There are many natural changes a human body is subjected to. One thing that every person has to go through is the aging process. Constant and continuous loss of subcutaneous fat leads to the formation of wrinkles over the years.
With time, visible aging lines appear on the skin, especially the face. Skin can become thinner and drier and is medically termed as “intrinsic aging”.
Exposure to the sun can also lead to the formation of wrinkles, discoloration, and the development of fine lines. Eating healthy and staying fit and hydrated can aid in slowing down the aging process, but it cannot completely stop it.
There are many anti-aging treatments and remedies today that can help you stay young and have fresh skin. Here are a few non-surgical anti-aging treatments that will help you keep the glowing skin you were born with:
- Laser Resurfacing Anti-aging skin treatment: Laser therapy, also known as light therapy, is a form of anti-aging treatment that uses light rays in repairing and rejuvenating skin cells. It is a technique that is targeted at specific spots with concentrated, vibrating rays of light at the damaged site.
This process removes the dead layer of skin, layer by layer. It is a popular technique and is also called a laser peel or vaporization.
The procedure is preferred for multiple reasons like easy aftercare that doesn’t require pain-killers, improves your immune system, boosts collagen for the formation of new skin cells, promotes better blood circulation, and improves lymphatic drainage.
With any treatment, there might be some side-effects to laser treatments. However, professional dermatologists have simple means to combat these effects. Some risks include swelling, slight skin discoloration, pain or scarring, infections, or crusting.
The overall cost of the treatment depends on the number of sessions you need and the area that needs treating.
- Botox Injections: Formerly referred to as botulinum neurotoxin, botox is a chemical injected into the skin to temporarily prevent the movement of skin muscles. It prevents the formation of wrinkles or the worsening of already existing ones.
A botox is simply a collection of water-soluble proteins that act on the presynaptic nerve cells. They work in an intracellular manner to prevent a neurotransmitter discharge that causes flaccid muscle paralysis. This is a temporary solution to treat lines and wrinkles in adults.
The injection results in blockage of nerve impulses of tissues that are affected, thereby reducing muscle activity that causes the lines. Botox is predominantly used for cosmetic purposes, even though it has medical benefits as well. The treatment lasts for 6 to 9 months.
There is no need to go back and forth for multiple sessions as this is a single session process. Botox is also used for treating hyperhidrosis, a skin condition characterized by excessive sweating.
Risks with this process are considerably lower, especially if done by an experienced cosmetic injector. Some side effects might involve swelling, head-ache, droopy eyelids, dryness in the eye, and so on. However, these are temporary and with proper care, will go away in a few days.
- Chemical Peel: Chemical peels are skin-resurfacing procedures that use a solution of different acidic substances to be applied to the face. This approach is aimed at making the superficial layer of skin to peel off without surgery.
This smoothens the skin and reduces fine lines. Most of the chemical peels today are gel-like and can be applied to other parts of the body along with the face. The peels remove dull or dying skin cells and improve fine lines, acne, scars, and other skin irregularities.
Three different kinds of peels are commonly found, a mild peel that treats mild skin irregularities, medium-depth peels that are used to remove scars and lines, and deep peels that remove deep scars, extreme acne, or other serious skin complications.
The benefits of peels are exfoliated and smooth skin, the ability to reduce sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. Side effects may include numbness or brief burning, excessive peeling of the skin, scabbing, and increased skin sensitivity.
- Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is a simple process that is very subtle and is aimed at improving overall skin texture. It improves how skin appears after damage from the sun, fine lines, age spots, scarring, and other skin related issues.
This is a safe procedure for almost all skin types and tones. The technique involves using a rotating instrument to remove the outermost layers of skin on the face. A numbing agent is used on your skin before the procedure begins.
The benefits of this procedure are minimal recovery time, low swelling, and pain, the procedure time is lesser than most procedures and is not too harsh on the skin. Some risks involve breakouts, loss of freckles, rashes, or swelling.
Everyone deserves glowing skin no matter how old they get. These anti-aging treatments are a great way to enhance your skin through a non-surgical procedure.