No one likes looking older. This is why many people will spend billions each year on prescription creams, over-the-counter products, and, most drastically, cosmetic surgery. However, given the not-inconsiderable costs, it is important to be wise about your choice.
While OTC treatments may be helpful to reduce the appearance of furrows, deep wrinkles require more attention. Instead of using the most expensive cream, you may need professional intervention to take you through the following cosmetic procedures:
For crepe-like and saggy skin, Thermage may be the ultimate solution you need. Thermage device uses radio-frequency energy to heat your skin, making your body to produce collagen. Although Thermage is a painful procedure, it is one of the treatments that produce good results.
Droopy eyelids may also respond well to Thermage, and good results are achieved after six months of going through the procedure.
- Dermal Fillers
Since the elastin and collagen production reduces with age, women and men alike can start noticing reduced elasticity and sagging in their skin. For women, hormonal changes, which accompany menopause, may further affect this process.
In such a case, soft tissue fillers may be useful on different parts of the body to smoothen and plump unwanted wrinkles. Similar to neurotoxin injections, the results are effective and fast and may require maintenance after six months or two years, depending on the kind of filler used.
Lasers can penetrate your skin and boost collagen production and treat damaged cells. Non-ablative lasers also work by fixing bumps, scars, uneven tone, and age spots on your skin. During the procedure, you can experience redness, but it will recede after some hours.
Like other laser therapies, you will require about five sessions spaced about a month apart.
- Chemical Peels
Another perfect way to resurface your skin is to use a chemical solution, which causes the skin’s outer layer to peel away. Usually, chemical peels are conducted in a surgeon’s office by an aesthetician, nurse, or cosmetic surgeon.
During this treatment, a solution is swabbed or brushed on the skin, where it will be left for a few hours. After some days of treatment, the affected surface of your skin will peel away, revealing a younger look and smoother complexion.
This is a technique that cosmetic surgeons repeatedly apply a battery-operated or electric instrument having many thin and small needles to the skin. Therapeutic substances, like ascorbic acid or hyaluronic acid, may be used before and after needling so that it can penetrate deeply.
This procedure can be suitable for anyone because it is inexpensive and risk-free.
Coolsculpting or cryolipolysis is not a new procedure, but it is gaining traction as the non-invasive treatments to liposuction. The procedure targets stubborn pockets of fat by using handheld paddles to suction skin while introducing a cooling mechanism that destroys fatty cells in the skin.
One session is enough, and results may take between three and four months to see.
As far as aesthetics and beauty are concerned, there is no such thing as ‘one size fits all.’ There are true and tried treatments, which will make you feel and look great.
Though whichever method of treatment you prefer, you need to consult a dermatologist to offer you more guidance.