While people share many of life’s experiences, it’s often said that two things are guaranteed, taxes and death. But a strong contender for third is aging. Decades of laughter and confusion and all the other facial expressions you’ve made show up on your face. As the face you know disappears, you may want to slow the aging process. That’s where anti-aging enters the conversation.
While anti-aging skin care is nothing new, the technologies and treatments available now are. You can get products injected, wear a special mask, or have surgery to achieve your youthful glow. But with so many new options, it’s become harder to know which anti-aging approaches to try and which to skip. Here are a few options to consider based on what’s important to you.
1. Convenience: Go Digital
In a world where you can do just about anything online, it makes sense that skin care has gone digital, too. From finding medical spas to booking and attending virtual appointments, there’s no shortage of options available. And it’s the perfect way to keep your anti-aging routine up with a busy schedule.
While over-the-counter products can be incredible, there’s a reason prescription skin care is so effective. With stricter regulation standards and the benefit of higher potency, medical-grade skin care penetrates deeper and often produces better results. But it’s not always easy to make your way to an in-office appointment.
That’s where online prescription skin care comes in. Tailored to your skin’s needs and easily accessible, this approach to anti-aging is convenient and effective. You’ll get access to the products you know and love (plus some prescription options) from the comfort of your home. Then, once your prescription is filled, your products will arrive at your door ready to use. From there, you get to enjoy more ageless skin.
2. At-Home Comfort: Red Light Therapy
While UV light and blue light have bad reputations for damaging skin, the same can’t be said for red light. In fact, at-home red light therapy is taking off in the skin care world. With it being both accessible and effective, this technology is truly a match made in heaven.
Red light therapy is a regenerative process that helps speed up cell regrowth. And that means your skin is rejuvenated on a faster timeline. This process also helps boost collagen production, which is what gives your skin elasticity. As you age, your collagen levels decrease, which can cause sagging and wrinkles. So, incorporating collagen-boosting treatments can be a great way to combat natural reduction.
Available in a handheld device or a wearable face mask, red light therapy comes in many forms. The benefits for your skin include preventing acne, reducing redness, and smoothing wrinkles. Start with clean, dry skin without makeup or sunscreen on. Then, wear or use your device for the recommended amount of time before following up with your regular skin care routine. It’s that easy.
3. Non-Invasive Treatment: Face Taping
Dipping your toes into anti-aging? Look no further than face-taping. This process is relatively easy and only requires a bit of time and special tape. As such, it’s a great option for those looking at preventative anti-aging skin care.
It’s all about your products with this anti-aging treatment. You’ll want to spend the extra money on face-safe tape since heavier adhesive can do more harm than good. So, keep an eye out for options that highlight easy removal that won’t tug at your delicate skin. Apply the tape to clean skin before going to sleep, targeting the areas you’re concerned about. Gently remove it in the morning to reveal skin that has stayed in place.
Due to the nature of face-taping, this anti-aging technique isn’t going to create the most dramatic results. However, you can prevent your skin from moving and creasing, which has some efficacy for wrinkle reduction. As with any skin care, if you have irritation, stop using it immediately. If you don’t, tape away!
4. Professional In-Office Procedure: Ellacor
Hoping to get dramatic results without having to go under the knife? Ellacor may be the best treatment for you. This new and improved facial tightening procedure is FDA-approved and its micro-core removal process boasts great results without requiring sedation. That means you get your ideal look without the fuss.
Ellacor works by targeting loose skin on the mid to lower face. That includes any double chin. Its hollow needles penetrate the skin and can remove up to 8% of excess skin. As your skin heals, it will naturally tighten and give you a more youthful look.
The best part? Even though this procedure is in-office, its recovery time is relatively quick. On average, redness goes down after about a week. Each session takes about 30 minutes, so it’s not hours on end in a chair. Compared to similar procedures, the results are quick too. Some report seeing a difference after just one session. It may just be the perfect procedure to include in your anti-aging routine.
More Youthful Skin is on its Way
There’s beauty to aging. You become wiser, and the smile lines on your face may remind you of good times. That, however, isn’t to say aging is everyone’s favorite experience. Incorporating any (or all) of these new technologies or treatments can help slow the process or reverse the signs of aging. It’s just about finding the right option for you.
Who knows, maybe you’ll look back in a few decades and laugh at the crazy things you tried to stave off wrinkles. Or, hopefully, you’ll be filled with joy when someone asks you your beauty secrets for aging well. By then, there’s sure to be even more new and improved options.