It seems like there are new skin treatments, procedures and products being advertised every day, and it can be hard to keep up. If you’re thinking about facial rejuvenation but don’t know where to begin, you may want to consider the non-invasive cosmetic treatments that have been most popular in recent years.
A chemical peel is a solution of chemicals that is applied to the skin and makes the outer layer of skin peel off, quite literally. This process exfoliates the pores and leaves skin looking bright and smooth. Most people get chemical peels to improve the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and acne scars. Depending on how deep your impurities are, you can get peels of varying strengths. Just be careful of sun exposure after treatment, since harsh exfoliation makes the skin more susceptible.
Well known for its anti-aging benefits, botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, is actually a protein derived from a bacterium. It’s injected into areas of the face where wrinkles commonly form, such as crow’s feet and frown lines. Botox works by blocking the muscular nerve signals and weakening muscle contractions, thereby softening and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. This has been a popular non-invasive skin procedure for years since it’s fast and virtually painless.
As the name implies, dermal fillers work by filling the skin with a substance that plumps the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. These substances are often ones found naturally in the body, such as hyaluronic acid, and different ones are used to treat different signs of aging. Common areas of the face that people get injected with dermal fillers include the lips, under the eyes and around the mouth. The procedure for dermal fillers is similar to that for Botox.
Be sure to talk to your dermatologist before going ahead with any of these procedures in order to determine what is best for your skin type and what will give you the best results.