Face the Facts; So You Want to Look Younger but Don't Want Invasive Surgery. We Found Three Easy Ways to Do Just That

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Face the Facts; So You Want to Look Younger but Don't Want Invasive Surgery. We Found Three Easy Ways to Do Just That


IN our looks-obsessed society, buying a pretty, youthful face sounds easy. A scoosh of this, a little jag of that and your lips are luscious, your blemishes are zapped into oblivion and your wrinkles disappear all in the space of a lunch hour.

From Collagen to Botox, Restylane to Alladerm and Aquamid, the list of chemical help goes on and on, and each year there are more options available. For just a few hundred pounds you can look a decade younger, or so the sales pitch goes.

It obviously works though, as last year 500,000 Brits signed up for vanity treatments. More than a million women worldwide have enhanced their lips at a cost of half a billion pounds.

In Scotland, BUPA have reported a 33 per cent increase in cosmetic procedures in the past year, but is it really such a smart idea?

Increasingly, horror stories are emerging that make you question the sense of injecting your face with these substances. Swelling, hard lumps and an unnatural appearance are the main complaints.

Worryingly, current loopholes in legislation mean clinics that offer Botox injections, dermal fillers and chemical peels do not need to register with the National Care Standards Commission.

Dr Brian Coghlan, president of the Royal Society of Medicine's plastic surgery section said: 'There are some risks. One in 1,000 patients develop red bumps several weeks after treatment and have to get antibiotics and steroid injections.'

Poor consultations, unqualified staff, and a failure to explain risks and side-effects are just some of the reasons why it can end in tears.

The very public embarrasment from unnatural results show celebrities including Anne Robinson, Leslie Ash and Meg Ryan aren't immune.

It's not all bad news, however, and there are some non-invasive treatments that can restore the bloom and diminish lines and wrinkles.

Here are two procedures that will leave you looking better without requiring knives, injections or surgery.

COMPUTER Aided Cosmetology Instrument (CACI) is one of the most trusted and effective skin rejuvenation programmes.

It works by using a patented Tsunami waveform that works in harmony with the body's own bio-electrical field. It restores muscle-tone to the face by recharging the electrical energy potential within the muscle and this improves the skin by triggering micro-current activity within the skin cells. …

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