Recently, more and more young patients can be found in the offices of cosmetologists. Perhaps this is because people have become a more responsible approach to the health of their skin.
When and with what problems is it worth contacting cosmetologists?
Why you need to visit a beautician
A cosmetologist is a doctor who deals with the prevention and correction of aesthetic problems. Higher medical education allows him to carry out complex manipulations for rejuvenation, modeling the contours of the face and body.
Thus, visiting a beautician boils down to four main goals:
What tasks does a beautician solve?
A cosmetologist is a specialist of a wide spectrum. The arsenal of its capabilities includes a large number of therapeutic measures:
- Elimination of superficial deterioration in the quality of the skin (dryness, peeling, excessive sebum secretion, hypersensitivity);
- Treatment of congestion (acne, post-acne, rosacea, age spots);
- Prevention of photoaging (especially important before the summer season, when the sun becomes most active);
- Work with the first signs of aging (mimic wrinkles, loss of firmness and elasticity);
- Restoration of the lost volume;
- Sculpting of facial features;
- Preventive procedures are aimed at maintaining and improving the quality of the skin.
At what age should you visit a beautician?
There is no one starting point for all. It all depends on the characteristics of the skin of a particular patient. Some nature generously rewarded with perfectly even and smooth skin without flaws, while others begin to visit a beautician from adolescence.
12-14 years is the approximate age of puberty. During this period, the formation of the sexual reproductive function of the male and female bodies takes place. In girls, the shape of the pelvis changes, the mammary glands, and external genital organs increase, and hair grows above the lip, armpits, and intimate areas. Boys may notice an increase in Adam’s apple and external genital organs, growth of hair on the face and body, and a change in voice.
In addition, there is an active release of sebum, which means that the first black dots and comedones appear. At this point, bringing a teenager to a consultation with a beautician is advisable to find the right daily care for the skin type.
It is very important to tell the young patient about how skin quality is affected by hormones, nutrition, and bad habits.
The most popular questions to the cosmetologist and the answers to them
In this block, we have collected the most common questions patients want to know the answers to:
- How to protect yourself from pigmentation?
Pigmentation is a condition in which some areas of the skin are darker than others. The sun’s rays hurt the entire body and are the main source of photoaging. To avoid the increased attention of ultraviolet radiation, apply sunscreen to the face and neck area when you leave the house.
- At what age should you start getting Botox and Hyaluronic Acid injections?
Here one should proceed not from age but testimony. However, it is not advisable to start injection interventions before the age of 25 since the skin has all the resources to recover.
Women usually visit their first Botox procedure after 30-35 years of age. Botulinum toxin type A enters the muscle and blocks the transmission of nerve impulses. Due to this, muscle contraction stops, and the wrinkle is smoothed out.
As for contour plastics, the procedure for increasing the volume of the lips with the help of fillers based on hyaluronic acid is very popular among young girls.
- What is the difference between biorevitalization and mesotherapy?
In preparations for biorevitalization, the main active ingredient is hyaluronic acid in high concentration. And mesotherapy is a “cocktail” of hyaluronic acid, vitamins, peptides, and amino acids.
Procedures differ according to the zones of influence. In addition to eliminating wrinkles, mesotherapy successfully copes with such problems as cellulite, hair loss, and skin preparation for aggressive techniques.
Biorevitalization, in turn, improves the condition of the hands, décolleté, and even joints.
- How long does the effect of injection techniques last?
It all depends on the purpose of the injection and the specific clinical case. After completing the full course, the effect of biorevitalization, mesotherapy, and Botox lasts an average of 6 months. At the same time, the effect of botulinum therapy in the armpits can reach up to 2-3 years.
- What is a contraindication to injections?
Standard contraindications to cosmetic interventions of any complexity are inflammatory, oncological, autoimmune diseases, pregnancy, lactation, intolerance to the drug’s components, skin diseases, blood clotting disorders, etc.
Skin features at (25, 30, 35, 40, and 50 years old)
Internal and external changes condition each stage of our life. Therefore, each age period requires special attention, selecting relevant home care and salon procedures.
Up to 25 years, the main cosmetic problem is acne and its consequences (post-acne, spot pigmentation). In this case, the treatment aims to eliminate acne’s causes: hormonal stabilization, treatment of gynecological diseases, normalization of nutrition, and sleep. For its part, the cosmetologist can offer the patient to attend facial cleansing regularly, undergo a peeling course, and help choose medical cosmetics.
These conservative measures are necessary to exfoliate dead skin cells, accelerate the process of cell renewal and improve skin nutrition with beneficial substances.
Among other things, it is important to accurately understand your skin type and choose daily care according to it. It should consist of make-up removal, cleansing, toning, and moisturizing.
Normal skin is very rare. It has a healthy complexion and elasticity; it lacks oily sheen, comedones, black spots, and peeling. The main rule in caring for normal skin is not to harm (to be more precise, not to overdry and not provoke blockage of pores).
Dry skin can be identified by the presence of peeling, a feeling of tightness, frequent allergic rashes, and itching. Care for it should be based on herbal and softening components, and most importantly – without alcohol-containing products. Serums with hyaluronic acid can be used as moisturizing. The concentration of nutrients in the serum is much higher than in the cream, so that the result will be faster and more effective.
Oily skin needs no introduction. Its owners know that oily sheen, blackheads, enlarged pores, and comedones will accompany them throughout their lives. Cosmetics for oily skin are marked in green and have antioxidant and drying properties.
The combined type increases the area’s dryness around the eyes, temples, and cheeks. While the nose, forehead, and chin are oily. Therefore, people with combination skin should use two products for different face areas.
By the age of 30, the first signs of aging are observed:
- Uneven skin color
- Thickening of the stratum corneum of the dermis
- A decrease in firmness and elasticity
- Deepening of folds in the area of mimic wrinkles
If you have noticed the above signs, you do not need to sound the alarm! Small degradation processes only mean additional care measures must be added to the daily beauty routine.
For example, include massage and microcurrent therapy. Procedures improve cell nutrition, normalize blood circulation and metabolic processes, and tighten the skin. Your face will acquire a healthy tone, and mimicking wrinkles will reduce their depth.
Engaging in regular physical activity and monitoring nutrition are also very important. We are what we eat! Food should be rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and other beneficial substances.
At this age, the signs of aging become more pronounced as the skin becomes more and more difficult to retain moisture. Persistent creases appear around the eyes and mouth, the contour of the oval face blurs, and the ability of the inner layers of the skin to retain moisture deteriorates.
Therefore, at age 35, it is important to pay attention to comprehensive skin support. This includes: improving blood circulation (massages, microcurrent therapy), deep hydration (biorevitalization / mesotherapy), renewal (medium peeling, facial cleansing), and stimulation of natural collagen synthesis (photorejuvenation), restoration of lost volumes (contour plastic).
Forty years is the so-called “reference point” when skin care can officially be called anti-aging. The skin loses its tone even more, becomes thinner, and sags.
At this age, a visit to a beautician should go in parallel with the observation of a gynecologist and an endocrinologist.
To make a face look not swollen and tired but fresh and toned, we recommend paying attention to thread lifting. In just one procedure, the cosmetologist can save you from many aesthetic problems: wrinkles, age spots, ptosis, and facial asymmetry.
To consolidate the effect and reduce the rehabilitation period, it is recommended to undergo a course of mesotherapy after 2-3 weeks.
For daily use, pay attention to cosmetics labeled “40+”. Such complexes are developed based on anti-aging, soothing, moisturizing, and antioxidant substances: hyaluronic acid, growth factors, collagen, alpha-lipoic acid, and vitamin C.
At this age, a woman’s body goes through the final hormonal phase – menopause. A significant decrease in estrogen levels leads to a decrease in fat reserves in the skin’s subcutaneous tissues, as well as thinning of the skin. Popular procedures at 50 are thread lifting of the face oval, intimate plasma therapy, and blepharoplasty.
Popular procedures aimed at skin rejuvenation
The main global trend in the field of cosmetology for several years has been naturalness. Both cosmetologists and patients try to adhere to this direction. Therefore, procedures with the most natural result are chosen for the lifting effect.
- The procedure involves introducing injections, which include many useful components (vitamins, peptides, hyaluronic acid). There are a large number of meso-cocktails that are used depending on the purpose of the procedure. This can be an increase in elasticity, an improvement in the quality and growth of hair, and a decrease in the severity of signs of fatigue and aging.
- Preparations based on hyaluronic acid have firmly entered patients’ favorites in cosmetology clinics. The substance can attract water, making the skin moisturized, radiant, smoother, and more elastic.
- Plasma therapy.
- This technique is based on the introduction of one’s blood plasma. Firstly, it is enriched with platelets, stimulating its production of collagen and elastin. Secondly, it is safe and hypoallergenic.
- Medium peeling.
- It is an excellent prevention of the first signs of aging. After completing the full course of median peeling, you will receive a renewed epidermis, an even tone, and a decrease in the depth of wrinkles and age spots. Acids also help smooth post-acne scars and fight rashes and blackheads.
- Thread lifting.
- The gold standard for thread lifting today is the Luxeface & Luxebody technique. These mesothreads are characterized by high plasticity and optimal fixation in tissues. This allows the cosmetologist to achieve a high effect in work without a long period of rehabilitation.
- After being injected under the skin, Luxeface & Luxebody mesothreads form a subcutaneous framework that supports soft tissues. After the first procedure, you can observe a reduction in the depth of wrinkles, a noticeable lifting effect, and an improvement in skin turgor.
Modern cosmetology helps a woman to remain beautiful at any age! The main thing is to skillfully combine skincare with a healthy lifestyle without bad habits, regular exercise, and proper nutrition. And then not only the skin but the whole body will say “thank you” and please you for as long as possible.
List of used literature
- Sattler, Gerhard Botulinum toxin in aesthetic medicine.
- Knowle, Britta Mesotherapy in aesthetic medicine.