Unfortunately, we don't have the secret to avoiding facial aging completely, but there are ways…
The fountain of youth has eluded many throughout the course of history. With the development of new technologies, new procedures that address skin problems have been devised. Take a look at some these anti-aging procedures that are safe and effective for rejuvenation of the skin.
Topical PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Topical PRP is one of the procedures that are increasingly becoming popular. It is one of the non-intrusive procedures that can rejuvenate the skin and achieve unexpected results.
In PRP procedures, blood is drawn from the patient’s body. The blood is placed in a device known as centrifuge which separates blood plasma and platelets from the red blood cell. The platelets and plasma are then applied on the skin. Topical PRP has a shorter downtime than injections.
The procedure is very effective. The platelets are used in the body to facilitate the healing of soft tissue. Studies have shown that they stimulate the production of stem cells. As a result PRP can:
- Achieve overall smoothness and glow of the skin
- Tighten the skin
- Reduce the appearance of markings, scaring, and stretch marks
Micro Laser Peel
This is a procedure that removes the upper superficial layers of the skin to reveal a smooth glowing skin. The process is done using a specially designed laser device. The laser vaporizes parts of the dermis and epidermis. The procedure is done in the dermatologist office and lasts only a few minutes.
It takes three to four days of downtime and it is also sometimes referred to as the ‘weekend peel’. It has better results than chemical peels. Micro laser peels can treat areas of the body such as the chest, back of hands, face and legs.
It is effective for:
- Sunburns/Sun damage
- Wrinkles and scars
- Skin pigmentation issues
Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser
The Halo hybrid fractional laser procedure uses a specially designed device that can be adjusted to provide different levels of laser energy. As a result the procedure can address a wide range of skin care problems with minimal downtime. It can treat; skin pore size, texture, fine lines on the face, as well as acne and scarring.
The laser technology used by the Halo device can determine the right amount of energy and depth of treatment needed to address a wide range of skin problems. The device can also be dialed to reduce downtime for the patient, although the patient may need to go for multiple procedures to get the same results.
This is a non-invasive procedure suitable for treating all skin types and can treat multiple skin problems. HydraFacial is a patented hydra dermabrasion procedure that can cleanse, hydrate, detox, exfoliate, extract impurities and rejuvenate the skin at the same time. This procedure is suitable for all skin types. One of the advantage of this anti-aging procedure is that it has virtually no discomfort or downtime after the procedure.
HydraFacial can be effective in treating:
- Congested and enlarged pores
- Dry and oily skin
- Spots on the face
Anti-Aging Procedures Let You Take Action
While the quest for the fountain of youth may be a mythical pursuit, being able to control how you age is not. All of these procedures are non-surgical and are designed to either erase any damage to the skin you might already have, reverse the signs of aging, and overall give you that special glow you’ve been missing.
And here’s another tip: wear sun protection, even in the winter! The sun is the primary cause of aging and skin damage, so beat it to the punch by wearing sunscreen and make-up with SPF as well as avoiding direct sun exposure. Your skin will thank you in the long run!