Due to the natural effects of the aging process, people will eventually lose skin elasticity, which will result in, among other things, wrinkles around their lips or eyes, loose skin and age spots. While there’s nothing that can be done to prevent this from happening, there are cosmetic skin procedures that can at least temporarily reduce, if not entirely eliminate, signs of aging.
What follows is a run-down of the options open to people who want to, as it were, turn back the clock so that they can recapture some of their lost youth and feel better about themselves.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is an option for people who, as a result of the aging process, acne or over exposure to the sun, end up with scars, blotches or lines on their face. Several options are available including:
•Clear & Brilliant – This is a non-invasive treatment that pushes back the effects of the aging process on the skin. Among other things, it reduces the prominence of pores and enhances skin tone.
•Fractional CO2 – This treatment involves the removal of skin tissue layers using a fractionated procedure. It helps in lessening the prominence of liver spots, wrinkles and fine lines.
•Fraxel Dual – This treatment focuses on skin that has been compromised as a result of the aging process or over exposure to the sun. It uses small laser columns that reach into the skin to facilitate the production of collagen.
•IPL – This procedure treats damaged capillaries and veins, lessens redness resulting by rosacea and damaged capillaries, and gets rid of spider veins.
•V-beam – This treatment uses a V-beam laser to treat certain rosacea, blemishes, spider veins, scars and age spots.
Other Laser treatments include:
•Laser Hair Removal – This option is often chosen by people who are tired of waxing and shaving unwanted hair. Involving the use of laser beams, the procedure focuses them on targeted hair follicles, eradicating unwanted hair completely.
•Laser Tattoo Removal – Laser Tattoo Removal uses a light beam of high intensity to focus on the pigment colors of the skin.
•Laser facelift -Laser Facelift involves using laser devices to perform non-invasive procedures to correct skin issues including fine wrinkles, age spots, and scars.
•Active FX – Active FX uses fractional carbon dioxide lasers to get rid of visible signs of aging.
•Photo Dynamic Therapy -Photo Dynamic Therapy uses a drug that, when exposed to light, gets rid of certain types of skin cancer.
•Laser Skin Tightening – Laser Skin Tightening uses lasers to direct heat at the deep, underlying tissue and achieves the skin-tightening effect.
•Laser 360 – Laser 360 is a procedure that uses specialized lasers to provide patients with healthier, younger looking skin.
•Skin Tightening – Skin Tightening is a way to reduce tangibly the visible amount of loose skin.
•Body Contouring – Body Contouring is an option for people who have recently lost a lot of weight and have to deal with loose skin.
•Cool sculpting – The procedure involves using controlled cooling to freeze and get rid of undesired fat cells — without invasive surgery or downtime.
•Thermage – This option use thermage radiofrequency energy to provide patients with smoother skin.
•Tripollar – Tripollar is a piece of medical equipment that is used to treat people with facial wrinkles and sagging skin.
•VoluDerm – Voluderm is a piece of technology that is used regenerate skin so as to lessen the visible signs of the aging process.
•PRP & SkinPen Microneedling – This is a micro-needling option that can help patients who want to get rid of the end result of prolonged skin exposure.
•Ultherapy – This option, approved by the FDA, is used to lift the neck, under-chin and eyebrow. This is a non-invasive procedure.
•Light based acne treatments – Such treatments employ red light, blue light or a combination to kill bacteria that causes acne.
•Latisse – This option is used to treat people who want their eyelashes to grow longer, darker and fuller.
•Velashape – This treatment is used for fat reduction, cellulite reduction and skin tightening.
Non-invasive cosmetic procedures that require little, if any, downtime post-treatment are readily available. In fact, more and more people are seeking out plastic surgeons and dermatologists to enquire about their options in this regard. What follows is a run-down of some of the options.
•Botox – Botox is an injectable non-invasive cosmetic treatment that can be used to eliminate, or at least to reduce the prominence of, crow’s feet and frown lines.
•Microbotox – Microbotox tightens large pores and leaves the skin looking smoother and more vibrant.
•Botox Brow Lift – A Botox brow lift cosmetic procedure involves injecting Botox in the crow’s foot region of the face in order to lift the brow. Essentially, it paralyzes the facial muscles that pull in a downward direction but leaves those that pull upwards unaffected.
•Botox for TMJ – Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) refer to medical conditions that adversely affect the temporomandibular jaw joint as well as the jaw muscles. Botox injections can be used to address the problem of jaw muscle discomfort.
•Botox Safety – While Botox is a generally safe treatment option, some potential side effects include eyelid droop, excessive tearing and cockeyed eyebrows.
•Dysport -Dysport is a cosmetic injectable that can be used to lessen the prominence of crow’s feet and lines that appear when people smile.
Facial injectable fillers
•Artefill/Belafill – Artefill/Bellafill is a dermal filler treatment used to address problems associated with acne scars and nasolabial folds.
•Belotero -Belotero is a dermal filler that is ideal for smoothing out wrinkles, rehydration of skin and augmentation of lips and more.
•Juvederm -Juvederm is an injectable cosmetic filler that temporarily irons out moderate cases of folds and facial lines.
•Juvederm XC Voluma -When injected, Juvederm XC Voluma immediately adds volume to the cheeks to fix volume loss that happens as we age.
•Perlane -Perlane is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel that can be usd to correct folds and wrinkles in the face.
•Restylane -Restylane is an injectable solution that helps lessen the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes, enhances lips and smooths out undesired fine facial lines.
•Radiesse -Radiesse is a non-allergenic filler which lessens the prominence of skin folds around the nose and mouth.
•Sculptra – Sculptra is a treatment options used to correct nasolabial folds and light facial wrinkles.
•Xeomin-Xeomin is effective for people who want to remove frown lines that appear between the eyebrows.Non-surgical cheek enchancements rely on injections into the cheek region and replaces volume lost as one ages.
•Non-surgical cheek enhancement – This procedure relies on injections into the cheek region to replace lost volume.
•Non-surgical facelift – A non-surgical facelift is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that uses fillers including Radiesse, Restylane, and laser treatments.
•Non-surgical jaw reduction – For those desiring a non-surgical jaw reduction procedure, there are options such as Botox Cosmetic, which has successfully been used for jaw slimming.
•Non-surgical nose job – Non-surgical nose jobs (rhinoplasty) is conveyed by using so-called acid gels such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Voluma.
•Non-surgical blepharoplasty – Non-surgical blepharoplasty is conducted by injecting Restylane or Juvederm into the patient’s tear trough.
•Non-surgical chin enhancement – Non-surgical chin enhancement is performed by injecting a dermal filler beneath the skin to achieve the desired level of augmentation.
•Medical facials – A medical facial usually incorporates cleaning, exfoliating, extracting and moisturizing the face.
•Chemical peels – Chemical peels typically entail using a chemical solution to treat the skin in order to cause, firstly, blistering and, secondly, peeling to make way for new, smooth skin.
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•Ultrasonic spatula – This tool can be used to get rid of excess oil, treat whiteheads and blackheads, and unclog pores.