What methods exist for skin rejuvenation without surgery?

Attractive and appealing at any age. Every anti-aging treatment wants to fulfill this wish. We do not rely on the advertising promises of the cosmetics industry. As physicians and scientists, our focus is on fact-based findings. Numerous, high-quality and conclusive studies speak for the application of the following treatments:

  • Autologous blood treatment (Chamata ES, et al., 2021, Plast Reconstr Surg.)
  • Skinbooster hyaluronic acid (Cui Y, et al., 2021, Plast Reconstr Surg.)
  • Nano-own fat treatment (Menkes S, et al., 2020, Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open.)
  • Microneedling (Ramaut L, et al., 2018, J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg.).

Among the well-researched and effective treatments is facial peeling. However, trichloroacetic acid peeling appears to be less effective than microneedling (El-Domyati M, et al., 2018, Int J Dermatol.). Of course, there are other procedures that exert their effects via minute burns of the skin surface (laser treatment, Tixel) or via superheating of deeper skin layers (radiofrequency or thermalift, high-intensity focused ultrasound or HIFU). The study situation must be viewed critically in industry-sponsored studies. In the absence of comparative studies, the risk-benefit analysis of laser treatment, radiofrequency and high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment must be made on an individual basis.

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Author: Stéphane Stahl, MD, PhD. There are no financial relationships with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries that could have influenced the above text. Any reproduction, even partial, is permitted for personal use only. All texts used on this website are protected by copyright.

 

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