As we age, there are many problems that women start to see, especially on their faces. Aging is inevitable, but proper care and advanced anti-aging treatments can make you look young and radiant. The two main issues that women in their forties face are sagging and loss of volume. In addition to the presence of wrinkles on the forehead and the side of the eyes, which gives a tired look to the face.
However, some scientific advances have made anti-aging treatments available and effective as well. To find out more information about them, HealthShots spoke to Dr. Parag Telang, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, who practices in the UAE and India.
“This loss of volume makes the face look saggy. Options to restore volume are either HA (hyaluronic acid) fillers, which is our own gel-like substance or lipid. HA fillers last for 10-12 months and dissolve slowly in the body and need to be done again. The oil stays for at least 3-4 years and gives a good improvement in skin texture too!” says Dr.
Anti-aging and anti-aging treatment:
Sagging occurs as we age due to tissues losing their tone. There is an ongoing process of sagging skin that starts in our thirties and increases as we age. The latest treatment option to correct sagging is the use of COG threads. These sutures are made of a dissolved substance called PLA which keeps for 1.5-2 years. Thread lift is done under local anesthesia and only needs 2-3 days to recover.
“For advanced sagging of the face in the elderly, we have to do a surgery called a facelift and neck lift. This gives a good improvement in the appearance of the face and makes the person look 15 to 20 years younger,” says Dr. Tilang, who is also the director of Designer Bodies Center for Advanced Plastic Surgery. In Mumbai, although the surgical procedures require a downtime of 3-4 weeks for recovery, the result lasts for many years.
Wrinkles and their anti-aging treatments:
Wrinkles occur as a result of the work of certain muscles. It can be eliminated by injecting botulinum toxin (Botox) into specific areas. It keeps you looking fresh and youthful for longer. It can also prevent or delay a facelift for decades – especially when combined with sunscreen and a good skin care regimen. This stays in effect for 6-8 months and then needs to be repeated. These injections are very safe and give a good anti-aging effect due to wrinkle loss.
Nano-lipids and PRP for anti-aging:
The latest advances in anti-aging are nano-lipid injections and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP ICSI treatment with PRP regeneration. The treatment increases natural collagen that helps firm skin, fine lines, and sun damage. It was a game changer for patients in their forties who want a long-term investment in the health of their skin. Our fats and blood contain a lot of regenerative cells.
“In nano-lipid therapy, a small amount of fat is removed using a fine needle, processed and the concentrate is injected into specific areas of the face to improve wrinkles, sagging and dark circles under the eyes. Similarly, our blood can be processed to obtain platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and injected into areas of the face. Specifies the face for an anti-aging effect, says Dr. Tilang, a specialist plastic surgeon who is both DHA and HAAD certified.
Aptos threads for collagen production:
Aptos threads are a great skin rejuvenation treatment. When applied superficially, the threads act as a support system for thin or sagging skin while boosting collagen production. Threading can also improve redness and brown spots. In addition, the threads can be placed anywhere on the face, neck or chest. Combined with deep threads, which lift without adding volume, they can make all the difference for over 40 complexions.
Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments. This remedy literally removes wrinkles. It helps treat sun damage, collagen formation and gives you better skin. Helps skin look younger after the age of 40.
There are a lot of advanced laser treatments and face lifting machines like HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) and Ultherapy which also give good effect on sagging skin. Ultherapy works best for loose skin on the neck and jawline that is just beginning to sag. It is an ultrasound treatment that tightens existing collagen and promotes the growth of new collagen. It doesn’t have any downtime. Some patients repeat the treatment every one to two years to keep their skin tight. The appropriate treatment for the person can be checked by a plastic surgeon and a customized treatment plan can be developed for best results.