As we all know, ageing is simply a part of life. In fact, there is absolutely no harm in having wrinkles and it is often said that facial lines add experience and character to the face. However, it is no secret either that people all around the world are often in search for the panacea to skin ageing – from intricate skincare routines to face fillers and botox, it seems like everyone is on the hunt for the next best thing that is going to slow down the ageing process. In today’s article, we look at the top 5 options for reducing skin ageing, so read on to find out more!
1. The Age-Old Face Lift
The facelift is possibly one of the most popular (and most controversial) cosmetic procedures that have made headlines for years. Celebrities do it all the time, and as cosmetic surgery gains more popularity and becomes more accessible, more regular folk are also deciding to go under the knife for a facelift. A facelift is a quick and almost instant way to create a more youthful and energetic looking face when creams and serums seem to be failing. The process of a facelift differs from person to person, but generally, cosmetic surgeons focus on removing jowl lines, lifting and tightening saggy skin as well as removing or adding fat to various sections of the face to create a tighter, more youthful appearance.
2. Laser Resurfacing
So, what exactly is laser resurfacing? Laser resurfacing, also known as laser peel or laser vaporisation, is a process which involves aiming concentrated, pulsing beams of light on your face in order to remove fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and sagging skin. The concentrated laser, in essence, removes skin layer by layer with utmost precision, resulting in improved skin tone, complexion and appearance. This is a fantastic option for those who do not have excessive amounts of loose, saggy or wrinkled skin and downtime rarely goes beyond one week before you get to see instant results that improve over time.
3. B is for Botox
Ah, the controversial Botox. When one thinks of Botox, the mind almost immediately gravitates towards images of celebrities whose faces can’t move or lips that look like they have suffered an allergic reaction. Fret not, however, because when done by a licensed professional, Botox can be one of the best things in aiding the reduction of skin ageing. Simply put, When injected, Botox helps to relax your muscles, preventing your skin from creasing and causing wrinkles. When done tastefully, Botox injections can truly transform the face, making it look vibrant, plump and full once again.
4. Soft Tissue Fillers
If Botox isn’t really your thing, soft tissue fillers may be. Soft tissue injections are an incredibly effective and popular way to improve the jawline, eliminate acne scars, add height to cheekbones and restore fullness to various areas of the face. Soft tissue fillers can also be used in lips, allowing for a plumper, more youthful look almost instantly. One of the benefits of soft tissue fillers is that they often contain hyaluronic acid and poly-L-lactic acid – all substances that can be absorbed by the body. Another popular form of soft tissue injections contains tiny beads of solid materials suspended in soluble gel that promote the production of collagen over time.
5. Topical Retinoids
For those who would much rather seek out a topical, less invasive approach to reducing skin ageing, Retinoids are the way to go. Derived from Vitamin A, Retinoids have been proven to increase collagen production, which helps to plump the skin. Retinoid creams are either available over the counter or through a prescription issued by a dermatologist, depending on the degree of potency that you are looking for. Whatever the case, it is always recommended that you start with a tiny amount to test your skin’s tolerance to the product.
And there you have it – 5 of the most common solutions to wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin in 2020. Whilst we believe that everyone is beautiful as they are, there is no harm in trying to give yourself a boost of confidence with the help of at least one of the procedures mentioned above. Take care and stay safe!