Anti-Aging TreatmentSchaumburg, IL
You might need anti-aging treatment if you are bothered by signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines, developing on your face. Everyone's skin and appearance change as they age; it is an unavoidable process. But there are various ways of preserving your youthful appearance, slowing the effects of aging on your body.
Different anti-aging treatment options
Anti-aging treatments often fall under the umbrella of cosmetic surgery, but not all anti-aging treatments require surgical procedures. Popular anti-aging treatments used in cosmetic surgery include the following.
1. Botulinum toxin treatments
These are among the most popular cosmetic treatments performed today. Botulinum injections are used to reduce crow's feet (the wrinkles that form at the corner of the eyes) and frown lines between the eyebrows.
Botulinum injections smooth out these areas by preventing the muscles there from contracting. It is a non-invasive procedure that involves injecting the toxin into targeted areas. There is no recovery period, and the treatment's results are usually visible within a week.
Dermabrasion is typically performed to address aesthetic issues like sun damage, age spots, and wrinkles. It involves using a special brush that rotates to remove the outer layer of skin from small areas. New smooth skin eventually grows in place to replace the outer layer.
The areas worked on during dermabrasion might have swelling, redness, or scabbing for a few weeks after the treatment, and it can take just as long to see the results. People with significant signs of aging might require multiple treatments.
3. Chemical peel skin treatment
This procedure involves using acids to peel away the outermost skin layer. It can improve skin tone and remove signs of aging like wrinkles or age spots. It typically takes a couple of weeks for the patient's skin to recover after the treatment.
4. Laser skin resurfacing
During laser skin resurfacing, the cosmetic surgeon uses a laser to damage deep layers of skin, stimulating the growth of new skin cells. The damaged areas eventually peel away, revealing younger-looking, smoother skin. Laser skin resurfacing helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It can take a few weeks to see improvements after laser skin resurfacing, and patients might have to deal with scabbing, peeling, redness, and pain during this period.
5. Dermal fillers
Dermal fillers are injected into targeted areas to increase volume, removing signs of aging like wrinkles and lines. Materials commonly used as fillers include fat, hyaluronic acid gel, and collagen. These fillers can be used on a patient's hands, face, and lips.
Anti-aging treatments performed with dermal fillers are non-invasive, and there is typically no downtime after getting these treatments. The effects of dermal fillers can last anywhere from two months to three years. Collagen fillers tend to wear off faster, while fillers made with the patient's fat can last for years.
6. Skin rejuvenation
This procedure uses lasers and other types of energy waves to address skin tone losses, age spots, and wrinkles. The treatment does not destroy outer skin layers, so there is no recovery time. It takes up to a month to see results from skin rejuvenation treatments, however, and some patients need multiple treatments to get their desired results.
7. Skin tightening
Skin-tightening treatments are typically performed to address saggy skin on the brow, neck, and lower face. It can also be used to address lines across a person's chest. The treatment involves using ultrasound to target the same muscles that cosmetic surgeons manipulate during facelifts. The ultrasound delivers heat into the areas targeted, stimulating the production of elastin and collagen. Increasing the production of these two substances can tighten up the skin.
It can take up to three to six months for the results of skin-tightening treatments to be visible. Using ultrasound for the treatment allows cosmetic surgeons to precisely target problematic areas.
Juvederm treatments involve using hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers to address signs of aging in the face. The concentration of hyaluronic acid varies based on the specific type of issue being addressed. Popular types of Juvederm treatments include:
- Juvederm Voluma XC is used to add volume beneath a person's skin, and it is often used to increase the size of the cheeks
- Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure XC are used to fill out fine lines and wrinkles that form around the nose and mouth, which are also called smile lines; these products are also used to increase skin elasticity
- Juvederm Volbella XC and Juvederm Ultra XC can be used as non-surgical ways to enhance the appearance of a person's lips
This cosmetic surgery treatment addresses droopy eyelids, sagging eyebrows, and bags under the eyes. These issues often develop as a person ages due to the muscles around the eyes weakening and the eyelids stretching out.
Drooping eyelids and saggy skin underneath the eyes can make a person appear older and even interfere with their peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty can repair these vision problems while making the patient appear sharper and younger.
During the procedure, the surgeon usually starts with the upper eyelids. An incision is made along the fold of the eyelid so excess fat, muscle, and skin can be removed. The incision is sutured before moving on to the lower eyelids. The surgeon cuts below the lashes in the lower lid or inside the lid itself. Excess fat, skin, and muscle are removed before closing the incision.
Depending on how severe the patient's upper eyelids droop, the surgeon might combine blepharoplasty with a ptosis treatment to create more support for the muscle that supports the eyelid.
10. Hair transplant
Hair loss is part of the aging process that many people want to to address. The procedure involves removing hair from healthy scalp areas and transferring it to bald areas. Most hair loss due to aging is caused by pattern baldness genetics, but factors like a person's diet, health, stress levels, hormones, and medication can speed up the process.
Slow down the effects of aging on your appearance
Anti-aging treatment options can help slow down the effects that aging has on your appearance. Call or stop by our Schaumburg clinic to set up an appointment with our cosmetic surgeon.
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