Best non-surgical procedures to look younger
You might find it surprising that there is no legal age requirement for anyone wanting to undergo some of the non-surgical facial treatments available in the UK. Although the most common age for patients to receive Botox type injections is between 35 – 44 years, and fillers from the mid 20s, there is no law preventing anyone from going ahead. Popularity continues to grow amongst all age groups, and popular shows like ‘Love Island’ certainly help to boost the younger generations interest. But these types of treatments are equally popular with the more mature clients.
The search for the best non-surgical procedures to look younger has led many down this route. And who can blame them? The cost, compared to more invasive surgical procedures, is closer to that of a haircut and colour, than facelifts and the like.
Once you’ve reached a certain age and you’ve exhausted the use of lotions and potions, serums and solutions, you might start to look for something a bit stronger.
Whether it’s a ‘maybe later’ or a definite ‘no’ to full on face surgery, there are some effective, non-surgical ways to look younger.
If you’ve decided to dip your toe in the water of non-surgical treatments, where do you start? How do you figure out which are the best non-surgical procedures to look younger? We’ve put together a list of what we consider to be effective, non-surgical ways to look younger. Keep reading to see if any of them appeal to you.
Anti wrinkle injections
You probably know this procedure by one of the brand names – Botox. Over the last few years this industry has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity. It continues to be the most popular, non-surgical facial treatment the world over. If you want to achieve a fresher, rejuvenated appearance, this will do the trick. It helps to reduce wrinkles and the appearance of ageing in the treated areas. The most effective results are achieved when it is used on wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines and crow’s feet. Results tend to last between three to six months.
Lip fillers and dermal fillers
You are probably familiar with the selfie culture, and you’ve no doubt seen the pouting poses showing off a youthful, plump set of lips. Of course, these may be naturally that way, or they might have had a bit of help in the way of lip fillers. This procedure is used to increase the size of, and restore or add volume to the lips. It helps tighten the skin around the lips so lines become less visible, and the mouth looks firmer and fuller overall. These procedures last for around 12-18 months, although this can be determined by your age and metabolism. Younger clients, with higher metabolic rates tend to see the results fade quicker. You can expect to pay upwards of £300 for lip fillers.
One of the best non-surgical procedures to look younger remains the use of dermal fillers. These are great for hydrating, softening and adding volume to ageing or sagging skin. They are also used to plump up cheeks, fill in forehead lines and sometimes to reshape the nose and chin. This is not a permanent fixture, so top-up procedures will be necessary to maintain the results.
This one falls a bit lower down the scale of the best non-surgical procedures to look younger, but it still has great benefits for the appearance of the skin. This treatment aims to reduce fine lines, minor scars, wrinkles and age spots, thus giving the skin a more youthful appearance. It is most widely used on the face, neck, chest, back and hands.
The procedure itself uses fine crystals and a vacuum to remove dead skin cells. Due to the fact that no injection or anaesthetic is involved, there is no risk of scarring or infection. Results typically last around a month, so it’s a procedure you can add to your monthly trips to the salon if you so wish.
This facial treatment is used to exfoliate the skin, remove dirt and get rid of the fine hair on the face, often known as ‘peach fuzz.’ This is not a permanent solution, and continued treatments are required to maintain the hair removal. A scalpel, or dermatome, is used a bit like a razor would be. Dead skin cells are removed, exposing younger, brighter looking skin.
Not for the faint hearted if the images of women immediately post peel are brought to mind. However, this treatment is offered in varied levels of intensity. You can choose a light, medium or deep chemical peel to suit your skin, age and requirements. If you go for the strongest option, the deep chemical peel, it is recommended that you do this only once. Light or medium peels can be repeated, but bear in mind that a form of acid is used to break down the top layers of your skin. Results can be fabulous as your newer, younger skin is exposed. Wrinkles are less visible and skin is more radiant, but it won’t be able to fix sagging skin.
So there you have it. Something for everyone, without even having to go near the operating theatre or a surgeon’s knife. If you were keen to know the best non-surgical procedures to look younger then hopefully we’ve given you food for thought. These procedures are non-invasive, cheaper and have a much faster recovery time compared to surgical treatments. The results, although not as dramatic as a face lift, for example, are more accessible and affordable to a larger portion of the population.
If you are considering going down the route of surgical treatments however, it is strongly advisable to choose an established clinic, with a wealth of knowledge and the very best experts. If you are interested in finding out more, you can’t go far wrong by contacting us here at Enhance Medical Group. We have clinics throughout the UK, years of experience and a great reputation for attracting clients who return time after time – always a great recommendation. If you’re not quite ready to go for the surgical options you can always check out our website for details of non-invasive procedures, too.