Many clients always ask my advice about treatments for dark spots, acne scars, pigmentation, and a host of other facial skin challenges they face after being ill on medication or chemo. Now I am not a doctor, but the internet can help present us with many options once you post the question.
When you start to look into the world of creams, serums, oils, and face masks, every producer claims their product is the best. However, I decided to explore modern techniques, which included technology, and was just amazed at how far we have come from ancient clays to frequencies. I was looking for a non evasive treatment with 90% positive reviews.
So how soon you should start fighting to age is completely your choice. Experts say that some start opting for various anti-ageing or skin rejuvenation treatments right from their 20s. This is simply because they not only want to halt ageing, but also wish to save their skin from discolouration, dullness and other kinds of irregularities.
These days, extremely sophisticated and high-end skin rejuvenation techniques are being experimented with not only in the West but also around the world. The best part about these techniques is, most of these do not require you to go under the knife; insofar as non-invasive or minimally invasive therapies are concerned, you’d indeed be spoilt for choice.
When should you start looking?
How one reacts to ageing, of course, depends on the individual. One can be following a basic skin care routine that involves cleaning, toning, moisturizing and applying sunblocks and yet would like to achieve a more glowing and poreless complexion. Some can get early signs of ageing right from their 30s – fine lines and wrinkles may arrive unannounced. On top of these, there can be dark spots, pigmentation and sagging skin. In that case, one can also wish to opt for non-invasive skin rejuvenation techniques to stop premature ageing.
Therefore, in such cases, which therapies should be the ideal starting point? Says Diane Shawe, founder of Need a Hair Makeover Hair Extensions and Hairloss specialist salon franchise.
This is where my research took me and my findings and why I chose one particular treatment to offer at our salon
Dermabrasion: Basically, dermabrasion removes the uppermost skin layers using a special instrument. This should be performed by a trained cosmetologist. This procedure helps in reducing deep acne scars, brown spots and sun damage. If carried out properly, this particular skin rejuvenation treatment can ensure beautiful and smoother skin.
Microdermabrasion: This non-chemical and non-invasive procedure is effective in exfoliating or removing dead layers. microdermabrasion uses a spray of micro-crystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells in order to ensure a younger, healthier-looking skin.
However, nowadays, we can combine the brightening or anti-ageing serums with microdermabrasion to give better and long-lasting results.
Meso Glow or Meso Therapy: This procedure uses brightening agents such as glutathione, tranexamic acid, hydrating agents, vitamins and minerals and micropuncture techniques. Combined with other treatments, it can definitely help in getting back skin radiance. Generally, a micropuncture technique (using wires and needles) is used. It is one of the most popular treatments with aestheticians. It is safe when executed by a person who’s thoroughly trained in mesotherapy. It cannot be used for the treatment of a pigmentation disorder or anti-ageing alone; when combined with other treatments, it can definitely get you back your skin’s youthfulness.
Carbon Peeling: This is also quite a popular option. The name, apparently, comes from the fact that this procedure involves the application of a thin layer of carbon powder on the face which is subsequently heated up by means of the Quasi-long action of laser HELIOS II and then removed by the Q-switched action of the same laser device, according to specialist therapist, a final pass, after the carbon has been removed, will produce an immediate effect on the skin by exfoliating epidermal layers, improving skin tone, removing large pores and reducing wrinkles.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP): After consulting experts, you can opt for a platelet-rich plasma treatment. The basic principle is this – since our blood is rich in growth and healing factors, these can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles on our face.
It’s a one-time treatment which can knock a few years off the face and give one a super youthful appearance. Micropuncture techniques are used after numbing the face for 30-40 minutes. To ensure a complete and long term improvement, this procedure can be combined with lasers or micro-needling radio frequency so that the collagen gets remodelled and new collagen is also formed thereby giving a firmer and tighter feel to the skin.
Photorejuvenation: Uses lasers, intense pulsed light or photodynamic therapy to treat skin conditions and remove effects of photoaging such as wrinkles and spots. It also helps in doing away with wrinkles, spots and textures. Fractional lasers like erbium YAG / Co2 fractional can be used to re-surface the skin and lighten acne scars, age spots, photoaging and superficial fine lines and wrinkles.
Achieving flawless, radiant skin has always been a challenge. Dark spots, acne scars, uneven skin tone – these are all common frustrations we face.
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Oxy Facial: It’s non-invasive, relaxing and painless skincare. A Jet Facial or an Oxy Facial reaches the inner layers of the skin for instant and superior results. “It cleanses with oxygen and saline, exfoliates, boosts lymphatic drainage and provides extraction benefits. Thoroughly and deeply cleansed, the skin is prepped into an optimal condition to receive further benefits from skincare.
What’s more, such treatments are short, ranging from 15 to 45 minutes, and they can leave the skin soft and glowing. “With no irritation or redness to the skin, you will be able to return to your daily activities immediately after the treatment.
DNA Skin Treatment: Many salons and clinics are innovating as well. This represents the next frontier in skincare wherein relevant information from an individual’s genetic profile is analysed to personalise a skincare regime, beauty therapies as well as a recommended diet plan, to achieve healthy, rejuvenated skin.
Ultherapy: It’s described as a HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) treatment. An outpatient procedure, this non-surgical procedure kickstarts dead collagen. Experts say that it’s pretty effective in turning back the clock – in other words, the non-invasive micro-lift can make your skin look several years younger. Experts say that ultrasound energy can enter deeper into the skin (than light) and consequently, the rejuvenation process is accelerated. Try it if you have sagging skin around your eyes and your chin.
Mini Hydra Boost Facial: Since most of you could be having extremely hectic schedules, you can try out express facials. Mini Hydra Boost Facial will infuse the skin with intense moisture and reduce oxidative stress. To the uninitiated, oxidative stress is, basically, an imbalance between free radical production and the body’s power to offset their negative or harmful effects through antioxidants neutralisation.
Sygmalift: Experts that it’s another highly effective alternative to invasive or surgical facelifts. Like ultherapy, it’s a highly focused ultrasound (HIFU) procedure, but it’s normally combined with cold laser. Needless to say, it has higher skin penetrative power and can heal affected areas in a more targeted way.
Facial Fillers: This procedure uses injectable gels that can smoothen wrinkles, iron out lines and folds and fill up scars and other depressions on the skin surface. According to Dr Jaishree Sharad, cosmetic dermatologist, temporary fillers made with hyaluronic acid (HA) can last for about a year. “They are safe and can help in forming the body’s natural moisturiser. Permanent fillers, on the other hand, are synthetic and last longer, but there is a rare possibility of infection or granuloma with them,” she says. “HA fillers are mostly used on sunken eyes.
They help to make the eyes look much more youthful and fresh. These fillers are also used to lift eyebrows, fill the temples and also to fill the cheeks. They help to recreate cheekbones in younger women and also make a flat nose sharp without surgery. Other uses of HA fillers include filling thin lips to create a pout, removing laugh lines, recreating a sharp jawline, filling thin earlobes and making wrinkled hands look smoother and youthful.
This is considered better than surgery for various reasons.” Firstly, it is cheaper than facelift surgery. Secondly, if you don’t like the way your face looks after the injection, it can be dissolved with another injection called hyaluronidase within two hours.
The Ayurveda Way: If you are in a mood to go for chemical treatment or lasers, try Ayurvedic alternatives, especially those involving Kerala natural treatments such as abhyangyam and Shirodhara, which, combined with facials using natural products and Kottakkal formulations, can offer a holistic treatmmake-a