As we grow old, our skin shows prominent signs of ageing as a result of the breakdown of collagen. We also lose facial volume from areas like the cheeks, and skin starts to sag and wrinkle. We cannot stop ageing, but we can always treat it. From a variety of treatments available today in the market, ageing has now become a choice. Find out how!
Age is something that does not stop. Probably that’s why parents say their kids grew up fast. Only if, growing age was not bound to ageing skin. The law of nature is something, we as humans cannot go against and aging is one among those challenges. Now, the fountain of youth may be a myth, but prolonging that radiant, youthful glow is not impossible. Thanks to revolutionary developments over the past decade, we’re living in a golden age for anti-ageing treatment and skincare.
There are many ways that allow us to reverse the tell-tale signs of an ageing face through the use of anti-ageing treatments. And while this is a big personal image enhancer, it also encourages positive thinking, benefitting long term health and long levity indirectly.
Intrinsic ageing is genetically programmed whereas extrinsic ageing is premature and happens due to environmental factors like sunlight, stress, pollution, smoking, disturbed sleep patterns and like so.
Now coming back to anti-ageing treatments, they generally fall into two categories: rejuvenation and reshaping.
The appearance of a few lines and wrinkles is inevitable, but that does not mean that we cannot do anything about them. As years pass by, the biological activity of cells decreases significantly, causing the regenerative processes to slow down. That’s when the facial rejuvenation comes to picture.
Facial reshaping focusses on the contours of the face. As time passes, the face loses its contours and changes its shape over the years. Therefore, reshaping treatments in aesthetic medicine give women of all ages the ability to regulate and maintain the shape of their face.
These two treatments are meant for both intrinsic and extrinsic ageing skins. But where to start? It’s all about finding the right treatment for you, which any good beauty professional can guide you through.
Botox may have garnered a bad reputation over the years, but it is actually a safe, and hugely popular, toxin that is used primarily to fill wrinkles. Botox works only in the area (or rather in the muscle) where it is injected. The effects are visible after the first treatment and the face looks and feels more relaxed and refreshed. Botulinum toxin injections help reduce frown lines in between the eyebrows and crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes. This treatment works by keeping the muscles in these areas from tightening.
Potential Botox side effects include pain at the injection site, infection, inflammation, swelling, redness, bleeding and bruising.
Dermabrasion is a technique to treat wrinkles, age spots and sun damage. In this technique, a special rotating brush is used to remove the outer layer of the skin from small areas of the face. New, smoother skin grows in to replace it. The new skin will look red or pink for a few weeks, and may have some scabbing or swelling for a few weeks after the treatment. It can take weeks or months to see the full results. Usually one session is good for normal skin, but people with deep scars or significant signs of aging skin may need more than one dermabrasion.
While you’re healing with Dermabrasion, the side effects include – red and swollen skin, burning or tingling sensation, a scab or crust formation over treated skin as it begins to heal and itchiness due to the growth of new skin.
Just like in dermabrasion, mabrmicroderasion also removes the top-most layer of skin. But instead of a rotating brush, this technique uses a special machine to spray tiny particles on the skin. It is less abrasive than dermabrasion and takes less time to heal. It can be used on all skin types, but you may need several sessions to achieve the desired results. Many people include microdermabrasion as part of their anti-aging skin care routine.
Common side effects of microdermabrasion include mild tenderness, swelling, and redness. These generally go away within a few hours after treatment.
Most commonly used to treat ones with sun-damage or unevenly pigmented skin, chemical peels have become one of the most popular face treatments to look younger. During a chemical peel, your doctor uses an acid to peel away the outermost layer of the skin. It removes age spots and wrinkles, and gives you a brighter skin tone. It takes a little time to heal after the peel and may appear red for a week or two. Depending on the type of peel you receive, you may need to have more than one treatment to achieve the results you want.
The risks, side effects, and complications of chemical peels include scarring, infection and a substantial contrast in coloration of the treated skin.