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Anti-Aging Treatments

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Anti-aging products and procedures are constantly being improved, tested and marketed and many of the newer options have proven to be highly effective for millions.

It’s almost impossible not to be overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of anti-aging products on the market today. Added to that, there`s the constant bombardment of advertisements featuring plastic surgeons who promise to help you look years younger through surgical techniques. With all of these options, how do you find the anti-aging product or procedure that’s right for you?

Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to take a look at the newest options first, especially if they’ve been thoroughly tested and approved by the medical profession. Anti-aging treatments and products are constantly being improved, tested and marketed and many of the newer options have proven to be highly effective for millions of people.

Here are a few of the newest and best anti-aging products and procedures on the market today:

Retinoid creams: After decades on the market, retinoid creams and lotions continue to promise near miraculous results to consumers by offering new and improved ingredients to eradicate those dreaded wrinkles. Basically, retinoids act as antioxidants, helping to protect healthy skin cells by breaking down and neutralizing the unstable oxygens that threaten them. Retinoids also help to preserve collagen. Many of today`s most popular anti-aging creams contain significant amounts of retinoids in addition to other vitamin-rich substances.

Resveratrol: One of the newest anti-aging discoveries is resveratrol, a plant-based compound that is found in products such as red wine. According to studies conducted at the Harvard Medical School a few years ago, resveratrol helps activate sirtuin proteins, which in turn can energize and boost the growth of skin cells.

Botox injections: Although Botox cosmetic injections have been around for a number of years, researchers have recently developed a so-called “superactivated” type of Botox that, according to scientists, makes it 14 times stronger and more effective than the original version. Because this new type of Botox is more potent, doctors say that the dosages can be significantly lowered, resulting in fewer side effects and risks. In addition, the new version of Botox will not only last longer, but will cost less.

Laser skin resurfacing: Laser skin resurfacing is one of the newest and most effective of all cosmetic laser technologies. Also called a laser peel or lasabrasion, the technique utilizes laser beams to pinpoint areas of damaged skin and remove them, layer by layer. By focusing on the exact areas that require treatment, laser resurfacing can be used for everything, from removing liver spots, sun spots and warts to eradicating fine lines, scars and birthmarks. Laser resurfacing can also be used to improve overall skin tone and pigmentation and can even be used to shrink enlarged oil glands in the nasal area.

Whether you’re looking at The Healthcounter or other health product sources, it’s important to first do your homework before you decide to try an anti-aging product. In addition, it’s crucial to speak to your regular physician if you`re considering any type of invasive treatment such as Botox injections or laser resurfacing. By talking to your doctor, you`ll be able to choose the anti-aging product or procedure that`s not only the most effective, but also the safest for you to try.


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