Society has taught us that youth is beauty, and as people notice the signs of aging, they attempt to prevent or reverse. As we get older, our skin changes and can experience wrinkles, sagging, discoloration and larger pores. People go to great lengths to regain their youthful appearance, even so far as to undergo surgery, injections or heat treatments on their face.
However, many of these types of procedures can be dangerous and injure people as they pursue their quest for younger looking skin. There are safer, more natural methods of anti-aging that don’t expose you to the risks of medical procedures.
What is the Concept of Anti-Aging?
The practice of anti-aging addresses the prevention, slowing, reduction and reversal of the aging effects in order to help people live longer, happier and healthier lives. Some treatments are natural that people can do on their own throughout their life, while others are complicated medical procedures that must be performed only by an experienced medical professional. Types of natural, preventative anti-aging treatments include:
Nutrition – Eat a healthy balanced diet with plenty of nutrients and vitamins to keep your body functioning correctly.
Physical Exercise – Exercising regularly keeps your heart strong and healthy and your muscles firm, which can prevent sagging skin, stretch marks or wrinkles.
Skin Care – Keeping your skin clean and applying moisturizing lotions can keep your skin smooth and healthy because it prevents damage from dryness and cracking.
However, once you see the signs of aging on your skin, it’s difficult to reverse or remove the effects. Researchers strive for life extension through anti-aging medical treatments, psychology, and skills for coping with change, stress and aging. Some medical facelift procedures available to treat and reduce the effects of aging are:
Facelift Surgeries – Surgeries involve cutting away excess skin and fat and stretching the skin to tighten it.
Thermage Heat Treatments – Beaming radio frequency waves of hot energy onto your skin.
Botox Injections -Botox, also known as Botulinum toxin, is a neurotoxin produced by bacteria that is injected into the skin to reduce lines and wrinkles.
Thread Lifts – During a thread lift, barbed sutures are used to lift sagging skin, folds and wrinkles. Barbs on one end of the thread dig into and lift sagging skin, while the other end is anchored onto underlying facial tissue.
Restylane Injections -Restylane is a chemical gel injected into your skin that stimulates the production of collagen in your face to promote skin elasticity.
It’s important to know that like any invasive medical procedure, there are risks involved and dangerous complications that can occur. Patients could have adverse side affects or allergic reactions to chemicals and drugs used in procedures that could have serious consequences. To avoid the dangers associated with anti-aging medical procedures, it’s best to use alternative facelift methods that are natural and safer for your body.