When it comes to skincare, especially anti-ageing, women and now even men have cabinets filled with various moisturisers, cleansers and serums. This is because no one wants to look old, but ageing is inevitable and often it is premature due to the environmental effect and lifestyle such as pollution, stress, odd eating habits and sedentary lifestyle. As we age the skin starts sagging, develops wrinkles which give your tired looking eyes and deforms the face shape. This is due to the fact that the production of elastin and collagen is decreased making the skin droop and wrinkles to become more prominent. So, if you are worried about fine lines and wrinkles and have sleepless nights worrying about sagging skin, then don’t be, there are some latest and revolutionary treatment methods available in Australia and worldwide to help reverse the signs of ageing and give you a youthful appearance.
The state-of-the-art beauty treatments evolve so quickly that one needs a degree to keep up with the research. Scientist work overtime applying nanotechnology, ionization, biologics and other cutting-edge advances to the pursuit of aesthetic and anti-ageing. To help you stay on top of the breakthroughs, here I have rounded up the latest and advanced anti-aging treatments and therapies to help rejuvenate your skin and body.
- Photo Facial
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Photofacial is among the most common non-invasive beauty treatments conducted the world over. It is designed to produce clear, healthy and beautiful complexion. This skin treatment uses light-based technology for boosting collagen and elastin, treating brown spots, tighten pores, spider veins, facial redness, reverses sun damage, treat vascular lesions, acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines and diminishing broken capillaries. The procedure uses laser IPL machine to deliver non-coherent broad wavelength of light at very high energy levels through a specialised handheld device. The aesthetician applies a cooling gel to the treatment area and then chooses a setting on the device based on the patient’s skin type and colour. The handheld device is held over the treatment area and precise pulses of light are delivered on to the skin. The treatment session generally lasts for about 20 minutes and usually, 4-6 sessions are required depending on the skin condition of the patient.
Photo facial works by emitting a light energy which is absorbed by melanin in the skin and converted into heat. There is minimal downtime and clients can have the procedure done on their lunch break and return to work afterwards, however, few people with sensitive skin may experience redness which subsides within a few hours. This is the most effective non-invasive treatment for all skin issues and should always be done by an experienced professional. However, when choosing a clinic, keep in mind that is reputable with certified and trained technicians and use premium equipment preferably from Australian Aesthetic Devices.
The IPL machine used for photo facial is versatile equipment used by various salons and medical practitioners to perform not only skin treatments but also laser hair removal, which is the most sought-after beauty treatment to get rid of the unwanted body and facial hair.
- Fractional Resurfacing
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It is a TGA and FDA approved laser treatment to reduce appearance of fine lines, sun damage, skin pigmentation, wrinkles, acne, stretch marks. Fractional resurfacing is done utilising erbium glass laser which uses 1550nm wavelength. Micro-thermal zones are created deep in the skin which push out the old sun damaged skin and replaced with new skin cells. This resurfacing treatment triggers the body’s natural healing process accelerating the production of collagen and healthy skin cells. It requires 3-5 treatment sessions spaced about two to four weeks apart for optimum results and after each session, the skin may be slightly pink and swollen.
Fractional resurfacing is a non-ablative procedure as it does not break the surface of the skin, so there is no downtime allowing patients to return to daily activities almost immediately. This procedure effectively treats fine lines and wrinkles, poor skin texture, enlarged pores, irregular skin pigmentation and scars and can also be used in combination with creams to treat melasma. Here you will also get other kinds of skin treatments.
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It is another most advanced non-invasive skin tightening and skin lightening treatment that works best on the face, eyelids, back of the hands, neck and chest. This treatment reduces fine lines and wrinkles as well as lightens sun spots, age spots and dark patches thereby giving a more youthful appearance to the face. The procedure utilises radiofrequency energy that creates a uniform heating effect in the deeper layer of the dermis. This gentle heating tightens the existing collagen and stimulates the production of a new one. The skin tissue lifting and tightening are caused by immediate collagen production followed by gradual collagen tightening.
Thermage doesn’t require various treatment sessions, it is a single-sitting treatment accompanied with results that are both immediate and progressive, however, for some patients, the response to treatment is gradual showing results within 1-6 months. One star quality of this treatment is that the person can resume their normal daily activities the same day.
- Plasma Skin Regeneration
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The objective of most of the facial resurfacing techniques is to remove wrinkles, scars and rejuvenate the skin. Earlier techniques used were dermabrasion and applying various chemicals to get the above-mentioned results and had downtime. But with plasma skin regeneration this is not the case. It works by delivering the thermal energy in form of plasma to rejuvenate the skin by improving photo ageing and sagging skin. Plasma skin regeneration works on the principles of IPL and RF combined. This anti-ageing treatment uses precisely controlled pulsed jets of nitrogen plasma to deliver thermal energy to the skin which gets converted into a highly energised state and a handpiece is used to transfer the energy onto the skin with controlled heating which doesn’t damage the tissues. The plasma energy is delivered as quickly as 4 pulses per second which work on the surface of the skin to remove old epidermal cells and promote collagen production.
Plasma skin regeneration is unique in that it does not use a traditional energy source, such as lasers IPL equipment, radiofrequency or ultrasound to deliver the heat required to rejuvenate the skin cells.
- Injectable for the eye area
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One of the most popular injectables is Teosyal apart from Botox. It is considered to be better for around the eyes or any thin-skinned area than dermal fillers and injectables because it is malleable. Some products give an appearance of lumps and nobody wants to have bags under his or her eyes. Teosyal injectable is flexible, soft and flows smoothly making it ideal for thin-skinned areas.
- Plastic Bristles to Push Anti-Wrinkle Products in Skin
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The latest anti-ageing treatment device is here which works by combining four technologies microcurrent, microdermabrasion, microinfusion and micro needling for pressing ant-wrinkle products into the skin. This new treatment is known as ionic puncture, it uses plastic bristles instead of needles, so there is no bleeding and is gentle enough to use around the eyes. The device mimics micro needling by pushing the anti-wrinkle products into the skin. The machine is very precise in reaching inside the wrinkles.
- HIFU Facelift
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Treatments with HIFU are not new, it dates back to the 1940s but at that time it was recognised for its potential to cause localised micro-injury to the soft tissues. However, as the technology advanced HIFU now has been recognised and developed for use in cosmetic and aesthetic industry and the treatments offered now are non-invasive with no downtime. HIFU is now used to achieve tighter, firmer and more lifted skin known as HIFU facelift. The HIFU treatments use high intensity focused ultrasound which penetrates the skin without causing any harm to stimulate collagen production.
The focused ultrasound waves meet at a focal point beneath the skin heating up a small area for a split second which kick-starts the body’s healing responses which in turn increase the levels of collagen in the tissues. As the collagen increases, it leads to gentle lifting and tightening of the skin helping reduce signs of ageing offering a younger and refreshed appearance. The HIFU facelift treatment should be carried out by a professional to get the desired results with high-quality equipment such as from Universal Medical Aesthetics.
The above-mentioned are few of the latest beauty treatments in Australia to help reverse the signs of ageing and rejuvenate your skin.