The truly wonderful thing about modern science has occured within the world of dermatology and aesthetics. Here they have paved the way for people to safely and conveniently make desired enhancements to their appearance
Because aging causes the skin to change in dramatic ways (usually not for the better), many people either engage in or consider doing so in some form of skincare treatment or procedure. All of the following uncontrollable factors contribute to the skin’s aging: sun exposure, extreme climate conditions, wind, humidity, pollution, and natural skin aging.
In attempts to control some (or, if humanly possible, all) of the effects associated with aging, many people look to integrate a regular skincare regimen that blends product usage with non-surgical and surgical medical procedures. Because no one wants to look older, a number of cosmeceuticals have been invented to address the aging process”halt the aging process,” there has been an explosion in the range of available products and services designed to address whatever your particular aging/skincare needs may be.
Rather than entice you, however, the sheer volume of options may confuse or overwhelm you as you feel uncertain as to which product and/or service is right for you. the good news is that, hidden within the plethora of offerings, there are products and treatments that will benefit your specific needs.
Skincare Products You Should Know About
Typically, most people look to skincare products to address concerns associated with aging. Remarkably, reports have shown that more than 56 percent of American adults (heaviest users falling in the 45-54 age bracket) regularly purchase some form of anti-aging product. They purchase creams or lotions, peels and scrubs with the aim of removing years from their faces.
While tis may be impossible, it is possible to at least find a product containg important ingredients such as:
Alpha-hydroxy acids, for the removal of the top layer of dead skin;
antioxidants, to quench free radicals;
Bio-elastide, for the lifting of sagging skin;
Collagen, for restoring contours and fullness;
Creatine, an amino acid, for the prevention of the early signs of aging,
Plant-based, natural ingredients, for healing, toning and adding luminosity;
Retina-A, purported to be one of the best anti-aging skin care products on the market, for the treatment of wrinkles;
Retinol, for stimulating the production of skin-forming tissue;
Soy, for adding moisture and reinvigoration to tired skin; and
Vitamin C, for smoothing out the skin.
You can also select products by seeking out those that have been formulated to address a specific skincare concern, such as skin lightening; fine line diminishment; liquid enhancemnt, super-correcting; lifting and firming; and complex anti-aging.
The overriding factor when creating your own at-home regime is to purchase a streamlined system of products to use on a consistent basis. During the day, be certain that your moisturizer or foundation has an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 10. Sun exposure is one of the biggest aging culprits, because it breaks down the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin causing it to show early signs of wear and tear.
Procedures and Treatments to Consider
Performed either by a trained, licensed aesthetician or a medical certified dermatologist, both non-surgical and surgical cosmetic skincare procedures are available. The route you opt to take will depend upon the nature of your particular concern and your level of desire to enhance your appearance. Commonly, those seeking to rejuvenate their appearance without making a dramatic change will opt to go with one of the many available non-evasive treatments.
Presently, there are host of procedures which are known to be both safe and highly effective. A quick run-down of some of the most popular non-surgical treatments includes:
Chemical peels, for exfoliating dead cells to make way for new, more vibrant cells;
Collagen induction therapy, for increasing the penetration of vitamins and active ingredients into the skin;
Laser resurfacing, for recontouring and smoothing the top layer of skin;
Microdermabrasion, for exfoliating the upper layer of skin cells; and
Ultrasound, for stimulating collagen production within the skin.
If you’re perhaps further into the aging process or truly vested in improving your overall appearance, one of the following cosmetic surgical procedures may be the preferred option:
Blepharoplasty (eye lid lift), for lifting sagging eye lids;
Botox, for treating fine lines and wrinkles, as well as, improving the overall shape of the face;
Browlift, for achieving a smoother, more youthful appearance;
Facelift, for reducing visible signs of aging; and
Restalyne Injections, for replenishing the skin’s suppleness.
Also, regardless what you chosse, the overall goal is to look good and feel good. Also, bear in mind that your choice of a professional is most important because they assist in finding things just right for you, based on a whole array of things.
Not only in terms of changes in outward appearances, but with respect to individuals’ confidence and degrees of personal satisfaction, cosmetic enhancements are also known to greatly benefit individual’s internal worlds, as well.
Copyright (c) 2007 Barry Lycka