7 Hi-Tech Ways To Improve Your Skin
June 17th, 2019 by Catherine Marqueses
If you are keen to improve the appearance of your skin but not yet ready for plastic surgery, there are now a variety of cutting-edge, high-tech treatments, some gentle others not so much, to make you look more youthful, rested and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Oxygen facial is a non-medical procedure that starts with exfoliation and mild facial steam followed by a machine that introduces oxygen directly into the skin’s pores. This boosts new cell growth and the production of collagen and brightens skin dulled by pollutants like tobacco smoke. Several skin-boosting supplements are added to the oxygen. The facial helps the skin to stay firm and smooth and is beneficial for fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.
Oxygen facial is painless and boosts the skin’s self-healing capabilities. It doesn’t have side-effects and is a gentle treatment. This makes it a good option for skins that are too sensitive for treatments like chemical peels or for those fearing injections. There is no downtime after an Oxygen facial. According to an article on The Dermreview, the only problem is that its effects are not long-lasting and cannot be repeated too often as this can cause free radicals to be released into the skin.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure used to stimulate collagen production. It is done by a trained professional who spent time learning microneedle at a certified training facility. During the procedure, the skin is pricked many times with a very fine needle. Sometimes a topical anesthetic is applied. Treatment usually lasts about 30 minutes. The article explains that the small injuries inflicted by the needles prompt the skin to produce collagen as part of the healing process.
LED Light Therapy Masque
LED Light therapy masques, known as photomodulation-phototherapy involves the use of a device that emits light of various wavelengths that stimulates the skin. Different wavelengths of lights have different colors and are set according to the skin’s unique needs. Red, for instance, will be used to promote the production of collagen and elastin and improving the skin’s appearance. Green will be prescribed for environmentally damaged skin and blue to treat acne. Yellow light supports the functions of green light and improves lymph drainage and pigmentation and purple light will be used to target skin repair.
This triggers the skin’s healing response by promoting the production of collagen and elastin. It can also prevent breakouts; reduce inflammation and skin sensitivity and even-out skin tone. The masque can also be used together with any advanced facial treatment and it has no downtime. It can be used two to three times a week at first followed by monthly maintenance.
Known as “Frotox”, Cryo-facials boost skin rejuvenation and the production of collagen and reduce inflammation. Cryotherapy facials circulate a blast of extremely cold air around the face. It is non-invasive. “This is reported to result in a wide range of benefits, from less prominent pores to improved blood flow,” warning that there is little scientific evidence yet of the treatment’s efficacy. Possible side-effects that have been reported include an increase in pigmentation.
Stem cell therapy
Stem cell facials are the new go-to treatment for collagen production and the fight against aging. Products used in this treatment contain plant and sometimes animal stem cells. These contain high levels of proteins and amino acids prompting the body to produce collagen leading to skin rejuvenation.
This, in turn leads to improved skin texture, an improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, improved skin texture and improved tone. It is a new treatment, Dermstore explains with dermatologists not agreeing on whether it is effective or not.
According to Dr. Josh Axe, a chemical peel is a “skin-resurfacing procedure that uses a solution of various chemicals that are applied to the skin.” This causes the top layer of the skin to peel off and offers benefits like improved skin tone, a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and addressing pigmentation. He adds that chemical peels are considered safe. Axe adds that it can also stimulate the production of collagen. Peels come in different strengths. Some treatments can be repeated monthly with success but the skin needs more time to heal from others.
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to address skin concerns like fine lines, age spots, sun damage, pigmentation and scarring caused by acne. A trained specialist uses an applicator to remove a fine layer of the skin. The applicator either has an abrasive surface; usually, diamond tipped, or uses micro-particles of aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate. Hydra dermabrasion is a newer method, according to Healthline and also allows for the skin to be infused with products.
Whether you are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles or to rejuvenate your skin, there are a number of high-tech treatments available which will give you a completely new look.