You know the dilemma because let’s be honest, we all face it at one time or another: figuring out how to take your skin from resembling a raisin to looking as plump and smooth as an unblemished grape. Sure, you can always go for the injectable fillers, but what’s available if that option leaves you less than enthused? The good news is there are many alternatives to injectable fillers. Consider the following four options before you submit your skin to the dreaded prick of the needle:
1. Oxygen Facials
Forget about airbrushing photographs! How about your face? When you choose an oxygen facial as an alternative to fillers, pure oxygen and anti-aging moisturizers are sprayed into your skin’s basal layer using a special tool. When Oxygen facials are combined with cosmeceuticals, not only do you get immediate plumping but also, the benefits of collagen building. It is also great for around the eyes, to fill in creases and brighten, as celebrities do this before they strut their stuff on the red carpet.
The treatment restores the skin’s healthy glow and leaves it smooth and moist. The result is temporary improvement of your appearance. Some treatments even provide your skin with health-promoting antioxidants–all without needles. Good news? Yeah, we think so!
2. Hyaluronic Acid
Yes, some injectable fillers do use hyaluronic acid to rejuvenate the skin, but you can reap its benefits without submitting to the needle. Creams containing the acid are said to help hydrate and nourish the skin, making it more soft and supple and discouraging the formation of lines, grooves, and creases. The benefits of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally present in your body, include:
Lubricating the skin
Drawing water in and encouraging its retention
Transporting vital nutrients
Providing protection against environmental and chemical damage
3. Acetyl hexapeptide-3
We’ve all heard how Botox fights signs of aging by putting a stop to the facial contractions behind those unpleasant lines and grooves. If you don’t want to deal with the pricking, however, try acetyl hexapeptide-3 instead. When applied topically, usually as an ingredient in a wrinkle or eye cream, it is said to help relax the facial muscles and prevent line-creating contractions. This peptide is even included in some cosmetics designed to counteract the signs of aging while bringing vibrancy and color to the face.
Often touted as a professional moisturizer, dimethicone is a silicone polymer that helps trap moisture in the skin while simultaneously keeping it well protected from the elements. As far as signs of aging are concerned, this non-greasy emollient forms an invisible glove on the face, filling in annoying wrinkles, creases, and grooves, and leaves you with a more youthful appearance. Find it in anti-aging creams, moisturizers, and even some cosmetics.
So you see? Striving for more youthful looking skin, doesn’t mean you’re stuck with just one choice. Get great-looking skin without all the poking, pricking, and side effects.
Holly CaSaroll is the founder and CEO of FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness. After suffering from cystic acne herself as a teen, she has rebuilt her own skin, and dedicated the last 15 years to successfully providing innovative solutions to skin conditions not helped elsewhere. She has been featured on FOX, and her Celebrity treatments have been featured on E News, The Doctors, and Oprah, as well as her proprietary combinations have made her a force to be reckoned with in the field of beauty. Her company’s Wellness division, headed by Doug Cutler ND, allows clients to balance their health and beauty from within. She is a Paramedical Esthetician, Laser Technician, and is on the advisory board for Photomedex, a national dermatology solutions company. Holly is also the creator of 3D Face Therapies™, and The Skin Management Model™ which models her progressive, multi-modality approach toward healing skin. Holly has a loyal word-of mouth following, and a flourishing business located in Michigan.
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