There is no denying that plastic surgery on decline causing some plastic surgeons to rethink how they go about their careers. In fact, the plastic surgery prediction is that within the next 20 years, going under the knife will be so 2012. There are some new kids on the block taking over known as “non-invasive procedures”. These newer procedures can firm, lift, and sculpt your face without ever needing to go “under the knife”. Which means no pain with a lot to gain toward a younger you.
There are 3 proven technologies, alternatives to surgery, if you will, that work on firming up the facial tissue. How do you know which one is right for you? Good question, and we are here to help you make the most educated decision.
1. MICRO-CURRENT: There are 2 versions of micro-current technology, one is a home machine for use right in the privacy of your own bathroom, NUFACE, and the other is a professional treatment that should only be done by a Licensed Esthetician. NUFACE is the only FDA approved device using micro-current for lifting the skin at home. What micro-current does is, it increases ATP synthesis, an enzyme that provides energy to the cells, by 500% AND it increases elasticity up to 48%! For us woman who are noticing that gravity is pulling down on all our elasticity and not letting go, this is great news.
This is considered a level one treatment, for beginners; for those of us who are just starting to worry about and work on facial elasticity. NUFACE is also great in conjunction with its professional counterpart In just 5 minutes a day for 90 days, then just 2x a week thereafter, you can start fighting the effects of gravity in your home. Just like going to gym and working with a trainer, the face muscles need to work out, and NUFACE with professional treatments are your own, personal trainer.
Professional micro-current is more in depth, and the whole process takes about an hour, done 2x week for 4-5 weeks in a complete series to increase muscle memory. However, you can get temporary results in just one treatment, like when you want to look fabulous for a night on the town or that high school reunion we all worry about.
2. TITAN: Kick it up a notch with THIS fabulous laser treatment. This is a safe, non surgical treatment that uses an infrared light source to tighten skin and reverse signs of aging and boy, do we love to hear reverse and aging in the same sentence. The Titan works by heating dermis to cause collagen contraction while preserving epidermis through continuous cooling. This is used to treat lax skin without any downtime, and it it was comfortable, almost as if a laser facial. It only takes about 1 hour and is usually done in a series of four treatments one month apart.
3. ULTHERAPY: The Piece de Resistance, the crème dela crème, the cherry on the ice cream sundae. Ultherapy is THE alternative to a facelift, the treatment that has plastic surgeons putting their knives down. Unlike micro-currents, which just stimulate the muscles, this uses ultrasound technology to work where surgery works by changing the architecture of the face by re-sculpting and lifting the facial muscles, as well as it regenerates collagen to lift the skin. In most cases, only one treatment is needed, and there is no downtime.
Anti-aging has never been so painless and easy!
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.