Just 10 or so years ago, rejuvenation of an aging face was a more complicated process. Most women (and men) would turn to plastic surgery to lift their sagging cheeks, eyebrows, forehead, and/or neck. Plastic surgery can work wonders but there are logistics that make it out of reach for lots of people including price (paid out of pocket and not covered by insurance when it is done for cosmetic reasons) and downtime.
Lucky for us, we no longer have to rely on the scalpel to renew our fountain of youth! There are lots of non-invasive options that can be done out of a med spa (preferably our San Jose med spa) that will leave you looking younger. Here are our top picks for non-surgical facial rejuvenation:
- Botox or Dysport: either of these can literally turn your frown around! Lines across the forehead and frown lines between the eyebrows can virtually disappear when Botox or Dysport is applied to the muscles that make the wrinkles. The benefits last about 3 to 4 months. Use Botox or Dysport alone, or combine them with Dermal Fillers, our next pick for facial rejuvenation:
- Dermal Fillers: you may know these better by their brand names – Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane or Radiesse. What we love about fillers is that they can really transform a face and the results are instantaneous (whereas Botox and Dysport can take 3 to 7 days to fully set in). Fillers can “fill” crevices and wrinkles in the face to soften fine lines and wrinkles and they can be used to “lift” areas of the face that have succumbed to sagging. Cheek bones can be “filled”, eyebrows can be given a lift, lips can be re-inflated; essentially volume can be added almost anywhere to give your face a younger appearance. Depending on the brand of filler used, the benefits can last 6 to 12 months or more. Now that we’ve addressed what can be done for wrinkles and skin that has lost volume, the last non-invasive option that can be really transformative targets the skin:
- Foto Facials or Laser Facials: both of these are great options for skin that has sun damage, age spots, discoloration, broken capillaries, and freckles. Any of the above signifies aging skin that has seen it’s fair share of sun and environmental damage. Foto Facials or Laser Facials – your Blu Cocoon clinician can decide which is best for your skin – both target the deepest layer of your skin to stimulate collagen growth which promotes healthy looking skin and creates a smooth surface with less discoloration and smaller pores. Your skin will look radiant and clear, with less visible pores, just like when you were young! We recommend a series of 5-6 treatments at 3-4 week intervals for optimum results.
We chose the above med spa services for two reasons: results and value. We have hundreds of clients that have had one, or all, of them done and the changes that most have experienced have been beyond their expectations. As for value, all three of these services are priced within a range that most people find affordable and an added bonus is little to no downtime.
If you are not ready to make a commitment to the time and cost of plastic surgery, Botox, fillers, and laser facials are a great alternative. In fact, you may find that they are all you need to put your best, youthful face forward!