A variety of non-surgical cosmetic procedures are available to rejuvenate skin of the face and neck, reports Wewomen.com. Treatments include liquid injections, various forms of radiotherapy to stimulate collagen, and laser therapy. The appropriate treatment depends on the extent of skin damage or age and desired results.
Laser treatment is a non-surgical facial treatment that can be used before significant signs of aging appear, reports Dr. O'Reilly. Laser treatment has positive effects on wrinkling, age spots, acne and surgical scarring, and is the only therapy which is FDA approved to reduce stretch marks. Collagen production is stimulated in trouble areas by the laser's pulsing light. In the same way, ultherapy stimulates collagen production using fine-tuned ultrasound waves. Ultherapy is recommended for those who already have signs of aging, and can produce significant results from one treatment. In addition, collagen stimulation continues for months after the initial treatment, resulting in further improvements in skin tone. Pelleve is a less intense version of ultherapy, where radiofrequency energy is used to improve skin tone. Pelleve is recommended for those in their 30's or 40's, and has limited effects on significantly damaged skin.
For those unafraid of needles, two injecting therapies are recommended by Wewomen.com. Liquid Facelift is a preventative method, where a mixture of anti-aging components are injected into problem areas. Components include Botox or hyaluronic acid. For those with significant wrinkling, Sculptra is recommended. The active component, poly-L-lactic acid, is a facial filler which fills out slackened skin while also stimulating collagen production.