Hundreds of cosmetic procedures are reviewed each year on Real Self, new techniques are always developing and, according to the College of Cosmetic Physicians of Australia (CPCA), Australians spend over $1 billion on non-invasive or minimally invasive cosmetic procedures each year.
We all want to look our best as seasons go by, and recent cosmetic procedures have allowed us to do so with minimum effort – zero to minimal recovery period, quick in-and-out sessions and long-term effects.
As the procedures have become more and more accessible to the public, the prices have gone down and now anyone can get the packages only celebrities once coveted.
Here’s a look at the five most in-demand non-invasive facial procedures to rejuvenate your appearance.
Why non-invasive cosmetic treatments?
Dr Cussell, Chief Physician at Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia specialises in skin tightening and strengthening. He believes these non-surgical aesthetic therapies provide a holistic approach to cosmetic procedures.
“People have always wanted to look as young as they feel,” says Dr Cussell. “But we’re also living longer and working longer. To be a contender in today’s tight job market, you need to look like you’re still in the game.”
But you don’t necessarily want anyone to know that you did a little something. “Technology has improved tremendously with these new procedures,” adds Dr Cussell. “They’re quick — you see results, if not right away, then within a few days, and the risk of any kind of serious complication is nearly non-existent and far lower than with surgery.”
The key is to understand that as we age, our skin loses the elasticity it needs to hold its shape. “Wrinkles form, eyelids droop, cheeks hollow and you may appear more tired, worried or older than you are,” says Dr Cussell. “As skin cell turnover slows and dead skin cells accumulate, the complexion can become dull and uneven, like having 10 layers of paint on your skin.”
What can you do?
No one solution is right for everyone. Depending on your skin type, lifestyle habits and overall health, not to mention budget and amount of time and discomfort you’re willing to accept, a specialist can outline the best options for you. They may even combine procedures as part of an ongoing treatment plan.
Keep in mind that not every procedure is right for every problem: “You don’t need a full face-lift to smooth deep troughs next to your mouth, when a filler will do just fine,” says Dr Cussell. What’s more, you won’t walk out with that dreaded “deer in the headlights” look, the hallmark of face-lifts back in the day. You’ll look less tired, more energetic and youthful. You’ll look like you, only refreshed.
To help you safely navigate the dizzying array of non-invasive choices available, we’ve culled from dozens of the latest procedures. Here’s how to get “glowing”:
Reduce sagging or damaged skin
At Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia, most of our patients with skin laxity choose Ultraformer Skin Tightening. The treatment can help your skin get back into shape, as it tightens the loose skin on your face, arms, neck, hands, knees, abdomen and upper thighs. The effect is immediate and it can last for up to six months.
If you have recently gone through a dramatic weight loss or have noticed your skin sagging, this is the right treatment for you. It involves no downtime, yet it’s one of the most powerful non-invasive treatments available.
Growth Factor Injections are another popular treatment available at Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia that is best suited to tighten skin and reduce fine lines anywhere on the face or body including the eye area, décolletage, back of the hands and anywhere that fine lines or wrinkles appear.
Treat wrinkles or more severe skin trauma
Sometimes, it’s the texture and tone of your skin that you want to improve. You may have noticed acne scarring, coarse pores or uneven pigmentation forming.
RF Needling (pictured above) is a non-surgical procedure that stimulates the skin’s natural healing process and generates new cells with a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency energy that can penetrate the surface and deeper layers of the skin. It’s an excellent treatment for textural concerns and ageing all at once.
For pigmentation, redness or uneven skin tone, we may recommend Surface Rejuvenation or Deep Rejuvenation (Laser Genesis). Surface Rejuvenation gently breaks down pigmentation trapped in your skin so that your immune system can remove it naturally. Deep Rejuvenation helps reduce inflammation and strengthen the vascular structures to reduce redness and rosacea.
With a one-on-one complimentary consultation, you can discuss your treatment options and have a Clinician help design the best treatment plan for you.
As we age, expressions we never thought can have any impact on our faces, such as smiling and frowning, leave their mark. The closer we get to our thirties, the deeper the lines seem and the older they make us feel.
Prevention is better (and less invasive) than cure, so we recommend considering anti-wrinkle injections before the lines become to permanent or deep. Most of our clients start in their late twenties or early thirties, depending on the nature of your skin.
At Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia we customise each treatment to what your skin needs in order to achieve the best results.
Loss of facial volume
If you want your appearance to stand the test of time, you should consider dermal filler injections. As we age, the facial volume begins to wear out, and it can make us look sallow and thin.
Dermal fillers work by adding volume to affected areas, to give you a plumper and more youthful look. Changes can be obtained subtly with a few sessions, for a more natural and discreet look.
As part of our customer care policy, Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia offers all patients complimentary consultations and follow up visits. This is because we feel both our clinic and our patients get the best results when we provide tailored treatments.
Any treatment is only as good as the specialist performing it. Dr Cussell believes that like any medical procedure, “there are risks involved. You have to go to a highly trained and experienced practitioner who understands the risk and how to avoid or manage them.”
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