Aging is an inevitable natural phenomenon. All living creatures will have to go through the process of aging, be it animals, humans or even the smallest organism. Aging with grace has its own charm and it is a definitely a sign of how old and wise one has got. But we also need to know of the flip side of aging, both on the physical and emotional front of the individual. It is human to feel a little disheartened at the grey hair and wrinkled face. There will surely be a feeling of despair for the old, young and bubbly self. All of us would love to age but without really being subjected to extreme and harsh wrinkles!
What causes aging of the skin?
To begin with one must understand what causes aging. There is a world of difference between the skin you had as a child or pre-teen to the skin you would have in your late 40s or 50s. This is due to the decrease in production of essential fibers and proteins that help with youthfulness. Collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycan are the components that gives skin the glow and suppleness. Collagen is a protein that gives firmness to the skin and prevents it from sagging. Elastin gives it the much needed elasticity which helps it to stretch and bounce back to the original form. Glycosaminoglycan promotes cell growth, repair and adhesion; it keeps the skin youthful and hydrated. With age, our body begins to produce lesser amounts of these essential components which the results in wrinkles, sagging and dullness. There is a decrease of one percent in the production of these proteins with every passing year of your life. Hence, skin care must be on everyone’s priority to keep the youthfulness alive. Moreover, a lack of skin care routine would result in faster aging and related issues.
There is a lot every individual could do to slow down the process of aging and its impacts. Slow aging can be attained with regular anti-aging skin care routine. This could begin with skin care methods at home to clinical treatments without really having to undergo invasive procedures. At Tamira, anti-aging treatments and procedures are carefully curated for every individual depending on the extent of aging related symptoms. We offer a range of different treatments which include thermage, liquid facelift, thread lift, combination treatment, micro needling, and vampire facelift.
What are the symptoms of an aging skin?
The most common symptoms of an aging skin include the below but are not limited to only these:
- Pigmented and uneven skin tone
- Rough texture of the skin
- Paler and dull
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sagging of the skin
- Spots and pores
- Open pores
- Severe eczema
What are some of the best skin anti-aging supplements?
There are a plenty of anti-aging supplements that are available as natural ingredients and store brought medicines.
Some of the easily available natural anti-aging supplements include:
- Turmeric / curcumin
- Oils such as coconut oil, olive oil
- Green Tea
- Lemon juice and others
The skin can age slowly with essential nutrients and vitamins such as
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin E
These vitamins help to keep the skin hydrated, firmer and prevent damage due to external factors such as sunlight and harmful rays. Other important measures to stay young is to include the below supplements and routine in your day to day life.
- Antioxidants such as Coenzyme Q10,
- Calcium and omega-3 supplement
- Collagen supplements
- Curcumin supplements as pills
- Good amount of water intake
- A balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables
- Increased fiber and protein intake
- Positive attitude and good mental health
- Active life with good exercise and social involvements
What are some of the best skin anti-aging products?
In the market today, one could get a plenty of anti-aging devices that help with skin toning, providing an even and clear skin. Though these products do not give results similar to an in-clinic treatment, one could definitely give these a try. There are creams, lotions, face serums, sculpting creams, peels, rollers, micro needling devices, toning devices/kits and others.
The micro needling regeneration devices activates the production of natural collagen which will result in a smoother and firmer facial skin. Rollers and creams also give a very similar result and could be used for skin tightening and lifting of the face.
What are some of the anti-aging secrets?
Have you ever wondered on how to get the glass like skin that is so clear and flawless that anybody would want it. Skin care is an open secret. Everyone with a glowing, sparkling and smooth skin have beauty routines and secrets that they follow.
Some of the most trusted skin care routine / methods would include the below.
- A diet rich in nutrients and plenty of water
- Skin care that includes cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing. It is important to have all the three done because each serves a different purpose. And to get the best of results from your skin care routine, you must make sure to include all three. Cleansing clears out clogged pores and exfoliating takes away dead and dry skin and moisturizing leaves the skin with the nutrients that it requires.
- Time and again, excessive sugar has turned up as the cause of inflammations and faster aging. A diet low in sugar is of key importance.
- Take notice of the vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants that you include in your diet. It is important to have these in good quantity to stay young and healthy
- Regular exercise
What is an anti-aging therapy?
Most anti-aging therapies aim at slowing down the process of aging and age related diseases. Various methods such gene therapy, human growth hormone(hGH) injections, hormone replacement therapy are just a few examples. At the present we do not have much evidence to whether these therapies slow the aging process and if it safe. The PRP(Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy for anti-aging is another treatment methodology where the results are said to last for close to 2 years. Therapeutists and researchers have and are working on the possibilities of reversing, stopping or slowing the aging process. However, we are a long way from any of these being proved.
What are anti-aging medicines and drugs?
Anti-aging medicines and drugs aim at reversing the process of aging and age related ailments. The root causes for aging are analyzed in order to produce drugs that effectively slow down the process of aging. There are supplements and medicines which are available in the market. These include supplements such as curcumin, collagen, coenzyme Q10, probiotics and others.
Apart from anti-aging medicines and drugs, anti-aging diet is gaining wide spread attention. A good, balanced and healthy nutrition has a lot of impact on the skin and the aging process. Our skin is a reflection of our overall health and mental wellbeing. A diet rich in vitamin C (ascorbic acid), tocopherols, carotenoids, retinoid, vitamin D, polyphenols, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and other components are very important for slowing down the aging process and reversing age related skin concerns.
What is anti-aging surgery?
Anti-aging surgery refers to surgical procedures that aid in the process of reducing wrinkles, sagging skin and pigmentation. It could involve removing excess skin, lifting up and tightening the tissues to result in a firmer and smooth skin. Facelift and Necklift surgeries are just a couple of examples of anti-aging surgeries. These procedures require a higher hospital stay and recovery time as compared to non-invasive anti-aging procedures. Most often the patient could get back to normal life in 2 weeks’ time but are advised to stay away from sunlight for a longer duration. The results of surgical anti-aging techniques are said to stay for up to 8 years or longer.
What are the post procedural care involved with anti-aging treatments?
Though anti-aging treatments are safe, one could experience minor after effects for a short duration. This would include redness, swelling, burning sensation, change in color and others.
One must strictly follow the post-procedural care that the cosmetologist would suggest. Post anti-aging treatment one must
- Apply the prescribed ointment
- Take medications or ice-pack care as suggested by the doctor
- Avoid direct exposure to sunlight at least for a week
- Use a sunscreen lotion with SPF above 30
- Take antibiotics and other medications if prescribed
- Have a wholesome fruit rich diet
- Drink a lot of water
- Continue mild and regular exercises
What is the cost of anti-aging treatments in India?
Anti-aging treatments could range from INR 25,000 to INR 2,50,000 in India and the price could vary as per the city. More invasive procedures cost higher and take a longer recovery period, while lesser invasive techniques cost less.
What is the best anti-aging treatment?
There is no one procedure that works well for all. Patients must consult a qualified cosmetologist who could suggest the right treatment based on the skin condition, patient’s need, age and health.
Who should consider skin anti-aging treatments?
Both men and women of any skin type could consider skin anti-aging treatments. Anybody in the age group of 30 and above could seek the treatments, as skin naturally starts to undergo the aging process around this time. However, the results of the treatment could be different from one person to another and is hugely dependent on the severity of sagging, scars and wrinkles. For a long term permanent result, older patients might have to resort to surgical anti-aging procedures.
Pregnant women and individuals with health disorders such as high blood pressure, heart diseases and other serious conditions must stay away from skin anti-aging treatments. At times, these procedures do not give the desired results on individuals who have lost a lot of skin due to weight loss/transformation.
What makes the skin anti-aging treatment at Tamira stay ahead of the rest?
At Tamira, we offer you with end to end assistance in your treatment which would begin with your consultation with highly qualified cosmetologists, selection of the right procedure, treatment plans and post procedural care. We respect every individual’s choice of having cosmetic/aesthetic related procedures and stand by our value of being honest and committed in our care.
Our skin anti-aging treatments aim at addressing your skin related issues such as skin sagging, wrinkles, discolouration, hard patches and other conditions. We adhere to the safest treatment protocol which involves assessing your skin’s reaction to lasers and supplements before getting into the complete procedure. After completion of every procedure we also put the individual through a home care skin care routine and treatment. We advise all our patients to consult a qualified cosmetologist or a plastic surgeon specialized in aesthetic treatments to choose the right option for you.
At Tamira, we offer a range of different techniques which can be individually curated to best fit your skin profile.
The principle & technology
The skin is soft and bouncy during our youth because of two protein factors found in the skin called elastin and collagen. These proteins keep the skin firm, repairs the skin and causes rejuvenation which is vital for a youthful appearance. As we age the production of these proteins slows down drastically, aiding in the skin showing signs of ageing.
The notion behind an anti-aging treatment is to stimulate and increase the production of collagen and elastin – resulting in naturally firmer, bouncy and more youthful skin. However, the body is capable of production only to a certain extent and age after which other medical-grade services come in play to produce similar results.
This one of a kind skin tightening treatment uses radiofrequency technology to heat the skin. This in turn stimulates the production of collagen and aids in repairing and rejuvenating the skin. Thermage is the most effective and widely used treatment because it aids to achieve optimal results within a single sitting. This procedure can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin, revealing – youthful, bouncy and smooth skin.
The treatment may cause some redness and tenderness which usually disappear within a week. There is no downtime involved.
A liquid facelift in essence is the combination of botox and fillers that are strategically administered taking into account one’s face shape, features and skin damage. The effects of both fuse – resulting in a pseudo facelift.
Botox is a purified form of the botulinum toxin obtained from bacteria. It is widely used in small quantities to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is a temporary treatment that works by blocking nerve signals to the facial muscles and thus results in smoother, youthful skin. This treatment can also be used to reduce perspiration, especially in cases of excessive sweating or ‘hyperhidrosis’ (commonly found in men).
Fillers on the other hand are made up of substances like; calcium hydroxylapatite, hyaluronic acid etc. These dermal fillers are used to volumize and add fullness to areas like the face, neck, lips and hands. Fillers are also a temporary treatment that will need maintenance every few months. Fillers result in plump and bouncy skin which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. They can also be used to increase the size of features like the lips or used to create symmetry by balancing features of the body.
Both these methods of treatment are minimally invasive and delivered via injections. Due to the delivery method, it may cause some redness, tenderness and bruising which usually disappear within a week. The actual result will be shown after the swelling has subsided and the treatment is massaged into place. There is no downtime involved.
Thread lift is a fairly new and effective treatment to instantly lift the skin. the treatment involves strategically placing a dissolvable suture under the skin using a syringe, the suture tugs on the muscle below and tightens the grip. This results in firmer, lifted, smoother and more youthful skin. the best part about this treatment is its longevity, it may require follow-ups only once in a few years as the stitch dissolves naturally. At times thread lifts are also used to reduce the appearance of a double chin due to sagging.
Due to the delivery method, it may cause some redness, tenderness and bruising which usually disappear within a week. There is no downtime involved.
A combination treatment, as the name suggests, is predominantly an individually curated treatment that incorporates various procedures suiting your skin. The techniques used vary depending on the desired effects and damage incurred by the skin.
Combination treatments are very effective because it brings together the results of different treatments to reach the patient’s desired goal – revealing firm, lifted, plump, smooth, bouncy skin and enhances a youthful appearance.
Some popular combination treatments are:
These procedures typically take 2 to 4 hr to perform. They may cause redness, tenderness and irritation. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment. There is no downtime.
Microneedling is a new technique that is found to be very effective in repairing and rejuvenating the skin. The procedure involves using a derma roller (a facial roller with microneedles) in particular movements to stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen has been known to have skin-repairing properties. This treatment reduces the appearance of large pores, acne scars, fine lines and to an extent, signs of ageing. Microneedling results in bright, smooth, plump and glowing skin. This procedure is painless and has the additional benefits of increased circulation to the face.
This procedure may cause redness, tenderness and irritation. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment. There is no downtime.
PRP facelift or vampire facelift as its popularly known is a treatment which takes advantage of the miracles in one’s own body. Platelets are known to be rich in growth factors and when used in concentration these growth factors can boost the production of collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin naturally repairs and rejuvenates itself – revealing firmer, glowing, plump and more youthful skin.
The process involves drawing blood, using a centrifuge method to concentrate the platelets in the plasma. This platelet-rich plasma is then delivered via injections to boost skin repair. Due to the delivery method, it may cause some redness, tenderness and bruising which usually disappear within a week. There is no downtime involved.