All the stress of the past year making you look and feel much older than you actually are? Dr Zama Tladi has rounded up the biggest non-surgical aesthetic tweakments that have gained huge popularity due to the pandemic. Best of all? It can be done during your lunch hour, so you’ll have your va-va-voom back in no time.
A minimally invasive facelift where areas of the face and neck are lifted and tightened, to look younger and healthier. Threads, which have small cones, are passed under the skin via a needle, and latch onto the skin from beneath the surface, giving the face and neck a rejuvenated and smoother look that is semi-permanent. And … results are instant. The ‘fox eye thread lift’ is currently a major trend amongst celebs which simultaneously lifts and elongates the upper eyelid, pulling the eye into a more almond shape, creating more emphasis on youthful-looking eyes. Aside from lifting the skin, the thread also stimulates the body’s healing process and initiates collagen production to the treated areas.
Tear trough treatment
A tear trough is a deep crease between the lower eyelid and the cheeks. It can cast a shadow below your eyes, resulting in a tired look. Luckily, tear troughs can be easily and effectively treated with a non-surgical treatment that can significantly reduce or eliminate them. By using hyaluronic dermal fillers, the area around the eye and the eye socket can be plumped up and smoothed out. The result? Fresher, more youthful eyes that take years off your appearance.
Masseter Botulinum Toxin
One kind of botulinum toxin treatment that is tipped as a major trend is masseter Botox. It is used to slim and contour and deals effectively with stress-related teeth grinding, jaw clenching and tension headaches. The masseter muscle is on the side of your face and connects the cheekbone to the lower jawbone. Botulinum toxin is injected into the masseter to target the muscles at the back of the jaw which can give your face a square shape. With this treatment, a square jaw can thereby be remodelled and balanced. As the botulinum toxin weakens the masseter, it relaxes the jaw. This stops the jaw and teeth from involuntarily clenching, reducing symptoms from these afflictions.
Intravenous (IV) treatment
Intravenous vitamin therapy is the latest health and cosmetic obsession, which does everything from supporting the immune system, boosting glow and increasing energy levels.
IV treatments can correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies and support the immune system with vitamins that are absorbed immediately. IV infusions are supplied to the body directly through veins. Since digestion and absorption stages are cancelled out in intravenous therapy, it is a quicker method when compared to oral and topical treatments. Only 60 per cent or less of the vitamins are absorbed if taken orally, and if taken intravenously, 100 per cent is absorbed by the body. The effects are fast-tracked, and higher levels of nutrients are absorbed, which makes it an effective and efficient treatment for enhanced immunity, overall wellness and plumper more youthful-looking skin.
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