The worst part of aging is ’looking’ aged. Who doesn’t wish they could retain their youthful skin as the years go by? But as fate would have it, fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and sunken skin are all part of aging.
While you can’t look youthful forever, you can delay aging signs for a while by undergoing certain cosmetic procedures and anti-aging treatments. These procedures are ideal for people who don’t want to go under the knife, but still want to savor the look and feel of rejuvenated and young skin.
3 Most Effective Anti-Aging Treatments
Botox or botulinum neurotoxin is an injectable substance used to prevent the movement of muscles in the targeted area temporarily. The tightening of muscles reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet to make skin look more youthful. The minimally invasive treatment is done by many who want to undergo safe and effective anti-aging treatments to keep the signs of aging at bay.
The procedure is approved by the FDA, for the treatment of mild to severe frown lines in the middle of the eyebrows and crow’s feet. The results usually take about a week to become visible and stay around for around 3-4 months. Botox can be used in the glabella (the region between the eyebrows), and crow’s feet (the region around the eyes), as well as forehead frown lines, smoker’s lines, neck bands, sagging brows, and marionette lines.
Dermal fillers are injections that reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the face. They can also plump thin lips, soften creases on the face, and remove or reduce the shadow of the lower lids, among other things, depending upon the kind of dermal filler you’ve chosen.
There are several types of dermal fillers, such as calcium hydroxylapatite (improves the plumpness of cheeks), hyaluronic acid (improves the appearance of acne scars, cheek depressions, frown lines, etc.), polyalkylimide (treats deeper wrinkles, plumps thin lips, and improve cheekbones and jawline), polylactic acid (fills lines caused due to laughter), polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (treats wrinkles, folds, furrow, and fills out pitted scars). Which treatment is ideal for you? That can be determined by a professional at a Miami Aesthetic Clinic like Vida and Co.
Laser treatments use laser technology to penetrate the skin, reduce fine lines on the face, and promote facial rejuvenation. The treatment can be done using an ablative laser or a non-ablative laser. An ablative laser can remove the outer layer of skin known as the epidermis and heat the underlying skin known as the dermis, leading to the growth of collagen. It can also be done with a non-ablative laser, which is less intense than the ablative laser, but nevertheless effective.
Laser resurfacing treatment with carbon dioxide laser can reduce the look of wrinkles by a whopping 45%, per new studies. It can improve the skin’s overall appearance by treating minor flaws and skin irregularities like acne scars and blemishes. You would be able to enjoy smooth skin for about 3 to 5 years after undergoing the treatment. This period can be extended if you schedule maintenance treatment and touch-ups or get supplementary skin treatment. Some of the side effects of these types of anti-aging treatments are redness, itching, swelling, and a bit of pain. Not everyone is eligible to undergo this treatment, and it’s best to consult a professional to know whether or not you qualify for laser resurfacing.