Since I decided long ago that I don't want to age gracefully I have been researching the best facial treatments for wrinkles, facial lines and folds that will help keep my promise.
If you are anything like me let's explore these skin facial treatments together.
The aim of beauty facial treatments is to leave the skin plump, smooth and rejuvenated but there are other skin benefits that we can get from them, for instance, CACI or Futur-Tec treatments will tone facial skin as well as the body.
Don't forget to fully research the treatment of your choice and search for the best practitioner to get the best results.
And now, let's see what are the most sought-after anti aging facial treatments.
Microcurrent machines have been around for twenty years. These types of machines were created in the first place to treat stroke victims.
Microcurrent therapy is also used to minimize pain and healing in muscle related injuries, especially beneficial for athletes.
Microcurrent machines have their role in rejuvenating the skin. One of the most well known facial treatments for wrinkles using microcurrent therapy is CACI (Computer Aide Cosmetology Instrument).
CACI is known as the "non surgical face-lift" and works by sending electrical impulses through the skin, to tighten and tone the muscles underneath, stimulating cell rejuvenation.
Microcurrent therapy is used to treat:
During treatment two probes which transmit the electrical impulses, are placed on the skin.
Most people feel relaxed with no pain, while others experience a mild discomfort, similar to a tingling sensation.
Practitioners using this skin rejuvenation method report that after treatment the face will look firmer and glowing.
For best results a course of treatments (from 8 to 12 are recommended) and then, one series of treatments every four weeks for maintenance.
There are no side effects associated with these facial treatments for wrinkles, and you can go back to your daily routine immediately.
Make up can be applied straight away.
Non surgical CACI treatments can be used in different parts of the body such as:
It has also been proven beneficial to treat cellulite, to rejuvenate hands and as a lymphatic treatment. Micro-current therapy is suitable for most skin types.
Perfector is one of the best facial treatments for wrinkles using microcurrent technology, and has been called "the knifeless face-lift" by the press.
Perfector works by delivering microcurrent, frequency and waveform together into the skin, stimulating cellular activity and new tissue regeneration.
These facial treatments for wrinkles are used for:
During treatment a gel is applied to the skin, and then two electrodes, attached to a machine will transmit micro-current to the area.
There is a mild discomfort similar to a tingling sensation.
Treatments can take up to one hour, and people can resume their daily routine immediately.
Make up can be applied straight away.
A series of six treatments are recommended for long lasting results.
The results will be seen after one or two treatments, and will improve with more sessions.
Perfector will tighten facial skin and increase collagen, elastin and blood circulation.
Overall, your skin will look rejuvenated.
Perfector is safe and suitable for any skin type.
Thermage face lift is another facial treatment for wrinkles that is said to tighten the skin, giving the face a younger looking appearance.
Thermage works by applying radio frequency energy to the face.
This energy is delivered deep into the skin, heating the collagen beneath and increasing collagen production.
Thus the top layer of the skin thickens.
Thermage treatment is used to:
During treatment a hand device is used to deliver radio frequency into the skin.
The skin will feel hot, but will be protected with cooling blasts.
There is no need for anesthetic, although sometimes a topical anesthetic may be applied if necessary.
After thermage treatment the area can present some redness, swelling, mild tenderness, stinging sensation... but will fade within the next few hours.
There is a risk of scarring or blistering, although is very rear.
These facial treatments for wrinkles can take up to two hours and the results will be seen progressively, over the next few months, as new collagen is produced beneath the skin.
Thermage results can last anything from two to five years, sometimes longer, depending on age, skin care and lifestyle.
One of the benefits of thermage skin treatment is that tightens the skin, but it won't give the same results as a facelift.
Stay out of the sun and use high SPF sunscreen.
Find out more about this treatment at thermage skin treatment.
Futur-tec is said to be among the most effective facial treatments for wrinkles. It combines soft laser, microcurrent, ultrasound and vacuum, all in one treatment.
Treatments can be adapted to suit you skin needs.
Facial treatments such as futur-tec are used for:
Body futur-tec treatments are used for:
Treatments can last for 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the area-s treated, and a course is recommended for better results.
Is totally painless and increases skin moisture levels and elasticity.
People can return to their daily routine immediately after this treatment, and make up can be applied straight away.
There are no side effects or contraindications related to futur-tec.
What is light therapy?
Bright light therapy also known as phototherapy, is a method used for SAD and skin rejuvenation.
We all know by now about the negative effects that the sun rays have in the skin.
Not only is responsible for about 90% of skin aging, but in the worst cases can even give us skin cancer, through continued exposure to sunlight.
For instance light influence our mood, increases levels of vitamin D and can be a healer for several conditions such as psoriasis and arthritis, among others.
Light is especially recommended in winter to those who spend most of their time indoors, to lift their mood.
Light relief therapy or phototherapy is a treatment in which bright light is directed to the face or body, in order to alleviate the symptoms related to a type of depression called Seasonal Effective Disorder (SAD).
These can be done by a professional, or you can buy the light boxes over the counter, but before you take any steps, please consult with your doctor who will decide if this is the right treatment for you.
Light therapy lamp has been adapted for cosmetic purposes, and is widely used as facial treatments for wrinkles to diminish and delay facial sagging skin.
Light therapy research shows that when bright light is directed to the skin, and passes into the deeper layers, stimulates the regeneration of skin cells, which in turn increases collagen and elastin production.
This process rejuvenates the skin, giving it a more firm and younger appearance.
Light therapy is used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions such as:
Light therapy is not only used in the face but can be used in the neck, arms, legs, hands...
During light treatments patients lie down, while a device with bright light is placed closer to the area to be treated.
Is a totally relaxing experience with no pain at all, just a warming sensation.
It takes twenty minutes, and a course of treatments are recommended for better results.
The results will be seen progressively as collagen and elastin are increased beneath the epidermis.
The skin will look fresher, softer and healthier.
People can return to their daily routine immediately after treatment, and make up can be applied straight away.
Light therapy doesn't use ultra violet light and it has been proved to be a safe treatment, widely researched by NASA.
It is suitable for any color, age or skin type but pregnant woman and people suffering from epilepsy, a thyroid condition or on photo-sensitive drugs should consult their doctor, as bright light therapy is not recommended for them.
There are different facial treatments for wrinkles using light therapy such as Omnilux and Lumiere, two of the most well known.
Mesolift is said to be a very effective skin wrinkle treatment consisting in a mixture of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, coenzymes and nucleic acids which are delivered into the skin through injections.
Mesolift stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, hydrating and rejuvenating the skin.
Facial treatments for wrinkles such as Mesolift are used to treat:
It has been also proven to be beneficial in weight loss, cellulite and to rejuvenate the neck.
During this facial skin care treatment the skin vitamins and other ingredients are injected into the skin with a fine needle to minimize discomfort.
Sometimes topical anesthetic may be used if necessary.
After treatment the area injected can present some mild redness or swelling that will fade over the next few hours.
Mesolift results can normally bee seen after the first injection, but the results will improve progressively as collagen and elastin are increased beneath the skin.
A series of two to four are recommended for optimal results.
Mesolift is suitable for all skin types and people over thirty.
There are many treatments to reduce wrinkles, but if you are tired of spending money in beauty salons and spas you could try home anti aging devices.
The Au Fait Skin Care Device incorporates 5 anti-aging system into one device including radio-frequency, galvanic, LED, mesoporation and electroporation.
Is effective to boost collagen production and reduce wrinkles, dark spots and other blemishes.
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