Last year, more than 15.9 million surgical and minimally-invasive plastic surgery procedures were performed in the United States. Over the past 15 years, procedures like buttock lifts, breast lifts, lower body lifts, and upper arm lifts have risen 115 percent. While these areas have all shown substantial growth, for the first time since the turn of the millennium, facelifts slipped out of the top five most-performed procedures.
Just because facelifts aren’t as prevalent as they once were doesn’t mean people have lost interest in maintaining youthful looking skin. In fact, both women and men alike now care more than ever about having happy, healthy skin. But with the trends in natural skin care on the rise, people are turning away from knife-and-needle solution and more toward alternative skin care methods.
If you’re wanting to improve your skin’s youthfulness and appearance, consider these three tricks before turning to plastic surgery.
1. LED Therapy
Light-emitting diode (LED) therapy is a noninvasive, pain-free procedure that implements various colored lights to target different areas of the skin. LED therapy can be used to:
- Treat acne
- Reduce fine lines
- Diminish wrinkles
- Even pigmentation
- Improve acne scarring
- Reverse rosacea
Unlike common, over-the-counter skin care products that use Vitamin A and other chemicals to cleanse skin and reduce aging, LED therapy destroys bacteria on the skin by targeting an oily fluid called sebum that hides under the skin and clogs pores with the bacteria that causes unevenness and blemishes.
LED treatments can cost anywhere from $35 to $300 per session depending on where and how you get treated. While many dermatologists use expensive light machines in coordination with skin-reversing solutions, there are also at-home options that allow you to undergo skin treatment in the comfort of your own home. Regardless of which option you choose, remember that this treatment will take multiple sessions before you start seeing improvements.
Microdermabrasion has been around for several years, but is just starting to gain popularity because of it’s non-surgical effectiveness in improving skin. This simple process uses tiny exfoliating crystals that are sprayed onto the skin’s surface to smooth, soften, and rejuvenate the skin leaving it looking softer and brighter. Like LED Therapy, microdermabrasion works on all skin types and colors and will make subtle changes that don’t discolor the skin or leave scarring.
While microdermabrasion works best on issues like dull skin, brown spots, and age spots, it’s not as effective when reversing deeper problems like scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, or scars left from deep acne. Because this process is relatively gentle on the skin, there is less downtime than with other procedures like dermabrasion or facelifts. While you might experience mild redness, the skin typically fully recovers within 24 hours and doesn’t require surgery or anesthetics.
If you opt to try microdermabrasion, be sure you incorporate moisturizers and sunscreens in your daily routine, and try to avoid direct sun exposure immediately following the procedure.
3. Redox Signaling Skincare
Today, approximately 54-percent of women claim that it’s important for their skin care products to be as natural as possible. ASEA Global has responded to this growing trend by developing a unique skincare line that helps you skins boost it’s natural cell renewal process to keep your skin looking youthful, smooth, and resilient. The RENU Advance system includes four innovative products:
- The Gentle Refining Cleanser tones and hydrates the skin by washing away dirt, oil, and impurities with the support of redox signaling technology. This cleanser immediately benefits the skin by adding tone and balance, supporting healthy cell renewal, and gently cleansing and removing makeup.
- The RENU 28 Revitalizing Redox Gel harness the power of redox signaling technology and uses it in a light, fast-absorbing gel that’s designed to support healthy cell renewal. This whole-body skin therapy adds smoothness, even texture, and revitalize skin health.
- Intensive Redox Serum is an ultra-concentrated anti-aging skin therapy designed to support skin renewal by applying powerful redox signaling molecules that target even the most challenging imperfections associated with aging.
- The Ultra Replenishing Moisturizer delivers deep hydration and anti-aging actives for a visibly youthful, vibrant appearance. The moisturizer enhances the skin’s elasticity and firmness, reduces appearance and depth of lines and wrinkles, and defends the skin from harmful pollution.
Before you opt for an invasive, risky facelift procedure, try these alternative skin care solutions. With studied and proven results, you can gain the youthful, healthy skin you want without putting your body through the stress of invasive surgery.