The collaboration between aesthetics and technology can enhance your look and boost confidence in no time. Yet, while some of these procedures can accentuate and rejuvenate your overall appearance, few others are considered for fixing imperfections, fines lines, wrinkles, and weight management. In this post, let’s look at some of the most popular yet effective anti-aging treatments that one should try before turning 40.
1. Botox/Anti-Wrinkle Injections
You’ve probably heard of Botox– it’s been around for quite some time– and that’s because Botox and anti-wrinkle injections are incredibly effective at reducing and preventing the visible signs of aging. Botox and anti-wrinkle treatments involve using a very fine needle to inject the area with a toxin that temporarily paralyzes the muscle, stopping the skin from creasing and preventing the development of new wrinkling or fine lines.
Botox is generally used around the face to prevent fine lines in the areas that move when we express ourselves; for example, smile lines, frown lines, forehead, and crow’s feet. By restricting the movement in these areas, you can be free to laugh, smile, and assert yourself without worrying about those pesky wrinkles setting in!
Although there are no major side effects assocaiated with Botox treatment, it may result in minor bruishing, swelling, headache and allergic reactions. Typically these side effects subside within few days of the procedure. The cost of botox treatment like Brow Lift and Chim Dimpling varies from USD 400 – USD 600. On the other hand, Jaw Slimming & Neck Lift can cost anything between USD 800- USD 1200.
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Anti-wrinkle injections can last from 3 to 6 months– however, this varies from patient to patient depending on lifestyle, skin type, and facial activity. Botox is a non-invasive procedure with minimal downtime, and the procedure involves little to no pain (depending on your pain threshold, of course). Botox or anti-wrinkle injections are recommended to anyone looking to prevent the signs of aging before they start or slow down the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
2. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are a fantastic way to inject youthfulness back into the skin to give it a more plump, firm, and revitalized appearance. Dermal fillers are formulated with a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, which hydrate the skin from within while bringing volume to the target area.
While dermal fillers are often used to plump the lips and cheeks, they are also an extremely effective way to combat signs of aging such as wrinkles around the mouth, chin, and neck and tackle under-eye bags or hollowness. Therefore, it’s essential to tailor your dermal filler treatment to suit you– whether you’re looking for a natural, subtle finish or something slightly more elevated.
Once again, dermal fillers can last from 6 to 18 months, depending on the person and the area treated. Although this type of filler is another form of stress-free aesthetics, this type of filler is carried out through a simple, non-invasive procedure. The benefits of dermal fillers are visible immediately after treatment, although some swelling generally subsides within a week or two. Fillers are an excellent option for anyone looking to target a specific area on the face where aging may be more of a concern.
Dermal fillers are safe although it may cause minor rashes, redness, bruising and swelling. The average cost of dermal filler is approximately USD 650 per syringe and in most of the cases, patient needs more than one syringe to achieve desired results.
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If you’re looking to enhance your skin with an-all over boost of vitality and radiance, Profhilo may be the treatment for you. Profhilo is not a ‘filler’; it’s an ‘injectable skincare’ treatment that uses slow-releasing hyaluronic acid to boost your natural collagen and elastin production. This, in turn, hydrates, firms, and plumps your complexion, breathing youthfulness back into your skin’s texture.
By enhancing the overall appearance of your skin from within, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced and prevented. Profhilo is an excellent anti-aging treatment for the face and sagging skin on the neck, decollete, arms, hands, and knees.
If you’re considering your options between Profhilo, Botox, and fillers, we would recommend this particular treatment to anyone looking for a more natural-looking, holistic boost of radiance that doesn’t have to be targeted at one small area. Profhilo is a beautifully subtle treatment that does not restrict the movement in your face, which may be a preferable choice to Botox or other anti-wrinkle injections. We suggest starting with 2 treatments 4 weeks apart for optimal results and then followed up every 6 months.
The cost of treatment is approximately USD 550 per session. The total cost of the treatment would vary depending on the number of sessions required.
Profhilo is different from dermal fillers. Although in both the procedures, hydronic acid is used, type of hydronic acid used in Profhilo is different from what is used in dermal fillers. Profhilo is not restricted to any specific areas of face as it targets the entire area by plumping up and tightening the skin. Whereas dermal fillers target specific areas like cheek, deep wrinkles and lips. Similar to dermal fillers, Profhilo also comes with minor side effects like bruising and swelling. In rare cases, one may experience infection and allergic reaction.
4. Vampire Facials & PRP Therapy
A powerful collagen booster that uses your body’s natural elements to tighten, smooth, and rejuvenate the skin, PRP or ‘Vampire’ facials are far less scary than they sound– and are magical anti-aging treatment. The ‘vampire facial’ process includes extracting a small amount of blood, which is then spun to separate the red blood cells from platelet-rich plasma and re-injected to stimulate growth, repair, and rejuvenation in the skin.
This is a long-recognised medical process that has been used for decades, known for its effective healing properties. By triggering the platelets to repair the skin and boost collagen production, wrinkles and fine lines are filled out, skin becomes tighter and more firm, pores are smoothed and that youthful, healthy glow is increased.
PRP or Vampire Facials are an intensive skin recovery treatment that not only improves your skin’s appearance on the surface but will also boost the health of your skin. This technique can be used all around the face and is particularly effective at targeting the delicate under-eye area– somewhere that can be particularly affected by aging.
This incredible form of therapy can also tackle hair loss and stimulate hair growth, as sometimes the signs of aging are not restricted to our skin. Increase hair count, boost hair thickness, and improve the growth phase of the hair cycle with PRP.
Just one single treatment produces impressive results, and this can last 4 to 6 weeks. This process should be repeated at least 3 times before reducing facials to every 6 months.
The typical cost of a vampire facial varies between USD 1500- USD 2500. Like other cosmetic procedures, Vampire facelift procedures may result in minor swelling, itching, bruising, and tingling which subside after few days.
The author is a highly experienced Aesthetics Pharmacist currently associated with Elegant Beauty Clinic, UK. If you have any questions about which anti-aging treatment might work best for you, get in contact and book a free consultation with Elegant.