If Dermatologists wore capes instead of white coats they would be recognised as magicians or superheroes. The doctors mesmerise their patients with seemingly out of the world ingredients and miraculously revert back any signs of ageing. Earlier it would take gruelling weeks or even months for people to get their surgeries and procedure done for a better-looking skin and to hide any signs of ageing. But this is not the case now; in a matter of hours or even minutes, doctors undertake procedures that make you look brighter and younger. For them, our body has become a canvas where they can create masterpieces according to our needs and wishes. Constant advancements in science have led to various methods being developed ranging from permanent surgeries to non-invasive skin therapies. These can help you correct any injuries or signs of ageing and even birth anomalies.
Let check these major advancement’s in science those have transformed the cosmetic world.
- RADIO FREQUENCY SKIN TIGHTENING
Radio frequency skin tightening is one of the many methods used by the dermatologists as an anti-ageing treatment now a days. It is a non- surgical facelift treatment which uses radio frequency energy on the skin creating quantifiable electrical currents, which helps in reshaping and contracting the skin’s collagen and then tightens the surface of the skin. Much like earlier laser treatments, the RF waves can penetrate both the epidermis and the dermis (the upper two layers of the skin) to help and rejuvenate the skin, but unlike the laser, therapies do not cause any damage to existing skin cells.
The treatment is recommended for….
RF waves are most commonly used for face rejuvenation for their believed ability to keep the skin elastic. It is specially recommended for people who have sensitive skin as it is gentler on the skin than most of the thermal procedures.
- HYALURONIC ACID FILLER
Injectable wrinkle fillers can help you get rid of early signs of ageing and that too for fraction of the cost of a traditional face list. Most of the fillers can make the wrinkles go away in less than thirty minutes and the results last for 3 months to a year.
What is the difference between Botox injections and injectable fillers?
The hyaluronic acid filler is a new type of filler which can diminish the faintest and the most superficial of lines. Botox injections only help and relax the muscles under the wrinkle whereas injectable fillers fill the lines and creases with several different substances. Wrinkle fillers are used to give volume to the face, plumping and lifting the cheeks, jaw line, filling thin lips and sagging hands.
Not all wrinkle-filler are suitable for every skin; the least risk is in using the correct filler.
A hyaluronic acid filler is increasingly gaining popularity around the world because of its ability to spread out evenly and not clumping up like other fillers, the needle only penetrates the top layers of the skin so the chances of excessive bruising are minimal.
One of the common signs of ageing is the nose on your face. The nose tends to get flat and widens in shape as we get old. One of the easiest ways to correct that is to reshape it with hyaluronic acid filler which is injected right into the dorsum or the bony line in the centre of the nose; this slims the nose and even gets rid of any imperfections.
Sclerotherapy is an injection of a varicose vein which is a procedure designed to improve the appearance of your varicose veins which are responsible for spider veins and the leaky blood vessels that cause them.
How the process works…
The veins are injected with a solution called sclerosant which damages the veins and causes the blood to clot in the inner lining of the vein, in time the body itself will destroy the vein and it will disappear. Depending on the number of varicose veins you have, it may take 2 or 3 sittings for you to get the treatment done. Two or three small needles also called butterfly needles will be inserted into the varicose veins in the leg and they will be flushed. The leg will be then elevated and the foam solution will be injected in small volumes through the butterfly needles and simultaneously it is required that you bend the ankle up and down to increase the blood flow in your deep veins.
The passage of the foam will then be monitored by the doctor through ultrasound and the process will be repeated 2-3 times. Once the treatment gets over a compression pad will be applied to the leg followed by bandages to compress the treated veins. A compression stocking is recommended to be worn for 7 days after which the treatment is said to be complete and people can start their normal activities.
- PHOTODYNAMIC REJUVENATION
Photodynamic rejuvenation is a wonderful treatment pioneered by dermatologists at Laser Skin Care about 12 years ago. Photodynamic rejuvenation is used to target changes in the skin due to long-term sun damage and also for skin acne. This treatment is used for pigmentation problems or broken capillaries and has the ability to reverse the effect of solar keratosis (a skin condition caused by sun damage, rough scaly patches form on the sun exposed area such as the head). Photodynamic rejuvenation (PDR) is performed with the help of a light sensitive cream containing amino-laevulinic acid. The cream is applied before the treatment and it is absorbed into the damaged skin cells such as in solar keratosis. Exposure to the photodynamic light sets off a chain reaction within the body which leads to the elimination and destruction of the abnormal cells. Swelling and temporary redness appear almost immediately after the treatment but it only stays for a few days.
These are some of the treatments which are used by modern day dermatologists to help patients to reduce and eliminate signs of ageing and to look fairer and flawless. What is also another plus point is that most of the treatments which are being developed now are non-invasive and hence there is little to no pain and have become easier to perform. So,are you ready for these makeovers?