Your skin can make all the difference to your happiness and confidence levels, so it’s important to take good care of yourself and stay on top of your skincare routine. But with age and blemishes to contend with, keeping your skin in glowing condition can feel like an uphill battle.
Cosmetic treatments can give you the helping hand you need to bring back your skin’s youthful glow and smooth texture. Here are five cosmetic treatments that your skin will thank you for.
1. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic skin treatments for those wanting younger-looking skin. Fillers give your face a smoother and plumper appearance, smoothing out any wrinkles, lines and imperfections.
It can also hydrate your skin, making this a great option for anyone who suffers from dryness. Its hydrating qualities are down to the hyaluronic acid in the filler gel, which attracts water and then binds with it. This then hydrates your skin from the inside out.
Don’t be put off by the word “acid” — hyaluronic acid is a substance that our bodies naturally produce. However, we start to produce less as our bodies age, so dermal fillers replace that lost resource and help to retain your skin’s youthful glow.
The most common areas of the face for dermal filler treatment are the cheeks, under the eyes and around the mouth and jawline. These are the areas that can start to lose their plumpness over time. Dermal fillers give them the boost of life you need to look your best.
2. Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is becoming more popular as a long-term solution for unwanted hair. But as well as zapping away stubborn hair, laser hair removal can also make your skin look great.
Smooth skin looks healthier and can help your facial features stand out. If your skin is normally irritated by waxing or shaving, after this treatment, you can wave goodbye to your hair removal routine and give your skin a break.
You also don’t have to worry about discomfort during the treatment, either, as advancements in technology mean you can benefit from pain-free laser hair removal.
Microdermabrasion is a type of exfoliation, so it’s a non-invasive treatment, but it’s one that can work wonders for your skin. Tiny crystals are used to exfoliate your skin, removing the top layer of dead skin cells. Sometimes, professionals will also use a vacuum to remove these cells.
When this layer is removed, your body will work to replace the lost cells. Old and dead skin cells are replaced with new, healthy ones.
This refreshes your skin’s tone and texture, improving the appearance of any blemishes such as acne scars and wrinkles and from sun damage.
4. Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Similarly to microdermabrasion, laser skin rejuvenation is a treatment that encourages your body to replace damaged and dead skin cells and grow new collagen.
This can smooth out any skin imperfections and, by stimulating collagen growth, can have a tightening and lifting effect.
As a “lunch-break procedure”, this is one of the best ways to refresh and rejuvenate your skin quickly and painlessly.
5. Light Fusion Facial
If you’re looking for a cosmetic treatment that doubles as a relaxing, spa-like experience, the light fusion facial is perfect. The treatment starts with a soothing hydrogel mask containing seaweed marine collagen. The mask is left on throughout the treatment — it’s cooling, hydrating and it maximises the effects of the light fusion facial.
Once your mask is on, a skincare professional will apply light fusion pads to your face. These pads contain LED lights that energise your skin cells, putting them into repair mode. Unlike other LED treatments, light fusion facials don’t cover your whole face, so you don’t have to worry about feeling claustrophobic. You just lie back, relax and enjoy the sensation.
This is another treatment that can be completed during your lunch break — taking just 20 minutes — and will leave your skin bright and hydrated. Following a course of treatments, you’ll start to see a noticeable reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.