Currently, there are a variety of treatments to achieve a skin with a younger and rejuvenated appearance. Many of them are treatments that, although they do not require surgery, must be performed by a professional specialist to ensure in this way that the treatment is carried out safely and obtain the best possible results.
Next, we will see which are some of the most popular anti-aging treatments and what each of them consists of.
Treatment with botox
Botox is perhaps one of the best known treatments to treat wrinkles in areas of the face such as the forehead, eyebrows, and the area around the eyes (known as “crow’s feet”), among others.
The treatment consists of injecting into the muscles that cause the appearance of these wrinkles a certain amount of botulinum toxin (botox), so that they “numb” and do not contract, thus making wrinkles disappear.
To obtain good results with maximum safety, it is essential that the treatment is always carried out only by specialist doctors, since the doses of botox must be applied accurately and in the appropriate amount for each case.
The results of botox treatment begin to be visible within a few days, and the final result is usually visible after approximately 15 days.
Botox effects last several months, then its effects begin to disappear and it is necessary to apply it again to maintain the results. In most cases, botox treatment is recommended twice a year, every six months. Depending on the case, it is also possible to be combined with other anti-aging treatments to achieve better results.
Treatment with hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in the human body, and is responsible for keeping the skin well hydrated. With aging, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our body decreases, so that the skin loses elasticity and firmness, becoming more flaccid and causing the appearance of wrinkles.
Treatment with hyaluronic acid, therefore, involves injecting said acid into the middle layer of the skin, also known as dermis, to restore the lost hyaluronic acid, thus significantly improving the quality and appearance of the skin.
In this way, it is used to fill and give volume to the contour of the face, cheeks, outer side of the hands, lips, etc… The results are visible immediately after the treatment, although the final result is really appreciable after two to three weeks.
Finally, it must be taken into account that the injected hyaluronic acid is reabsorbable by the body, so that it begins to disappear around 6-12 months after treatment (the exact time depends on each case and the treated areas), so in order to maintain the results it is necessary to repeat the treatment periodically.
Mesotherapy or mesolifting
The mesotherapy treatment (or mesolifting) to rejuvenate the skin consists of multiple microinjections of a mixture usually composed of vitamins, hyaluronic acid and other medications to hydrate the skin and promote the production of collagen. These are made in the areas to be treated, usually on the face and neck, to eliminate wrinkles, improve the appearance of the skin and prevent aging.
It is an ambulatory and painless treatment that does not require anesthesia, although it could produce a slight redness and inflammation where the injections have been made, but which is passed soon.
The mesotherapy treatment consists of several sessions, which take place every 15 days between sessions. The effects of improvement on the skin are appreciated immediately, and improve with each session.
Once all the sessions are finished, regular treatment is recommended periodically, normally every month or month and a half, to maintain the results.
The peeling consists in exfoliating the most superficial layers of the skin, so that the cells of these layers of the skin are renewed, obtaining as a result a rejuvenated skin with better quality and texture.
It is especially effective to rejuvenate skin affected by photo-aging, to unify the tone of the skin and remove blemishes, as well as to eliminate wrinkles and other imperfections in the skin. The areas in which this type of treatment is usually applied are face, neck and hands.
The peeling can be superficial, medium or deep depending on the depth of the treatment, and depending on the technique used can be mechanical, chemical or physical.
In the case of chemical peeling, chemical products are used, usually acids: glycolic acid or TCA (trichloroacetic acid). In this way, depending on the concentration of the acid used, the peeling will be larger or smaller, using one or the other depending on the type of skin to be treated and the desired results.
The peeling is usually done in several sessions, whose number and frequency can vary depending on the type of peeling: for example, a superficial peeling is performed in 4 sessions every 15 days, while a medium peeling is performed in two sessions.
Regarding results, the superficial peelings have progressive results, while, for example, a medium peeling has deeper results, being able to eliminate stains and small wrinkles.
During the peeling treatment, the patient will feel a sensation of itching and redness, which will disappear after a few minutes.
Finally, one of the most important postoperative recommendations until the skin finishes regenerating is to use sunscreen before leaving home and avoid direct sun exposure, so the autumn and winter season is the best time to perform this type of treatment.
Anti-aging treatments at Vithas Xanit International Hospital
At Vithas Xanit International Hospital we have the best specialists in aesthetic medicine including, of course, facial and skin rejuvenation treatments, which allow us to offer our patients the best results. Contact us if you want more information or make an appointment.