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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

New Noninvasive Treatments Can Result in Natural Face-Lift

Oct 31, 2017 06:53PM ● By Amy Kowal

As soon as you are born, your body starts aging. Typically in your 40s, your face and neck will start to show unattractive signs of aging—wrinkles, loose and crepey skin, jowls, enlarged pores … You may not feel old on the inside, but on the outside, your skin will show otherwise.

Collagen and Elastin

Collagen and elastin are two proteins that are critical for maintaining youthful skin. Collagen is responsible for making the skin look plump and firm, while elastin helps it snap back to its original position when pinched, like a rubber band.

During your early 20s, your body stops producing collagen and elastin. After that the amount your body has built up at that time will steadily decrease, approximately 1 percent per year. By age 40, you may have lost up to 20 percent of these proteins. The more you lose, the more fine lines and wrinkles appear. Genetics play an important role in how and when the body ages, but environmental factors such as sun exposure, drinking, smoking, stress and diet also contribute, causing the skin to thin and wear out.

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery plays upon our fears of not being attractive or good enough. The pressure to do something is huge, and anti-aging marketing campaigns take advantage of this emotional vulnerability. Plastic surgery does offer solutions, but they are costly and invasive, coming with health risks, pain and recovery time. Additionally, you may no longer look like yourself, or it may be very obvious that you had a procedure done.

Natural Face-Lift Solutions

Thanks to technological advances, you don’t have to spend lots of money on invasive procedures to look younger and fresher. If you simply want to restore your youthful glow and look rejuvenated and firm, you can use a combination of nonsurgical procedures to get a natural-looking face-lift without surgery. There are devices and products available to gently stimulate and replace your degraded collagen and elastin.

Radio Frequency

Radio frequency delivers deep heat to stimulate the body’s natural skin renewal process. Existing collagen fibers tighten to immediately reduce wrinkles. New collagen and elastin are produced, making the skin smoother, tighter and thicker. Radio frequency also causes fat cells to shrink; improves the appearance of cellulite; and slims the neck, abdomen, arms, flanks, buttocks and thighs.


Microcurrent is low-level electricity that sends gentle waves through the skin to stimulate the facial muscles. It works like exercise for the face, toning and contouring, while stimulating the creation of collagen and elastin. Muscles return to the where they were before gravity pulled them down. The result is an improved, lifted appearance.

Red Light Therapy

When the DNA in our cells is healthy, it emits and absorbs biophotons of light energy; cells that are sick and damaged give off much less energy. Red Light Therapy exposes the skin to specific wavelengths of light, which penetrate at different depths. The DNA absorbs the light, which helps it strengthen and heal. This leads to the production of new collagen and elastin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermal Rolling

Also known as microneedling, this technique involves tiny needles that you roll on your face. The needles in a dermal roller make microscopic holes in your skin, tricking it into creating new collagen and elastin for fast healing. Rolling allows serums to penetrate deeper into your skin, exfoliates your skin, and brings blood flow to the skin’s surface to remove toxins and impurities from within.

Facial Creams

Many facial creams are designed to strengthen the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The key to good results is layering properly formulated concentrations of active ingredients. Products combining hydroxyl acids, hyaluronic acid, retinol, vitamins, minerals, botanical extracts and peptides that rebuild collagen and elastin, in safe and effective formulations, will help improve your appearance.

Start Early, Start Now

Aging is a relentless and continuous process. We can turn back the hands of time, but unfortunately we can’t stop it permanently. No one is too young or too old to benefit from anti-aging treatments. The earlier you start, the easier it is to rebuild collagen and elastin. But regardless of your age, it is possible to erase signs of aging and bring renewal, youthfulness and vitality to your skin.

Amy Kowal is the owner of Reviva Skin and Body Solutions in Fishkill, NY. For more info, call 844.363.7894 or visit