Aging is an inevitable process that affects everyone at some stage in life. How quickly it comes can greatly depend upon a person’s lifestyle and dietary habits along with certain other factors. People who take good care of their health generally are able to stay in better shape and delay the appearance of age signs significantly.
Once aging signs start showing on the skin, there a number of treatments that can help you ward them off. In yesteryear, most Anti aging treatment options were surgical in nature. However, in recent times, the nonsurgical treatments have greatly improved and a person can get his or her youthful look back without having to undergo the knife. These are highly effective treatments and some of them are good enough to rival the results from a surgical facelift sans the risks associated with the surgery.
Common Aging Problems
The most common types of aging problems is the presence of fine lines and wrinkles on the face which start in the late thirties and early forties in most people. As the age progresses, sagging skin also starts affecting the appearance in an ill manner and add a tired and exhausted look to the face.
Pigmentation issues caused by the exposure to sun like age spots and sun spots also add to the woes and make a person looks old. Anti aging treatments for these issues are needed in order to get the youthful look back.
The laser treatments of two types are used in order to get rid of aging signs from the skin. The first one focuses on skin resurfacing for the purpose correcting the fine lines and wrinkles as well as taking care of pigmentation issues. Laser bores tiny holes in the top layer of the skin. The damaged skin crusts away over the next few days and is replaced with healthier skin. At the same time, the level of structural proteins collagen and elastin are also increased, providing skin with its natural firmness and elasticity.
In order to get rid of sagging skin, laser is used at specific wavelengths in order to miss the top layers of the skin and work at a deeper level to help instigate the production of the collagen and elastin. It takes a few days before the results of the treatment become obvious.
Laser treatments are noninvasive and are almost pain free. Topical anesthetics or cooling gel may be applied prior to the treatment depending on the nature of the treatment. A few sessions are needed to achieve the desired outcome. Side effects are temporary and quite mild. Usually there is no downtime with the treatment.
The treatment works by using a specialized wire brush with the purpose of exfoliating the top layer of the skin. As the top layer is exfoliated skin, healthier skin replaces it over the next few days. It also boosts the level of collagen in the skin, making it suppler and firmer. With a few treatment sessions, skin laxity and pigmentation issues can be removed.
It is a highly invasive treatment and has a fair bit of downtime associated with it. There are some side effects as well including development of photosensitivity. In order to numb down any sensations of pain, topical or local anesthetics may be used.
It also works by exfoliating the top layer of the skin. However, it is not nearly as invasive as Microdermabrasion and uses tiny crystals instead of a wire brush to achieve the same goal. A handheld device sprays the crystals on to the skin. The exfoliated skin and the used crystals are collected in to a chamber with the help of a suction pump.
The healing process is jumpstarted and over the next few days, the damaged skin is replaced with healthier skin. At the same time, the production levels of collagen are also boosted which aid to the suppleness of the skin. A few treatment sessions help in achieving the desired results as skin laxity and pigmentation issues are corrected.
The treatment has very few temporary side effects and no downtime whatsoever. Photosensitivity is developed so use of sunscreen and avoidance of sun are a must. There is almost no pain in the treatment and to numb down any such sensations, topical anesthetics are brought to use.
Chemical peels are acidic solutions in different strengths that help by resurfacing the top layer of the skin. Pigmentation issues and skin laxity can be corrected with their help. As the peels are applied, they resurface the desired layer or layers of skin. New skin that replaces them has lesser appearance of aging signs. At the same time, it boosts the collagen level in the skin.
There are some side effects with the peels and downtime can vary from none to a few days depending upon the strength of the peels being used. Lighter peels need to be applied a few times. However, deep peels are applied only once due to their highly abrasive nature.
It is important to get the peels applied by a professional in a proper setting to ensure that you do not end up burning the top layer of the skin. Chemical peels are easily available in the drugstores over the counter and wrong application by an amateur can damage the skin quite a bit.
Fillers are injections that are used to fill the areas like chin and cheeks that have lost volume over the years and make a person look old. The fillers are mostly based on collagen and natural fat. Once they are injected, they take a few days to take full effect and show the results. Unlike other treatments mentioned above, the results are not long lasting or permanent and fillers need to be repeated after a certain time period.
The treatment is noninvasive and there is no pain involved other than the pricks of the needle. The side effects are minimal and usually there is no downtime. Depending upon the nature of the fillers, the results can be maintained from a few weeks to up to two years. Afterwards, these can be injected again to maintain the good results.
Botox is one of the most effective temporary treatments for the various signs of aging like smile lines, frown lines and fine lines and wrinkles in general. Botox is a lethal neurotoxin known as Botolinum Toxin Type A which can cause a paralyses known as botulism. However, Botox is very safe for the purpose of getting rid of aging signs.
It is injected into the muscle underneath the skin where lines and wrinkles are forming. It inhibits the movement of the muscle and the skin above gets firm. It takes a few days for Botox to take full effect. The results can be maintained for several months after a treatment.
The treatment is noninvasive and has little side effects. There is no pain involved in the process and no downtime is associated with this treatment. Once the effects of the treatment wear off, a new dosage can be administered. Unless a health condition prevents the treatment, it can be repeated for an indefinite number of times.
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