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Best Aesthetics Treatments for Healthy and Vibrant Skin

There’s more than one way to get healthy and vibrant skin that helps you feel youthful and confident. These are the best treatments available to ask your doctor about.

Healthy-looking skin starts with how you treat it.

What’s easy to overlook is that the skin is a living organ, and it needs to be taken care of just like the rest of your body. Your skin needs regular hydration, protection from the sun, and a healthy diet to function properly.

But those aren’t the only measures to take to achieve healthy and youthful skin.

There are also a growing number of safe and effective aesthetic treatments that help your skin stay hydrated, reduce wrinkles, and keep a healthy glow. These options can not only help your skin maintain its protective barriers but also look better too.

Why not just rely on diet and regular moisturizer for healthy skin?

Your diet, water intake, moisturizing routine, and sunscreen usage are the foundation of having healthy skin. Even exercise helps you maintain healthy skin when you make sure to cleanse well after your workouts.

These work because just like your heart, lungs, liver, and brain, the skin is alive and benefits from the same healthful lifestyle as the rest of your body. A diet full of fruits and vegetables delivers antioxidants and anti-inflammatory vitamins and minerals to your skin. Staying hydrated prevents your skin from drying out and developing wrinkles. And exercise helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin, as well as promote collagen production.

But there are added benefits to improving your skin and creating a youthful glow with safe and well-studied aesthetic treatments.

1. The aging process is inevitable

No matter how healthy your diet is or how much moisturizer you use, your skin does age.

This means there will be a gradual slow down of normal processes that take care of the skin, hair, and nails. As well as changes in hormones that 

This is especially true for women who go through menopause. During and after menopause, the level of estrogen drops in the body. One thing estrogen does is help keep your skin plump and youthful. This drop in estrogen is one reason why aging women often experience skin that thins and seems to sag.

Getting aesthetic treatments can help reverse and prevent this from happening in the first place.

2. Diet, exercise, and other health measures only go so far

As mentioned before, these aspects are the foundation of health.

But they cannot reverse signs of aging once they’ve already taken hold. Eating more fruit or exercising more won’t reduce the number of wrinkles on your face. But Botox and fillers can. 

3. They improve self-esteem

That’s right, getting aesthetics treatments is about more than just appearance. 

The research shows that getting Botox done, as an example, leads to recipients feeling measurably better in terms of self-esteem, body confidence, and overall life satisfaction for months after the procedure. When we feel good about how we look, we’re more likely to feel positive about other aspects of our lives too.

Getting a few units of Botox or filler is about taking care of yourself and taking pride in how you look. And the point of view that it’s a shameful or secret thing men and women get out of insecurity or vanity is fortunately disappearing. Because as we learn more about the way our appearance impacts how we feel, we realize it’s normal and reasonable to want to look and feel more youthful.

So what are the best aesthetics treatments for healthy and vibrant skin?

While this is not a comprehensive list of all the treatments out there, these are the procedures our patients love the most. The ones that bring them the best results and are safe, FDA-approved options.

PRP

PRP is short for platelet rich plasma. And a PRP treatment is the ultimate way to show some self-love and care for your skin.

The reason is that when applied to the skin, platelet rich plasma helps your skin attain a youthful glow by using processes your body does naturally. 

The process works by taking your own blood and separating the platelet rich plasma out to apply to your skin. The platelet rich plasma is full of growth factors and healing properties that repair damage on your skin. This is compounded by combining the PRP with microneedling. 

In the microneedling procedure, tiny micro-fractures are made in the skin. This prompts collagen production, which naturally happens around any injury. So when you get a PRP facial or facelift, you are bringing healing enzymes and collagen production to the surface of your skin. The end result is a dewy, youthful glow that lasts for months.

Botox

Botox is one of the oldest and most widely known aesthetic treatments around. It’s been on the market since 2002 and has proven to be safe and effective for reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

It works by injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin Type A into the targeted area where you want wrinkles to be prevented or reduced. The injection works to stop communication between the nerves and muscles in that area, preventing the muscle from moving. When the muscle can’t move, the wrinkles smooth out and an anti-aging effect takes place. 

Fillers

There are a lot of different fillers on the market, each with slightly different results and functions. But the primary thing they have in common is that they are used to fill in deeper lines that set in as a result of aging.

Most fillers use hyaluronic acid to plump the skin and create a younger, fuller-looking face. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring chemical your body produces to retain moisture. Over time, your body can start producing less of this, leading to dull and thin skin. Fillers help return hyaluronic acid to the skin and fill in deep lines and wrinkles.

Which aesthetic treatment for healthy and vibrant skin is right for you?

The best way to find out which aesthetic treatments are right for your skin needs is to talk to a doctor who provides these services. A doctor can do a professional assessment of your skin and get a full picture of your health to make the right decision.

If you want to learn more about options, book an appointment with one of our doctors today for a consultation.

PDO threads

What Happens When You Get a PDO Thread Facelift

A PDO thread facelift helps you get rejuvenating results without going under the knife for a traditional facelift

PDO thread lifts have become an increasingly popular option for anyone looking for a light procedure to reduce signs of aging.

The procedure is able to target a range of aging situations:

  • Uneven pigmentation
  • The appearance of sunken skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin elasticity

It can safely be used around the jaw, eyes, cheeks, and even neck. It’s far less expensive than a traditional facelift. And the results last at least one year, with some procedures lasting up to three years.

So here’s how the PDO thread lift works and what happens when you decide to get the procedure.

How do PDO threads work?

PDO actually stands for polydioxanone. And it’s what’s used to make dissolvable sutures for heart and other surgeries.

When a tiny amount of these sutures are injected into your skin, it triggers a process that lifts and tightens your skin.

What happens is the cells in your face called fibroblasts start to produce more collagen. 

Collagen is one of many proteins your body creates and has many uses in the body. Like maintaining healthy hair, skin, and nails.

Collagen is what gives your skin structure and elasticity. But as we age, we start to produce less collagen, and as a result, our skin becomes less firm and smooth.

PDO threads help you overcome this loss in collagen by prompting your body to create more around the sutures.

And because it’s minimally invasive, you have to option to combine it with other procedures like fillers.

Types of PDO threads

But PDO threads do more than just activate collagen production.

The result of using PDO threads depends on the type you get. And as part of any consultation to get PDO threads, the best type for you is chosen as part of your personalization package.

Depending on your desired results, your procedure could include any of the following types of PDO threads:

  • Screw threads that restore volume in areas your skin appears sunken
  • Mono threads that stimulate collagen production and revive your skin
  • Cog threads that that lift and support your skin and face

Benefits of PDO threads

The biggest benefit of PDO threads is that it’s a minimally invasive procedure.

All you need to get through the PDO procedure pain-free is a mild topical numbing ointment, which your specialist applies to the targeted area right before the procedure.

Because it’s minimally invasive you can expect a much lower price than a traditional facelift.

Plus, the thread lift procedure is done in less than 45 minutes with little recovery time afterward. It’s easy to fit it into a busy schedule without having to take time off work.

PDO threads also have an advantage over their similar threading counterparts.

PLLA and PLC threads are other options that are similar to PDO threads, except for one key difference…

The PDO threads are much softer which leads you’re less likely to experience swelling, tenderness, and other side effects. It amounts to getting a gentler procedure with real results that are less likely to result in complications or inflammation.

What happens during the procedure

The procedure goes by quickly because it’s minimally invasive.

First, your surgeon disinfects your face with alcohol. Once your face is properly cleaned, they apply the numbing ointment.

Then, a tiny incision is made with a thin needle and a device called a cannula is inserted into the incision. The cannula is essentially a little tube that the surgeon uses to insert the thread into the skin.

Next, your surgeon anchors the thread in the injection site and removes the cannula.

Last, they cut the thread, make sure it’s secure, and that’s it!

Some things to keep in mind after the procedure

Since a PDO thread lift is minimally invasive, there’s little recovery time and you can resume life as usual right away.

There are a couple recommendations for best results after the procedure:

  • Avoid any dental for about 3 weeks. The reason has to do with holding your mouth open and in that position for extended periods of time. Doing this soon after your thread lift procedure can impact your results
  • Sleep on your back instead of your stomach or side for about two weeks. It’s best not to put pressure directly on the face just after the procedure is done.

How to get the PDO thread procedure 

The PDO thread lift is possible for just about anyone.

So if you want firmer and younger-looking skin, then PDO threads are perfect for you.

Especially if you like the idea of getting facelift results without going through the invasive procedure of the facelift.

To talk to a specialist about your desired outcomes, you can schedule a time for a consult with one of our PDO thread locations near you.

Sources

  1. Wu, Woffles T L. “Commentary on: Effectiveness, Longevity, and Complications of Facelift by Barbed Suture Insertion.” Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Oxford University Press, 15 Feb. 2019, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6376340/