Anti-Ageing and Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Tips
For thousands of years, women have sought to “turn back the clock” and eliminate the visible signs of ageing so that they can appear young and vibrant well into their golden years. Until the modern era, however, the available treatments for challenges such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and sun damage were ineffective at best and actually harmful in some cases. Thankfully, those days are gone and women can now take advantage of a wide range of anti-wrinkle treatments that are highly effective – so much so that some of the top celebrities in the world appear to be 20 or even 30 years younger than their true ages.
These treatments are effective against more than simple wrinkles, however; they can also help to eliminate visible problem areas like circles under the eyes and a loss of elasticity in the skin. What are these modern miracles that can take years off a woman’s age? In two words: cosmetic injections.
There are several different substances used as cosmetic injections, but they fall into two main classes: dermal fillers and botulism-based treatments.
Dermal fillers are based on the concept of filling in the wrinkle to plump it out so that it becomes less visible to the naked eye. Indeed, when a dermal filler is injected correctly, wrinkles can appear to disappear completely. Most dermal fillers consist of substances that are gradually absorbed by the body. This means that over time the effect of the dermal filler will fade and the treatment will need to be repeated.
Collagen is an example of such a filler. A natural substance itself, it can help to eliminate even deep wrinkle lines and even helps to reduce the appearance of scars. Treatments need to be repeated at four to six month intervals to maintain their beneficial effects. Hyaluronic acid, in contrast, is effective for up to a year, but is most effective against tiny wrinkle lines that appear near the mouth and forehead. Its close cousin hyaluronan can be used to treat deep lines and even acne scars and is considered a good alternative to collagen, which can cause allergic reactions in some individuals.
Other forms of dermal fillers are actually permanent. Polyacrylamide, for example, counts as a form of implant once injected, though it remains soft and pliable.
Commonly known as Botox, these treatments consist of a toxin produced by the botulism strain of bacteria. Many patients react with concern to hear this word, since in other contexts botulism can represent a serious food poisoning problem. However, the botulism toxin can also be of great use in cosmetic applications because tiny quantities of it induce paralysis in muscles when injected. This means that Botox treatments in the muscle of the forehead, for example, make it impossible for patients to wrinkle up their foreheads. The end result is a smooth plane across the forehead instead of the characteristic wrinkles that may be a product of natural aging or of premature aging due to factors such as sun damage or a history of smoking.
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