Storybooks have been filled with tales of villains wanting to find the serum of eternal youth. For generations, this quest was nothing but a chimera, a fairytale. In recent years however, with the speedy development of the latest techniques in cosmetic technology, this ideal seems more possible than ever.
Even if nobody seems to have found a way to turn back the clock and go back in time, the creation of certain cosmetic products and the development of certain techniques would seem to have fulfilled many an expectation in terms of youthfulness and ageing.
Never before had we had such a wide range of alternatives to choose from. Until recently, it was only through the hands of a plastic surgeon that the ageing process could be eventually reversed. Nowadays, more and more treatments and products make it possible for patients to be treated on an outpatient basis. Let’s learn about some of these options:
One of the latest developments in the world of cosmetic science, the role of any dermal filler consists in supplying for loss of supple skin. This means that the substances known as dermal fillers are used to fill in those areas where skin mass has been lost as a natural consequence of the ageing process or of life habits that may have usually involved excesses.
Most healthy people can undergo this type of treatments. Nonetheless, even when most do not require hospitalisation, getting these treatments in authorised medical centers and from the hands of fully certified health practitioners is the best way to ensure success and limit the occurrence of potential health hazards.
Each case should be assessed individually in terms of patient’s health conditions, medical record and expectations. Although these treatments generally work well in most cases, patients should learn that they are short-lived and generally last from six to eighteen months, depending on each case.
Perhaps one of the most popular treatments in these past decades. Anti-wrinkle injections are injected into the facial muscles to help relax the muscles and in turn they soothe out those unwanted expression lines and wrinkles that will naturally occur at a certain age.
Tradition has it that this type of treatment is common among middle-aged women. Even so, in recent years the trend seems to have been bucked by extending the usage to men and younger women as well.
Some aspects both the health provider and the patient must discuss involve facial structure, skin condition and patient´s expectations. Results are usually visible after two weeks and can last for up to six months.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapies
One of the latest developments in the field of cosmetic medicine, platelet rich plasma therapies involve using the person’s own blood to regenerate tissue that has been lost with ageing. The blood is turned into a serum by a centrifugal process and later on, re-injected into the patient’s skin.
Since the patient’s own blood is used, the treatment is more natural than others that resort to chemicals or artificial substances. However, since it is a rather novel treatment, finding the appropriate professional may be a challenge.
Finally, most experts will agree that a combination treatment is possibly the best way to make the clock go back, if not literally, at least on a mirror reflection.