This year’s hottest non-invasive skincare treatments
Although we’re blessed with an abundance of sunshine in many parts of Australia, all of those warm rays can lead to skin damage over time if you’re not careful. As a result, many of the country’s most popular skincare treatments focus on rejuvenating damaged skin, boosting collagen production, and even contouring the body.
Here are a few of this year’s most popular cosmetic treatments that go beyond the traditional facial – with no surgery needed.
Don’t be scared off by the spooky name – the “vampire facial” isn’t nearly as scary as it sounds! This procedure uses platelets from your own blood to restore the skin. These platelets are extracted from the patient and combined with materials like calcium chloride to form a gel-like substance that can be injected directly into the face. It’s thought that these can stimulate growth, fill wrinkles, and rejuvenate the face for an eternally youthful appearance.
Intense Pulse Light Therapy
If blood-derived therapies are too off-putting, you might want to treat your face with light instead. IPL or Intense Pulse Light therapy is one of the top treatments at Dr Jeremy Hunt cosmetic clinics in Sydney, using deep penetrating light to help fight fine lines, wrinkles, and redness. It can also lighten up freckles or other forms of skin damage caused by the sun, making it a versatile and gentle treatment for a number of skin issues.
Whether you’re looking for a way to reverse acne scars, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or boost collagen production, E-Matrix is a relatively new treatment that’s taking off this year in clinics across the country. It uses bipolar radiofrequency energy to blast away damaged skin cells below the surface, revealing a tighter and more youthful appearance.
Another treatment that uses bipolar radiofrequency, ReFirme produces a slightly different effect. It is generally used as an anti-ageing treatment, working by using heat to shrink collagen fibres and ultimately tighten the skin. It can tighten up wrinkly skin, but also can be used to combat sagging skin under the eyes or to fight jowls. Treatments like these are generally much faster and less invasive than traditional laser treatments.
If you don’t like the idea of using heat-based treatments, why not use a cold sculpting treatment instead? CoolSculpting is a slimming treatment that can freeze up fat deposits, crystallizing fat cells for a slimmer, more contoured effect. This treatment involves the use of an applicator with up to 3,000 sensors on each side. Your skin is protected by a gel pad, and then a blast of intense cold is applied to the face or other areas being treated.
Although fillers are as popular as ever, these alternative skincare treatments bring a new level of comfort and efficiency to the cosmetic field. From vampire facials to icy blasts of arctic chill, you now have more options than ever in your quest to banish wrinkles and keep your skin looking smooth, tight, and eternally youthful!