Non-surgical cosmetic procedures and facial treatments have become increasingly popular in recent years, with advances in technologies and practices meaning more people are enjoying the benefits of a trip to a skin clinic.
Why Have Facial Treatments?
The reasons behind why you might choose to have a new facial treatment are personal and unique to you. But in choosing to do so, you are in an increasing population of individuals seeking help.
As recently reported by Glamour magazine, it is estimated that almost 1.5 million people in the UK will have received a non-surgical procedure, such as facial fillers, by 2020. What is also interesting is that a larger proportion of younger people are choosing to partake in cosmetic procedures as part of their beauty regime, with 28% of 18-24-year-olds reporting to have had some form of facial treatment, as opposed to 21% being the nation’s average.
While older generations may turn to facial treatments as a way to turn back the clock and regain a more youthful appearance, younger generations are viewing facial treatments as a good investment into prolonging their ideal facial features for as long as possible.
Choosing the Right Treatment
Deciding which treatment you want to undergo is not a decision to be made lightly. While non-cosmetic facial treatments aren’t permanent alterations to your body, they can come with associated risks and not all treatments will provide the results you wish for. Doing thorough research first means you can be confident in the facial treatment plan you decide to undertake.
Facial treatments include:
- Anti-wrinkle treatment
If you want to smooth out fine lines and telltale signs of aging, anti-wrinkle treatments such as injectables could be the right treatment to rejuvenate your skin.
- Dermal fillers
Using the active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers target specific areas to plump and smooth the skin, creating or maintaining a youthful appearance.
- High-intensity facial ultrasound (HiFu)
Painless and quick, HiFu technology uses high-frequency sound waves to tighten the skin and create a lifted appearance around sagging areas, such as the eyebrows, cheekbones and jawline.
- Skin tightening
Forma skin tightening treatment boosts new collagen production, which can create a smoother, tighter appearance to your skin, boosting elasticity and a resulting in a younger-looking profile.
- Lumecca and plasma BT
These treatments can tighten your skin as well as reduce the appearance of blemishes. Acne, scarring, stretchmarks and uneven-complexion can be things of the past, leaving you confident to hold your head up high.
Ensuring your practitioner has the right accreditations to undertake the treatment of your choice is an important step to choosing the right treatment for you. Save Face is the government’s approved register for non-surgical facial treatment practitioners. If you’re considering dermal fillers, you may want to read the NHS guidelines on deciding whether cosmetic treatment is right for you.
If you are interested in having a new facial treatment at Skintique, the first step will be to have a consultation with our very own Dr. Natalia Hancock to discuss how we can help you achieve the look you dream of. Contact Skintique to speak with a member of our team today.