Aging gracefully is the goal of hopeful, optimistic millennials everywhere, isn’t it? We know that wrinkle-free isn’t an option — unless you’re a Real Housewife — but we’d like to look healthy, and damn good, as the decades go by. Well, as professionals tell us, the key to a beautiful complexion is daily care and smart prevention. While traditional surgical facelifts can shave years (i not decades) off of your face, many women today aren’t looking for the tightly pulled faces that were once so in demand. These days, women prefer to age (somewhat) more gracefully—trading scalpels for needles and electric currents. And rightfully so. With the advances being made in anti-aging technology today, the need for traditional surgery is almost nonexistent. There are a variety of facelift alternatives that deliver youthful results comparable to surgery, minus the risks and considerable downtime.
#1. Dream Sculpture
Collagen fibres form the structural backbone of our skin to supply the firmness and tautness we (used to) know of young skin. After the age of 20, one percent less of collagen is produced in the dermis each year. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and more fragile with age. Environmental damage (UV and pollution) and lifestyle sins (think:smoking, stress, insufficient rest) greatly exaggerate this loss to accelerate the intrinsic ageing process, giving rise to premature lines, laxity and loss of radiance.
Dream Sculpture is the latest cutting edge technique of using Sculptra, a biocompatible and biodegradable compound made of Poly-L-lactic acid, to boost your skin’s own collagen reserves to allow it to stay young, supple and lifted for a longer period of time. The concept behind Sculptra is that it is a natural collagen stimulator, working in overdrive after being introduced as a ‘natural fertilizer’ to jump start collagenesis over the next 4 to 6 weeks. Unlike the effects of traditional hyaluronic acid dermal fillers which are reversed once they get metabolised, collagen that is stimulated into production stays for a long time long after the Sculptura injected is gone. Depending on your age and the number of treatments you have undergone, results can last for 2 to 3 years.
Perfect for: Rebuilding the tone and strength of wrinkled, slackened skin and improving skin reflectance naturally for a more radiant, refined complexion, while restoring the firm plumpness in larger areas of skin generally and gently without concerns about over-puffiness due to water retention. This treatment is also good for Patients who are concerned about aging but the signs of aging have not developed on their faces yet. Say a patient in mid to early 30s and want to start the anti-aging process early.
#2. Luxe Lift Program
When it comes to staying young and healthy for longer, the classic wisdom of ‘little-and-often’ holds true for the skin.
Month after month, the Luxe Lift Program keeps things running smoothly and tightly year after year – like a time-slowing spell. This youth-preserving photofacial, which combines Microdermabrasion with Light Light laser, recharges fatigued cells to fuel collagen replenishment, brisk dermal metabolism and an energetic glow, while adding spring to relaxed collagen fibres for sharp contours and a polished complexion that oozes radiant vitality and youthful appeal.
Perfect for: Reversing premature ageing and for just about anyone who’s secretly afraid of ageing.
Holistic medicine has been used for eons by those seeking solutions to their ailments that don't involve medication or invasive surgeries. Now, many women are turning to the ancient practice of acupuncture to also help erase fine lines.
For good health of the skin and body, you need to make sure that energy is flowing sufficiently in the right direction and in a balanced nature. When energy is blocked, it can cause all kinds of dysfunction. When your body is healthy and happy, it manifests on your face. Acupuncture is part of an integrative approach to address stress and maintain the health of the chi.
It's important to start young with acupuncture, not to wait until you are in your 40s and starting to see problems. Stopping that energetic imbalance before it happens will ensure your skin stays in prime condition. Acupuncture is a tool for people who are looking for health and wellness, and as a result of this health and happiness, they end up looking better, too.