Our daily lives can take a toll on our skin, so having a plan that fits your daily routine for skin care is a great way to get the overall results you desire in the long run. But there are ways to mitigate some issues associated with aging skin that provide immediate results with little downtime. Fillers, BOTOX, chemical peels and microdermabrasion are all safe non-invasive procedures that can give you immediate results, without surgery. Here, we’ll explain which treatment targets which signs of aging, along with what to expect.
Are you looking tired and drawn? Do you need a boost? Do you have deeper, more established wrinkles that are there even when your face is at rest? Dermal fillers such as BELOTERO BALANCE®, JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC and RADIESSE® can be injected relatively painlessly to target specific facial areas with immediate results. Non-surgical, fillers minimize wrinkles, restore volume to your skin, give you a more youthful appearance, with little or no downtime. More advanced fillers work by lifting and plumping, plus generating new collagen that’s been lost to aging. JUVEDERM, BELOTERO BALANCE and RADIESSE also help stimulate the body’s own production of collagen. Because you can expect to see some minor swelling and bruising after the injections, it’s best to plan filler treatments two weeks before a big event.
Microdermabrasion is great on its own but can also be combined with facials or chemical peels for specialized results. A special exfoliating and rejuvenating treatment, microdermabrasion can accomplish many improvements from smoothing fine lines and reducing sun damage to minimizing pores and clearing up acne. A painless less aggressive treatment than dermabrasion, microdermabrasion uses tiny grains to buff away the surface layer of your skin, revealing healthy new skin that looks and feels smoother. You get the best results from microdermabrasion through a series of treatments, followed with a recommended maintenance program. Avoid the sun after microdermabrasion treatments, as your skin can be a little bit sensitive for up to two weeks.
Do your crow’s feet, frown lines and worry lines bother you? BOTOX® is an ideal treatment for glabellar lines (forehead lines between the eyebrows), crow’s feet around the eyes, and some frown lines. An injectable treatment that temporarily relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles in the face. With decreased muscle movement, facial wrinkles relax and soften. Quick and non-surgical, BOTOX® treatments can last 3-6 months. The injections are fairly painless and cause minimal bruising or redness. Typical patients can resume their normal activities immediately following BOTOX® injections. Fairly quick-acting, BOTOX® results are usually visible within 3-5 days.
There are a variety of chemical peels available to help you achieve radiant, more resilient skin. Chemical peels are applied to the top layers of skin to encourage peeling. As the damaged skin sloughs away, new, healthy skin grows in its place. Each peel is different, but they all work to fade hyperpigmentation (brown spots), decrease fine lines, help to clear acne scarring and sun damage, as well as treat mild to moderate acne flare-ups and melasma. Some peels treat specific areas like the eye and lip. Typically, you’ll see results after just one treatment. Redness and irritation should be minimal. It’s best to plan the treatment at least 5 days before a special occasion, so that any peeling has dissipated. Take home kits help you maximize the results of the peel. Chemical peels are best done in the fall and winter months when you will have minimal sun exposure after the treatments.
You have many options
Why look tired, sad, angry or older than our years when we have options to help us look young, confident and vibrant? A lifetime of facial expressions, sun exposure, elasticity loss and thinning collagen can make us look older than we feel. Turn back the clock with quick, painless and effective solutions that offer immediate and visible results. Our professional aestheticians at Radiance can evaluate your skin and provide specific recommendations on the best course of treatment for your particular problem areas.