Many decades after the first anti-aging treatment was used, we are still chasing the dream of being and feeling eternally young. The skincare and anti-aging industry is incredibly lucrative, and its profitability is only increasing as more men have been jumping on the anti-aging bandwagon that has been predominantly dominated by women.
These days men are almost as likely to go in search of anti-aging treatments as most women, and our search for the ‘fountain of youth’ is likely to continue to increase over time. Luckily, new advancements in technology and medicine also mean that treatments are becoming more effective, while being less invasive.
Having said this; these are our top choices in anti-aging treatments for 2017. It includes everything from natural to chemical anti-aging treatments. So let’s start it off with dermal fillers…
Dermal fillers have long been a popular choice for anti-aging treatments, and they have been largely successful. They are most effective at restoring lost volume around areas of the face but they can also be used to reshape the nose and give your face the lift it deserves. The best thing about dermal fillers is that it’s a non-invasive form of treatment and there is little to no downtime required. Over the years, new techniques have completely changed the way that dermal fillers can be used on the face.
Perlane, Juvéderm, Artifill, Restylane and Radiesse are the newest dermal fillers that have been approved for the market. They encourage collagen production while at the same time preventing collagen breakdown. By doing this, the dermal fillers can contour a youthful and natural look with very little downtime.
When it comes to skin resurfacing treatments, the Fractional Co2 Laser treatment is making waves throughout the industry at present.
Traditional carbon dioxide lasers have always been one of the front-runners in wrinkle removal treatment. This being said; the Fractional Co2 Laser treatment combines the standard treatment with a new application process that has very little side effects and virtually no downtime.
But how does it work? Well, the laser treatment uses tiny beams of energy lights that bore small holes into the skin. This process then has the effect of ‘waking up’ collagen production, putting itself on fast forward to repair the skin – including repairing previous damage. As an added bonus, this treatment also prevents damage to the top layer of skin which results in minimal recovery time.
The Obagi skin treatment range was founded by Dr Zein Obagi, and it has been well known for a number of years for its effective treatment of a number of skin conditions, as well as its success with anti-aging.
The Obagi Blue Peel is the best known treatment that helps to eliminate acne scars, sun damage, skin pigmentation and wrinkles, as well as tightening up the skin overall.
While the Blue Peel is incredibly effective, the company has produced a whole range of products that work successfully for different age groups and skin conditions. The Obagi Nu-Derm is incredibly popular and is very effective at combating wrinkles and other aging signs. This is why it comes highly recommended by dermatologists.
We know that the sun is incredibly bad for our skins and is one of the primary reasons for skin damage and pigmentation. Sunscreens have been growing in prominence in the last decade, and they are now used extensively all over the world.
Ecamsule, a UVA-blocking sunscreen developed by L’Oreal, and Helioplex, a technology created by Neutrogena to stabilise traditional sunscreen ingredients, have come together to come up with a sunscreen that doesn’t just protect us from sunburn but that also stops UVA rays from damaging collagen and causing long-term damage.
Despite the invention and arrival of new anti-aging treatments on the market in 2017, we have no doubt that the above will be just as popular in 2018 and beyond.