As much as you may try to deny it, you’re getting older every day. Denial is normal, but honestly, there’s nothing about aging that you need to be scared of! With age comes wisdom, responsibility, freedom, and maybe a few laugh lines here and there. Though a well-worn body is nothing to be ashamed of, age does take its toll with physical challenges.
Luckily, you don’t have to live in the fear that aging will take away your mobility or youthful spirit. While using your body for its intended purpose is part of life, you also need to make sure to take care of it throughout your life. One of the most common ways to ensure your body is in tip top shape and totally relaxed is a trip to the spa. The number of spa visits increases every year, and for good reason! Recently, the number totaled at just over 160 million spa visits annually. Relaxing and refreshing your body and mind can make great strides in preserving your physical endurance and appearance as you age.
If you’re looking for more intensive procedures, there are other ways to help you get more comfortable in your own skin. If dark spots or uneven skin tone is an issue for you, laser skin resurfacing may be a good option. Whereas if you’re looking to improve areas in your facial region for wrinkles, Botox injections may be a better option for you. Fortunately, Botox is a common form of therapy, as well as a longer lasting one. Most people see noticeable results within a week of treatment! The average Botox treatment lasts for approximately four months, which gives you plenty of time to plan for your next visit. While surgical facelifts are a more permanent solution, Botox is a more affordable and non-surgical option.
While non-surgical facelifts and other skin tightening injections like Botox are popular, they are not the be all, end all of anti-aging. A relatively new treatment called platelet rich plasma, or PRP injections, is sweeping the globe and revolutionizing internal healing. The process begins with a small sample of your own blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. After this is done, the plasma, now rich with platelets, is taken and injected into your body at the site of the treatment. PRP injections have been used to treat torn ligaments, damaged cartilage, as well as a plethora of other internal injuries. This method of treatment has helped speed up the internal healing process, and can even be used to diminish the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles.
Now, PRP injections are definitely not for everyone. The injections are more painful than a routine Botox injection, but the results are undeniable. Whether you’re treating aging skin or an aging, injured body, there is a treatment out there for you. In the meantime though, don’t forget to take care of yourself! Go out to a spa and relax for a little while, and thank your body for all of the years it has carried you.