Aging is a very natural process. Anything that is born is bound to age. But for women, it is not that easy as it seems. Aging is a very taboo topic for modern women. Wrinkles, fine lines, baggy under eyes and pigmentation are all a big No-No for women’s skin. As much as we would want to promote healthy beauty standards, no woman would like early signs of aging, bringing her appearance down, and this remains an unchanged fact. Thanks to modern science and medical technology, anti aging treatments are becoming more and more useful and effective in combating early signs of aging.
Apart from age, there are many things that can cause early signs of aging. Some of the main causes of skin sagging, wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation and dark spots are listed below:
- Poor Lifestyle
Lifestyle choices, including stressful jobs, late nights, sleeplessness and other such habits, can cause the skin to age faster than usual. This is caused by the stress triggers in the body that decrease the oxygen supply to the skin, thereby making the skin look dull and old.
- Poor Diet
Junk food, food with plenty of oil, spice, salt and sugary desserts, can cause severe skin damage if consumed for a long period of time in large proportions. Alcohol and smoking can cause very severe effects on the skin, often leading the skin to look much older than it is. The effects of drug usage, such as Heroin and Cocaine, is also quite severe on the skin and is very noticeable.
- Sun Damage
One of the most common and harmful environmental damage to the skin is sunlight. Sunlight contains harmful UVA and UVB radiation which causes severe, and in most cases, irreversible skin damage. It can cause permanent dark spots, pigmentation, skin sagging and wrinkles.
Treatments to reduce the effects of aging
There are some very good anti-aging treatments offered by some popular dermatology clinics in India. These treatments are very safe and minimally invasive as well. Most treatments have a recovery time of just a few hours and show an instant effect on the skin.
Some of the most popular treatments are mentioned below:
- Laser Therapy and CO2 Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy uses Laser light to lighten the skin tone, reduces blemishes, pigmentation, scars and other such marks on the skin. It reduces inflammation from deep under the skin to give an even-toned, firm skin. Co2 Laser Therapy is used for deep scars, wrinkles and fine lines, wherever the skin is depressed.
Photofacial uses pulsed light and laser lights to cause small scars and wounds on the skin in a controlled manner by a trained dermatologist so as to trigger the healing of the skin with new cells. This helps in reversing signs of aging.
A dermatologist uses collagen and gels to insert into the skin at different layers to mimic the natural fullness of the skin when you were younger. A tiny needle is filled with these dermal fillers and is inserted in desired areas of the face.
- Micro-Needling RF
Micro-needling with Radiofrequency is a very popular technique these days where tiny micro-needles cause abrasion on the skin along with high-intensity radio frequency to trigger collagen production. This method causes some inflammation but tightens the skin and makes it plump.
- Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are done with agents such as AHA and BHA acids which are common exfoliating agents that peel off the dead skin cells. The treatments bring out a new layer of skin beneath the dull and tired layer of dead skin. This method needs some recovery post the procedure and may have redness as post symptoms but is very effective in bringing out a fresh look for the face.
Ultherapy uses ionic radiation to heat skin and tissues to generate collagen naturally. Heating up of skin and tissues improves blood circulation and creates a flushed look on the face.
- Plasma Therapy
Plasma therapy is a popular follow up cosmetic procedure post laser therapy. It has some key benefits that reform the face to look younger and brighter than before. Plasma Therapy uses blood from various parts of the body to be re-introduced in the face for improved blood circulation and tightening of the skin. The result is much glowing, younger-looking skin.
These are some of the best anti aging treatments that one can make use of. Make sure you only choose expert dermatologists for consultation before getting these treatments.