You hear “ Skin Treatment” and the first image that pops in your mind is your 40-year-old aunt with an overload of botox injection, lip fillers, brow lifts, and whatnots. Well, for starters, I want you to cross that horrific image from your head, please. Anti aging Skin Treatments is actually a pretty conflicting topic in beauty estheticians. And from what we’ve gathered, its reputation is primarily shaped by a dominating factor of ‘Fear’.
Who doesn’t want to look young while being in their prime 50s? But let’s be honest, you don’t want your face to (literally) shout ‘Botox’ at family gatherings either, now, do you? To save you the trouble, we decided to do some research and nail down the truth about anti aging skin treatments. Because, quite frankly, we were just as curious about these as you are. So, let’s check them out!
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The Most Popular Anti Aging Skin Treatments in the Market
We asked the experts in the industry and consulted some of the celebrities to give their reviews about their experiences. Based on that, we list the most popular and THE BEST anti aging skin treatment available in the market;
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1. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
Cost: $1000 per treatment
On top of our list is ‘Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)’, which, quite honestly, sounds a bit scary, but really isn’t. In fact, according to Dr Lily Talakoub from the Dermatology and Skin Care Department in Mclean, “Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a safest and the most effective anti-aging skin treatment that I have ever seen.”
In this treatment, the doctor takes a sample of your blood and extracts plasma from it. This plasma is rich in growth factors and can be used in different ways. After the micro-needling treatment, the doctor injects the plasma in areas that have lost elasticity and volume. Apart from this, it can also stimulate hair growth when it is used along the hairline.
PRP Therapy is a great alternative for Filler Treatments as it naturally plumps your face making it appear brighter and younger. You might experience slight redness in the first five days after the treatment and it might take approximately two weeks for your skin to fully respond.
Cost: $500 per treatment
Microneedling, also known as derma rolling or collagen-inducing therapy, improves skin texture, fine lines, sun damage, enlarged pores, and reduces the appearance of acne scars. The treatment uses a manual or motorized device to inject 8-12 fine needles that penetrate the skin 0.5-2.5 mm in depth. The wound healing process through repeated injury to the dermal layer of skin induces new collagen formation. For optimum results, experts recommend a minimum of two to three in-clinic treatments. All in all, it gives the ever most wanted glow of Young and Healthy Skin.
3. Chemical Peels
Cost: $300 – $500 per Treatment
In this treatment, the doctor uses acids (glycolic, lactic, alpha and beta hydroxy, typically) to destroy the uppermost layer of your skin. It removes hyperpigmentation, age spots, and wrinkles while minimizing injury. Your skin will need some time to heal after the treatment and may appear red for a week or two. You’ll start seeing the results a week or two after the treatment.
According to Dr Colleen Lamoureux, an expert skin therapist, “As we age, the skin’s natural ability to shed its outer layer tends to slow down. A moderate chemical peel for women over the age of 50 is a great way to soften their skin, boost hydration levels, and remove hyperpigmentation.”
4. Derma-Stem Regeneration
Cost: $500 per Treatment
Derma-Stem Regeneration, or Stem Cell Therapy for Anti aging, is an amazing alternative for micro-needling without the pain factor. This treatment stimulates the growth of collagen, removes hyperpigmentation, and clears acne. In this treatment, the doctor injects serum derived from bone marrow stem cells to trigger the natural renewal process of the skin and promote the formation of elasticity and collagens.
First, the doctor exfoliates the skin using bio-brasion dry/wet microdermabrasion. After that, he uses dermastamp to create microchannels on your skin surface. These microchannels allow the bone marrow serum to penetrate deeper into your skin. This is followed by a quick application of hyaluronic acid serum and 20 minutes of LED to reduce redness and accelerate healing. These give the benefit of chemical and physical exfoliation without any irritation or downtime.
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5. Botox Treatment
Cost: $150-$500 (depending on where you go)
Botox treatment is quite the most popular – the most misconstrued – anti aging skin treatment in the cosmetic industry. According to Nancy Samolitis, Skin Expert, MD., “When Botox is injected with a correct technique, at a correct depth in the correct amount, it should not look unnatural or absurdly visible.”
Botulinum Toxin, or simply Botox, is basically a neuromodulator. This means it binds itself to a specific receptor in a nerve ending and prevents communication between that nerve with a muscle. As a result, it reduces muscle activity, thus preventing the formation of wrinkles. Commonly, this is used in areas such as frown lines, crow-feet lines (under the eyes), upper lip lines, and forehead lines. The results typically last up to four to five months.
6. Laser Resurfacing
Cost: 2/3 sessions $800-1,200
This treatment involves the use of ultrasound energy and radiofrequency to remodel and tighten the deep layers of your skin. Laser resurfacing, or Fractional Laser Treatment is an excellent method to reduce the appearance of deep lines and rejuvenate the skin.
The laser treats the narrow columns of skin-damaging the deep layers and stimulating the growth of new skin cells. The damaged skin cells peel away after a few weeks revealing younger-looking and smoother skin.
According to Dr Talkoub, “Annual Laser Resurfacing treatment is the key to achieve younger-looking and glowing skin. This treatment induces the production of collagen elastin while decreasing the signs of sun damage.”
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I hope this clears your confusions – and fears – regarding anti aging skin treatments. The cosmetology industry is evolving their skincare treatments to cater to skin problems through technology, such as Anti aging Skin Treatments. Let us know your opinion and experiences about anti aging skin treatments in the comments below!