A Primer on Anti-Aging Tools and Treatments

Aging is a process that occurs naturally for everyone. Your skin is outside your body, so it takes
ongoing damage from chemicals, sunlight and other environmental elements all the time. It also
takes damage from internal forces. For example, smoking can damage it, as can a poor diet.
Naturally-occurring hormonal changes also affect the health of your skin. With all of those
influencing factors, fighting back may sound impossible. However, you can fight back against
Mother Nature a bit using certain anti-aging tools and treatments.

The Best Ingredients in the Anti-Aging Battle
To begin the process of restoring health to your skin, you must make sure any applicable
procedures you undergo or skincare products you use contain the best anti-aging ingredients. For
instance, several acids are used in the skincare industry to exfoliate the skin. Among them is
salicylic and glycolic acid. Antioxidants like Vitamin A and vitamin C are also essential for skin
health because they promote collagen growth and strengthen existing collagen bonds that help
tighten the gaps between your skin cells.

Exploring Laser Treatments for Various Skin Issues
If you have skin problems requiring clinical treatment, chances are lasers can help you. A laser is
a focused light beam that also produces hear. Depending on the type of laser, the intensity and
purpose of the treatment can vary. The skincare industry has used medical-lasers to help rejuvenate skin for years. They can dos o by getting rid of sun spots, treating
broken blood vessels and stripping away debris that clogs skin pores. There are also lasers that
can perform specific treatments like a scar, wrinkle or tattoo removal, as well as generalized and
widespread revitalization.
When signing up for laser treatment, there are a few things you need to know. For instance,
different lasers have different purposes. For widespread revitalization, a non-ablative laser not
affecting the surface of your skin is a good option. For surface treatment, an ablative laser that
can perform a laser peel may be a better choice. You also have to talk to a clinician to make sure
you can have laser treatment. Your skin type may make you more prone to side effects, in which
case you may want to pursue alternative treatments.

Chemical Peel and Microdermabrasion Procedures for Quick Results
When you are looking for quick treatment of a surface or near-surface skin problems, peels are
often the best options. They come in several forms aside from the previously mentioned laser
peels. Two top options are chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
Chemical peels use specific combinations of acids approved for safe use on the skin. Those acids
get rid of dead skin cells. They also remove other foreign materials that may be irritating your
skin. Acids used, such as salicylic acid, influence the depth and strength of each peel.
Microdermabrasion performs a similar service of revitalizing the surface of your skin. However,
that procedure only uses a hand-held tool that “sands” the skin. No chemicals are required.

Injections to Make Your Skin Look Plump

Injections are also popular skincare methods. However, some techniques, such as laser
treatments, are useful in many parts of your body. Injections are primarily used only on the face.
If you have wrinkles and fine lines, you can use injected fillers to make your skin look more
plump, round and smooth. Some injected materials also contain collagen or other skin-
strengthening agents to help repair your skin internally.

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