So many of us are passionately running the race against time, when it comes to our skin. We all are also aware of how many of us aren’t blessed with the good luck of “aging gracefully”. However, there are other ways to win this battle besides botox, injections and other forms of surgery. Yes, some procedures are actually safe and risk free! Let’s find out what these safe skin procedures are and how we can incorporate them into our skin care regime.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
This revolutionary method uses laser treatment to remove the outer layers of skin that have been damaged due to internal or external factors. It then stimulates the growth of new skin cells by stimulating collagen production. This helps bring about plump, rejuvenated and smoother looking skin. Not only is laser skin resurfacing extremely safe, but is also much more affordable than many other cosmetic procedures. Furthermore, it promotes healthy looking skin by getting rid of wrinkles, fine lines and some facial disorders that occur due to aging.
When buying a cream, look for one with retinoid. Retinoid is one of the key products in anti-aging creams that helps get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. It is derived from vitamin A, which is excellent for aging skin. Furthermore, your skin specialist may prescribe a stronger cream that contains retin-A. However, be sure to use such a cream only in the case of fine lines, or if you are of an appropriate age to use them. This is because they may prove to be too strong for younger skin, and cause irritation.
Not only is this completely safe, it is essential for a healthy skin and to prevent aging. The SPF in sunscreens protects the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. UV rays are one of the leading causes of early aging, skin burns, pigmentation and even skin cancer. Experts recommend using sunscreen even in winter since the skin is always exposed to UV rays when the sun is out. Furthermore, even when you’re indoors, UV rays can easily penetrate through windows or anywhere in the house where there may be sunlight. Therefore, sunscreen should be applied first thing in the morning, and as religiously as possible, regardless of how long you plan to be outside.
For those of you who are looking for a milder alternative to retinoid creams, peptide creams is the answer. These creams work well to fight anti-aging, and do not cost as much either to give a satisfactory result. Peptides are short snippets of amino acids that can reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, these creams help maintain and restore collagen in the skin, which makes the skin plump and fresh. However, these creams don’t usually have the same intensity as the retinoid creams, which is why they are more suitable for those who wish to take preventive measures, or hide new lines or marks on the face.
Botox injections contain botulism toxin, which are able to paralyze facial muscles to give a smooth and wrinkle free appearance. The effects of botox last from 3 to 6 months, depending on your skin type and how often you get the injections. Botox is relatively safer since it is not permanent, and does not alter the basic facial structure. It merely smooths out wrinkles and fine lines to give one a younger look. Furthermore, since it is not a surgical procedure, the chances of it going wrong are slim, which is why it is preferred by many.
Filler injections are another non-surgical way of uplifting the skin. They are used to plump up the skin by adding volume and diminishing signs of sagging skin. Fillers can be hyaluronic acid-based, collagen based, semi permanent or permanent. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most common types of fillers that are composed of a natural sugar which disappears with age. Once the acid is injected to the skin, it plumps it up and gives it a fuller, younger look.
All in all, there are several ways that can be safely used to fight the signs of aging. Not all procedures have to be costly or surgical to give the same results as cosmetic surgeries.