Surgical skin rejuvenation procedures for women above the age for 50 have become extremely popular. The popularity of the procedures can be attributed to the fact that pollution and hectic lifestyle leads to wrinkling and dullness of the skin. However, for women who are apprehensive about going under the scalpel, there is non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures designed especially for women over 50 as well.
Chemical peel is one of the most popular non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures. In this procedure acid solution is used to remove out layer of the skin. This rejuvenates the skin by making it look younger and smoother. Chemical peeling helps in reducing wrinkles, blemishes and uneven pigmentation. Light chemical peel uses acids like salicylic acid and glycolic acid and it treats unevenness of the skin and wrinkling quite effectively. Deep chemical peel uses phenol acid and is used to treat blotches, wrinkles that are coarse and pre-cancerous growths. Very similar to the procedure of chemical peel is the procedure of microdermabrasion which uses abrasive agents to remove the dead outer layer of the skin thereby rejuvenating the skin.
Not many people have heard about the procedure of restylane but this procedure is gaining popularity gradually. Restylane is basically dermal filler which contains hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid lends fullness and volume to the skin making it appear rejuvenated. This procedure works best on moderate wrinkles especially near the corner of the mouth and the nose region. The procedure of restylane can last for up to six months. One should opt for the restylane procedure only after consultation with the doctor.
A lot of women over 50 years vouch for the fact that laser resurfacing is the best non-surgical procedure for rejuvenation of skin. Laser resurfacing works effectively on uneven skin, skin that is damaged by the sun and age spots and moderate wrinkles. Correction of these conditions results in rejuvenated skin. Laser resurfacing can lighten the fine lines on the face, especially cheeks and around the eyes, and improves the complexion. The procedure of laser resurfacing works effectively by using laser beam that stimulates collagen and removes the outer layer of the skin.
Botox is arguably the most popular surgery free skin rejuvenation procedure. Botox rejuvenates the skin by removing the fine frown lines from the face. Most people who use botox swear that it rejuvenates and improves the appearance of the skin within a matter of a few days. However, since botox has a few grave side effects it is always advisable to consult the doctor before undergoing this procedure.
The most non-invasive way to rejuvenate the skin is application of topical creams. Most topical creams for skin rejuvenation contain Vitamin A compound Retinol which reduces wrinkles and fine lines. However, topical creams are definitely not as effective as face lifts. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved tretinoin, a more potent Vitamin A derivative recently but tertinoin is not available without prescription.
So, there are definitely ways to rejuvenate the skin and look younger after 50 without having to undergo surgery. However, one should always know about the pros and cons of the non surgical procedures before deciding to try them out.