It's only natural to sometimes wish you looked a bit younger and had more healthy-looking and glowing skin. Instead of spending tons of money on serums and creams that may not make a real difference, invest in beauty treatments at your dermatologist office that offer real results. Here are a few of the most effective ways to get the youthful, glowing skin of your dreams, and give your confidence a major boost at the same time.
1. Try Botox
Botox, when administered by an experienced dermatologist or aesthetician, can offer a dramatic boost to your looks without it being obvious that you've had anything done. Botox works by isolating facial muscles that cause the appearance of wrinkles, leaving your skin looking more smooth and younger. Botox is especially effective for lines on your forehead and frown lines around your mouth.
It's a good idea to start out with a smaller amount of botox and then see how you like it, before adding a bit more. Botox injections last several months and will help you look younger and more refreshed.
2. Give Microneedling a Try
When a dermatologist offers microneedling, your skin is poked with tiny, painless needles that create microscopic wounds in your skin. This is actually ingenious because it stimulates your skin to create more collagen as it "heals" from the tiny, invisible wounds. The new collagen plumps and smooths your skin, leaving you with a glowing, rosy, and youthful complexion. Microneedling requires no real downtime, although your skin may be slightly red immediately after the procedure. It can also be safely combined with other treatment options such as Botox or facials.
3. Look Into Chin Injections
One telltale sign of aging for many women is drooping cheeks and double chins, which can't be eliminated even with diet and exercise. This not only makes you look older but also decreases the beauty of your profile and may make you self-conscious. While in the past the only option for these problems was typically surgery, there are now targeted injections (most notably Kybella) that smooth and tighten jowls, chins, and cheeks. This is a quick in-office procedure that transforms the look of your face but does so in a subtle way that does not look over-done.
By following these tips and finding the right dermatologist, you will soon have healthier, more beautiful, and younger looking skin that you will be eager to show off even without makeup.