Anti Aging Treatment
Aging is an inescapable natural process and its first few signs are shown on the skin. Proper skin care may help you age gracefully but it will definitely not prevent it. The signs of aging on your skin may start appearing as early as in your 20s. It varies for every individual based on your genetics, skin type, exposure to dust and sunlight and your daily skin care routine. This automatically begins your search for various anti aging treatment methods that you can do – naturally and medically.
While there are many other methods like anti aging moisturizers, skin care products, anti aging skin care routines, the anti aging procedures mentioned below are the fastest way to stop your skin from aging.
Evolution Of Aging
In your 20s your skin starts to settle down after the hormone upheaval of the teenage years. You may suffer from spots in your early 20s but towards your mid-20s, your skin will start getting dry as the oil production in the body decreases. When your skin is dry you are less prone to acne, spots, and blackheads, but it also promotes the first fine lines on your face.
In your 30s, the collagen and elastin levels in skin tissue begin to break down and the skin becomes thinner and less plump. The skin loses its elasticity to some extent and the pores become bigger. The skin under the eyes becomes extremely sensitive and prone to crows feet and under eye bags.
In your 40s, the lines around your eyes and mouth deepen. The skin becomes drier and loses its firmness. Some women might also experience menopause skin problems.
In your 50s, the number of freckles considerably increases due to sun spots and the wrinkles and fine lines will have settled down.
You cannot stop the aging process, you can only manage it. A number of latest developments in the field of dermatology have come up with cosmetic treatments that will take care of all your skin care concerns.
Medical Anti Aging Treatment Methods
Thermage is a safe and non surgical procedure to make your skin look younger. It is used to tighten and firm loose skin. The whole face and jaw line are treated to tighten the cheeks. It can also be performed on the forehead to lift the eyebrows and make the eyes look more open.
This procedure uses radiofrequency energy to create a uniform heating effect in the deep dermis. This gentle heating tightens existing collagen and stimulates the production of new collagen. The skin tissue lifting and tightening is caused by immediate collagen contraction followed by gradual collagen tightening.
Usually a treatment takes 1 to 2 hours depending upon the size of the target area. Its results have been observed to last for at least 2 years. In some cases it could last for over 2 years.
2. Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is the best single treatment for advanced skin damage and wrinkling. It is a CO2 laser used in skin resurfacing. It removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method to help reduce age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven skin tone, dullness and thinned collagen layer of the face, neck, and chest. It requires pre and post treatment medication to ensure proper healing and comfort during the procedure.
One session may last from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the size and location of the area to be treated. Generally one session may not be enough, in that case, the sessions are placed about 3 weeks apart. Its effects are thought to last 8 to 10 years.
Microdermabrasion is an anti aging treatment that works on all skin types and colors. It only targets the outermost layer of the skin – the epidermis. Tiny crystals are sprayed onto the skin to gently remove the outer layer of your skin. It is basically an exfoliation and skin rejuvenation procedure that leaves skin looking softer and brighter.
5 to 8 treatments spaced 7-10 days apart are recommended for most people. Maintenance treatments every 2-3 months may be necessary to maintain results. It takes about 24 hours for the skin to heal after the procedure. The healing process brings with it newer skin cells that look and feel smoother.
Microdermabrasion temporarily removes moisture from the skin, it is always followed by the application of moisturizing creams, the patient is recommended to avoid exposing skin to the sun’s heat.
4. Filler Injections
This anti aging treatment is a cosmetic treatment used to smooth wrinkles or scars in the skin, usually on the face. When injected under the skin, a filler raises or puffs up that area. This usually goes away over time. Most filler injections fill hollows and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from 4 months to more than a year.
Wrinkle fillers can also be used for lifting cheeks, chins, jawlines and temples. There are different types of wrinkle fillers, and on the basis of the requirements of the patients, the appropriate filler is selected. Hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers are the most common. The others are collagen wrinkle fillers, autologous wrinkle fillers and synthetic wrinkle fillers.
After the treatment, patients are recommended to use sunscreen daily to help protect against post-inflammatory pigment changes due to the needle sticks from injections.
Another anti-aging treatment that is most commonly found among the celebrities is botox. It is an injection that paralyzes the facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The drug increases skin elasticity for the 3 to 4 months that it stays active, but it can last longer with ongoing treatment. It reduces wrinkles by increasing the elasticity of the skin. The treatment can also be used before wrinkles are formed to prevent them from appearing by relaxing the muscles that can crease the skin.
But it is also important to note that this treatment requires regular maintenance, no matter what age you are. It’s a commitment, and once you start it, you’re in for a long haul.