They say beauty is more than skin deep.
Well, whoever said this is spot on. How your skin ages has to do more with what you do to the deep structures under your skin than its surface.
Here are 4 Beauty fixes that go beyond just skin deep to give you actual age-defying results in your 40s – pros and cons included.
#1 Ultherapy aka The Ultrasound Lift
Ultherapy is the only micro-focused ultrasound that goes deep enough to activate deep tissue contraction, which translates to tighter, more lifted skin on the surface. As this is non-invasive and has no downtime, it is perfect for ladies who want overall skin tightening sans needle.
Pros: This isn’t just age reversal, it is also future prevention as results can last for 12 months or more. Who doesn’t like to hold the hands of time still for a year?
Cons: Ultherapy feels like a series of little ‘pricks’ on the skin. For some patients who dislike the discomfort associated with it, opt for light sedation with a qualified anesthetist. You will be paying a little more but you will end up with better results as a more optimal treatment can be delivered as well as shorter treatment time.
#2 Facial Threadlifts aka Collagen Threads
Facial threads have undergone major revamp so much so that the latest versions are 100% biodegradable and stimulate collagen growth under the skin. When placed under the skin through tiny injections, they suspend tissues that have fallen to a more lifted position while generating new collagen to hold it in place over time.
Pros: results are visible immediately and may improve over the next few months as collagen growth accumulates.
Cons: There may be some downtime involved. Pinprick marks are possible as is the possibility of mild bruising in susceptible patients.
#3 Youth Preserve
Hyaluronic acid deficiency is one of the leading causes of skin laxity, because it also equates to a deficiency of collagen.
The solution to this problem comes in the form of Youth Preserve, a procedure that administers copious amounts of Hyaluronic Acid into your skin by way of a leading-edge skin remodeling technique known as Profhilo.
Performed via microinjections (with numbing cream of course) into strategic points on the face, the industry-leading concentration of Hyaluronic Acid greatly stimulates the production of collagen, remodeling damaged or sagging skin tissue.
Pros: Provides intense hydration to the skin in the deeper recesses of the skin (the epidermis), meaning the lifting effect of Youth Preserve lasts long after the treatment.
Cons: Youth Preserve provides a very subtle lifting effect, gradually observed after 4-5 sessions. If you’re looking for a more drastic and noticeable lift, this might not be for you.
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#4 Jaw Botox aka The V-shaper
It isn’t just falling skin that women in their 40s notice.
One key sign f an aging face is the fact that the jaw looks squarer and the face looks less V-shape over time. We know that a V-shape face is associated with femininity and youth, hence when we lose the V-shape face, the visage will automatically look older.
This is in part due to the hypertrophy of our jaw muscles with age. Botox microinjections delivered to this area is highly effective for slimming down the jaw muscles, lending the face a slimmer and more attractive outlook.
Pros: This treatment can also help teeth grinding and in certain cases, reduce a downturned mouth, another key indicator of an aging face.
Cons: Results are not immediate, taking a month to show results. So plan ahead if you intend to use this to dazzle everyone at your cousin’s wedding.