A Financial Comparison of Anti-Aging Solutions
Anti-aging is a huge industry because nobody wants to deal with wrinkles and other signs of aging.
However, the sheer size of the industry can lead to many unanswered questions.
For example, are all anti-aging techniques expensive?
Which anti-aging techniques are the best?
To answer those and other questions, let’s look at a financial comparison of some popular anti-aging solutions.
Using Chemical Peels to Peel Back Layers of Time
It’s true that you cannot technically turn back the hands of time. However, in a sense it is possible to peel back the layers of time a little bit, at least on the surface of your skin.
Due to the fact that your skin is exposed to external elements as well as internal influences, various types of debris can build up on its surface. Chemical peels can remove all of that debris along with dead skin cells.
They do so by using various types of acids which are approved for use on skin. The type of acid used is often based on how strong the peel needs to be.
Depending on the intensity of the treatment the cost is usually under $500 per session and multiple sessions close together are not typically required.
Getting Rid of Annoying Wrinkles Using Skincare Lasers
Wrinkles are among the most common and most annoying obvious signs of aging, but they are also among the easiest to treat. One of the most popular ways of treating wrinkles is by using lasers.
Skincare professionals have used lasers to treat skin problems for decades. Lasers come in many forms. Some, known as ablative laser devices, resurface the skin in a similar way to what a chemical peel does.
Others, such as fraxel or non-ablative lasers, focus more on rejuvenating the skin from the inside out by encouraging internal cellular repairs.
The costs of laser treatments vary greatly depending on the type of laser used, but per appointment costs are generally around $800. If you are considering having laser treatment you must also consider your long-term goals. Most wrinkles and other skin conditions treated by lasers cannot be cleared up in a single session, which means that your costs may quickly increase based on the number of treatment sessions you schedule.
Revitalizing Your Skin by Having Microdermabrasion Performed on Your Skin
Microdermabrasion in a clinic can be compared to using a cleansing scrub to exfoliate your skin at home. However, the clinical microdermabrasion procedure involves the use of a wand-like device with an abrasive tip.
The device will “sand” your skin, reducing imperfections on its surface. The effects are almost instant, and you should experience very little discomfort.
However, the effects are also temporary, often lasting for no more than three weeks. So, even though a single session of microdermabrasion may cost as little as $100, the costs of repeated sessions will make it financially comparable to many other anti-aging techniques.
You must also keep in mind that the costs of a single session can vary greatly depending on the clinic you go to and the exact nature of the treatment. It isn’t unusual for a single session of microdermabrasion to cost as much as $450 under certain circumstances.
Using Fillers to Achieve a Healthier Facial Appearance
Another common anti-aging option is the use of various types of fillers injected under the skin, usually on the face. The purpose of using fillers is to achieve facelift-like results by filling in sunken skin or wrinkles.
Plumping up your skin will make it look younger and healthier.
Treatment costs vary greatly because the costs of each type of filler are different. However, in general you can expect to pay between $400 and $1,700 for a single filler treatment in a skincare clinic.