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It may be a birthday that marked a cross over to the next decade of life, a bad break-up or a recent pregnancy. There comes a point in every girl’s life when it’s hard for her not to notice signs of aging whenever she caught sight of her own reflection. And from that point in time, it becomes her life-long mission to embark on a constant quest to fight off these pesky tell-tale signs. Instead of waiting for that day to arrive unannounced, why not take things in your hands and start your anti-aging regime well ahead in your 20s? After all, aging is a dynamic process and progresses with each day we spend on this planet. But when you have the youthful advantage on your side, what exactly is there to be done? Turns out, plenty. Here are some ways that lasers and aesthetics treatments can help you in your 20s, setting you up for graceful aging as the years roll by.
Stamp out acne breakouts for good
With a rising number of adult onset acne diagnosed over the years, a run in between zits and wrinkles is far more common than what one would expect. Do not be misled by the notion that acne prone oily skin is a self-limiting skin condition that’ll run its own course and disappear a few years down the road. Uncovering the roots of cause and tackling them fast and furious will greatly reduce the chance of acne scarring and lend you many more years of blemish-free complexion and optimal skin health. An emergency intra-lesional cortisone injection is a fool-proof way to shrink particularly bad and angry-looking zits, but chronic acne, secondary to genetics, stress, a crazy schedule or frequent travel, necessitate a bigger picture game plan to stamp them out for good. To fast track yourself to a flawless complexion, medical lasers are the go to treatment with an ever enlarging fan base. Acne-causing bacteria Propionibacterium Acnes is found in abundance in the pores of acne prone skin, producing a chemical known as proto-porphyrin 9 (PPIX). The yellow light emitted by the Dual Yellow Laser is selectively absorbed by PPIX, which changes its chemical composition to a toxic form that kills off the P. Acnes bacteria. The yellow light also helps regulate overactive sebaceous glands, resulting in a reduction in sebum production to cut back on skin oiliness and mid-day shine. Unlike most other laser treatments where micro-wounds are created on the skin surface, the Dual Yellow Laser is an exceedingly gentle laser treatment that doesn’t need to break the skin surface to exert its healing prowess. This makes the treatment very comfortable even without any numbing cream, restoring and refining flushed, stubborn blemished complexions with dazzling satisfaction.
Stop pigmentation in its tracks
As each individual’s skin is truly personal and unique to his or hers, it can be hard to fairly scrutinize its exact condition. In the late 20s and early 30s, however, is about the time the first fine lines or spots begin. Dealing with them earlier will translate into a wrinkle and pigmentation free complexion for as long as possible. Rejuvenate, refine and even out your skin tone by tackling early signs of pigment formation with Pico Intense, engaging advanced picosecond laser technology to refresh dull, fatigued complexions and radically correct skin discolouration and texture irregularities without significant downtime. The ultra-short bursts of laser energies provide more efficient pigment clearing prowess on targeted tissues while causing lesser thermal damage to surrounding normal ones, thus reducing the risk of adverse effects such as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or PIH. With the Zoom lens hand-piece there is good clearance of surface blemishes of epidermal lesions such as freckles (ephelides) and sun spots (solar lentigines). The system is also able to tackle more challenging cases of hyperpigmentation such as melasma as it addresses both the epidermal and dermal components of mixed type lesions with finesse.
Wrinkles prevention with early Botox
While previously Botox for the under-30 or even under-40 cohort is frowned upon, mind sets are changing as we develop a better understanding to the natural process of wrinkles formation and how judicious use of Botox can help. Gone are the days when one sets an age limit like the big 4-0 to get her first Botox treatment. Both experts and users now agree that the chronological age of Botox is often irrelevant, and it’s far more important to look at the dynamic wrinkles themselves, which can vary remarkably amongst different individuals notwithstanding the same age bracket. Depending on genetics, the level of sun damage, how animated one’s facial expressions are and whether the person has “resting bitch face”, it may be appropriate to administer Botox injections at an earlier age. It is perhaps wise to start treatment when lines are sticking around even when your face is relaxed. For instance, someone in her 20s who frowns or squints her eyes habitually will tend to develop the ‘11’ vertical lines over the nose at an early age. Botox in highly individualised ‘baby doses’ is best used as a preventive measure in such cases to relax the muscles and the overlying skin, so that wrinkles and permanent lines formation will be kept in check.
Partial facial lifting with ultrasound
While the word ‘face lift’ by any means, be it the traditional surgical way or via non-surgical options such as thread lift usually conjure up images of a middle aged or elderly woman with a falling face, the savvy 20-somethings are looking at it and embracing the technology in a different manner. Instead of waiting out till a certain time in life to check in to a surgery for a complete overhaul, younger women are smartly tackling the first signs of aging to stop Time in its tracks. For example, when there’s a quite a substantial amount of weight loss in younger patients over a fairly short period of time, Ulthera Lite beautifully tackles sagging neck skin and double chin to restore jawline to more youthful and desirable proportions. By utilizing trial and tested ultrasound energy commonly known for medical imaging and physical therapy as a direct energy source, Ulthera generates heat as a mechanism to stimulate collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin. Your skin’s response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collage, with gradual tightening and a natural looking lift of skin over 2 to 3 months following treatment.
Thinning hair must care
Your hairstylist may be your best person to turn to for a listening ear for all your breakup stories and a revenge hair cut or colour to save the day, but as it turns out, the doctor is your go-to source for real mind worrying hair issues, as general thinning can occur even for the noughties babies with scalp issues or hormonal shifts. Instead of stressing endlessly over a widening hair part, a trained physician can closely examine your scalp, diagnose the problem, and prescribe oral medication, and, or targeted laser to bring your crowing glory back to a more healthy state.
The FDA approved Revage 670 Laser, either as a standalone treatment or paired with Jet Detox Scalp Facial is an effective approach to your follicular woes, rejuvenating premature thinning hair while maintaining existing hair volume. Scientific studies done reported an 85% success rate in halting hair loss, with an almost 40% of increased fullness reported. This is therefore not just a treatment that targets current hair thinning, but also help to prevent further hair loss, providing the perfect answer to why you should start aesthetics care in your early 20s— to keep your tresses as healthy and glorious looking as they can possibly be.