No one can deny that 2020 was a tough year, and one that probably left us with more than a few new worry lines. But with vaccines already being rolled out around the globe, the year 2021 is looking bright.
With lockdowns easing and our favourite nightspots gradually opening back up, most of us are getting ready to ditch the sweatpants, wax the forest and buy a few fab new outfits to wear out on the town.
If the last year’s pandemic habits (like Ubereats and closed gyms) have you scrambling to return to your former glamorous glory, fear not. Here are 5 Non-Surgical Beauty Treatments you can try to restore your post-Covid glow.
Empire Medical Training advises that the clinical results of Botox can generally be seen in just 24 – 72 hours post procedure. This rapid transformation time and low associated risks are part of the reason that Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical ways to combat fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, in 2018 alone, more than 7.4 million procedures were performed in the US.
Start small to maintain a natural look. Between 8-20 units is enough to ease the appearance of the brow lines that we’ve all developed from squinting at our computer screens over the past 12 months.
2) Mesolift Facial
A mesolift facial involves injecting a combination of vitamins, minerals and hyaluronic acid into the subcutaneous fat and dermis of the face. This relatively new procedure already boasts such star-studded converts as Gwyneth Paltrow!
The mesolift facial essentially moisturises and nourishes your visage from the inside out, leaving you with more radiant and hydrated skin. It should also improve your skin’s elasticity, which may reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Like botox, the pain and down time is usually minimal, though your consultant can apply an anaesthetic cream an hour and a half before the treatment if you’re feeling anxious.
3) Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing
Another quick and mostly painless procedure gaining popularity in 2021 is non-ablative skin resurfacing. This cutting-edge technique involves using a non-wounding laser to stimulate the growth of collagen in the treatment area. Laser resurfacing can improve loss of skin tone and decrease the appearance of scars or sun damage.
For ladies looking to hit the beach after for the first time since COVID-19 hit, non-ablative skin resurfacing can also be used to tighten common problem areas, such as the buttocks, and drastically reduce the visibility of divots and cellulite.
4) Oxygen Facial
Adored by fresh-faced sexagenarian, Madonna, an oxygen facial uses a compression machine to push oxygen and skincare products (including vitamins, botanicals and hyaluronic acid) directly into your skin. The treatment is touted to reduce fine lines, give you a glamorous glow and plump up your skin for an overall more youthful appearance.
With the world slowly opening back up, we all want to look our best. Give yourself a leg up on the competition by trying out one of these popular non-surgical beauty treatments in 2021.