Most of us desire to have a youthful appearance, as greater physical attractiveness can have psychological benefits affecting a person's social interaction, job status, and personal image. In this article, I have discussed a few measures to maintain one's youthful appearance.
Aging is a continuous ongoing chronological process. It is genetically controlled and inevitable. The desire to maintain a youthful appearance and delay the changes of aging is becoming a common demand nowadays.
The aging of facial skin is a genetically driven one. Basically, it is out of one's control, whereas some measures can be taken when it is affected by sun exposure, environmental insults, stress, sleep patterns, smoking, poor nutrition, etc.
Chronological Skin Changes
Aging skin problems are seen more in the dermis (inner layer of skin) than the epidermis (outer layer of skin).
Epidermis becomes thinner with the increase in the fragility of the skin and results in less nutrient transfer from the dermis to the epidermis. A decrease in fat contents in cells leads to an increase in transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
Epidermal turnover will get reduced, that is decreased shedding of skin leads to increased accumulation of old skin and delayed skin layer replacement by 30% to 50%. This ineffective desquamation makes the skin dull and tough.
There is a 20% reduction in dermal thickness. It becomes more acellular and avascular. Collagen production decreases and an increase in elastic fragmentation will lead to decreased elasticity and sagging. 35% reduction in venous vasculature will lead to slow blood flow and nutrient exchange.
Although several treatments are available for skin rejuvenation, prevention is still paramount and should be emphasized. The rejuvenation program consists of the following modalities depending on the patient's skin condition, the age of the patient and most importantly, the expectation and desire of the patient.
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Few scientific experiments have stressed the fact that it is possible to reverse aging in human cells and laboratory mice. But aging is a natural phenomenon and can neither be reversed nor be stopped. However, incorporating good lifestyle habits and certain skin treatments can prolong skin aging, give a youthful look, and prevent age-related diseases.
Skin rejuvenation is done to restore damaged skin due to sun exposure, medications, pollution, aging, etc. It helps in the following:
- Improve the skin tone.
- Reduce large pores.
- Smoothen the skin.
- Remove pigmentation.
- Lessen scarring.
- Correct the wrinkles.
As with every esthetic procedure, skin rejuvenation procedures also carry some risks and complications like scarring, change in skin texture, infection, delayed wound healing, swelling, skin burn, and skin texture irregularities. Though not everyone undergoing these procedures is prone to these complications, strict post-procedure care needs to be taken to avoid them.
- Laser skin resurfacing.
- Ultrasound treatment.
- Intense pulsed light.
- Surgical skin tightening.
- Dermal fillers.
- Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL).
- Chemical peels.
- Laser skin resurfacing.
- Botox treatments.
Apart from the aforesaid in-office skin rejuvenation procedures, at-home procedures like cleansing, exfoliation, face serums, face masks, moisturizers, retinoids, and sunscreens can help in face rejuvenation.
The pain or discomfort that skin rejuvenation procedures cause differ based on the procedure. However, before the procedure, a topical anesthetic (numbing creams or solutions) is applied over the face to minimize pain and discomfort.
Skin rejuvenation procedures help improve the appearance of the scar. They help in fading the scars.
For facelift procedures, once every five or eight years and once every year for Botox procedures is suggested.
The duration of the effect of skin rejuvenation treatment is based on the type of skin rejuvenation procedure. For example, Botox treatments’ effects last not more than a year, and facelift procedures last up to five or eight years.
Redness after the skin rejuvenation procedure is quite common. It lasts for up to two to three months.
- Itchy skin.
- Darker skin.
It is quite common for pimples to appear while using a skin rejuvenating kit. This is not concerning and fades away once the full effects of rejuvenation occur.
In laser skin rejuvenation, the lasers remove (vaporize) the topmost layer of the damaged skin cells and stimulate the underlying skin cells to form collagen. When new skin forms while healing, it becomes more tight, smooth, and wrinkle-free.
Approximately the effects of laser skin rejuvenation last for up to around five years.
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19 Nov 2018 - 2 min read
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