Facial beauties treatments have undergone a sea change from what it was even a couple of decades back. Previously, most of them were invasive and surgical procedures that required extensive downtime and recuperation periods and were often painful with side effects. Scars and marks as after effects were not uncommon either.
Today, the scenario is vastly different. Beauty treatments of the face are generally non surgical in nature and carried out on advanced state of the art machinery that harnesses the power of laser light and ultrasound. Procedures are painless and quick with nearly all being completed in under half an hour. Patients get back to routine life almost immediately. Most importantly, treatments are quite affordable and within the reach of the common person unlike earlier days.
Here are some of the modern facial treatments that have created ripples in the beauty industry.
Laser facial treatments
In this process, a hand held device that emits laser beams is placed near the area under treatment. The laser rays enter the top layer of the skin and shatter the minute particles that are the cause of skin lesions and discolouration. These are then disposed off by the body’s natural processes. It also boosts production of collagen that is primarily responsible for a taut and fresh looking skin. The number of sessions required depends on the skin tone and texture and the extent of damage. Laser facial treatments are ideal for elimination of fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, sun damage, age spots, loose and sagging skin and hyper pigmentation. It is an ideal process for those with light skin tones, non-oily and elastic skin.
High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound (HIFU) is a non surgical treatment with ultrasound that is primarily used to lift muscle and tighten loose and sagging skin. HIFU face lifting targets deep under the skin that hitherto could be done with cosmetic surgeries only. One of the advantages of this procedure is that it has in-built ultrasound imaging which allows the technicians and dermatologists to precisely carry out the procedure. HIFU basically contracts the facial layer and boosts collagen production. Collagen is a natural protein that gives the skin a fresh and youthful appearance. HIFU is good for treatments of fine lines and wrinkles, blurred jaw line, sagging eyelids, large pores and uneven skin tone and texture.
Plasma treatment is done with a plasma pen that is connected to a machine that supplies gas and electrical power to drive the plasma. Inside the pen are electrodes powered by high voltage power supply. When the gas enters the pen it is ionised after coming in contact with the electrodes thereby creating plasma which is then fired out of the pen and on to the patient’s skin. Beauty plasma treatments deliver stunning results and are very effective for eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, eyelid hood reduction and eyelid tightening and significantly tightening loose and sagging skin.
These are some of the latest and very effective treatments to brighten up and rejuvenate facial skin.