Anti aging treatments are targeted at some of the most common, unsightly and unwelcome skin changes that one experiences as one ages. These include pigmentation, age spots, fine lines, crow’s feet, sagging skin and wrinkles.
The kind of treatment you envisage for yourself depends a lot on your personal choice, the need to look good, the kind of discomfort you are willing to put up with and the amount of money you are willing to spend. This will ultimately determine how you look. Here are some of the commonly adopted anti aging treatments that you can explore.
How To Treat Anti Aging
Surgical and Non-Surgical Face Lifts
Sagging jowls and double chins can be given uplift by a procedure called as a mini lift or a major surgical face-lift. In this, sections of skin are cut away from the face and the remaining skin is tied and sutured. The mini face-lift only involves readjusting of the skin tissue. The procedure can be quite uncomfortable. However, it is minor and women can resume normal work and activities in a short span of time.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
In this, low to high intensity laser beams are used to target the superficial and top layers of the skin, which then fall off. The restorative and healing powers of skin allows a fresh and new layer of skin to come up which is visibly fairer and wrinkle free. The laser resurfacing technique is very effective in medium wrinkling and sun damaged skin. However, the time for recovery is slow.
Laser skin Tightening Procedures
These are infrared laser rays, which help to tighten the skin by promoting the growth of collagen. The laser beams help to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes. A laser called as intense pulsed light is very effective in the treatment of rosacea, which is characterized by broken veins, capillaries and profound redness on the face. This laser helps to reduce the characteristic redness associated with rosacea. Some lasers also treat age spots.
Anti aging chemical peels are ablative in nature as they help to remove the top layer of the skin that has become wrinkle prone. Some are light peels, which help to target darkened skin tones and fine lines. Phenol is a deeper peel, which takes off the top layer of the skin. A chemical peel requires tremendous recovery time and involve moderate discomfort.
This is one of the most sought after procedures amongst women who are in their late 30’s and early 40’s. They are essentially collagen fillers, which are used to plump out facial wrinkles and add bulk to sagging areas of the skin.
Wrinkle Relaxing Injections
Also known as Botox, this is possibly one of the most sought after anti aging treatments. It is cost effective and requires considerably less downtime. In this, the botulinum toxin produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria is injected into the wrinkle prone skin. This helps to tighten the skin and give it an even tone. The treatment, however, has to be repeated. Botox works best in combination with dermal fillers.