Wrinkles are among the most common signs of aging. Almost everyone looks for ways to hide the effects of aging. Many even want to reverse the signs. Aging is an inevitable process, but there are ways you can hide its signs. There are ways even if you don’t want to undergo cosmetic surgery. This guide introduces you to 5 medically practiced and scientifically proven and non-surgical treatments to hide the effects of aging.
1. Dermabrasion & Microdermabrasion
Dermabrasion is a process that uses a rotating brush for removing the outer layer of skin from certain areas of your face. It is used for treating wrinkles, sun damage, and age spots. The layer is then replaced by fresh and smoother skin. The results can take several weeks to appear. The treatment usually requires only a single session. However, if you have advanced signs of aging, multiple dermabrasion sessions may be required.
Similar to dermabrasion, microdermabrasion removes the upper layer of skin. The process is, however, different in that it involves the spraying of tiny particles on the skin using a special device. This process is not as abrasive and requires lesser time to heal. It is also different in requiring multiple treatment sessions.
Botox is one of the most popular treatments for hiding signs of aging. It is commonly used for reducing wrinkles and fine lines on the face. The process is focused on paralyzing the muscles and preventing the skin from creasing. This helps create a younger, fresher, and smoother appearance.
It is commonly used for treating:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Wrinkles on the forehead
The effects can last anything from 3 to 6 months depending on the condition of the skin.
3. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are anti-aging injectables used to fill in wrinkles. These fillers comprise hyaluronic acid, a compound found in the body. They work by:
- Restoring volume
- Smoothening the skin
- Promoting complexion
- Softening facial wrinkles
Dermal fillers are popular because they provide a more natural look and greater control in contouring the face. When the fillers are injected, they swell to create the filling and smoothing effect. The effects can last from 6 to 12 months.
4. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are used to remove wrinkles and age spots. The process involves the use of certain acids to remove the upper layer of the skin. The skin requires some time for healing. Multiple treatments may be required to achieve the desired results. Besides removing signs of aging, this process will also brighten the skin tone.
5. Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
This process involves the use of a laser for treating narrow columns of skin. The laser is used to cause damage to the deep layers of skin, thus stimulating new skin cell growth. These damaged skin areas will peel away, revealing fresher and smoother skin. It is used for treating fine lines and wrinkles.
The skin doesn’t need time for healing after the process. Yet, there can be some redness, peeling, and/or discomfort. Again, multiple treatment sessions may be required to achieve the desired results.
When it comes to hiding the signs of aging, you are making an effort to boost your appearance. Studies show that this helps boost people’s confidence and self-esteem. These non-surgical procedures have been found to create a positive impact on people’s emotional and mental health, and quality of life. Your face is the most important aspect of your identity