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8 Skin Treatments That Can Make You Look Younger Again

8 Skin Treatments

Let’s face it, most of us are more worried about the appearance of our skin than we are about our health. In fact, in the last quarter of 2017, 1.35 million Americans spent $500 or more on skin care products. This shows just how serious we are when it comes to maintaining a youthful, attractive complexion.

People willingly invest in skin care products and seek treatments with long-term, noticeable effects. Here are eight of the most effective treatments that can help keep you looking younger.

1. Cellulite Reduction Treatment

Cellulite is relentless and loves to collect on your thighs, tummy, and butt. It is the cause of much frustration and embarrassment for 90 percent of women. One of the most effective treatments for this common and very hard to get rid of skin issue is non-surgical cellulite reduction treatments. The beauty of this treatment is that it provides a painless, non-invasive option that requires no downtime.

On average you will require six to eight 30-minute sessions booked a week apart. Each session is completely painless, using heat and suction applied to target the affected areas. This boosts collagen production, improving the appearance of bumps and dimpling. Although you might see some redness, this will fade in a few hours.

2. Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing treatments offer a solution for signs of ageing, scarring, and even stretch marks. This non-invasive, non-surgical procedure uses fractional lasers and other aesthetic medical devices to effectively and gently reduce skin imperfections.

Fractional laser resurfacing transmits laser wavelengths into the skin, which is absorbed by the water molecules in the skin. The resulting heat then breaks down tissue, kick-starting the skin’s natural ability to heal itself through the production of collagen. This provides a plumping effect that fills in scars for a smoother complexion. Because the penetration does not affect the skin’s surface, it does not cause wounds like some treatments. It is also safe for all skin types and tones.

3. Skin Tightening

If you have tossed out another costly skin firming cream that failed to deliver on its promises, don’t despair. There is a treatment that can help firm and tighten neck, jowl, and body skin.

Special skin tightening devices use radiofrequency (RF) energy that penetrates the skin to heat the collagen beneath the surface, stimulating collagen production to help firm and tone the skin. As you age, collagen production tends to slow, which is the number one reason your skin loses its healthy, youthful tone. With regular RF treatments, you regain the natural production of collagen allowing the skin to glow up naturally!

The beauty of this treatment is that it can be used on the face and body, to help remove sagging skin not only from ageing but also from moderate weight loss.

4. Acne Reduction

Acne is not just a skin condition limited to teen angst. It can affect you well into adulthood. There are many acne treatments available, from off the shelf products at your local drug store, to more potent treatments such as chemical peels and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology.

Effective acne treatment often depends on the seriousness of your acne and how frequently you breakout. Also, if you add scarring from past breakouts to the mix it can become even more difficult to manage.

If topical treatments from the drug store and prescriptions from your dermatologist aren’t cutting it, you might want to speak to a cosmetic clinic that offers more advanced treatments. IPL is one of your best options, as it not only helps avoid breakouts but also heals existing acne-related inflammation. Future breakouts are contained as the treatment destroys the bacteria that is causing your acne. Once your breakouts are under control you can also consider skin resurfacing treatments to combat acne scarring.

5. Body Contouring

If you have a healthy diet and exercise regularly but still don’t see the results you want, body contouring is the perfect solution. Many people think the only option to remove stubborn fat that can distort the shape of your body requires painful and expensive liposuction. Fortunately, the legacy body shaping treatment offers a highly effective non-surgical option. This is a very gentle treatment requiring no downtime. It works to target stubborn fat that you can’t seem to lose no matter how hard you try, especially on your tummy and thighs. Advanced radio frequency technology applies waves without affecting the top layer of skin. Fat cells are targeted to help “melt them away” without causing any adverse side effects.

6. Wrinkle Reduction

Wrinkle reduction requires more than expensive facial creams to achieve the results you are seeking. There are many wrinkle reduction treatments that do not require surgery or painful injections of Botox and dermal fillers. Instead, you can try wrinkle reduction treatments using advanced radio frequency to stimulate collagen and elastin fibres. This helps bring back that youthful glow you are missing. You will see visibly smoother, tighter skin and the treatment can be used for all skin tones.

7. Laser Hair Removal

If you are sick of shaving or have unwanted hair on your face, arms or back, nothing works better than laser hair removal. The beauty of this treatment is that it doesn’t come with the pain of waxing, nor does it require the frequency of shaving. Best of all, after several treatments, your hair will become so fine that you eventually no longer require treatment.

Laser treatments apply gentle pulses of light to damage the hair follicle without harming your skin. The number of sessions required varies based on the amount and type of hair for each person. This long-term solution saves you time and money down the road as it reduces the need for any other forms of hair removal.

8. Photofacial Treatments

Photofacials use light to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and pigmentation issues such as rosacea, sun and age spots, liver spots, and broken capillaries. Photofacial treatments work by targeting pigment under the skin’s surface to reduce or even remove discoloration. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of spider veins and port wine stains. It takes just a few sessions to see results and treatments are painless thanks to the Real-time cooling system.

Rebecca Hill is the community manager of Venus Concept, who spends a lot on skincare products after having a troubled teenhood full of acne.

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