The festivities are over and 2012 has arrived. Time passes so quickly, and yet there is a way to turn back the clock. This year, anti-ageing treatments are set to take centre stage. Yes, it might be the year of the dragon, but that doesn’t mean you have to look like one.
Of course, you can’t help feeling reptilian after the madness of Christmas and New Year. The cold weather and central heating conspire to wreak absolute havoc on the skin, causing dry and flaky patches that never seem to go away. We all dream of the approaching summer, as we lather on the array of useless creams we were gifted by distant relatives.
It’s not all ‘Bah Humbug’ though, as the treats can continue into the month of January and beyond. Indeed, present wrapping and sherry supping into the wee hours calls for serious rejuvenation, and thankfully there are plenty of options open to you.
Clinics across the country are offering top treatments to fight the clock, and 2012 will certainly see a number of new procedures arrive.
For now, popular options such as Botox and fillers are still the number one choice for plumping up the skin. Because they reduce the appearance of fine lines whilst achieving a natural look, they’re always a better option than risking a full-blown facelift. Make sure to go to a registered doctor, and one who’ll under-correct rather than over-correct. You might want youthful skin, but you don’t want to be void of expression altogether.
Skin improvement treatments also remain popular, especially peels, which provide intense exfoliation to brighten the complexion. You can wave goodbye to the flaky patches and lines from winter, and even enjoy the myriad of gift sets lying in the attic. You see, once the dead skin has been scrubbed or peeled away, the new skin is able to respond to those lotions and potions.
For rejuvenation that lasts, more and more people are turning to Dermaroller therapy, a micro-needling treatment which stimulates the skin to heal and improve from within, boosting natural collagen production.
All in all, by building fresher skin, working on the lines and wrinkles and plumping it up simultaneously, you’ll achieve a more youthful and healthy appearance.
Never mind turning the clock back to 2011 – 2012 could take decades off you.