Although aging is a natural part of life, when it happens to us it can be harder to deal with. One day we wake up with crows’ feet, laughter lines, and forehead creases. It’s easy to wonder where the time went, you’re sure you were only 20 yesterday!
And while some of us are happy to age gracefully and naturally, some of us have a harder time dealing with it. But what are your options? There’s always surgery but that’s expensive, and comes with a risk and side effects.
Luckily, there are plenty of options available to you if you want to look younger, and more like that age you feel!
We’ve mentioned Botox before on this site, and that’s because it’s so popular – with over 7 million people worldwide getting Botox injections in 2016. This easy, quick, and simple procedure has proven its worth again and again, and doesn’t seem to be losing popularity.
Botox is a simple, relatively painless injection that relaxes the muscles in the face – smoothing out any lines or wrinkles. This procedure is so effective that you’ll start noticing results within a couple of days!
However, it’s important to remember that Botox injections do fade after a while, and you’ll have to go two or three times a year in order to maintain the appearance.
Juvederm and other Fillers
One of the reasons we wrinkle and sag as we get older is because our skin loses elasticity and we actually lose volume in the face. This causes our jowls to sag and the bags under our eyes to become more pronounced, amongst other things.
Facial fillers like Juvederm replace the lost volume in your face, plumping it up and therefore pulling the skin tighter across it. This in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles and gives you a more youthful appearance over all.
Juvederm and other fillers take less than an hour to complete, and the results are almost immediate. Expect some swelling for a day or two around the injection site, but after that you’ll look youthful as ever. The best part about fillers is that the results can last up to two years!
One of the things you might’ve noticed about aging is that your skin no longer has that glow of youth. If this applies to you, a chemical peel is probably right up your street, as it will bring the glow back to your skin after just one treatment.
A chemical peel removes the outermost layer of skin, leaving you with fresh brand-new skin that will look as good as it feels. Chemical peels can also help to reduce uneven skin tones, fine lines, sun damage, and more.
You may experience some peeling after the treatment, but this will go away after five days. The side effects are completely minimal and other than staying out of the sun for a few days after – you can return to pretty much normal life!