Thermage face lift: worth the cost?

thermage-face-liftA Thermage face lift is sold as a low cost alternative to facial surgery – all the skin tightening effects of a face lift without the pain or the hit on your bank balance.

This apparently miraculous skin tightening treatment first came to everyone’s attention – as with so many other things – following a glowing review on Oprah a few years back.

Thousands of eager viewers rushed to get the procedure and many of them bitterly regretted their decision when the Thermage treatment resulted in painful and sometimes lasting side effects. Now in 2011 – the technology has improved and experience of Thermage treatments has grown. So – are the problems still there and is it worth the cost?
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Laser skin treatment guide

laser-skin-treatmentLasers have revolutionized anti aging treatments in recent years.

Laser skin treatment is now one of the most commonly available options for sun damage, facial flushing, lines and wrinkles, spider veins and for a face tightening without surgery.

Lasers can also be used as a powerful skin resurfacing agent where a general facial peel is needed.   [Read more…]

NuFace Review: updated for 2012

nuface-reviewUntil the last few years if you wanted to get a microcurrent face lift the only option was to book into your favorite spa for a course of treatments.

Although home microcurrent systems were available in Europe – in the US it was a different matter. The sophisticated microcurrent machines used by aestheticians and physicians in spas and clinics had not been adapted for our use at home.

A cosmetic dermatologist based in San Diego called Carol Cole changed all that when she released NuFace in 2008 – the first and only FDA approved true home microcurrent system on the US market. [Read more…]

Microcurrent face lift: gain without the pain?

microcurrent-face-liftFor a little while now celebrities and those in the know about  anti aging have been booking themselves in to beauty clinics and spas for a microcurrent face lift.

In recent years there has been increased consumer demand for non invasive methods of facial rejuvenation. A microcurrent facial became one of a number of treatments – like led light therapy and Thermage –  that could be offered to women seeking a non surgical face lift rather than conventional plastic surgery.

Getting a microcurrent facial is a  relatively new procedure for clients of skin clinics and spas in the US but they have been a favorite anti aging treatment in Europe for a long time. The CACI microcurrent system is one of the leading machines in the UK and Europe and similar systems are now used in spas all over the US.
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Red light therapy: does Baby Quasar work?

red light therapy reviews baby quasarLed skin therapy is among the most affordable of in office treatments but the cost of sessions can build up and now may be a good time to consider investing in a home led device to save money in the long term.

This article is one of a series of red light therapy reviews and takes a look at one of the most talked about of the home led devices – Baby Quasar Red.

The makers of Baby Quasar – AdvanThera – make high spec professional led skin treatment devices for clinics and spas and the Baby Quasar is a scaled down version of these. [Read more…]

Can you get a non surgical face lift?

non surgical face liftIf you are put off by the idea of plastic surgery but want to rejuvenate your looks then you may be tempted by a less invasive approach.

Just as the name implies – a non surgical face lift is an anti aging treatment that claims to offer similar (sometimes the same) results to a face lift but without the pain and trauma of surgery.

A lot of treatments tend to be lumped under this label  – which is one of the reasons this whole are is slightly confusing to the ordinary person.  The other reason for confusion is that it sounds impossible – how can you have a face lift without surgery? [Read more…]

LED light therapy for rejuvenated skin

LED-light-therapyYou may have heard about LED light therapy as a treatment for skin conditions like acne and rosacea – but did you know the same therapy can also be used as a skin rejuvenation treatment?

If you want to give your skin an anti aging boost you definitely should consider an LED skin treatment.

Results appear to be impressive with less discomfort and downtime than laser facials and with a lower cost.

As with any anti aging treatment you need to do your research before you buy. If you are thinking about a treatment – find out what to expect, how LED light therapy compares with other forms of skin rejuvenation and – most importantly – will it actually work? [Read more…]