Posted on: 18 January 2017
If you have received spa vouchers as a Christmas present, you may fancy spending them on a facial treatment to remove a few years from your skin. Here are just a few of the non-invasive treatments you might like to try.
Ultrasound therapy is designed to lift the skin on your neck, face, and décolletage. The therapy uses ultrasound imaging to give the therapist a view of the layers of tissue under the skin.
Ultrasound waves are then used to shock the skin cells into making greater amounts of collagen. This has the effect of tightening the skin and getting rid of wrinkles. There's no downtime and the effects last for about a year.
CO2 laser treatment
Laser skin therapy can be used to reduce the signs of ageing in the skin of your face. During the treatment, a highly-focussed laser beam is targeted on fine lines and wrinkles, stimulating the production of collagen in the skin cells. This form of non-invasive skin treatment can also be used to correct acne scarring and sun damage.
You may experience a small amount of localised reddening of the skin immediately after treatment and the effects last for six months or so.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL uses light to get rid of skin blemishes and to treat wrinkles and fine lines.
The treatment works by directing bursts of intense white light onto the target area, causing the old skin cells to fall away to be replaced by new ones.
Although there's no downtime, the procedure can be a little uncomfortable and you'll probably need a dozen or more sessions before results are seen.
Thermage treatment uses radio waves to heat up the deep tissue within your skin. The effect of the heat is to tighten your existing collagen and encourage the production of new skin cells. Thermage is very effective in treating wrinkles and removing fat from your jaw line to improve definition.
There's no downtime or side effects and the results are evident within a month or so after your treatment.
If you don't fancy invasive treatments or injections to improve the look of your skin, you might want to consider spending your Christmas spa voucher on one of the treatments outlined above.
For more information and guidance on choosing a suitable spa treatment why not call in at your local spa and have a chat with their helpful therapists?Share