[By Helena Hobbes]
As foundation gets lighter and powder more sheer, having a smooth and clear complexion has become a top beauty priority for women aged 16 to 60. Nowadays, the most innovative skincare product is no longer confined to a bottle or a jar.State-of-the-art beauty procedures are evolving by the minute that one practically needs a degree to keep up with the constant stream of ingenuity and inventiveness coming out of laboratories and research centers globally. Scientists are working overtime, applying nanotechnology, bioscience and other cutting-edge advances to the pursuit of medically inspired aesthetics and anti-aging treatments. If you aren’t quite in tune with what’s going on, ReadySetBeauty had the detective works covered. Here’s a round-up of 5 anti-aging innovatives you might not be aware but really should, to help achieve younger looking skin naturally, to “Benjamin Button-ed” your way through the journey of graceful aging.
Breathe of fresh air to be forever young
One of the first lesson we learn in science class is that oxygen is the essence of life, so it’s a no brainer that our skin cells need oxygen to stay healthy and youthful looking. By spraying highly concentrated molecules of pure oxygen right into the epidermis to reach the deeper layer beneath, it’ll nourish skin cells and promote collagen growth, reviving lackluster complexions with enhanced glow. Based on this proven scientific theory and formulated with the urban dweller or smoker facing a constant assault of environmental aggressors in mind, the O2 Blush is an oxygen-enriched hybrid facial that saturates the skin with pure, high concentration oxygen, bestowing the recipient with healthy nude skin blushing with confidence for days after. Suffusing skins with vital O2 via three forms of oxygenated therapies which includes an oxygenating detox pre-mask, an oxygen wrap and a full face Oxy Shot therapy, it’ll leave skin with a gorgeous, supermodel glow, like a breath of fresh air for your face – literally.
Nothing fishy about salmon DNA
PDRN also known as Polydeoxyribonucleotide molecules, derived from salmon DNA, have been long used for tissue-repair and anti-inflammatory properties. It works to stimulate skin rejuvenation through engaging the right receptors responsible for anti-inflammation and promoting healing, and also activating the pathway to boost your skin’s recovery and resilience. Scientific jargon aside, it truly works within your deeper skin layers to repair damaged DNA at the cellular level – in short, fighting the signs of ageing right at its roots.
Clinical facials are the latest spa treats to tackle the aging process with scientifically proven medical findings. PDRN Cellular facial is designed and targeted for women in their mid 30s or above, basically for anyone looking to fight visible signs of aging sans needles and scalpel. With the help of a special micron penetrator, PDRN is infused via Sonophoresis into the deeper layers of skin to effect vital cellular changes that will revive dull, tired skin to a more youthful state over the next few days. Unlike facials that leave your skin looking and feeling great immediately after the session only to disappointingly disappear after a day or so,this particular treatment is much more than a short-term solution. By stimulating your own collagen production for a longer-lasting plumpness, the positive effects of the PDRN Cellular facial will carry through, with visible improvement bolstering the skin changes that occur with natural aging.
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Optimizing skin hydration with hyaluronic acid
It is common knowledge that having adequate water intake makes a big difference in skin health as dehydration often lead to dull looking skin with increased prominence of pores and wrinkles. Picture what’s staring back at you on the morning of a major hangover after a booze-filled Thirsty Thursday night out with the squad and you’ll get the gist of it. This may be because water plumps up the skin, causing wrinkles and pores to more or less, get filled in. Furthermore, a variety of structures in the skin that support collagen require water to work effectively.
Hyaluronic acid is what keeps our skin well hydrated and youthful looking. It’s a naturally occurring substance in our skin that helps maintained skin’s moisture level and hence its suppleness and elasticity. By holding up to a thousand times its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid produces amazing benefits of hydrating and plumping dry, aging skin by drawing in water to optimal levels.
Illustration of what hyaluronic acid does to our skin
As an injectable such as restylane vital, hyaluronic acid works as skin boosters to optimize moisture levels in skin cells, plumping drawn out faces by filling wrinkles and fine lines. Because it’s already naturally present in our bodies, hyaluronic acid is a safer alternative to synthetic ingredients and is highly unlikely to be rejected as a foreign substance.
Targeted to lift and hydrate tired and lackluster skin at the same time, the cutting edge Revitalift is a safe and efficient procedure for replenishing one’s natural store of Hyaluronic acid via direct microinjections into the deeper layers of skin where it’s required. Thanks to an exclusive patented bio-synthesis process, the pure hyaluronic acid used is highly identical to our own skin’s polymer, and hence maintains high bio-compatibility and is readily incorporated for exceedingly natural looking results. With nary any downtime, results are apparent even after the first treatment, with optimal outcome achieved after 3 to 6 sessions done at monthly interval.
Turn back the clock with collagen stimulators
Our dream skin is one that is firm, full, smooth and youthful. Dream Sculpture engages the collagenesis effect of Sculptra, an FDA approved dermal filler that acts as a collagen stimulator for those in need of facial volume restoration. It was specially developed to repair contour defects in the face (notably for HIV patients with profound weight loss) and more than three million patients have been treated effectively since 1999.
Dream Sculpture is therefore an innovative way to boost your skin’s own collagen to help restore its inner structure and increase facial volume that has been lost to aging or severe weight loss in a natural way. Unlike the more popular HA facial fillers that most are familiar with, Sculptra doesn’t result in immediate volume replacement but instead work with your body to help revitalize the production of its innate collagen stores to give your skin improved elasticity, texture, tone and contour over time. It works on the deeper layers of your skin, in contrast to other fillers that simply fill in wrinkles without addressing the underlying cause. Because Sculptra replaces lost collagen, the results can last up to two years, which is longer than other dermal fillers. Dream Sculpture is best done with 3 consecutive sessions at regular intervals or as recommended by your physician according to the specific requirements to fulfill your own particular skin’s needs.
Thulium laser as dermal eraser
From no frills household brands to giant cosmetics companies, there’s no shortage of whitening products churned out by the dozens in a bid to achieve the coveted alabaster mien, flawless without a single speck of skin pigmentation. Lotions and potions aside, Light and Laser treatments are fast gaining momentum as effective alternatives with long standing gains.
The highlight of the complexion reviving Baby Skin Program conceptualized by the team of medical beauty experts from the SW1 Clinic is the BB AquaTouch Laser, utilizing a novel 1927nm Thulium wavelength of patented non-ablative Fraxel technology for faster clearance of pigmented lesions; improving skin elasticity and reducing enlarged pores and wrinkles all at one go. The ultimate skin transformation is completed with LED Red photo-biomodulation therapy, stimulating skin renewal with complimenting Pearl Éclat’s extra whitening boost to revive the glow from within. A comprehensive treatment regime taking that extra mile in the long run, leaving your skin a little less flawed and smoother to the touch, raising the bar of your beauty standard with scientifically proven ways.
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