By the time we are 50, our faces will reveal just what we have done on our journey through life. According to Sydney dermatologist, Dr Phillip Artemi, sun damage will be responsible for 75% of the skin damage we see looking back at us in the mirror.
The anti-aging market is one of the current rising markets in the world with expected world-wide value to rise from a current $42 billion to $55 billion over the next four years - all driven by advancements in technology and our own increased awareness of the signs of ageing.
The range of anti ageing treatments is extensive ranging from the traditional “nip and tuck”, to a variety of choices of injectables and laser treatments which are easily accessible and can be done quickly enough to fit in on your lunch break!
Face lifts can be costly and have significant recovery both for time and pain management, so lots of women find injectables and lasers to be great fixes and it’s easy to find one that’s right for you:
Injectables - dermal fillers, muscle relaxers, liquid facelifts and “fat melting”
Skin treatments - chemical peels, dermal rolling, microdermabrasion
Lasers - ablative and non-ablative, radio frequency, ultrasound and infrared - there’s even personal LED lasers that you can use at home!
But what about the nitty gritty?
Non-surgical facelift treatments do not make your skin gravity-defying, however, if you’re looking for something more affordable with time and dollars, these are a great option. The results won’t last as long as a surgical facelift but do smooth and tighten your skin, reducing wrinkles so long as you have fairly normal skin condition.
So what if your skin is older? Advancements in topical creams have come a long way, and still offer a great, all-round alternative to reducing wrinkles. A good, consistent, morning and night routine can deliver amazing results without the worry of side-effects and risks that you could experience with other anti-aging options.
If you have any skin conditions, allergies or any concerns we always recommend you seek the advice of your doctor first.