The whole concept of ‘turning back time’ has long been romanticized and sensationalized by popular culture.
Scores of movies, TV shows, and novels have been based on this fantasy of winding back the proverbial clock, where protagonists get a second shot to right certain wrongs or do something that has not been done.
Living in a time where pop culture has a hypnotic hold on our thought processes, I’ll admit that I’d do anything to roll back the years, just to feel and look younger again.
While I am well aware that time travel is not going to happen… at least not anytime soon, there are, however, a few ways to roll back the years and restore our lost youth.
These Needles Heal More Than They Hurt
Microneedling RF is a skin resurfacing procedure that employs the use of minuscule needles to penetrate the skin, in turn stimulating the formation of collagen and creating an avenue for skin-nourishing nutrients to penetrate deeper into the recesses of your skin.
The size of the needles ensures that the whole process is less invasive, and comes with less pain and side effects a botox or laser procedure brings.
The results that a microneedling RF procedure brings include smoother and plumper skin, eradication of fine lines and wrinkles, and evening of skin tone.
Is This Procedure REALLY That Good?
Naturally, the hype generated from new aesthetic procedures replacing the tried and tested ones will bring about its own share of skeptics, perennial rainers of the parade. It is therefore important to dispel the truths from the unsubstantiated speculations.
“Microneedling leaves prominent holes in the skin.”
Any involvement of needles during a procedure will naturally bring about punctures, but microneedling is named as such for a reason: the punctures caused by microneedles are well, micro.
These ‘holes” caused by the procedure are so tiny, they are not visible to the naked eye. There may be a hint of a flush, but nothing that will make your face look like it’s been pricked with a thousand needles.
“ Microneedling is too dangerous to be done around the eyes or lips.”
While this might be true during the first introduction of this procedure, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, and this is no longer true.
Microneedling RF is now being widely performed around the lips and eyes, upon request. A different device has to be used for these specific areas because the skin around the eyes and mouth is thinner than the other areas of the face.
The benefits of this procedure around the eyes and lips are equivalent to that of a general facial procedure, and when combined provide your overall visage with a more balanced and pronounced lift.
“This procedure brings nothing else to the table other than its anti-aging benefits.”
Maybe some of you lucky ones have not (yet) succumbed to the horror that are wrinkles, saggy skin or fine lines, it is premature to deem microneedling irrelevant as a beauty treatment.
While more prominently known for its anti-aging prowess, one of the more obscure benefits of this procedure is its efficacy against the war on acne.
The collagen-enhancing qualities of microneedling, coupled with the delivery of retinol helps to greatly diminish the appearance of stubborn acne scars, and soothe the angry-red appearance some scars give off.
Thank You, Necks
Neck wrinkles can easily add on a good ten years to your actual age and are more prevalent in some individuals than others. The picture above explicitly depicts how neck wrinkles can pile on the years.
These two procedures not only treat sagging cheeks and jowls, but gives attention to your neck, creating collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid required to tighten and firm the skin around it, greatly lifting your overall appearance.