Mirror, mirror on the wall, we all wish for an image of ourselves that’s always belying our age but then Mother Nature bestows upon us wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin that we can do without. As our birthdays add up, it’s hard to ignore the distinct signs of aging but today, there are many options for turning back the clock without going under the knife; so many of us have the luxury of softening the effects of time on our face with numerous non-invasive cosmetic procedures. Remedies for a youthful face Botox If forehead, eyes and mouth creases are bothering you, botulinum toxin injections (Botox) can provide a temporary fix. Made from a purified version of the botulinum toxin, in tiny doses of injections, it relaxes facial muscles that are clenched causing frown lines, crow’s feet and smile lines. It takes just a few minutes for the shots to be injected with minimal pain involved. Results can be seen after 3 to 7 days of treatment where you’ll start to notice smoother skin with diminishing lines as muscles slowly relax at the treated area. To keep the muscles from tautening again, you’ll need treatment every 4 to 6 months initially and after that, less often. Chemical Peel To reduce age spots, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles and damages caused by the sun, this simple procedure uses an acid solution to gently slough off accumulated old, dead cells from the outer layers of the skin. It just takes about 15 to 20 minutes of application with a mild sensation when the solution acts upon the skin. Over the next few days, upper layers of your skin will start to peel to reveal newer, radiant smooth skin. Treatments can be repeated again in 6 to 12 months. Thermage To rescue saggy, crepe-like skin, Thermage uses a unique deep-heating radio frequency technology that penetrates deep into the skin, stimulating the formation of collagen that will help tighten and contour the skin. Protein from the collagen also helps activate new cells that make the skin look more youthful. Thermage is very effective at addressing droopy eyelids as it has skin lifting properties. This FDA-approved treatment enables skin to continue producing collagen over time and within 3 to 4 months you’ll experience optimal results with dramatic difference. Fillers Injectable facial dermal fillers can smooth out your face’s wrinkles and folds by bulking up the tissue underneath. The hyaluronic acid used can add structure to your face by replenishing volume loss and skin elasticity while rehydrating the skin. Eye areas with issues such as eye bags, dark circles, puffy or sunken skin can be masked with fillers. It can also plump up your lips for that juicy look besides improving the look of recessed scars. The result of each treatment can last for up to 9 months or longer. Dermal Infusion A dermal infusion dramatically improves your skin by creating new skin cells within the deep skin layer, pushing everything stored in the skin to the surface to be expelled. After your customised facial routine, a dermal infusion would be applied where the potent natural serum works to clear your skin debris, nourishing the skin while sending healthy skin cells to the surface. Beginning with 2 infusions per month and thereafter once a month, would transform the visible skin layer completely, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, pigments and sun spots. A dermal infusion treatment is totally non-invasive, comfortably soothing with immediate results that rejuvenates your face with a flushed glowing pink radiance. Gentle YAG Utilising a non-invasive infrared laser with long pulse settings that gently heats the skin, Gentle YAG is one of the most advanced non-ablative laser treatments that stimulates a collagen building response with skin tightening properties. This FDA-approved procedure is safe for all skin types with very little discomfort during treatment and it also offers permanent facial hair reduction and spider veins solution. A Gentle YAG laser treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes with no social downtime and effective results can be seen after 3 to 4 sessions, depending on your skin conditions. Which to choose? Achieving the look you want without surgery is easy but getting certified professional treatment would maximise the success rate and quality assurance as well. So instead of wondering which treatment may best suit your needs, why not talk to our skin specialist in Beverly Wilshire about what to consider before you schedule a procedure? We offer many other specialised solutions that can help you make a big difference to how you feel about yourself emotionally, not just aesthetically.