Ready to refresh your look for the new year? At Cerulean Medical Institute, we offer a wide range of effective non-surgical treatments that will help you look rejuvenated and more youthful. The best way to find out which is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with our skincare experts in Kelowna, BC. During your appointment, we can develop a personalized treatment plan that takes your skin type, health concerns, stage of ageing and lifestyle into account. Here are a few of our most popular anti-aging treatment options for 2022.
Chemical peels are an excellent anti-aging treatment that can be useful for a wide range of common aging signs. In addition, chemical peels are available in a range of formulas, from superficial to deep peels, meaning that they are suitable for minor to significant concerns. Patients who want to refresh their skin or address skin dullness can opt for a superficial chemical peel, which lightly exfoliates and resurfaces the skin without requiring much downtime. Patients with more severe concerns, such as age spots and deeper wrinkles, can resurface the skin using a deep chemical peel, which requires some downtime, but offers significant results in creating a more youthful look.
If you see wrinkles and lines through the forehead or around the eyes that worsen when you make facial expressions like smiling, squinting, or scowling, Botox may be a good option for you. Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles where it is injected. This softens the wrinkles and etched lines in the skin., Dr. Chetty is a Botox specialist who utilizes advanced, modern injection techniques, ensuring that you can still freely express yourself and your results appear completely natural looking. Botox injections typically last about three to four months, and you can receive preventative maintenance treatment to keep up and improve the look. Unlike more invasive treatments, Botox injections require no downtime, and side effects are rare.
Dermal fillers are another treatment option that can be used to create a refreshed and youthful look. Over time, the face will naturally lose some volume and sag. This can result in wrinkles and folds as well as a hollow or sunken appearance with a heavier lower face. Dermal fillers are designed to lift wrinkles and restore a youthful look by replacing lost volume. Like Botox, they require no downtime, with minimal side effects such as slight swelling or bruising at the injection site. Dermal fillers are a good treatment option for lifting and contouring the brows, temples, cheeks, jawline and chin. Dermal fillers also treat folds and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds, perioral lines, marionette lines, neck lines and more.
For many patients, dynamic wrinkles and wrinkles caused by volume loss and collagen degradation caused by ageing can co-exist. This means that a combination of Botox and dermal fillers are beneficial for creating a youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Botox and dermal fillers can be injected at the same appointment for a non-surgical facelift effect. This procedure is also referred to as a Soft Lift or liquid facelift.
Once volume is restored and structural integrity is improved with soft tissue fillers, skin tightening treatments can help stimulate collagen and elastin thereby tightening saggy skin. The lifting and tightening effects from skin tightening treatments are remarkable. An added benefit that patients like is the softening of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin tightening treatments require no downtime and effects have good longevity in healthy individuals.
The hands often show signs of aging just as quickly as the face or neck. This can be especially noticeable in the cold months at the beginning of the year, when dry skin leads to an aged appearance. At Cerulean Medical Institute, we offer hand rejuvenation using Radiesse. This is a dermal filler which stimulates natural collagen production, restoring the volume to the back of the hands for a smooth result with reduced visible veins. This treatment option requires no downtime and is long-lasting thanks to the production of your own natural collagen.
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. This treatment is a type of photofacial which is intended to create smoother and more even skin with reduced signs of aging and discoloration. The lights used in an IPL treatment target unwanted pigmented skin cells, so that they are naturally removed. This results in more even overall skin tone and is a good treatment option for common issues like age spots or sun damage. At the same time, IPL stimulates natural collagen production. This helps to improve the skin’s elasticity and reduce wrinkles or fine lines.
Laser Vein Treatment
Visible veins such as spider veins and telangiectasia are more common as you age and can be a source of self-consciousness for many people. At Cerulean Medical Institute, we offer laser treatments which are effective in reducing these visible blood vessels by targeting and safely removing the aberrant blood vessels. By starting laser vein treatment in the winter months, you can be ready to enjoy your results by the time spring and summer arrive.
Laser Facials for Brown Spots
Age spots, sun spots, and unwanted freckles are all normal as you age, but can be the source of some frustration. Our skin care experts use laser treatments to restore a more even skin tone by targeting excessive pigmentation. The treatment is not painful and causes only a mild warming sensation in the skin. Most patients will require several treatment sessions to achieve their intended results. In addition to treating brown spots, these procedures often stimulate natural collagen to create a smoother surface at the same time.
While you may have seen dermal rollers available for at-home use, these treatments can actually cause unwanted damage to the skin by dragging microneedles at the incorrect angle. Instead, professional medical microneedling treatments are a much safer option. Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. In this treatment, Dr. Chetty will uses ultrafine needles into the treatment area. This stimulates the natural healing response, ultimately leading to cell turnover and improved collagen production for a more youthful appearance. Microneedling is a great option for common disorders like fine lines, skin dullness, or mild discoloration thus improving tone and texture.
Scheduling Your Anti-Aging Treatments in the New Year
The beginning of the new year is an excellent time to schedule anti-aging treatments. The winter months are perfect for treatments that will require some recovery time during which you should avoid direct sun exposure. Through the winter, it’s easier to avoid outdoor activities and excess UV exposure as your skin heals following procedures like IPL, chemical peels, or laser treatments. After the holidays, patients also tend to have more time away from social obligations when they can relax at home and avoid putting on makeup for a short time as needed. Finally, scheduling your treatments at the beginning of the year means you have plenty of time for results to become fully visible by the time the busier spring and summer seasons arrive. All of these considerations make scheduling your anti-aging treatments a great way to start your new year.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about your best anti-aging treatments for 2022, schedule your consultation at Cerulean Medical Institute in Kelowna, BC. Call our office at (778) 402-3696 or contact us online.