I think everyone can agree that we’ve aged quite a bit during the first half of 2020. Stress and anxiety add lines and wrinkles and can even degrade the skin’s quality. Even if you can’t completely rid yourself of stress in these challenging times, there are ways to reduce signs of aging without undergoing surgery. Some of the most popular anti-aging treatments include cosmetic injectables and microneedling at Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Webster, TX.
Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments are getting more attention this year. That’s because women and men are working from home and spending more time than ever seeing themselves on video conference calls or socializing via Zoom and other video platforms. In this blog post, I’ll describe 5 of the top anti-aging treatments that are seeing a boost in 2020 and explain how they can help address specific concerns and refresh your appearance.
This treatment earns its sustained popularity because of its consistently excellent results. Celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow put microneedling on the skincare map a few years ago, and our patients realized that this wasn’t another flash-in-the-pan Hollywood trend.
Using the Eclipse Pen, our providers make tiny punctures in the skin that stimulate the body’s natural healing response. This produces new collagen, one of the foundations of smooth, tight skin. The channels in the skin efficiently absorb nourishing creams and serums to enhance the results. Besides minimizing lines and wrinkles, microneedling also reduces the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.
Different strengths of chemical peels strip away the skin’s dull surface layers to reveal the refreshed skin below. Our aesthetic specialists carefully apply peels, which improve the skin’s texture, reduce fine lines, shrink pores, and minimize acne scars. A medium peel such as one which uses trichloroacetic acid (TCA) penetrates deeper into the skin and involves more downtime than a less intense peel. The significant benefits can be seen as the skin begins peeling about 2 to 3 days after the treatment.
This non-invasive procedure delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to the treatment area as a cosmetic specialist gently guides the handheld device across the skin. No anesthetic is necessary, and the warm sensation experienced during the procedure isn’t uncomfortable. As with other skin tightening treatments, ThermiSmooth triggers the production of collagen but in a less aggressive way. We recommend a series of 3 to 6 treatments to get the desired results.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Similar to laser skin resurfacing, IPL treatments use pulses of light energy that the skin tissue absorbs, again triggering the body’s healing response. This is an especially good option for patients concerned about spider veins and age spots on the face, hands, and chest. Even though every patient’s experience is slightly different, most people who get IPL treatments don’t require any downtime. We recommend a treatment plan of 4 to 6 treatments scheduled every 3 weeks.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable dermal fillers remain the workhorses of nonsurgical anti-aging treatments throughout the U.S. They’re quick treatments, taking only a few minutes for the actual injections, and they produce wonderful results. BOTOX targets wrinkles produced by the repeated movement of tiny muscles, such as crow’s feet and worry lines. Fillers, on the other hand, restore volume in areas of the face that’s lost as we age. Typical treatment areas are nasolabial folds, under the eyes, and the cheeks.
Combining treatments can enhance results and address multiple concerns in a single procedure. You can learn more about which treatment would be best for you by contacting us using the online form to request a consultation. Or call our Clear Lake office in Webster at (281) 720-8753 to schedule an appointment.