No one likes to admit their age. Ask a child their age and they’ll easily add a year (because they can’t count) while a woman in her 40s or 50s may drop a few years. Aging is difficult for many because while they feel young, healthy and happy, their skin may not show off that look to others.
The message which comes out will tell you it’s time to lift, tuck, and find surgical answers to the aging issues you might be beginning to see. Surgery is not only invasive, but can be expensive as well.
Here are 5 easy, non-surgical options to give yourself a facelift:
1. Face Lift Serum
If you’re not using a face serum every day before applying your moisturizer, you’re missing out on an opportunity. Our face lift serum is a 3-in-1 beauty set which can reduce wrinkles and fade dark spots simultaneously.
As Laura wrote, “As an aging woman, I am looking to fight the aging process as naturally as possible. I love vitamin C for my skin, and Retinol is great. This system is very good for keeping the skin clean, moisturized, and fresh.”
The 2.5% Retinol serum helps to rebuild skin, smooth away wrinkles and fine lines, while the Vitamin C serum reduces signs of sun damage such as dark spots and pigmentation. The beauty set finishes with an eye gel to target crow’s feet, dark circles and puffy bags. The best part about all of the serums are they are made entirely from all natural ingredients.
Ultherapy is a new FDA-cleared way to lift skin on your neck, under your chin and on your eyebrows. Relying on ultrasound therapy, it delivers a collagen boost treatment to help give you a facelift. Practitioners use ultrasound imaging to help them deliver treatment in the correct areas.
The price is definitely not small. It’s dependent on where you live, with a full-face and neck treatment costing between $2,500 to $5,000.
3. Facial Toning Device
This handheld facial toning device is easy to use to help improve the contour of your face and the appearance of lines and wrinkles. You begin use by washing your face with an oil-free cleanser. Then you turn on the device and glide along the contours of your face in an upward motion. Each glide should last about five seconds. Repeat 3 times and then remove the gel from the device with a warm, damp washcloth. You follow the treatment with a moisturizer or face cream.
Pricing for these devices can range from $280 to $430.
4. Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is a technique where a chemical solution is applied to your skin which causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. There are three main types of chemical peels: superficial or lunchtime peel, medium peel, and deep peel. The difference is based on how deep into the layers of skin the solution goes, and the amount of time to heal. If you’re doing a big event, you may consider doing a superficial peel a few days before to help give your skin a lift.
The final cost of the procedure depends on which type you do. Superficial peels can cost around $150, while deep peels are much more expensive, costing as much as $6,000.
No list would be complete without a mention of botox. This technique injects various forms of botulinum toxin which temporarily paralyze your muscles. The paralysis allows the wrinkles and lines to soften and relax. It also prevents new wrinkles from forming. It usually takes about three to four days for one treatment to take full effect.
Botox is priced per unit. Each unit costs between $10 and $20. However, you will probably receive multiple units depending on how big of an area you decide to treat. This will increase your cost. The effect of an injection lasts about three to six months.