Aging starts at 29 Are you ready to fight it
Dermatologist Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj.
Many skincare experts agree there’s a magic number when a person starts aging. Joanna Czech, celebrity aesthetician to Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, and Christy Turlington agrees. “That’s about the age collagen fibers start losing their elasticity,” Czech says. However, a healthy lifestyle, genetics, diet, sun protection and a customized skincare routine can keep your skin looking young for decades. If you’re worried about aging, but aren’t sure about what to do to prevent it, read on for Delhi based dermatologist, Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj’s take on how to look young forever!
The most in demand and effective treatments today are Botox and Fillers. Practiced by an experienced doctor, these are very safe and effective. Chemical anti-aging Peels, Derma Roller and Laser Facials are also gaining popularity.
They are very safe provided you seek the services of a qualified dermatologist.
No they can’t give the same results because they work on surface skin also and can’t penetrate layers of skin like lasers and injectables do.
Yes, several precautions are recommended so that the patient experiences the full benefit of the treatment. Before a laser skin resurfacing, it’s advised to liberally use sunscreen and an exfoliating and priming night cream for at least two weeks prior to the treatment. Post- resurfacing treatments, you should only use specific antibacterial creams and face washes for one week along with sun block with SPF 50+.
If you are planning to get Botox, Fillers, Thread Lifts or PRP injections (for facial rejuvenation) ensure that you stop taking aspirin or blood thinning supplements like Vitamin E and Ginko Biloba for three days prior to the procedure. After the treatment you should not lie down for five hours and avoid carrying heavy weights or bending down for 24 hours. Drinking more water—up to four liters per day—and moving the muscles injected will also give better results.
The costs can vary from Rs. 1,000-100,000 depending on the procedure and the individual’s specific needs.
Topical application of Vitamins A and C, and Retinoid derivatives are very effective. Newer formulations containing snake venom poison are effective in temporarily relaxing frown lines. However, these are more popular in the West. Other ingredients such as Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Almond Oil and Ibenone are all effective in nourishing skin. Finally, Alpha Hydroxy Acid derivatives are also very useful in imparting radiance and glow.
Yes, definitely. Earlier patients were far more skeptical about injectables and were unsure about undergoing obvious cosmetic improvements. However, today many more people are willing to try treatments that promise immediate results.