There are medical treatments that can slow down the effects of aging. Medical treatments are treatments that make use of specially designed equipment and are done by a specialist in an ideal environment. These treatment options are not invasive but may also come with certain risks and side effects.
Following is a rundown of what are available for individuals who are conscious about the development of aging signs:
Botox injections. Botox injections erase fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the facial muscles, causing them to tighten. Results are visible usually after seven days, but they do not last long. After 6 months, the fine lines and wrinkles may start to show up again, requiring another round of injections. Botox injections are relatively safe but may come with pain and bruising, headaches and nausea. Before submitting yourself to this procedure, work on this to-do list:
Secure clearance from a medical doctor that you are fit and qualified to receive Botox injections. This procedure is not recommended to people with neuromuscular problems, myasthenia gravis, allergies to human albumin and botulinum toxin, and those who are pregnant and lactating.
A week before getting Botox injections, cease from drinking alcoholic beverages and/or taking anti-inflammatory drugs.
Look for a qualified Botox specialist in your area. Take into consideration experience and cost. Cost of Botox runs between $350 and $500 per area to be treated.
After the treatment, remember to do the following to maximize the benefits of Botox:
– Maintain a standing or sitting position for four hours.
– Exercise the muscles every 15 minutes for up to four times, but be very careful not to massage the treated muscles.
Diamond peel. A diamond peel is a non-surgical approach to improve skin conditions such as dark pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and flaky skin. The procedure makes use of a wand with a diamond tip that delivers crystals to the skin and vacuums it along with the dirt and dead skin cells. Immediately the skin appears smoother and feels much softer. Repeated sessions can bring about the pinkish glow everyone’s so crazy about. A diamond peel is painless but great skin care must be employed to reduce possibilities of skin irritation. It can also be quite expensive at $100 to $200 per session. Nonetheless, if you are getting a diamond peel, make sure to stay away from hot objects, including the sun, during the first few days.
Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing. Laser resurfacing with carbon dioxide can reverse skin conditions worsened by sun damage, such as skin discoloration and wrinkles. While it can significantly improve the appearance of your skin, the healing time can take several weeks. It can also be expensive at $2000 to $2500 per session, and most people require several sessions to get the desired effects.
Microcurrent Facial Toning. This procedure is already gaining a lot of popularity. Microcurrent impulses are delivered to the facial muscles, causing them to relax and strengthen. They also improve blood circulation to your face, encouraging the production of collagen. This procedure helps to tone the skin, reduce fine lines and improve texture. Although results are often described to be “dramatic” after just one session, some people need 4 or 5 more sessions to get their desired results, and this can cost a lot of money over time.
These procedures can significantly improve your looks, but they do not eliminate the need to change your lifestyle habits, exercise, eat healthy foods, which will not only make you look young and beautiful, but will also make you healthy. For me, nothing works better than these to reduce the impact of aging.
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