In a world where we are trying to look our best and our youngest, there are so many different cosmetic anti-aging treatments that promise to make patients look youthful and reverse the effects of aging.
It can be very overwhelming reading about every treatment available, what each one is used for, and if the treatment truly works. This article is an overview of seven very common and effective anti-aging treatments based on your area of concern.
Concerned about static wrinkles and loss of volume? Dermal fillers may be the right choice for you!
Static wrinkles are the type of wrinkles that remain apparent on your face when you are expression-less. They can be visible in many areas of the face and occur as we age. When we age, the natural substances in our body that aid in retaining facial structure, start to slowly start decrease in production. These substances include elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid. A decrease in the production of these substances is what causes static wrinkles and hollowness/loss of volume to become apparent.
The gradual decrease in hyaluronic acid is mainly what causes static wrinkles and volume loss to appear on the face.
Dermal fillers are one of the best anti-aging treatments on the market to counteract these signs of aging. Dermal filler treatment involves injected a hyaluronic acid-based filler into the skin with a needle, to supply the skin with the hyaluronic acid it lacks. Just moments after the skin is injected with a dermal filler, results will be seen. Hollowness and lines will appear to be filled and years can be instantly taken off your face! This treatment can be done all over the face in areas where any hollowness is present or static wrinkles occur. Some common areas where dermal fillers are placed are the lips, cheeks, and around the eyes. Dermal filler treatments typically last from about 6 months to a year for individuals who have not had filler before, depending on the product used and the area of concern. After the skin has become accustomed to dermal filler, the second or third treatment can last much longer than the initial dermal filler treatment.
Concerned about dynamic wrinkles? Botox is the right choice for you!
Dynamic wrinkles are the type of wrinkles that occur when you are making facial expressions. Some common examples of dynamic wrinkles are forehead wrinkles when you lift your eyebrows, the “angry 11 lines” between the eyebrows, and laugh lines. These are often a tell-tale sign of aging but can easily be reversed with Botox treatments. Botox is a neurotoxin that is involved in paralyzing muscle (neuromuscular tissue). By paralyzing the muscle underneath dynamic wrinkles, this effectively removes the appearance of this type of wrinkle. The results from anti-aging Botox treatments typically last from 3-4 months until the feeling begins to return in the treated area.
Looking for an every day way to keep your face looking its best? A great anti-aging skincare line may be the right choice for you!
With so many skincare lines available on the market boasting that they can reverse all signs of aging, it can be hard to tell which brands and lines are effective and show visible results. We recommend a high-quality, doctor-approved, and science-based skincare line like the Alyria Skin Optimizing System. By using the Alyria skincare line, the appearance of several signs of aging including fine lines and skin texture changes can be diminished. The Alyria Skin Optimizing System uses a variety of key ingredients including glycolic acid to smooth the skin’s surface, peptides to encourage collagen synthesis and reduce degradation of elastin, retinol (a purified form of Vitamin A) to help with sun-damaged skin, and vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) to protect antioxidants to increase skin clarity.
Concerned about skin imperfections like age spots and skin texture? Laser treatments, chemical peels or microdermabrasion may be the right choice for you!
Laser treatments, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion are three procedures which are very effective in treating a variety of anti-aging skin imperfections including age spots, discoloration, and skin texture.
These anti-aging treatments use different technologies to achieve similar results. Speaking to a medical professional may be the best way in determining which treatment is best for your skin’s needs.
Laser treatments use light technology to target certain aspects of the skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance. For example, lasers can target age spots or discoloration of the skin by emitting light targeting a discolored spot. The discolored patch of skin absorbs the energy from the laser and begins to flake away in the next few days following the treatment. This is just one example of how lasers can target a tell-tale aging sign. The capability of lasers is quite amazing, as they can effectively help treat issues with skin tightness and textures, leaving excellent results.
Chemical peels are a simple treatment in which a medical aesthetician applies a chemical solution to the skin for several minutes. This quick treatment causes the upper layers of the skin to shed, replacing them with new and fresh skin. The new skin is often much softer, smoother, and has a reduced appearance of age spots.
Microneedling & Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment that uses both suction technology and blasts the upper layers of the skin with microscopic crystals. The combination of these actions results in a “rubbing” of the top layers of the skin. This can greatly improve the skin’s texture, reduce the visibility of age spots and help with skin tightness.
Concerned about dull and dry skin? Microneedling may be the right choice for you!
If you find that your skin has lost that “youthful glow” you once had, microneedling is a procedure that can help restore youthful glow to dull and dry skin. This treatment uses tiny needles to prick the skin all over. The purpose of the treatment is to onset neogenesis of collagen. Increased collagen production can help you achieve more toned, lively and firmer skin. Some patients even report a reduction in fine lines after receiving a micro needling treatment. At Sovereign Skin, our microneedling procedure of choice is with the V2 Beauty Booster combined with Redensity I.
If you have a specific anti-aging procedure in mind, you can find out more information and the cost of the treatment on each procedure page on our website. Please do not hesitate to contact our Sovereign Skin office for further information or to book a free consultation – we will be happy to assist you on your anti-aging journey!
*Disclaimer: Similar and/or permanent results are not guaranteed based on the treatment/procedure and may vary from patient to patient, based on multiple factors, including genetics and lifestyle of each patient.*
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