Updated: Aug 26, 2022
Did you know that almost 50% of Canadians spend up to $500 on skincare per year? We're committed to achieving healthy, youthful skin, no matter the cost! But what if you could get the same results without all the potions?
That's where anti-aging procedures come in! You've probably heard of botox treatment, but the world of anti-aging is so much more than that. Explore the benefits of five anti-aging secrets you might not know about, and get ready to book an appointment!
1. Platelet Rich Plasma
You might have heard of the vampire facial on social media (the Kardashians are big fans). Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a procedure that uses your blood to stimulate anti-aging benefits. But beyond the vampire jokes, the process is simple and pain-free.
A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm and placed in a medical machine. This technique separates the platelets from the rest of your blood. A high concentration of these platelets is then injected into your skin.
But does it actually work? Studies show that PRP therapy results in an improvement in fine lines and pigmentation. The most significant benefit seems to be towards texture, resulting in smoother, even skin.
The participants in these studies were overall satisfied with the procedure. The best part is that there's almost no recovery time, and the results appear very quickly! PRP is a safe procedure for skin, so don't let the vampire part scare you.
Collagen loss is a natural part of the aging process. Each year, collagen declines about 1% per unit area of our skin's surface. This decline results in sagging, wrinkles, and thinner skin.
Ultherapy is a unique skin tightening treatment that promotes collagen production. It's a non-invasive procedure that mimics the results of a facelift. But Ultherapy is often used beyond the facial skin for the neck, chest, and brow area.
The treatment is painless, though you might feel mild heat during contact. But unlike a laser skin treatment, there's almost zero burning, swelling, or redness afterward. A device delivers focused ultrasound energy, targeting the desired area during the treatment.
Surveys and self-reports of patients who received Ultherapy show 95% satisfaction. 58% said they saw fewer wrinkles, while 47% noticed improved skin texture. A whopping 79% noticed less sagging even up to a year later!
3. Xeomin Injections
Botox injections are a popular method of saying goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles. But first-time users might not be aware of two possible problems:
You can build up an immunity to Botox
You might be allergic to Botox
Researchers tackled these two problems by developing Xeomin. It's one of the only pure or "naked" toxins available because it has no additives. Most injectable neurotoxins contain a mix of proteins, but Xeomin is 100% Botulinum toxin.
It's just as effective as other injectables, like Botox, and the results have the same duration. The procedure is simple, quick, and painless. A technician will inject small amounts of Xeomin into problem areas, like wrinkles and fine lines.
Once the treatment is over, you're free to go about your day - no downtime required! The results speak for themselves. In one study, every participant was satisfied, and 71% reported that their wrinkles had improved the next day!
4. IV Vitamin Drip Therapy
We know how important a balanced, nutritious diet is for our skin. Poor nutrition is one of the crucial elements of extrinsic skin aging. Specific vitamins and antioxidants that reduce the signs of aging include:
Carotenoids (vitamin A derivates)
Essential fatty acids
Do any of these sound familiar? You may have seen a combination of these powerful skin boosters as ingredients in your favorite skincare products. But the problem with creams and lotions is how difficult it is for your skin to absorb them.
You can also try consuming them through food! That might take you a while, and there's no way to get the recommended amounts every day. Thankfully, IV vitamin drip therapy is a quick, painless, and efficient way to harness the power of vitamins!
This relaxing treatment starts in a quiet, private room. You'll have an IV bag full of skin-boosting vitamins hooked up to you for 40 to 60 minutes. While you relax, the IV delivers these goodies straight into your bloodstream, meaning 100% absorption.
IV drip therapy helps repair damaged cells and slow down the aging process. If you also suffer from allergies, fatigue, and poor immune response, you might want to try IV drip therapy. This energy-boosting, skin-rejuvenating treatment is for everyone!
5. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Hormones are an often overlooked part of the aging process. Our hormone levels decrease as we age, destroying the youthful look of our skin. A decrease in estrogen levels means diminished collagen and elastin, leading to looser, saggy skin.
A low progesterone level can dry out the skin, make pores more visible, and lead to a dull complexion. So why aren't we targeting hormones when we talk about anti-aging? Well, you can!
BHRT isn't your typical anti-aging treatment. It involves the use of natural hormones that are identical to your own. These hormones can come in many forms, including pills, injections, and creams.
A comprehensive review of many BHRT studies found that patients experienced a wide range of benefits. Some of these benefits include:
Higher skin elasticity
Less skin thinning
Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
Increased moisture retention
Higher collagen production
Increased sebum production
Faster wound healing rates
Decreased skin pigmentation
The benefits of BHRT also extend beyond surface beauty. You might also experience thicker hair growth, weight loss, and reduced bloating!
Anti-Aging Procedures for a More Youthful Glow
There's nothing wrong with natural aging. But there's also no harm in trying out different anti-aging procedures to see what works for you.
Some treatments are surface deep and last for a few months. Others target your overall health to improve your skin and last a lifetime!
Whichever treatment sounds right for you, BeYouthfulCo is here to help. Visit BYC today to start your journey towards brighter, younger, and healthier skin! Don't forget to check out our other blog posts as well!