While career women, mothers, and entrepreneurs–among many others–are always on the go and short of time, skincare should not be neglected, as it is the foundation of beauty for every woman. Even though we are out there chasing dreams and making things happen, our beauty and skincare routine should not get pushed aside.
Stress, looming deadlines, and the daily wear and tear strip our skin of collagen and other necessary substances that help make us look youthful and glowing. Due to our busy lifestyle, sleep and exercise are constantly being compromised.
Fortunately, there are available treatments and procedures that can restore your skin’s glow without the inconvenience of downtimes and recovery periods. Hence, you can resume work and your daily routine almost immediately after. Win-win, right?
So, what are these procedures?
Chemical peels use substances to damage the skin in order to exfoliate and slough off the outer layers. The depth of the chemical peel depends on the type of chemical, its concentration, and the length of time it stays on the skin. Glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and phenol are some of the chemicals used in cosmetic peels. There is an obvious improvement over the skin’s pre-peel state after the skin heals.
Radio waves can improve the appearance of tired-looking and sun-damaged skin. Thermage targets the entire depth of the skin, from the epidermis to the dermis, superficial fat to the SMAS layer.
The Thermage FLX reaches a depth of 4.3mm, which for most faces, where the SMAS layer is. By targeting the entire skin layer, you don’t only get skin tightening effect for collagen stimulation of their dermal layer, you also get a face lifting effect from the remodelling of the SMAS layer.
This medical aesthetic procedure works in just one treatment with minimal downtime and delivers natural-looking results. It is still you, just more youthful-looking, and more confident.
Dermal fillers add substance to skin in order to lift up areas that are sinking. Certain wrinkles, depressed scars, and hollows can be “filled” using this technique. These fillers produce improvement by enhancing collagen in the area injected, which adds volume to the tissue underneath the skin, and helps smooth the appearance of lines or wrinkles.
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a new cosmetic treatment for skin laxity. It is a non-surgical and virtually painless replacement for facelifts. It taps into ultrasound energy to promote the production of collagen, which then results in tighter and firmer skin.
HIFU goes deep beneath the skin to deliver the right amount of ultrasound at the depths and temperature to encourage collagen growth. This procedure delivers heat energy directly to the subcutaneous tissues that can stimulate and renew the skin collagen production. And hence it improves the elasticity and texture, as well as reduces sagging and dropping of skin.
HIFU procedure is also highly effective for acne and scar removal in which the ultrasound heat targets the structural tissues and muscles to increase collagen production. It creates a space wound which speeds up the healing process. And once healed, acne scars will become unnoticeable.