11 Most Popular Beauty & Anti Aging Treatments in Korea
South Korea is always a step ahead from others when it comes to beauty and cosmetic treatments. Skin care innovation and treatments are getting more popular than ever. With so much buzz about cosmetic surgery – both invasive and non invasive treatments – it’s hard to find out if they are actually right for you. Getting into a dilemma of whether the treatment will work or not is common among all seeking cosmetic treatments. In this article, we will shed light on the most famous anti aging treatments in Korea and where to get it.
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Microneedling is not new. Its been around the cosmetic world even before the 80’s and has helped many people along their beauty journey. Microneedling enhances your appearance by treating wrinkles, fine lines, scars, stretch marks, hyper or hypo pigmentation, sun spots & damages and large pores on skin or on body.
Patients can see improvement just 1 day after having the treatment. However, the process requires a series of treatments to produce more collagen and elastin to maintain healthy skin. After the treatment is completed, one can notice fuller and smoother skin with a better skin tone.
If the treatment is used for acne scars, the scars will become less noticeable because of the new collagen created directly below the scars.
Picoway utilizes picosecond (one-trillionth of a second) pulse duration to generate an ultra-short pulse and very high peak power of laser energy on the skin. This creates a strong photo-mechanical impact that optimizes fracturing of tattoo ink or pigmentation. Tattoo colors known to be resistant to nanosecond devices can now be treated. There is also minimal risk of side effects, as the ultra-short pulses require low fluence energy to break up pigmentation.
Acculift is a cosmetic procedure to reduce the signs of aging in the lower part of your face. It helps to give a more youthful look to your the face.
It uses a laser device called Accusculpt which breaks down the fat to create a beautiful facial contour by removing unnecessary facial fat and giving elasticity to the skin. AccuSculpt uses 1444 nm-wavelength, this laser fiber is inserted into a puncture and is turned on. The wavelengths start breaking the fat and removes saggy skin and double chin.
#4. Fat Grafting
In fat grafting, fat is extracted from certain parts of the body and is transplanted where the skin has shrunken. Fat grafting is normally used to fill space in the face or body.
Fat grafting is a non-invasive procedure that uses one’s own excess fat collected from the thighs, abdomen, and buttocks. This is why fat grafting or fat transfer can be applied to the face, breast, and hip to improve the volume, shape and skin texture.
Botox injections help by blocking certain nerves or paralyzing certain muscles which result in cosmetically removed wrinkles. Botox is directed into the facial muscle by a very thin needle. The surgeon will mark the face to determine the injection points. After marking the injection points, the needle is carefully injected into the injection points pre-determined on the face so that the Botox will both fill up the wrinkles as well as help freeze the muscles and reduce the chances of the wrinkles occurring again. Learn more about Botox.
#6. Dermal/Cosmetic Fillers
Injectable fillers are gels used to fill out lines and wrinkles, create volume, and to restore the hydration, viscosity, and elasticity of the skin. Fillers also serve the purpose of giving your skin a more youthful look. The results of these fillers can last from 4 months to more than a year.
Cosmetic fillers are a better alternative for those who are not yet ready to go under the knife or want a non-invasive treatment to hide the signs of aging.
#7. Laser Resurfacing or Laser Toning
Laser toning or laser treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic treatment in Korea for removing dark stains especially in Asian skin type as well as treating pigmentation like blemishes and black spots etc.
This treatment uses laser beams to penetrate inside the specific layers of the skin and break apart pigments. Laser toning can effectively treat melasma, sun spots, acne scars, and other conditions that affect the skin’s pigmentation. Check out our article on Laser toning which explains it more deeply.
Browlift or eyebrow lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that tightens saggy skin by making incisions at the top or bottom of the eyebrows. Browlift reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes. It also improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows. The treatment places the eyebrows in a youthful position making you look much younger.
#9. Face Lift
Face lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that creates a youthful appearance on the face. The procedure removes sagging muscles and stretched skin on the cheeks and jawline through minimal incisions. Simply put, face lift reshapes the lower part of the face by removing excess facial skin. The surgery involves local anaesthesia or sometimes general anesthesia is required to minimize pain.
#10. Hifu for Anti Aging
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA for lifting the skin on the neck, chin, and brow, and improving lines and wrinkles. HIFU delivers heat energy directly to the subcutaneous tissue that can stimulate and renew the skin collagen production. It improves the texture and reduces sagging and dropping of skin. The process of HIFU accomplishes the results of a facelift without any invasive surgery or injections; an added bonus of this procedure is that there is no downtime.
Microdermabrasion uses exfoliation of the outer layer of the skin to reveal the brighter and the healthier part of the skin. This skin rejuvenation process works on almost all skin types including fine lines, acne scars, blocked pores and sun spots.
Microdermabrasion doesn’t have as much downtime as dermabrasion. This cosmetic treatment is almost painless and it helps in removing blemishes, sun spots and fine lines as well as giving a more youthful look to the skin.
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*NOTE: The article is for general information only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.