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6 Cost-Friendly Anti-Aging Treatments

Most probably you have already wondered about the possible ways of slowing down the aging process. With so many options of plastic surgeries, both invasive and noninvasive, it is extremely difficult to determine which of them work and which ones should be avoided. Apart from that, plastic surgeries are known for being extremely expensive. They are also not covered by insurance companies, if not performed for medical purposes.  There are a lot of people who make use of several anti-aging products. Recent research showed that the anti-aging market is expected to reach $331 billion by the year 2021. It is also expected to reach a compound annual growth rate of 5.7 percent. There are several exotic vitamins in skin creams that promise to erase lines and prevent wrinkles. Although, some of them will give you a little more than an empty wallet. Some specialists say that the vast majority of anti-aging products are not more than just a hype, but some of them work. Due to technological advances, it became possible to translate in-office anti-aging treatment to at-home skincare. The following section of the article focuses on depicting the most effective, cost-efficient anti-aging treatments.

Microdermabrasion

This procedure is aimed to instantly refine skin texture by physically removing dry skin, bumps from trapped oil, and sun-damage spots. It also assists in smoothing out the skin. The process of microdermabrasion works in the following way. Skin cells are scraped up by a textured metal and are vacuumed away. This procedure can be thought of as a facial scrub performed by the professional with a more lasting effect (around two to three weeks). Specialists claim that the pain factor during this procedure is extremely minimal. Depending on your location, the cost one session of microdermabrasion varies between $100 to $450.  Specialists say that this procedure is very effective for women over 50 as this is a great way to refine the skin texture and soften lines. Because microdermabrasion is physical exfoliation, it also prepares the skin for a chemical peel by getting the dead skin out of the way. It makes the skin ideal canvas for evenly absorbing and utilizing a chemical peel. Some people also find this procedure extremely relaxing.

Chemical peel

This cosmetic procedure involves destroying the top layer of the skin via chemical, revealing a new one. Chemical peel also assists in removing brown spots and hyperpigmentation. It also decreases the risk of injury to the outer layer of the skin. During this procedure, acid is applied to the face and is left on your skin for about a few minutes or even overnight. Everything depends on the strength of the acid. A person will be able to observe the results of chemical peels after one week. The skin might also feel sensitive and irritated during that period. Specialists say that peels can burn a bit and sting but all these side effects normally disappear 15 minutes after the procedure.  Chemical peel typically costs between $300 and $500. The cost depends on your location and the strength of the acid used. As we age, the skin’s ability to shed its outer layer of skin cells slows down. This procedure is extremely effective for women at the age of 50 and more. If this process is done correctly, the skin lines will soften, hydration levels will be boosted, collagen will be stimulated and an overall glow should be noticeable. Specialists also recommend making use of this procedure in combination with microdermabrasion to achieve the maximum effect.

Injectables

During this procedure, botox is commonly used to get rid of the lines and wrinkles between the eyes, around the eyes and across the forehead. Botox injections are considered the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States.  Toxins, which block muscle contractions under the skin are included in the botox injections. In addition to that, they tend to temporarily even and reduce erasing lines and wrinkles. Professionals say that results can last up to four months. The pain factor of botox injections is minimal and its price varies between $100 and $500 depending on your location. You can be sure that Botox injections are safe and effective.

Fillers

Our body tends to produce collagen, which is aimed to keep our skin firm and plump. This generally occurs when we are young. However, the body’s natural collagen production tends to slow down as we age, which results in lost volume in the face. Cosmetic fillers assist in restoring the lost volume. It is normally done by filling in the shallow areas via injection. Dermal fillers or wrinkle perform like collagen and might be used to fill in lines and assist in lifting certain areas of the face. Specialists claim that a person can enjoy the outcomes of this procedure for about six months or even a year.  Different kinds of acid fillers have a huge impact on the final cost of the procedure. The cost can vary between $400 and $1,700 per vial. The amount of volume loss, budget, and areas to be treated to determine the best product. Fillers should make your look refreshed. However, it should be also mentioned that too much filler can make your face appear round and bloated.

Latisse

This formula is believed to stimulate hair growth at the root. You should also keep in mind that this is a prescription-only formula. According to clinical studies, 92 percent of people who made use of this anti-aging treatment were satisfied after one year. Latisse contains an active ingredient called bimatoprost, which stimulates hair growth. Although, there are several side effects associated with this method. Some people reported that they experienced itchy eyes and darkened pigmentation in the iris.  Specialists say that a person should encounter lash growth already within the first month and there are no pain factors. The price of Latisse is approximately $150 for a monthly supply. Latisse is believed to be a perfect method for obtaining longer and thicker lashes. It is also worth mentioning that it should be applied daily.

Laser resurfacing

Your skin can become smoother, tighter, and more even-toned with the use of laser micro peel or fractionated laser. This is normally done in the following way. Fractional lasers make use of light energy to pierce into the skin’s collagen year, restoring it and elastin and removing hyper-pigmentation and broken blood vessels. You will be able to notice the results of this procedure already within the first week. You will also observe the improvements for several months after this anti-aging treatment.  However, you should keep in mind that this method involves a certain degree of pain, which depends on the depth of the treatment. Professionals typically use topical anesthesia. The prices generally start at $800 and it depends on the laser itself and the number of treatments needed. Lasers are believed to deliver perfect results with less downtime. Apart from that, they have also contributed to the treatment of loose, wrinkled, and rough skin. In the vast majority of cases, patients typically require several treatments but everything depends on the skin’s problems and the desired outcomes.

Written by Alyson Ellis

Hello, my name is Alyson. All my life I was interested in a healthy lifestyle. When I was 20, it leads me to visit the yoga courses and in a while, I became an instructor myself. At the moment I work in Manhattan, in the very center of New York. Now my group counts 20 people and I am very happy to receive messages from people who are also into yoga every day. If I have a chance to escape from the city in a couple of days, I do surfing. Usually, I fly to L.A. thrice a year. I love animals and now have two wonderful Dalmatians and a parrot. I am an active member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals because I think that there is no excuse for animal abuse.

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