Dr Chiranjiv Chhabra, leading Indian dermatologist, SkinAlive Clinics
There is nothing new in the human desire to arrest the increasing years. For eternity, men and women have been searching for the unobtainable fountain of youth that will erase all signs of ageing from your body and soul. Little doubt then that Science has been at the forefront of this never-ending search. Today, researchers have developed some remarkable and unparalleled tools to fight the signs of ageing by learning the Science behind ageing. Never before in human history did we have such powerful anti-ageing tools and procedures at our disposal. The anti-ageing market, as it is called, has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, riding on some remarkable research and development.
Anti-ageing procedures today have adopted several innovations and modern advancements. This is what makes them very effective. Some of the latest and most popular procedures in the anti-ageing realm are as follows:
Laser rejuvenation: This is very popular treatment to achieve a glowing, tighter, fresher, clearer, and fairer skin. It is very popular because it is the non-surgical and painless answer to a facelift. In this procedure, a laser light is used on the whole face and neck and the skin tightens with its movement. The lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and neck are treated individually. By this technique, mild to moderate wrinkles disappear and the deep ones are softened. A session may take 10 minutes and there is no pain, just a mild tingling sensation. There are no major precautions, post-procedure. You can use sunscreen for a few days after laser.
Affirm Fractional Laser: AFFIRM is a revolutionary fractional laser technology for skin rejuvenation, skin lifting, tightening and wrinkle reduction. It also improves blemishes, pigmentation and complexion. Affirm laser utilizes 2 wavelengths 1440um and 1320um to achieve the desired results. What makes collagen boosting AFFIRM such an effective treatment is the fact that it combines multiple energies into a single fractional laser treatment to deliver amazing results in wrinkle reduction, scar treatment, pigmentation, age spot treatment, facial rejuvenation and coagulation of tissue resulting in tighter skin for overall youthful look.
Injectables: Injectables like Botox and fillers are among the most popular and effective anti-ageing procedures on the block. While Botox works by relaxing the wrinkle causing muscles, fillers work by filling up the fine lines on the face like the nasobial folds. The advantages include little downtime and longer lasting effects.
Thermage: Thermage is one of the latest and one of the most effective treatments available for skin lift up, body contouring and skin tightening. It is a safe, non-invasive, no downtime cosmetic procedure that is clinically proven to tighten, contour and rejuvenate skin to help naturally restore a more youthful appearance. It is FDA cleared for the treatment of facial wrinkles, which utilizes a unique form of Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology to tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen production. Immediate results are visible and continue to improve for up to six months.
Mesobotox –Microinjections of very small doses of Botox are distributed all over the face to diminish fine wrinkles and improve the sheen of the skin. It helps to tighten pores and makes the skin more translucent after the treatment. Face looks firmer and pores tighter.
Oxygen Age Correction Therapies: Oxygen age correction therapies are some wonderful and revolutionary procedures that cater to solve a lot of skin problems besides anti ageing. Fantastic at smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, especially the delicate under eye area, softening and plumping nasal fold lines, Beauty-tox oxygen therapy is an intensive anti-aging treatment that we provide at our clinics. Celebrities like Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston are self proclaimed fans of oxygen facial therapies. Some of its variants are:
OXY-INFUSION: Oxygen is very vital for a healthy, youthful and radiant skin. With a special equipment which generates 98% pure oxygen at 2 bar pressure, an oxygen mist is delivered over the face and neck combined with special serums, vitamin cocktails and masks. Oxygen is absorbed directly by the skin and makes the skin more alive. It improves skin texture, blemishes, dark circles, scars and marks and adds a youthful glow to your skin.
SERUM OXYJETTING: A Special oxygen therapy wherein we use specially formulated serums and blend them into skin using oxygen jets. Oxyjetting is given in combination with a face therapy for e.g. Skin circulation, Diamond polishing or crystal polishing. Results are simply amazing. Serums are chosen keeping in mind your individual skin needs.
The ingredients that are part of oxyjetting therapies include propolis, a natural ingredient collected by the bees from Poplar trees which helps in healing and decongesting the skin; optimal C complex-specially formulated serum with Vit. C and Hyaluronic acid which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and smoothes the skin; vitamin c conc which helps nourish and revitalize the skin, smoothes fine lines and brightens the complexion.