Julianne Moore (62 years old), Gwyneth Paltrow (50 years), Brook Shields (58 years old) or Virginie Efira (46) swear by this anti-aging treatment. But it’s not just them. Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria And Kim Kardashian display a radiant youthful look thanks to this non-invasive and equally effective practice. A great alternative to Botox injections, this treatment is becoming more and more popular. We have tested it for you.
Why give up Botox injections?
Botox or not Botox ? Even if this decision belongs only to you, there are still a number of factors to consider, namely:
- The long-term effects of Botox injections are not yet fully understood, as their widespread use is relatively recent.
- Botox injections can cause side effects temporary such as bruising, swelling or headache.
- As with any medical treatment, there are always risks associated with Botox injections, such as allergic reactions or unsatisfactory results.
- Some may have ethical concerns regarding the use of chemical products to change the appearance.
What are the alternatives to Botox injections?
Considering these aspects, more and more people are opting for alternative anti-aging treatments. Among the best known are:
- dermal fillers (such as hyaluronic acid, collagen or poly-L-lactic)
- laser treatments (such as CO2 laser resurfacing or fractional laser treatments)
- microdermabrasion (exfoliation of the surface layer of the skin)
- peels acid-based (such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or trichloroacetic acid)
- topical treatments (use of cosmetic products containing active ingredients such as retinol, vitamin C, peptides etc)
- non-invasive aesthetic medicine
The choice of the alternative will, of course, depend on your goals, your budget and your tolerance to the treatments.
Radiofrequency, a non-invasive alternative to Botox injections
In the list non-invasive anti-aging treatments, radio frequency is gaining more and more popularity. Julianne Moore boasts about it on his Instagram page, Virginie Efira quotes her in her interviews, and they are not the only ones!
The technique consists of emitting very high frequency electromagnetic waves on the skin to cause heating in the subcutaneous tissue. This heat of around 40° C acts on three levels:
- production again collagen
- stimulation of microcirculation in the treated area
- removal of certain fat cells from the treated area
At the level of the face, this procedure makes it possible to redraw the ovalimprove the suppleness and tone of the skin and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. During this procedure, several types of radio frequency devices are used. They vary according to their power and their variable number of electrodes. Some devices combine pulsed light and ultrasound.
How does a radiofrequency session take place at the beauty institute?
We decided to test this very fashionable technique in EstheClinic beauty institute.
The journey begins with a diagnostic appointment (free and without obligation) with a consultant, during which we set the type of treatment and the protocol according to our needs and expectations.
The radio frequency session lasts 30 – 35 minutes on average. After carefully cleaning the skin of our face, a specialist applies a glycerin gel to it. Then, she sets the temperature of her high-speed rotary electric device to around 40°C, before applying it to the area of skin to be treated. The device emits very high frequency waves that cause a sensation of heat. By making circles all around the area to be treated, the beautician ensures that the temperature of the device suits us. For a more targeted treatment, she changes the device. The experience is rather relaxing, and the result is impressive. From the first session, skin looks more tonedvisibly plumped, wrinkles and fine linesattenuated.
With 20 years of experience, EstheClinic has several centers in France (Paris 2nd and 16th, Cannes, Marseille and Bordeaux) but also in Singapore and Hong Kong. Do not hesitate to make an appointment on the site www.estheclinic.fr for personalized care.