Anti Aging

Posted September 7th, 2009 by admin and filed in Anti Aging, Antioxidant, Skin

You cannot restore the time to become younger. But with advances in technology skin treatment today, you can eliminate the effects of aging and photo aging (aging caused by sunlight). Maybe you cannot be young but you can look younger and more attractive to anti-aging treatments, or better known as anti-aging.

Anti-aging is the intake to prevent the degenerative process. In this case, the symptoms of aging process visible on the skin such as wrinkles, rough skin and dark spots. Creases or wrinkles can be interpreted simply as the cause of decreasing the amount of collagen dermis.

In countries with a tropical climate with abundant sunshine which can cause increased risk of skin damage or premature aging (premature aging). Problems arising in the skin from the sun can be overcome by dermatological treatments. Treatment applied directly to the skin is usually more effective. Here are ways that can be used to treat the effects of aging and photo aging.

Botulinum toxin injection
Dermatological experts have compiled useful biological effects of botulinum toxin to treat the effects of aging such as lines and wrinkles on the forehead of the face. Expert dermatologist using the purified botulinum toxin in very small amounts to is injected into the target in the face. The result of muscle nerve blockade caused local immobilization of muscle movement. This immobilization prevents the formation of frown lines and wrinkles while patients frowned.

This treatment results last up to 3 to 4 month. For maximum results, treatment with botulinum toxin was repeated for several times and combined with muscle training programs used to minimize wrinkles expression. Treatment with botulinum toxin is approximately 30 minutes in the office dermatologist expert. Expensive, big risk and is not practical as a disability from this injection.

Collagen injection
Collagen is a substance composed of protein fibers from human and animal tissue. Collagen provides strength and structure of the skin, bones and ligaments. Most of the collagen used for the treatment of this way derived from animals. If you are allergic to cow collagen or collagen-like substance can be donors themselves from the patient or donor tissue. Dermatological experts will check whether the patient is allergic to cow collagen. The effect of collagen injections can last 3 to 12 months. Same with the injection of botulinum, great price, great risk, is impractical and can cause allergies as a disability from this injection.

OTC products (Over-the-counter) contains retinol (vitamin A family), AHAs, antioxidants like vitamins C and E and moisturizers can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Products used topically is relatively more practical and safer and thus more desirable.

Antioxidants are used topically, especially vitamins C and E function to help cells repair skin damage from free radicals caused by UV radiation and smoking.

Free radicals are molecules or atoms that have one or more unpaired electrons. Electrons are very reactive and quickly react with other molecules to form new free radicals in large numbers continuously. These free radicals can also cause damage in various parts of the cell and cause various diseases such as tumors, cancer, arterioscleroses, cataracts, wrinkles, aging and so on.

Antioxidants are compounds that can inhibit free radical oxidation. As the active ingredient, an antioxidant used to protect the skin from oxidative damage and prevent premature aging.

This information is solely for informational and educational purposes only. It is always best to speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment.