3 Ways to Look Younger Without Invasive Surgery

If you'd like to look younger but aren't willing to go under the knife, there are plenty of other options. Not all cosmetic procedures are as drastic as the plastic surgery you might see on TV, but they can still make a dramatic change to the way you look and feel. Small changes to your appearance can massively boost your self-esteem, confidence, and happiness - as long as you have realistic expectations.

When considering the following procedures, take a look at some before and after pictures of others who have undergone the procedure, and ask yourself whether you would be happy with similar results. If the answer's no, then it might not be the right option for you.

Anti-wrinkle injections

Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing muscles and preventing lines and wrinkles from forming in the face. They can be effective in removing frown lines, 'crow's feet' at the edges of the eyes, and forehead wrinkles. The injections are quick and simple to administer, and you'll be able to carry on with your day immediately after the procedure, with none of the recovery time that's associated with invasive cosmetic surgery. You may experience a small amount of bruising or discomfort, but this is rare. Anti-wrinkle injections can be administered multiple times, and regular treatments will keep you looking young and wrinkle-free.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are an effective way to smooth or fill out parts of the face. Fillers can help to remove or reduce the appearance of deep lines in your face, making you look more youthful. The procedure is extremely simple, and shouldn't cause any pain. A numbing cream will be applied to your face, and filler will be injected into the chosen areas. You might notice a small amount of swelling and redness, but this will be quick to subside and won't stop you from carrying out any of your usual activities.

Stretch mark reduction

Stretch marks are often present after a dramatic change in weight, or simply as we get old. Removing these marks will take years off your age and increase your confidence. The treatment works by numbing your skin and then using a special roller to create dozens of 'micro injuries' over and around the stretch mark. This encourages your skin to produce higher amounts of collagen to heal itself, which remove the appearance of the stretch mark. Your skin will warm and may be a little uncomfortable for a short amount of time following the treatment, but you'll be back to normal by the next day.