The older we get, the better we want to look. Even if this might just be empty vanity, it is a fact that once we reach our forties, we start paying more attention to advanced skin care treatments and anti aging creams which we may have completely ignored before this.
Advanced skin care starts with differentiation from one patient to another. Each human being is unique, what is good for one may not be so good for another. This is why it is important, before starting any skin treatment, to make sure it is actually suitable for your type of skin.
Anti-aging serums are among the latest discoveries in the skin care industry. Retinol and CoEnzyme-Q10 are the main ingredients of some well-known brands of face creams and eye contour serums. Their effect is to diminish wrinkles and make the skin look younger.
Advanced treatments are used for the problems that are on the delicate skin of the face. For instance, high frequency spot removers are devices that send a high frequency current through the superficial layer of the skin, thus drying it and healing pustular infections. These devices have an anti-bacterial effect, they are portable and suitable for home use.
Light therapy, also known as photo-therapy can be used in the treatment of severe skin disorders such psoriazis, acne vulgaris or certain types of eczema. This kind of therapy is usually recommended and applied by medical staff. While it might not cure completely the disorders, it contributes to their amelioration, thus to an increase of the quality of life for the sufferers.
Laser treatments are used for removing blemishes, redness and brown spots. More advanced devices feature two lasers: the first one removes imperfections and the second one stimulates the collagen production. The effect is a reduction of the skin pores and an attenuation of fine lines. Movie stars make use of this kind of treatment before important evens where they need to look their best.
Microdermabrasion is the chemical peeling of the superficial layer of the skin. It is usually followed by a collagen-stimulating laser treatment and by a peel with a glycolic acid solution. The result is a radiant skin. Many movie stars use this treatment, too. It is a bit painful, but the effects are visible immediately after the session, so no healing time is needed to get that glamorous look.
Instant skin tightening is another trendy treatment these days. It is done with a radio frequency device and it needs to be repeated weekly in order to obtain long-lasting effects.
Electric facials with nano-currents help lymphatic drainage, kill acne bacteria and trigger cellular repair. The effects are visible after about three days. Specialists claim that the treatment needs to be repeated in order to make the effects last longer.
Besides all these therapies and products, there’s a wide range of alternative therapies and natural remedies which can help you take care of your skin and protect it from environmental factors such as pollution, strong winds or direct sunlight exposure.
The sooner we start looking after our skin, the better. It’s never too early to start fighting all those factors that start showing our age and sometimes, can make us look older than we really are.