5 Anti-Aging Skin Treatments That Will Turn Back the Clock
It’s always important to follow a good skincare routine to fight off signs of aging in your skin, but eventually that won’t be enough. That’s why there are a number of skin treatments that are designed to restore a more youthful appearance. Whether you’re dealing with wrinkles, age spots, or loose aged skin, here are six anti-aging skin treatments that will help you turn back the clock on your skin.
Anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox and Xeomin are arguably the most popular anti-aging skin treatments you will find due to their ability to deliver quick results, short treatment & recovery times and being minimally invasive, with mild to no discomfort at all.
Botox injections cause wrinkled skin to relax, which makes lines smooth out or even disappear completely. While there used to be a stigma from the early days of treatment that it made your skin look puffy, Botox treatments now look completely natural.
Xeomin injection treatments work very similar. It also uses the same botulinum to make the muscles relax, smoothing out wrinkles.
There are slight differences in the components used in each of the two treatments, Botox and Xeomin, but the results wind up being very similar. Your doctor will decide with you which anti-wrinkle product is best for you during your initial appointment or consultation.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, or PRP for short, is a relatively new treatment that uses your own blood to rejuvenate your skin. It works by taking a sample of your blood and separating the platelets in the plasma from the rest of your blood’s components. The platelets are then injected into your skin as a safe, painless and natural treatment.
Platelets are a chemical part of your blood that hold important nutrients and other components to maintain our health. When platelets are applied to your skin, they help stimulate a natural rejuvenation process to reduce or eliminate things like wrinkles, skin volume loss, scarring, and so on. Because it is your own blood, you do not need to worry about any complications caused by foreign chemicals or surgeries.
There are a number of different types of fillers that can be inserted via a small injection to targeted areas of your skin to help restore a more youthful appearance to it. They are mostly used around your cheeks, temples, and the smile or laugh lines of your face. The fillers typically include natural acids that occur in your skin which help make your skin look brighter, plumper, and with more volume.
The procedure is non-invasive and uses natural chemicals and compounds. It takes no more than 30 minutes, and the effects are both instantaneous and last up to a few years. They help treat wrinkles and loose, sagging skin as well as other signs of aging.
Like fillers, chemical peels use natural acids to help reduce signs of aging and restore the
youthfulness of your skin through non-invasive methods. Typical peels will include a mix of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA), glycolic or salicylic acid, as well as other ingredients that help promote good skin health.
The mixture is applied to the surface of your skin so the acid can remove the top skin layer as well as any dirt, dust, debris, or other foreign substances from your skin. The other components of the peel then help strengthen the new exposed layer of skin to make your skin look brighter and smoother. The treatment usually takes around 15 to 20 minutes and has a cumulative effect — if you get regular peels once a month, you’ll see increasingly better results.
Microneedling is a treatment that is minimally invasive and helps your skin by promoting your body’s natural collagen production. Collagen is an important protein that is found in your skin and other connective tissue, and by promoting its production in your body you help produce stronger, healthier skin.
The treatment uses very small needles that puncture your skin to create microscopic amounts of damage, which causes your body to produce collagen in order to heal the damage. Because the initial damage is essentially invisible, the new collagen helps your skin as a whole heal in a way that actually improves its health and appearance. It is often combined with chemical peels for a complete effect on your skin.
EndyMed™ Radio Frequency
EndyMed™ uses radio frequency waves sent into your skin using a hand-held applicator to stimulate your body’s collagen production. Where microneedling promotes collagen production by puncturing the skin with needles, EndyMed™ Radio Frequency treatments use the heat and energy from radio waves to kill old and weak skin cells so they can be replaced by stronger, healthier new cells.
The treatment can be applied to multiple areas of your body thanks to a variety of shapes and sizes of applicators. Treatments can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the location you want to receive the treatment. It is a great way to treat wrinkles, loose or sagging skin, and enhance the natural contours of your body, such as your jawline.