For about some time the cosmetic industry has given us the alternatives to stay young and keep that healthy glow. These alternatives range from simple non-invasive treatments into surgical operations. And each may require some costs too.
With the advent of technology today, everything has come with options and with choices. In 2012, there are 10 million cosmetic procedures performed. Of which, 17% are surgical while 83% were non surgical. And not surprisingly, women top the most procedures done. With which, breast augmentation is their number 1 choice, followed by liposuction, tummy tuck, eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty.
For men, the top procedure includes liposuction, tummy tuck, eyelid surgery, breast reduction and otoplasty. For the nonsurgical or non-invasive procedures done, Botox tops the chart. It’s followed by Hyaluronic acid, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and chemical peel.
These top cosmetic procedures include the anti-aging procedures that has been most requested among others. They have the choice of keeping one rejuvenated and younger.
1. IPL Laser Treatment
IPL stands for the intense pulsed light that can treat broken capillaries and even reduce dark sunspots caused by aging and sun damage. IPL can also help in collagen production which can be of help to anti-aging quest of many. Collagen helps volumise and plump up skin which can result to a younger look. In summary, IPL can do three things, tighten skin, treat sun damage and heal broken capillaries (spider veins).
Microdermabrasion acts as an exfoliating treatment. It is non-invasive and easily done. It can help reduce age spots and smoothen skin for glowing look. It removes the upper layer of dead cells through a wand machine that sucks the dead cells.
3. Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid acts as a volumiser and can increase elasticity that is often lost due to aging. It can leave skin supple and fresh.
So Botox by now is the top procedure that has been requested by millions. It can help block nerve signals and paralyze the nerves that can cause wrinkles. Botox injection can result to lessened lines and even prevent future recurrence of it. But Botox needs to be reinjected every 6 months for touch ups.
5. Chemical peels
Chemical is a treatment that can improve skin appearance. It can be done in the face, the neck and the hands. It peels off the upper layer of the skin through a chemical applied to it. Then newer and regenerated skin will appear, less wrinkled and glowing.
Facelift is a surgical procedure that can keep face young. It can do so by removing excess facial skin.
Blepharoplasty may address only the eyelids but it can benefit the whole face. It involves lid surgery that smoothens lid sagging which can make one look older.
Browlift or the forehead lift can be beneficial; not only aesthetically but medically as well. Browlift helps take away forehead wrinkles and lift up the brows which can obstruct vision and make one look older than one really is and as several studies shows, it can also cure migraine.
9. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers make use of filler to volumise the skin in the face. Since the absence of collagen can make skin sag and hollow, to volumise is the next best solution that doctors think of. These injectibles are made from the face and can be performed if requested.
10. Topical Creams
Topical creams that can imitate facelift qualities are approaching the market. There are those that can be effective but most are just an empty promise. But these creams may take time to be effective and won’t last long for its effect.
So, found your right option?