Erasing the effects of time on your face is not easy. Let’s admit it, it takes a lot of work and money to stave off wrinkles and plump fine lines, and many people do not see the results immediately.
Living a less stressful lifestyle and eating a healthy diet can help you, but they’re also painless treatments you can try that can dramatically reduce the signs of aging.Research & Markets forecast the market for aging-related products and services to grow 58% to nearly $80 billion by 2023.
Here are some popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures that you can do in conjunction with or as an alternative to your other anti-aging routine.
Botox, short for botulinum toxin, is arguably the most popular non-surgical procedure that you can try to fight aging. As we grow old, our skin becomes less elastic, and by injecting botox into the muscles under the skin, the appearance of facial wrinkles is reduced.
Botox injections are done in less than 30 minutes, and the toxin takes effect within a week. The results are temporary, so you might need to repeat this procedure. Based on the 2018 estimate of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), each injection of the botulinum toxin costs about $397.
There are several types of dermal fillers in the market, and hyaluronic acid injections are among the popular ones. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in different parts of your body, including in skin tissue. People who underwent hyaluronic acid injections can expect improvements in the contour of their skin, as well as less severe skin indentations due to skin damage, aging, injury, or scars. This procedure can also lessen the appearance of stubborn crow’s feet at the corner of your eyes and deep smile lines. In sum? Amazing.
Getting older can leave your skin’s texture uneven and wrinkled, and chemical peel is among the affordable procedures that you can try to make you look younger. This treatment uses a chemical solution that gently peels the damaged outer layers, revealing smoother and healthier skin. The average cost of a chemical peel based on 2018 statistics from the ASPS is $669.
While this procedure can fix some issues on your skin’s texture, there are things that chemical peel can’t do, including treating deep lines and wrinkles, tightening saggy skin, and eliminating deep scars. If you have a history of abnormal skin scarring, you don’t want to try chemical peels.
Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in saggy skin. Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment where a dermatologist uses a special instrument to gently “sand” your skin and mildly peel off problems in your skin’s outer layer. This procedure can also help stimulate the production of collagen, the protein that gives our skin strength and elasticity.
The average cost of microdermabrasion is $131, according to 2018 statistics from the ASPS.
Now that you’re aware of your “other” anti-aging options consult your doctor to determine the right treatment needed for your particular areas of concern.