The desire to look younger is not really a new one. Rather, this idea has existed for many centuries now. While the last decade did not really witness the invention of an elixir that would solve all aging problems, just recently, a number of anti-aging treatments have surfaced.
Simply put, anti-aging treatments are medical or non-medical procedures that slow down the symptoms of aging. In some cases, depending on the type of treatment, the symptoms may completely go away. However, since medical science is yet to advance further in this area, perfect results should not be expected.
In this article, we put together a number of anti-aging treatment breakthroughs that we have witnessed just recently. All of the below mentioned anti-aging treatments are scientifically tested and have shown some level of results. These include:
Fractional CO2 Laser skin resurfacing
This can easily be considered as the single-most biggest breakthrough of the last decade. This treatment is also referred to as fractional laser therapy. It combines the traditionally known carbon dioxide laser beams with an all-new technique of application. As a result of this, without any of the traditional harsh side-effects, this new technique is easy on the skin.
Basically, it gives you all the benefits of laser resurfacing without any downtime and the risky rate of complications. Hence, it is the best way of removing wrinkles from the skin as of yet.
However, it is not cheap. This procedure is quick but may cost around $5000 depending on who is performing it. The effects of this procedure may last for as long as 8 or 10 years, though.
Just recently, wrinkle injections have also improved significantly. These injections are containing fillers that are used to volumize the skin in any part of the face in order to create a much fuller and youthful look. This procedure is simple and quick.
The current technology has led to the production of wrinkle injections that contain hyaluronic acid in them. This results in some robust collagen production, preventing its breakdown. So, other than the usual filling effect, it also increases the natural production of collagen in the skin. This makes it one of the most sought treatments of this decade.
Peptides are small proteins that stimulate collagen production in the skin. Currently, peptides are under further study, as they are shown to improve the various skin conditions. Essentially, after they do come out on a public level, the procedure would be very quick and effective. Furthermore, in this procedure, the chances of a complication will also be significantly low. Hence, people who want a younger and healthier look will be able to achieve it without having to face tough side-effects. This, in combination with vitamin A will yield even bigger benefits according to research.
Currently, vitamin A is already used for skin and anti-aging treatments. They come in the form of prescription treatments such as Renova and Retin A that bring results slowly, but some results are almost guaranteed without any side-effects.