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Treating myself to luxury

I love high end cosmetics. I know that the lower end brands often have similar colours, but I find that the higher end brands have a much nicer formula and last longer. Shopping for high end cosmetics is my passion, and I spend a lot of time researching and planning my new purchases. Really great products can often be used in a range of ways and can be great value. On this site I explain why I prefer certain products to others and look at the different ways you can use the same products. It should be useful for any fans of high end cosmetics.


Lunchtime facelifts | Cosmetic treatments without the surgery

If you are looking for a pick me up to make you look younger and more naturally refreshed there are a range of great non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can usually be done in an hour of less. Here are some of the options you can consider.

Wrinkle relaxers

Wrinkles naturally build up in the parts of the face that move during expressions like laughter or anger, as well as around commonly used areas such as the mouth and lips for smokers. Wrinkle relaxers can be injected into areas such as crow lines around the eyes, 'anger lines' which build up between the eyebrows and horizontal lines on the forehead to relax wrinkles and create a smooth and more youthful appearance. The relaxant is injected through fine needles and can be done in the doctor's chair.

Collagen stimulants

Collagen is naturally produced in young skin, and it ensures that the skin has a plump appearance and remains elastic. As we age, the collagen levels in our skin drop leading to drier and thinner skin, which does not respond as easily to changes. Collagen stimulation involves heating the lower layers of the skin using combinations of heat, ultrasounds, radio frequency and physical stimulation to encourage the body to create more collagen. Other treatments involve light injections of collagen stimulating microspheres under the skin. These procedures are all done in the doctor's rooms and some users report

This is often backed up with use at home creams containing collagen stimulating ingredients such as copper peptides and niacin derivatives.

Dermal fillers

The final in chair procedure is injection of dermal fillers, which filler is inject into lines or wrinkles in the face creating a smoother and plumper impression of the face. There are several options for fillers including temporary fillers like collagen and permanent fillers like PMMA beads. Temporary filler are reabsorbed into the body over time, so need to be updated where as permanent fillers stay in place and can be adjusted over time to create more dramatic effects.

While permanent fillers don't need to be renewed, some users find that they can look less natural if there are changes to the overall facial structure such as weight gain.

If you are looking for a non-surgical facelift option to make you look naturally younger and fresher there are many lunchtime options available. The best cosmetic treatment option will depend on your skin condition, lifestyle and budget.