Effective Anti Aging Beauty Treatments

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There are a number of effective minor cosmetic treatments for anti aging now on offer at beauty salons, spas and private clinics, and many of these are non invasive procedures that can have some very positive effects, without the need for risky and expensive cosmetic surgery. One of the most popular of these is Botox, which has been shown to be very effective at reducing aging wrinkles, and also deep scars that may have resulted from severe acne or other skin traumasAnti Aging Beauty.

Botox

Botox is also a treatment derived from the highly poisonous Botulinum toxin, and has been used successfully for many years to reduce deep wrinkles or lines on the face, and create a smoother, younger looking appearance to the skin and involves a number of injections in the affected area. Botox has also been successful as a temporary cure for excessive sweating, as it can be injected into the underarm area to numb overactive sweat glands. Botox is a medical procedure, and as such must be carried out by a trained professional (and in a clinical environment), as there are risks and potential side effects involved including:
Bruising, bleeding, pain or infection around the treated area
Headaches, nausea or flu like symptoms for up to a week after the treatments
Paralyse of the nerves in the surrounding area, causing muscle weakness and drooping, which may lead to trouble blinking (injections in eye areas) or speaking and eating (injections around the lips).
Unattractive and uncomfortable swelling or hard lumps around the injected site.
Botox treatments aren’t recommended for allergies people or those with neuromuscular disorders, as there is a risk of more serious side effects, and pregnant or breast feeding mothers should never have these treatments. If you are already having Botox treatments and are happy with the results, then try not to have it done too often as this can increase the risks of problems occurring, and leave at least three months between treatments.

Fillers

Another minor cosmetic beauty treatment for anti ageing is a ‘filler’, and there are several different brands on the market, including Restylane and Perlane, which are gels that are injected into the skin to fill out wrinkles and create a smoother appearance. These can also be used to fill out lips, and there are some low risk side effects such as swelling, bruising, infection and allergic reactions.

Chemical Skin Peels

Chemical peels are quite dramatic medical treatments, and involve diluted acid solutions that are painted onto the face. These are then left for a carefully calculated period (which can be very uncomfortable in most cases) and then washed off, either with water of a neutralising solution. The acid solution basically peels off the top few layers of skin, exposing fresher looking layers from underneath and can be very effective in reducing wrinkles, pitted or discoloured skin and shallow acne scars. Chemical peels must be performed by professionals, as there are some very unpleasant side effects if the wrong solution is used, or is left on too long including:

  • Burns and scarring
  • Crusting wounds
  • Infection and irritation
  • Pain and general soreness
  • Damage to skin pigmentation (leading to skin discolouration)

Chemical peels are not suitable for people who have sensitive skin, deep scarring, uneven pigmentation, or those taking certain medications such as acne treatments.

Remember that many minor cosmetic beauty treatments are also medical procedures, so you must always ensure you have them carried out by professionals, in clean and sterile environments, with full after treatment support.

17 Responses

  1. I have used and use even today the chemical peels. Ever since I was a child, my mother used beauty masks in home treatment. All the things you mentioned in your medical care tips blog are useful. Thank you.

  2. I did not know that Botox could be used for treating excessive sweating. Your medical tips are very good.

  3. Otrim Mushraff

    My experience with chemical peels is that when my girlfriend used it she got spots on her face. It was only after a long time she came to realize that she was allergic to some chemical in the cream. Now she uses herbs and natural products.

  4. Skin peels are popular with girls in my college. They use them to make the face fair.

  5. Heidi Margaret

    Botox treatment is very popular in my circle. Many of my friends have had Botox treatment and the change is indeed remarkable. I do not prefer it. I like the natural look.

  6. Gerta

    Wrinkles are a big problem. I am using vitamin E supplements. Is there anything else I can do?

  7. John McCormack

    Actually, there is Gerta. If you avoid all those things that age your skin, it will help reduce wrinkle formation. For instance, protecting your face from the direct rays of the sun will help you retain your youthful skin.

  8. Agnes

    Chemical peels are effective. I have tried them and find them effective. If you do not have any allergies, they I suggest that you try this.

  9. Using chemical masks can be dangerous. But lots of women in my locality just don’t care.

  10. I don’t know about this, why use peels? Does the skin peel off?

  11. John McCormack

    The mask will peel off Roma. Use adequate amount of the mask material so that your facial skin is protected.

  12. Opisam

    Why does scarring occur?

  13. John McCormack

    This will happen if you do not remove your mask in time. Otherwise, there is no problem.

  14. Loory Remo

    I hear this mask is painful. Can we avoid it?

  15. John McCormack

    Yes, you can avoid it by doing a field test or a patch test. Apply a little on some area of the skin. You can try it on your forearm area of 1 inch by 1 inch. If the skin is sensitive, you will get burning sensation or rash formation.

  16. Yes, I did a skin patch test and avoided chemicals that hurt my skin. My mask is now safe.

  17. Gabriela

    I prepare the best peels for myself. Good article.

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