There are the creases that seem to appear out of nowhere, the lines that carve their way around our eyes and the loss of skin tone which no amount of wonder cream will ever tighten up.
We all want to look our best, and sometimes, that means calling in the beauty world’s big guns
Tempted to hold back the years? Here are some of the most popular anti-ageing and body-boosting treatments.
Dermal fillers are used to fill and contour the face, such as lip enhancement, softening the nose to mouth grooves and plumping out hollow cheeks.
Two of the leading brands, Juvederm and Restylane contain hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in the body.
Botox is a muscle relaxant which helps to ‘iron out’ lines and wrinkles, particularly crow’s feet and frown lines. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles, which then reduces the activity of the muscles that cause persistent lines to form.
Lasers are used to treat everything from inflammatory acne and rosacea to permanent hair reduction and fine thread veins.
They’re popular for skin rejuvenation and can be used in conjunction with other treatments, such as microdermabrasion, for tailor-made results.
Chemical peels, which remove the outer layers of skin, tackle lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring and irregular pigmentation.
TCA Easy Peel is a gentle treatment that helps to soften lines and fade acne scars and age spots. It can be used on the face, neck, hands, decolletage and body.
Lipo isn’t a quick and easy way to lose weight, however, it can get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat that no amount of exercise and dieting will shift.
A small tube, called a cannula, is inserted into the skin to loosen and remove excess fat in areas such as thighs, bottom, hips, stomach and arms.
These are a quick fix when you want to tighten and tone up – although a course is recommended for optimum results.
The Universal Contour Wrap is one of the most popular inch-loss treatments and works works by compressing soft tissue with elasticated bandages, using a special wrapping technique that flattens bulges. You’re measured before and after so that inch loss can be calculated.
Determined to go under the knife?
These days, there’s a treatment for everything, from breast, buttock and pec implants to full body lifts – not for the faint hearted!