It has only been a few weeks since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in one of the most anticipated weddings of the year. The event had an almost fairytale quality about it and captured the attention of the world. The wedding also inspired many women to try and make a change in their appearance to look more like the new bride. The attempt to get a look like Meghan Markle is being called the “Markle Sparkle”. This article is designed to help those that want this certain “sparkle” achieve the look they desire.
How to Achieve a Youthful Facial Appearance
One of the first steps in achieving glowing skin like Meghan Markle is having a facial treatment. Some doctors speculate that Markle has undergone a facial treatment that utilizes collagen-stimulating microneedling. A microneedling treatment uses tiny needles to puncture the top layer of skin to improve its overall appearance and texture. The needles are moved across the skin using a handheld device. They are also energized with a radiofrequency in order to help stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. The result is a more youthful and glowing complexion that helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face.
Patients that don’t want to undergo microneedling can utilize chemical peels to remove the top layer of skin that looks dull and older, In addition, fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm and Restylane can help provide a more youthful appearance.
Anyone that wants to eliminate Crow’s feet around the eyes and lines on the forehead can easily do so through the use of Botox.
Let there be Light (Therapy)
Another noninvasive way to battle wrinkles, fine lines and acne is through the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). The treatment is conducted using a device that emits a form of pulsing light energy. The light energy is directed onto the skin and is absorbed by various targeted areas. IPL light therapy is broad-based and uses multiple wavelengths so it is not as specific as a laser. IPL photo rejuvenation can treat a variety of conditions such as blood vessels, redness and skin pigmentation issues by toning down conditions such as rosacea flares and brown spots.
Additional Laser Options
Most people picture a fair skinned patient when they think about laser treatments to improve the look and texture of the skin. Thankfully, there are a number of options available to patients with skin that is dark to medium in tone. Laser toning is a gentle laser treatment that uses a special laser called a YAG laser. The YAG laser targets melasma (gray-brown patches that are usually found on the face) without any kind of hyperpigmentation resulting from the treatment. YAG laser treatment is often combined with microdermabrasion to get rid of the dead skin left on the top layer of the skin and make it more receptive to the low energy created by the YAG laser.
Another laser option is Picosure FOCUS. This laser treatment works to rejuvenate the skin of a patient that is suffering from melasma as well as sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Picosure FOCUS is a good treatment option for areas such as the face, hands, neck, forearms and chest. Picosure FOCUS stimulates collagen production but it accomplishes this without having to destroy any of the overlying skin cells. New collagen is formed with each treatment which causes any wrinkles and lines to become smoother over time while also eliminating and fading melasma pigments. Picosure Focus provides fast results as well as dramatic results and is recommended for lighter skin types.
Patients who are not sure which type of light or laser therapy is best suited for them should consult with a board-certified doctor that can perform a thorough examination of the skin.
The Desire to Look like Meghan Markle
With Meghan Markle still in the news thanks to her recent Royal Wedding, the desire of patients to look like her does not look to be slowing down anytime soon. There are a number of reasons that Meghan Markle has captured the attention of the public beyond her recent wedding that was televised around the globe. She first caught the attention of the world due to her youthful appearance and her California style of dress since she was born in Los Angeles. The public also seems to enjoy the fact that she still tries to keep a casual, personal clothing style in her daily life even with her duties and obligations to dress like a member of the Royal Family. Patients who are studying her appearance, and want to look more like her, can take the steps they need to achieve their goals when they visit an experienced and board-certified cosmetic surgeon. The doctor can discuss the goals of the patient in order to determine the best procedures to make the desired changes. The doctor will also set realistic expectations so a patient will know just how much of a “Markle Sparkle” can be achieved through cosmetic surgery.