A new year is time to set yourself new goals for the year ahead and give your beauty and style regimes a refresh, so what better time to acquaint yourself with some of the most popular beauty treatments around?
There’s plenty to choose from, but we’re just going to take a look at three of the best.
We all know that in the wrong hands, facelifts, fillers and Botox can go very wrong and leave your face looking puffed up, which is why many are now turning to non-surgical alternatives which instead leave your face looking just the same, but smoother and fresher.
There are a couple of different types of non-surgical facelift treatments, but none of them require you to go under the knife and instead usually rely on boosting your own collagen production or working the facial muscles.
Collagen essentially is what helps keep our skin looking young and fresh, but as get older, our body produces less of it.
According to Jeunesse Medispa: “Non-surgical facelifts are a great way to breathe a bit more life into the skin and reduce the signs of ageing, but best of all is how easy it is, with one area taking as little as 15 minutes to treat, with no pain or discomfort.”
Microdermabrasion is another non-invasive procedure which involves using tiny crystals to help remove layers of dead skin cells.
Essentially, when the top layer of skin is removed, the body sees it as an injury and quickly replaces those skin cells with fresh, healthy ones.
That might sound a bit scary but it’s not a painful procedure and only takes about half an hour, and a handheld device will be used to remove the dead skin cells.
It’s a much safer and more affordable alternative to chemical peels and laser treatment, with treatments generally costing between £40 and £100.
While it should be a pain free procedure, one thing to bear in mind though is that you may suffer from a little bit of redness and swell for a little while afterwards.
If you are concerned about microdermabrasion, check out what the NHS have to say about the procedure here.
If you’re looking for a permanent fix for thin brows, microblading might be the way to go.
It’s grown in popularity a lot over the last few years and is probably the most long-lasting and natural-looking solution available.
It’s actually technically a form of tattoo, with pigment being implanted under the skin, although it’s not as deep as an actual tattoo.
Like a tattoo, it sometimes can cause a little bit of pain, but generally, it’s more just like small scratches than any serious pain, and numbing cream can be applied if you’re a little more sensitive to it.
There are many different types of microblading, such as microshading and microfeathering, which can give you a slightly different look. Check out this article from Glamour for more info on the differences between these different types of treatment.