Beauty

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We’ve come a long way from face masks in foil packaging. Modern facial treatments at spas and clinics across the country are much more sophisticated than rubbing on some cream, popping a few slices of cucumber on the eyes and lying down for half an hour to let it sink in. Therpaists are turning to the latest breakthroughs in technology to provide all types of facials using everything from lasers to electric to steam.

Here are a few facial treatments you might not know about.

Hydration Facial

The big shift recently for facials is the use of combination styles to provide a complimentary treatment that performs a number of functions. Hydration facials are a prime example of this as they aim to completely hydrate tired cells on the face.

The treatment involves three things: rubbing the face with an enzyme cream to firstly try and exfoliate the skin. After that, hyaluronic acid gel is rubbed on the face to completely open pores up before a low voltage dc current is passed through the skin to create what is known as deincrustration. This causes the pores to tighten and close up so dirt can’t get in and skin feels tighter.

Soft Pore Brushing

Facials don’t usually feel ticklish but this is the case when someone is having some soft pore brushing done on their face.

Using a device that looks like an oversized toothbrush, a gel is applied to the skin before being rubbed around the a large soft bristle brush. After it was wiped away, a second pad is applied which has soft bristles that buff up the skin just like one you’d see used on a wooden floor. The treatment is seen as a minimal face treatment that doesn’t cause any redness at all.

Microdermabrasion

When most people want a facial, it is because they want their skin to look and feel fresh. But a big problem is getting skin to respond well to exfoliation. A microdermabrasion facial gets around that by blasting at the face to completely remove dead skin cells.

These cells are pesky as they are prone to trapping dirt and oil around and in the pore, covering in such a way that you having a good scrub won’t do much. This facial uses medical crsytals that can rub deep in to pores without inflaming skin and safely remove all kinds of dirts from your skin.

Nu-Derm

Facials can do more than simply help you look fresh, For people with skin tone issues and very rough skin, nu-derm is a prescribed facial treatment that is used in a clinic and at home to help with a whole host of problems.

This is slightly different than the other facials I’ve talked to as it’s a cream based facial that is prescribed and then given to you to take home. A person would use it just like a facewash and after a few weeks would start to see their skin look a bit lighter.

The creators claim it’s the only “skin brightening” facial cream on the market and has to be used conservatively for full effect.

Women are always on the lookout for ways to look younger and over the last decade, Botox treatments have become increasingly popular in the quest for prolonged youth. So what exactly is Botox, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure?

What Is Botox?

One of today’s most popular cosmetic treatments, Botox is produced using a natural organism called Clostridium Botulinum. It is injected into the face to paralyse the muscles which reduces wrinkles and fine lines. Although botulinum toxin is a poisonous substance it is only used in tiny amounts for this treatment which does not only have cosmetic applications but can also be used medically for conditions such as muscle disorders and bladder and bowel complaints.

What Are The Advantages Of Botox Treatment?

Effective Wrinkle Removal

The greatest advantage of this treatment is the effective removal of facial wrinkles. These quick and simple injections work especially well around the eyes and there are virtually no side effects due to the small amount of toxin used.

Long Lasting Results

Although this treatment is not permanent, the results are long lasting meaning that there is no need to return too frequently for further injections.

Non-Invasive Procedure

While some other cosmetic procedures such as facelifts are extremely invasive, this treatment requires no painful surgery and will not produce unsightly scarring.

No Recovery Time

After receiving these injections, the patient can return to their daily life straight away without having to take any time out for recovery. This is a quick and simple treatment which can easily be done in a lunch hour before returning to work.

Added Benefits

For people who suffer from migraines or jaw pain there can be an added advantage to having these injections as they are able to relieve the symptoms of these conditions, leaving the patient pain-free.

Are There Any Disadvantages?

Lack Of Facial Mobility

Some people receiving these injections find that their face lacks mobility and they find it difficult to express emotions. Luckily this is only a temporary problem.

Bruising And Redness

Immediately following the injection, some people find that they develop redness and swelling at the site however it will quickly subside.

Although there are many advantages to having this beauty treatment, there are a couple of disadvantages. Luckily these issues are only temporary, disappearing over time. The benefits of this procedure greatly outweigh the disadvantages.