Change How You Age: Most Common Anti-Aging Treatments

Aging is inevitable, and you can’t always look younger. From frown lines to age spots, skin blemishes and wrinkles appear as we age. We can’t stop time, but thanks to advancements in medical science, there are many treatments for slow aging. Anti-aging treatments such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, dermal fillers, and fractional laser resurfacing can be surprisingly effective in delaying these signs of aging to give you intact youthful skin. But one big question is- are they worth the hype? Are they safe and without any side effects? 

This blog discusses 5 of the most promising anti-aging treatments, their costs and benefits.

Laser Resurfacing

It is a process where your doctor uses a laser to heat the lowest layer of the dermis, and the upper layers of skin are subjected to laser skin resurfacing. This encourages the production of collagen. Laser Skin Resurfacing can be beneficial if you are facing any of these skin problems-

  • Age stain
  • Blemishes
  • Acne scars
  • Dry Skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Loose skin
  • Dull skin
  • Variable skin tone
  • Blotchiness

It is common to feel some redness and discomfort after Laser skin resurfacing. However, it’s temporary and won’t take long to heal. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve desired results.

Cost: Because of cosmetic surgery, health insurance does not cover laser skin regeneration. Depending on the type of laser, the treatment may cost around $1500 to $2500 per session.

Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

  • An increase in the energy level of the treated skin cells.
  • The increased collagen promotes the growth of new skin cells, giving your skin a youthful appearance.
  • It improves blood flow to the treated area.

NAD IV Therapy

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, or NAD, is a naturally occurring coenzyme molecule with potent anti-inflammatory and anti-aging characteristics. Over time the levels of NAD in a human’s body start to decline, and there is a need to restore them. NAD treatments eliminate the free radicals from the skin and may rewind the biological clock in your cells. 

Benefits

  • Greater brain health 
  • Boost the body’s natural restorative power
  • Slow down the aging clock
  • Promote better mental health

The average cost of NAD IV treatment is 800$ per session.

Dermal Fillers

As we age, the skin loses hyaluronic acid, collagen, and suppleness, which causes wrinkles. Dermal fillers come in different varieties and are injections that even the lines on your face and smooth wrinkles giving a more youthful experience. Healthcare professionals often inject these fillers around your lips, cheekbones, chin, nose, and eyes. Dermal fillers bring long-lasting and effective results that may even last for years. In most cases, there are immediate visible results with no downtime. This treatment is performed under the supervision of a licensed physician.

Dermal fillers may be opted for:

  • Give lost volume to the skin.
  • Ensure greater symmetry in the characteristics of your face.
  • Increased cheeks and lips.

The average cost of one syringe is $600-800.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are acids used by doctors to remove the top layer of damaged skin cells to reveal healthy skin behind them. Depending on the type of peel, the duration and sessions for each treatment may vary. This treatment improves skin tone and eliminates wrinkles and blemishes.

There are 3 types of chemical peels- light, medium and deep. Usually, the procedures can last anywhere from half an hour to an hour. Chemical peels are safe when performed by a plastic surgeon, licensed dermatologist, licensed physician, or qualified skin care professional.

Benefit

Light peel treatments do not have much downtime. 

Improves the skin texture.

Cost

Depending on the type of peel, the costs may vary. The average cost of a chemical peel is $650.

Aging is natural, and there is no permanent treatment for it. Consult your dermatologist to find the best treatment for your skin.

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