Cosmetic beauty treatments run the gamut from heavy surgery to grandma’s remedies that you apply in your kitchen at home. Simply put, there are dozens to choose from with each claiming to be effective and safe. While some can be put together with ingredients you buy at your local grocer, most require an expensive visit to a clinic, and have results that are debatable. It can be quite a challenge cutting through the noise to get to what works and what you should try. To assist you, we have identified two rising stars in the non-invasive cosmetic treatment industry Ultherapy and Mesotherapy, that are proven effective and that you need to give a serious look.
Ultherapy has literally created a new beauty procedure category called non-invasive tissue lifting and is the only FDA approved procedure for the category. It involves the use of an ultrasound device to direct sound waves at and deep below the skin in problem areas. This process gently heats the tissue to lift and tighten the deep structural support layers of the skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.
The procedure causes the body to respond by tightening the skin and creating more elastin and collagen which help the skin regain it youthfulness. Ultherapy focuses on those areas typically addressed in a facelift and other facial cosmetic surgeries: the brow, the cheeks, the areas around the eyes, and the neck.
Benefits of the procedure over traditional cosmetic surgeries and many non-surgical procedures are:
- Short procedure – The procedure takes 30 to 90 minutes
- No downtime – The patient does not need any time to recuperate from the procedure
- No foreign substances injected into the body
- Natural, subtle, yet noticeable change to the tightness of the skin over time
Results will take two to three months to show, and it may take up to six months for full results to be seen. This is because the production of collagen will increase over this time period. Although the results can overall be quite dramatic when fully realized, Ultherapy cannot produce the same results as a facelift. However, the results may be satisfactory for the majority of patients and with no need to go through a surgery and all of the residual negative side effects, it may be the better procedure for you.
Mesotherapy is becoming a very popular lunch-time non-invasive facial and body rejuvenation treatment. It involves injecting small quantities of natural extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes below the surface of the skin and into its middle layer. The mixture will vary depending on the area of the body to be treated and the desired result to be achieved, but generally, the mixture works to add volume to and deeply hydrate the tissue, in turn softening surface lines. It can be used to eliminate cellulite and treat aging and sagging skin on the face hands and neck, and in even in for hair loss.
The treatment creates subtle results and must be continuous, but the results are noticeable and because of the vitamins and other health inducing ingredients in the injections, can make patients look years younger.
These treatments each have proven to be effective and safe. Do your own research and contact a reputable clinic to discuss if one will get you the results you want.