Americans spend billions of dollars on non-surgical anti-aging products aimed at turning back the clock. Unfortunately, more often than not, these treatments yield little or no benefits. That said, three non-surgical anti-aging remedies have been proven to promote a more youthful look. If you’ve found yourself in a losing battle with Father Time, consider the following strategies:
Age-related flaws develop for a number of reasons, including sun exposure, genetic characteristics and natural fat loss beneath facial skin. That being said, our teeth can also play a significant role in determining what we look like as we age. Over time, teeth can wear, causing our faces to take on a sunken look as chins and noses move closer together. To combat this, cosmetic dentists, such as Dr. Brad Durham, offer non-surgical facelifts.
“Many people are surprised to learn just how big a difference a nonsurgical facelift can make,” Durham said. “While plastic surgeons seek to adjust sagging facial tissue based on the existing tooth and bone structure; we restore the underlying teeth to their correct proportion, which causes the facial muscles and skin to return to a more natural, youthful-looking state.”
Because they are less invasive than traditional plastic surgical procedures, non-surgical facelifts are becoming more and more popular with people who want to look younger but fear the risk and pain associated with surgery.
Available by prescription only, Retin-A skin creams are the only anti-aging topicals that have been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Unfortunately, they can take months to work; however, most people notice at least some improvement, especially if their aging flaws are related to discoloration.
As we age, fat loss beneath the skin promotes the development of lip lines, crow’s feet, smile lines, marionette lines and forehead wrinkles. Fortunately, modern injectables allow people to acquire a more youthful look in a matter of hours. According to Dr. Ken Collins of Spokane’s Collins Dentistry and Aesthetics, his patients love injectables, because they offer quick, immediate results that last for months.
“Injectables such as Botox and Juvederm are ideal for people who have lost confidence due to premature aging,” Collins said. “Not only are these treatments safe and relatively painless, they work almost instantly. In just a short amount of time, our patients are able to regain that youthful look they’ve grown to miss; so the person in the mirror better matches the one on the inside.”
Low Risks, Big Rewards
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Americans spent more than $10 billion on cosmetic surgeries in 2011. Unfortunately, invasive procedures can leave many patients worse off than they were before. If you’re dissatisfied with the way your face is aging, consider the previously-mentioned remedies, which offer very real benefits without the pain and risk associated with surgery.