our DNA, we cannot avoid it, and it manifests little by little through functional and structural changes that deteriorate the wonderful machine that is our body.
It is the result of a natural process in cells and is determined by both endogenous and exogenous factors.
That is why aging is not manifested in the same way in all people, some are barely past 30 showing signs of age, and others only manifest them near 50 or more.
Skin aging is also the result of the deterioration of the cellular process, but it is very susceptible to the action of external factors that exacerbate it: poor diet, solar radiation, smoking, extreme climates, constant attacks on the skin, work activity, etc.
There Are Two Types Of Skin Aging
It is due to the passage of time, the collagen and elastin fibers age, the cellular function of the skin is defective, etc.
Skin with chronological aging is lax, thin, and without luminosity, with primary lentigines, wrinkles, and a dull appearance.
It is the consequence of exposure to solar radiation, the skins with this aging have a rough texture as a particularity, they are thickened, they are hard (the skin looks like leather), they present a notable lack of tone, spots, wrinkles, and very marked furrows…
Aging And Its Signs
- The Wrinkles
They are the main sign of chronological aging, and although they appear due to the passage of time, they also do so due to other factors (especially due to overexposure to the sun, smoking, unbalanced diet, bad lifestyle habits, etc.)
There are two main types of wrinkles:
Dynamic wrinkles or expression lines: they are the ones that appear when we gesticulate, and over time they become permanent.
they are those that are present on the skin without us making any gestures. Its origin depends on the progressive sagging of the tissue, the aggressions to which the skin was subjected during life, life habits such as smoking, drinking with a light bulb, always sleeping on one side, frequent gestures, etc.
- The Stains
The main responsible for the appearance of spots on the skin is the sun. A person who is constantly exposed to the sun’s rays will show signs of aging in less time and with greater intensity than one who does not.
But Febo is not the only cause of spots, there are also certain factors that predispose them:
- Hair removal systems (wax or shave)
- Hormonal changes
- Autoimmune and endocrine diseases
- Genetic heritage
- Exaggerated intake of sweeteners
- Sun exposure to injured skin
The spots related to age are the simple lentigines, and the solar ones are those generated by ultraviolet rays. Although they have different origins, both are brownish and give the face an aged appearance.
Melasma is another pigmentary problem that adds up to years, and this is due to pregnancy or the action of some medications (for example, anovulatory).
Over the years, and with the action of external agents, the structure of the skin changes and gradually loses its tone due to the lower production of collagen and elastin, lipids, and the ability to retain water.
As a consequence, the sagging of the tissue occurs, which gives rise to more pronounced wrinkles, drooping eyelids, and cheekbones, less definition of the facial oval, and therefore an aged appearance.
4 Facial Treatments To Look Younger
HIFU is a high-intensity focused ultrasound, a treatment that uses ultrasonic energy concentrated in a beam of light to revitalize, rejuvenate and tone the skin of the face, neck, and décolleté.
It offers very good results by eliminating flaccidity, and fine wrinkles and repairing the tissue thanks to the stimulation it causes for the creation of new collagen and elastin. It is ideal for people between the ages of 35 and 55 with mild to moderate flaccidity.
Fractional CO2 laser
The purpose of this treatment is to vaporize the surface of the skin, achieving the elimination of fine and superficial static wrinkles. It also offers very good results in removing stains and changes in skin color.
The changes begin to be seen from the first application, but it is from 4 to 6 months that the definitive changes can be appreciated because that is when the collagen and elastin regeneration process ends.
This treatment is focused on eliminating wrinkles and sagging of the face, especially in key regions such as the jaw contour, submental region, and neck.
Unlike other radio frequencies, fractional radiofrequency generates microscopic lesions deep in the tissue, which subsequently cause a healing response on the part of the tissue, and the consequent increase and remodeling of collagen and elastin.
After just one session, the skin feels much more elastic, smooth, and with better volume.
It is an ideal treatment for the rejuvenation of mature skin, with wrinkles and significant flaccidity, but it is also applied to younger people who wish to delay the appearance of the signs of aging.
Peelings are great allies to combat wrinkles, spots, and sagging. Depending on the case to be treated, low or medium intensity is applied.
Superficial chemical peeling
This type of peeling is widely used to cleanse the skin, remove superficial blemishes, smooth fine wrinkles, and help stimulate collagen and elastin.
Medium chemical peel
It is ideal for removing superficial and moderate blemishes, removing small fine wrinkles, and improving skin texture. It also helps stimulate collagen and elastin and guarantees a deep cleansing of the face.
These are some of the treatments available to improve the appearance of the face and reduce the signs of aging, but they are not the only ones, the list is very extensive.
Therefore, the best way to find the right one is to always consult a trained professional, since in most of them a holistic approach is required that combines various techniques.