For those who cringe at the idea of going under the knife, there are a host of alternatives thanks to the advancement in technology and a growing understanding of skincare. Here are some non-invasive anti-aging treatments that made it to our 'Must-Try' list!
We love a good facial, and if it's one that gives your skin a lift - that's even better. Now, microcurrent facials are designed to reboot one’s internal electrical system, which tends to slow down because of external elements like sun damage, pollution, poor diet, medical issues and of course, the natural process of aging. A microcurrent facial gives you a youthful glow, and significantly reduces laugh lines, crow’s feet, and other aging concerns. The therapist will slather a conductive gel onto your face, and use two wands with opposing currents to jumpstart the restorative process.
While this treatment is available at almost every big name day spa, they do run on the pricey side and can cost anywhere between $95 for an hour-long session to $1,026 for 12 sittings.
The Pelleve Treatment
Using radiofrequency technology to heat up the deeper layers of the skin, the pelleve treatment stimulates the production of new collagen in the face, including in the skin around the eyes. This treatment is a celebrity favorite, and for good reason. It works on sagging jowls and firms up the skin around the neck, too. The treatment has no downtime and you won't be pained or uncomfortable in any manner.
Typically the treatments are done 4-6 weeks apart and usually consist of 2-3 sittings. However, this definitely runs on the steeper side with treatments for as little as 15 minutes to firm the skin around the eyes costing approximately $350; it's about $800 for a single sitting for the full face and neck. Expect to find a three-sitting package for the full face for about $2,000.
This therapy makes use of ultrasound to restore texture and tone in the skin. Ultherapy works by focusing and fusing energy into the deepest layers of the skin, without disturbing the surface. This stimulates the growth of collagen from the inside. The treatment works on the chin, neck, eyes and brows, and also the décolletage, giving you a fresher and more youthful complexion.
Another celebrity favorite—Jennifer Aniston and the Kardashians are big fans—a 90-minute treatment will rejuvenate aging skin by lifting, tightening and toning loose skin. That said, the starting price for this one is $2,500... so, it really depends on how much you'd like to loosen the purse strings for some anti-aging action.
This treatment isn’t exactly new; the likes of Kate Winslet, Eva Mendes and Beyoncé have been loyal patrons of the HydraFacial for a long time now. From a deep cleanse and gentle exfoliation to extreme hydration with antioxidants, the facial will firm up your skin in the most natural way possible. Moreover, it soothes and moisturizes, filling in your fine lines and wrinkles and leaving you with an inherent glow. The HydraFacial is a great fix for congested and enlarged pores, oily or acne-prone skin, and redness and brown spots.
The hour-long treatment can cost you anywhere between $100-$300 per sitting.
Fraxel therapy is an FDA-approved brand of laser devices, It aims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin pigmentation, sun damage, acne, and, in some cases, the pre-cancerous skin condition actinic keratosis (AK). In fact, Kim Kardashian is known to get the occasional Fraxel treatment to achieve that flawless glow.
You could end up paying anywhere between $500-$1,700 per treatment depending on the skin clinic you choose.
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