The Top Age-Defying Skin Treatments That Turn Back the Hands of Time
Wondering which age defying skin treatments are the most effective? Here are the top 7 skin treatments that will erase the signs of aging!
2019 is right around the corner which means everyone is another year older. But just because the average age life expectancy is 78.8 years in the US doesn’t mean you have to look your age.
2018 had some new and interesting skincare treatments to try, which means 2019 won’t be far behind. So which ones should you try? Good question.
Here are the top 7 age-defying skin treatments you need to try in the upcoming new year. With these, people will think you went back in time! Check them out below.
While you may not have lines or wrinkles – yet – you might suffer from age spots and acne scars. If this is the case, microdermabrasion is the skincare treatment for you.
Not only does this help to lighten acne scars and age spots but it also helps with wrinkles. But this isn’t a quick solution. You’ll have to get multiple sessions done to see any long-term effects.
What to Expect
A microdermabrasion is a quick treatment done in a facial esthetics office. There are many techniques they can use for the same treatment, so discuss with your doctor which one they plan to use. The options include:
A hard diamond-tipped wand, small, fine particles, or small crystals sprayed onto the skin with a handheld instrument. These crystals then exfoliate and suction, removing the crystals and dead skin.
While each treatment works effectively, studies have found rougher buffing of the skin has better effects. You’ll be in and out of the physician’s office quickly with little pain, though you might experience some discomfort. You won’t need a recovery period and the skin heals quickly.
Although these treatments are effective, they are only a quick solution. For more long-term results you’ll need to have multiple procedures done, preferably a few weeks apart.
2. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels have taken over social media, with videos of how-tos and tutorials circulating madly. While some off-brand peels end in hilarious failed videos, the authentic ones are worth trying out.
The purpose of these peels? To help with aging skin. Derma-peeling treatments (chemexfoliation) or as you know them, chemical peels, help with anti-aging and skin rejuvenation.
These chemical peels have a variety of uses from treating skin spots damaged by the sun to acne scars and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. The strength and type of chemical peel you get will depend on the purpose of the treatment.
Although each one has varying strengths, they all have the same base ingredients:
- Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)
- Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)
They work by removing the outer layers of skin which ultimately encourage new growth. The intention is for the new growth to come in smoother and even-colored.
Side effects include peeling lasting several weeks and skin reddening. These depend on the intensity and strength of the chemical peel you use. The effects will also depend, some lasting a few months and others several years.
3. Filler Injections
Are you starting to notice wrinkles on your face? What about your hands?
As we get older we lose hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar in our bodies. To help our skin look plump, young and less wrinkly, people are turning to filler injections. These injections contain hyaluronic acid along with other fillers like Juvéderm, Restylane, or Radiesse (which has a calcium-based filler) to help with lines and wrinkles in the skin.
During the treatment, you’ll get an injection in the top layer of skin. As the filler gets injected near a vein, the physician’s assistant will massage the area to help smooth the filler and create a plump, young look.
If you have skin spots your physician might also use LimeLight to remove them. This treatment should last you anywhere between six months to a whole year.
4. Laser Treatments
The next stop on our skin care treatment tour is laser treatments. Like many of the treatments on this list, there’s a variety of treatment types, each one treating something different. These include:
- Brown spots
- Skin redness
Depending on the treatment you opt for will determine what type of laser is used. For redness and brown spots, a physician will use two different lasers: one removes the above while the second stimulates the skin for collagen production. You’ll notice an immediate glow to your skin, as well as a reduction in large pores and fine lines.
If you need help with wrinkle removal, your physician will need to use an infrared light. If you want to avoid any invasive surgeries, this is the best option for you. It tightens your skin and lifts your face without the need for recovery.
5. Retinoid Creams
Some skin care treatments are as simple as picking up an over-the-counter retinoid cream. Just make sure topical retinoid is in the list of ingredients.
If you have more serious skin issues, your dermatologist can prescribe you a stronger cream. These won’t be on the grocery shelves, but they can help reduce and fight wrinkles all the same.
6. Electric Facials
Why get a traditional facial when you can get an electric facial? Microcurrent treatments have been circulating over the past few years, but a new type of electric facial seems to be gathering more popularity. Nano current facials use a lower-frequency than microcurrent but gives patients the same – and maybe even better – effects.
No matter which you decide to use, both electric facials provide you with healthier looking and feeling skin. This treatment kills acne bacteria, removes dark circles, encourages cellular repair, and enhance lymphatic drainage.
You won’t notice a difference in your skin immediately following the treatment, but expect to see some changes as soon as three days after your appointment. And although you’ll see quick results, they aren’t necessarily lasting. But the more you get the treatment, the longer the results will last.
Last on our list is the thermage treatment. This type of treatment is another non-invasive procedure with the upside of no recovery time. Plus, it can treat all skin types!
Thermage uses a radio frequency to tighten and rejuvenate the skin while also contouring areas on the neck and face. Physicians simply pass a frequency device over your face. The tip of the device stays in contact with your skin, heating the deep layers of your skin with controlled radio waves.
This encourages collagen development, resulting in smoother and tighter skin. The best part? Results from this treatment are typically long-lasting and immediately noticeable.
Skin Treatments to Try in 2019
Become part of the “New Year, New Me” era with younger looking skin. Whether you need to fight wrinkles or want to work on sun-damaged skin, these skin treatments are non-invasive and have impressive results.
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