With the abundance of anti-ageing treatments and products on the market today, it can be overwhelming for patients to choose either a facial aesthetic treatment or the right products to add to their skin care routine for mature skin.
Sometimes, trying to choose anti-ageing treatments and products that really work can be a long – and expensive – process. But luckily Dr Nina is here to advise! In this post, we are going to give you an overview of not only the best non-surgical anti-ageing treatments that Dr Nina recommends to all her clients but also the best skin care products for noticeably younger-looking skin.
Choosing the Right Anti-Ageing Treatments and Products
We are all familiar today with the consequences of the natural ageing process, our lifestyles and the environment we live in: unwanted facial lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tones being the most common ones.
However, when it comes to achieving a younger-looking, radiant skin everyone’s aesthetics goals are different. That’s why consulting with a rigorously trained medical professional certified in aesthetic treatments is the first step to set you up for success.
At Facial Sculpting, Dr. Nina Bal always recommends her patients book an initial 1:1 consultation with her so that she can tailor their treatments to meet their unique needs.
Dr Nina is a well-respected member of the aesthetics community, member of the General Dental Council, of SaveFace (a national register of Accredited practitioners who provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments) and JCCP (Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners).
Her most recent accomplishment was winning as ‘Best Aesthetic Facial Sculpting Specialist’ at the Private Healthcare Awards 2021 and the 2020 Global Excellence Award for ‘Most Outstanding Facial Sculpting Treatment’.
Dr. Nina not only has more than 12 years of experience in aesthetic treatments, looking after the cosmetic needs of thousands of patients. She’s also constantly learning and gaining knowledge in her field to make sure her patients have access to the newest anti-ageing procedures and products made with the best, active ingredients.
In fact, she has just successfully launched her skin care line, Dr Nina Skin. Drawing on her experience, she took two years to design her must-have skincare product and find the perfect glow formula for the skin to help her clients achieve their dream complexion.
We will be introducing her debut product, the Face Sculpt Serum, a bit later. Now let’s go deeper into how to choose the top 3 anti-ageing treatments and products.
The Best Anti-Ageing Treatments by Dr Nina
Anti-ageing aesthetic treatments can help mask or even delay the passage of time. They are designed to soften expression lines and define facial contours, in order to make your face look rejuvenated and refreshed. By targeting the areas most affected by the ageing process – the forehead, lips, cheeks, and nose/mouth areas – cosmetic procedures for your face can transform your look in a matter of minutes and without the need for invasive surgery.
As mentioned, if you are serious about starting an anti-ageing skin care, a skin consultation with Dr Nina is the first step you should start from. Only a deeper understanding of your skin will enable her to prescribe a course of treatment that is 100% bespoke, hence effective. By skipping this vital step, you may find it very difficult to see results, while wasting money in the process.
Generally speaking, these are the top three anti-ageing treatments Dr Nina recommends to her patients.
1. Wrinkle Treatment
The wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin type A is a simple yet effective procedure to combat the most outward signs of aging.
Botulinum toxin is an injectable neurotoxin that works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, causing them to relax. Used as a cosmetic ingredient, it can be injected into your facial muscles to temporarily block signals from your nervous system that tell certain muscles to move.
As a result, your expressions soften and those wrinkles that form from facial movements we tend to make every day – like frowning, squinting, smiling etc. – are reduced. Botulinum toxin injections can also slow the formation of new lines by preventing the contraction of facial muscles.
2. Dermal Fillers
Other than wrinkles, another common sign of aging is volume loss. This is due to the fact that our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat and collagen as we age. As facial tissues thin out, smile lines and crow’s feet become more visible and cheeks may look a little hollow. UV exposure, genetics, and lifestyle can also add and accelerate this process.
Injectable dermal fillers are gel-like substances (the most popular being Hyaluronic acid) that are injected beneath the skin to enhance and restore lost volume, smooth out lines – especially around the nose and mouth – or enhance facial contours.
Dermal fillers are one of the top facial aesthetics treatments performed annually by thousands of men and women, as they can be a very cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.
3. Microneedling with Dermaroller, Derma Stamp or Dermapen
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a skin resurfacing technology that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles. Instead of removing layers of skin with chemicals (like skin peels would do), microneedling creates microscopic “injuries” in the skin that trigger its natural healing response and prompt it to produce new collagen and elastin.
Benefits of this treatments include smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, minimising scars, shrinking the size of enlarged pores, treating sun damage and hyperpigmentation and more.
The needles are introduced with a choice of microneedling devices – Dermaroller, Derma Stamp, or Dermapen. The difference between these devices lies in their shape, and Dr Nina will assess which device is most suitable for your skin during the consultation.
The Best Anti-Ageing Products Dr Nina Recommends
When it come to choosing the best anti-ageing products, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First of all, true and lasting results come from the quality of the ingredients and formulations that are backed up by scientific evidence, as well as your commitment to the product.
It is important to remember that skin problems are never a quick fix. Following the skin consultation, Dr Nina will create a bespoke plan that will work for your skin. Results will come, but you will need to stick to it and be diligent with your skincare plan.
Medical-grade Skin Care Products
Together with specific aesthetic treatments, Dr Nina might prescribe medical-grade skin care products containing active ingredients that have been clinically proven to have positive effects on the skin. These products differ from over-the-counter products because they contain ingredients that are capable of penetrating below the top layers of the skin.
As with the amount of a particular ingredient, the formula used for developing a product plays a large role in its effectiveness too. While medical-grade skin care lines may come with a slightly higher price than many retail manufacturers’ products, you can be sure that they have been developed to a higher standard with quality ingredients to provide effective results.
Face serums are clear, gel-based, or liquid skin care products formulated to deliver high concentrations of specific active ingredients to the skin. Similar to medical-grade skin care products, the molecules of active ingredients contained in serums are able to penetrate the skin on the deepest level, while moisturisers tend to deliver their effects more on the top layers. Also, due to the higher concentration, serums typically take a shorter amount of time to see visible results compared to creams and lotions.
There are many different types of serums on the market that perform different jobs, ranging from hydration to skin brightening, to anti-acne and more. When it comes to Dr Nina’s Face Sculpt Serum, its special glow formula for the skin focuses on maximising glowing, for a powerful anti-ageing action.
There is no such thing as a secret glow formula for the skin. However, Dr Nina knows that the combination and the quality of the ingredients make all the difference when it comes to any product’s effectiveness.
Face Sculpt Serum: Key Ingredients to Fight Ageing
The formula of Dr Nina’s Face Sculpt Serum has been specifically designed for most skin types to achieve immediate glowing skin. In fact, after two weeks of use, 75%* of the testers reported younger-looking, glowing skin.
- ARABIAN COTTON 1%
- Broad-spectrum protection against photo-aging.
- CROSSLINKED 2% HYALURONIC ACID
- Provides gradual hydration and, in turn, improves the skin, balancing both hydration and oil production. It improves the protective barrier effect of the skin as well.
- EXO-P 2%
- Makes a barrier or shield effect, preventing the penetration of pollutant particles.
- GLYCOLIC ACID 0.7%
- Glycolic acid has a very low molecular weight, meaning it is able to penetrate the skin easily to soften and gently exfoliate, whilst also hydrating the skin.
- LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT HYALURONIC ACID 0.1%
- Penetrates the stratum corneum, providing water to the deeper layers of the skin and improving wrinkles.
- MATRIXYL® 2%
- Stimulates the production of collagen for a long-term anti-wrinkle effect.
- NIACINAMIDE 1%
- A vitamin of group D, balances skin tone and improves the look of hyperpigmentation.
- REDENSIN® 2.5%
- Helps plump wrinkles from the inside.
- SALICYLIC ACID 0.1%
- A gentle exfoliator to soften and gently exfoliate the skin. It also has an antibacterial and antiseptic action.
- TURMERIA ZEN 1%
- A multi-active ingredient from Turmeric stem cells with an anti-inflammatory action that helps to support wound healing and improves the look of small scars and wrinkles.
Plus all of the ingredients are guaranteed:
- Cruelty-free and not tested on animals
- 100% Vegan and Natural Ingredients
- Ethically Sourced Extract
Choosing anti-ageing skin care treatments and products that really work can be overwhelming when you are just getting started. If you are serious about your skin care and want to see results, the best way is to come in for a consultation with Dr Nina as soon as possible. In the meantime, we hope this post has been helpful!