Thanks to TikTok, the beauty industry has been sent into an overdrive of trends to try, not only from the comfort of your home but also onto the runways and magazine spreads. Constantly on a daily basis, there’s a new beauty reel to jump onto. And I would do anything to look 10 plus years younger without any surgical procedure. This skincare junkie is not a huge fan of needles or harsh chemical treatments. Many of us love our Botox and filler injections to turn back the hands of time, so you can imagine my excitement when I flipped through the Notox trend.
What is it you may ask? Notox is the shift towards non-invasive forms of anti-ageing, and with the hashtag garnering 10.3 million views on TikTok, it’s quickly growing in popularity. Notox, commonly referred to as Notox-RF, is a newer, non-toxic alternative to Botox. This is an electrical stimulation and radio frequency (RF) energy used to prevent the formation of wrinkles without the use of toxins.
The heat from the RF energy device stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential components of healthy skin that help give it firmness and elasticity. As a result, the treated area becomes firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking over time. As we get older, we lose collagen and elastin in our skin, these are two key proteins which help retain its structure and give it firmness. Collagen serums and supplements are known to improve the skin’s elasticity as well.
Notox-RF is often used on the face and neck, but it can also be used on other parts of the body where skin laxity is a concern. It is generally considered safe, with few side effects, and does not require any downtime for recovery. However, it is important to note that the results of Notox-RF are not permanent and may require maintenance treatments to sustain the desired level of improvement.
Soon fillers and other injectables like botox will be replaced by noninvasive treatments such as LED facials and skin rejuvenations, as well as “notox” products and devices designed to replicate the effects of cosmetic procedures without the cost, pain, and downtime.
Regular exfoliation with a corrective serum containing Vitamin A Propionate helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and other signs of photoaging. Use eye creams high in peptides. And like Botox, peptides work to inhibit the receptors that contract facial muscles. Peptides are particularly effective around the eye area where the skin is thinner and the muscle is close to the surface.