New year, new me should apply to your skin as much as it applies to your fitness and wellness. 2020 should be the year that you truly commit to taking care of your skin.
Of course, this means that you’ll need to commit to a daily skin routine that’s perfect for you. It also means that you should commit to regular facial treatments, especially if your goal is to keep your skin looking youthful and glowing.
If you’ve avoided facial treatments in the past because you think they’re too expensive or a luxury expense, it’s time to splurge for the sake of your skin’s health.
These five treatments are absolutely worth splurging on in 2020.
1. Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening
Many people avoid facelifts because they don’t want to go through surgery and they don’t want to deal with the recovery times involved in the procedure.
A Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening treatment is a non-surgical alternative that works just as well as a facelift to give skins a tighter, firmer appearance. The procedure is performed using a small device called a plasma pen. The plasma pen creates an electrical charge that causes tiny tears on the skin that look like dots. These micro-tears encourage collagen production, which helps tighten and firm the skin.
Though the procedure sounds painful, it doesn’t really hurt. A numbing cream is applied to the face before the treatment begins. Some people may feel some stinging and there will be residual swelling and soreness after the procedure. This discomfort isn’t any more painful than a typical facial treatment, and it goes away quickly.
The best thing about the Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening treatment is that downtime for healing is minimal. Since a facelift is a cosmetic surgery, you need to rest to recover and heal. Since the Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening treatment is nonsurgical, the recovery period is much shorter. You can go about your normal life soon after the procedure.
Since the skin volume is actually reduced by the procedure, the results last for up to three years! The Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening treatment is just as effective as more invasive treatments without the disadvantages.
Another nonsurgical skin tightening and firming procedure is called microneedling. In this procedure, small, sterile needles are inserted into the skin. This creates tiny punctures in the skin, which encourages the skin to produce more collagen and elastin. Both collagen and elastin help to increase the firmness of the skin, which reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
You’ll notice the results of a microneedling treatment right after the procedure is complete. Skin will look plumper, smoother, and softer. Over time, your skin will look tighter and firmer due to the increased collagen and elastin production.
Microneedling also helps to reduce the appearance of scars, blemishes, and pores. Since the tiny punctures created by the needles are considered ‘trauma’ to the body, the body ramps up it’s healing power to those areas. When done over blemishes and scar tissue, the body’s healing process is triggered, helping the already damaged areas to heal.
Microneedling is a great complement to any facial treatment. The punctures created by the needles make the skin more absorbent, so any lotions or creams applied during other treatments will soak right into the skin.
3. Personalized Chemical Peel
A Chemical Peel is the perfect treatment to even out your skin and give it a gorgeous glow. There are all sorts of different chemical peels. Which one you should get depends on your skin type, what kind of skin issues you’re trying to treat, and how sensitive your skin is. The only way to know which chemical peel is right for you is to have an in-depth consultation with a highly-trained aesthetician.
During a chemical peel treatment, an aesthetician uses a specially blended acid solution that’s prepared specifically for your skin. The acid solution is applied to the skin. This causes chemical reactions on the skin, which dissolve the topmost layers of the skin. These layers then get sloughed away, leaving your skin more even, brighter, and smoother.
There are three different levels of chemical peels: superficial, medium, and deep. Superficial chemical peels focus on the top layers of skin. Medium chemical peels go a few layers deeper. Deep chemical peels dissolve several layers of skin. These are the most thorough treatments, but they also require the most healing. Your aesthetician will decide which chemical peel is right for you and personalize the treatment.
Dermaplaning is another skin treatment that focuses on removing layers of skin in order to get rid of dead skin and expose the new, healthy skin underneath. In a dermaplaning treatment, a medical-grade scalpel is used to gently scrape layers of skin off the face.
Dermaplaning is especially effective at smoothing out skin that’s been affected by acne scarring or pockmarks. By creating a smooth surface, the scars become less noticeable.
The scraping process also triggers the skin’s natural healing process, which increases the amount of collagen and elastin produced. Since dermaplaning exposes new, healthy skin, your face will look smoother, more even, and will have a radiant glow after the treatment.
5. Sculplla Filler Facial
The absolute best facial you can get for wrinkles is a Sculplla Filler facial. This is a Korean facial treatment that recently became popular in the United States. The procedure starts with an exfoliation mask filled with enzymes that will help plump up your skin.
Then the Sculplla serum is applied to the face. This specially formulated serum fills in the wrinkles when it absorbs into the skin. A specially formulated sheet mask is placed over the serum to activate it and help it absorb into the skin.
The serum dries with the sheet mask on top of it after several minutes. The sheet is then carefully peeled off, bringing the remnants of the serum with it. Since the serum absorbed into the wrinkles during the treatment, wrinkles basically disappear.
Other Facial Treatments to Try in 2020
These top five facial treatments are definitely worth splurging on in 2020. They can be added to your skincare routine on a rotating basis depending on what your skin needs at the time.
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