Age can be a funny thing. On the one hand, you’re grateful you have the chance to age and enjoy life, but on the other hand, it can be tough to stomach the signs of aging, in particular the lines and wrinkles that start to appear on your face. For some people, the signs of aging can start to appear quite early, even in their 20s, whereas others seem to have won the “skin lottery” and don’t start showing signs until much later. No matter your age, there’s a good chance you want to address your skin issues but what are the best and most effective treatments to use?
Here’s a guide on the best treatments for younger-looking skin that will fill you with confidence and appear to turn back the hands of time.
Microneedling Can Boost Collagen Production
Collagen is one of the most important building blocks when it comes to healthy youthful-looking skin. And while your body naturally produces it, as you age collagen production slows dramatically. Collagen aids in keeping skin cells held together acting like elastic. So if you don’t have that same elastic and bounce to your skin, this is when you start to notice sagging and wrinkles forming.
Microneedling is a treatment that aims to boost collagen production, thereby giving back that elastic plumpness to your skin. This will make fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable since the skin has plumped up and filled in those areas.
The treatment consists of a small roller device with tiny needles on it rolled across your face. As the needles prick your skin they cause it to tear. Even though the tears are extremely small, it’s enough to prompt your skin to go into healing mode, which requires extra collagen production. As the skin heals, you’ll notice it appears smoother and tighter.
While you can do this treatment at home, it’s recommended you visit a spa and have it performed by a professional. If not done correctly, it can cause bigger tears and even scarring. Typically you’ll need to go for several sessions to get the maximum benefits. It’s also something you’ll need to repeat over time so that the results continue to be seen.
Treat Yourself to a Facial and Enjoy Instant Youthful Looking Results
People often assume that with a complete skincare routine that they use at home, they will be able to address all their concerns. While it’s true a customized routine helps, often you’re not able to get the kind of results a professional facial can.
A facial uses specified products, steps, and tools that people don’t usually have access to or knowledge of at home. They can cleanse the skin deeper, offer a detox, impart deep hydration, add glow and youthful plumpness to the skin, and they feature rejuvenating properties. Because a facial exfoliate all the dead skin cells, it will also encourage cell turnover, which results in younger-looking skin.
Another great benefit with facials is that the results accumulate, so getting one monthly ensures your results not only stick around but become more pronounced. A facial is a non-invasive treatment so you don’t need to worry about downtime or any sort of pain involved, it’s ideal for anyone who wishes to have younger-looking skin.
Deeper Wrinkles Can Respond Well to a Chemical Peel
Maybe you no longer have early signs of aging and fine lines. Rather, your wrinkles are more pronounced and much deeper. If that’s the case, a chemical peel can be a great option. You can get a chemical peel at a spa but for deep wrinkles, it’s best to get a medical-grade peel. These more potent chemical peels are done in a doctor’s office and will offer much more noticeable results. They will also cost a lot more, so if budget is a concern the lighter peel at the spa is ideal.
During the chemical peel a liquid solution or gel is applied to your face. This works to remove the outer layers of your skin, which promotes healthy skin to grow back. The strength of the chemical peel determines how many layers will be removed.
Chemical peels also make the skin much softer, so they can help with texture issues, another common complaint with aging skin.
Botox Offers Targeted Results
Where Botox excels is in offering targeted results. Perhaps you have a specific area where wrinkles and fine lines are noticeable such as your forehead or the corners of your mouth (smile lines). Botox can be injected right into these areas to instantly plump the skin and smooth out the wrinkle. Botox is known to be safe, quick, and easy with no downtime required.
The way Botox works is that it blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscles, which means the muscle relaxes in that spot. It can also help reduce skin texture. Typically it is used around the mouth, between the eyes, and on the forehead. Results aren’t permanent so you’ll usually get three to four months out of the treatment. At that point, you can return and get another injection.
Dermal Fillers Give Your Skin What It Craves
A very popular treatment for wrinkles is dermal fillers. This is an injectible and typically it contains collagen and hyaluronic acid. The dermal fillers are injected under the skin and will work to promote healthy skin and will increase its volume, plumpness, and bounce. Besides wrinkles, it can also address fine lines and creases that commonly pop up with age.
While this treatment is non-invasive and very straightforward, the results tend to be gentler than something like Botox. But that may be what you’re aiming for. This treatment is all about promoting healthy natural looking skin.
You’ve Got Many Options to Explore
Just because aging is a natural process it doesn’t mean you have to accept fine lines and wrinkles. There are many effective treatments you can get that offer immediate, short and long-term results. It comes down to your expectations and individual skin goals. If you’re new to anti-aging treatments, you can always start small with something quick and easy and work your way up to more noticeable results.