Ageing is a natural process that we all go through. There is no stopping time, but there are ways of reducing the effects of ageing on your skin. If your skin has started showing signs of ageing, cosmetic treatments can help. Here are some anti-ageing treatments that might be suitable for you.
Anti-Ageing: Surgical vs Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments
When it comes to facial rejuvenation, you have a surprising amount of options. Before we get into the details of each treatment, one of your first decisions will be whether you want to choose a surgical or non-surgical anti-ageing treatment for that youthful glow.
The main difference between non-surgical and surgical treatments is that one requires invasive surgery or procedure. For example, breast augmentation is surgical, while LED light therapy is non-invasive. The best decision depends on what you’re looking to achieve and your age.
For some patients, non-surgical treatments may achieve exactly what you’re looking for. However, others may need a surgical procedure. Booking a consultation is the best way to find out all the information you need to make the safest decision possible.
While anti-ageing treatments can help to target your skin concerns, you can help to reduce the signs of premature ageing by doing the following:
- Wearing sunscreen and protecting your skin from the sun every day
- Stop smoking
- Avoid tanning either in the sun or on a sunbed
- Stick to your skincare routine
- Exercise regularly
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet
8 Anti-Ageing Treatments for Glowing Skin
Cosmetic treatments have changed so many things, including how we age. If you are considering an anti-ageing cosmetic treatment, talk to your doctor first. It’s important that you know what each procedure involves, the healing time, and possible risks and complications. Here are five of the top anti-ageing cosmetic treatments.
A facelift tightens and lifts sagging skin. This procedure is especially effective for the neck and lower face. It can be useful in eliminating creases and make patients look years younger. The procedure can target deep wrinkles, remove a double chin, and get rid of jowls. In most patients, a facelift works for those in their 40s,50s, and 60s. This is when the signs of ageing start to become more obvious. It’s tricker to target deep lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin with non-surgical treatments alone.
2. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are the most common anti-ageing treatments. Fillers add volume and definition to the face. They are particularly effective in creating fuller lips and prominent cheeks. They can also reduce the appearance of fine lines around the mouth and nose.
Cosmetic dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that you can find in the body. Dermal fillers are used in different areas of the face to give the impression of a facelift. The procedure takes around 30 minutes. The results are instant but you won’t see the final result until the swelling has gone down.
3. Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Botulinum toxin is a type of anti-wrinkle injection that can reduce wrinkles and fine lines for a younger look. Your surgeon injects small doses into the target areas. This helps relax the muscles responsible for forming wrinkles. The treatment takes about 30 minutes. The results aren’t instant and can take up to a week or more to be noticeable. The treated areas can appear red or, in rare cases, bruised, but this should go down in a few days. Botulinum toxin results last from 3 to 6 months, and regular treatments will help maintain the look.
Botulinum toxin is one of the best ways to get rid of forehead wrinkles temporarily. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, you may want to consider a brow lift.
Profhilo is different from other injectable treatments like botulinum toxin that stimulates positive reactions throughout the skin’s natural renewal cycle. It stimulates an increase in the production of collagen and elastin for more youthful and hydrated skin.
5. Fat Transfer to the Face
Fat transfer to the face can restore facial fullness and add volume, helping to turn back the clock. Results from this procedure can last for several years and minimise the appearance of ageing. If your concern is loss of fullness in the face, then fat transfer to the face is likely a better choice than dermal fillers.
6. LED Light Therapy
LED light therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses light energy to leave you looking plump, revitalised and glowing. A huge benefit of light therapy is that it takes up to 30 minutes and has no downtime, so you can get up and carry on with your day. LED light therapy can help to improve the appearance of wrinkles. In particular, red light stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which are two key elements of anti-ageing and creating smooth, glowing skin.
7. ZO Skin Health
Your skincare has an important role to play in ageing gracefully. The Harley Clinic offers ZO Skin Health medical-grade skincare routine kits and programs. The Anti-Ageing Program helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, helping you to maintain a more youthful look. Creating a skincare routine for your skin type and being proactive with skincare can help to keep your skin hydrated and plump.
Chemical peels can target age spots, some wrinkles, and even acne scars. There are different types of peels and depending on your concerns, our skin clinic team will recommend the most suitable one for you. By removing the outer layer of old skin, peels can leave you looking revitalised and improve the appearance of wrinkles.
Book a Consultation at Our Harley Street Skin Clinic
It’s common to combine non-surgical and surgical treatments into one total facial rejuvenation procedure. Many of the above procedures complement one another. Cosmetic treatments have made it easy to reverse or slow down the effects of ageing. To find out how anti-ageing treatments could help you reduce signs of ageing, book a consultation at the Harley Clinic today.