Range of gentler treatments are now available
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Injectibles and cosmetic surgery are not the only options when you consider ways to fight aging. Even getting the right quantity and quality of water can prevent you from aging quickly, says Diane McLaren, president of Healthy You Naturally.
“People often resort to more invasive methods, like face lifts, to look younger. But getting back to the basics is what really counts,” says McLaren, a natural health practitioner in Mississauga.
She believes that busy and often chaotic modern-day lifestyles lead people to ignore the essential things required to stay healthy, which is in turn essential to staying young. By getting the proper amount of sleep and the right nutrients through our diets, we can slow down the process of aging, she maintains.
McLaren’s principle is just one of many less invasive methods of anti-aging that are becoming popular these days.
For those who want more immediate results, there are other options as well.
For example, CureLIGHT photo therapy takes care of infections and promote faster healing for those who have had surgery. And diamond microdermabrasion exfoliates the first layer of the skin in 20 minutes to give it a more luminous look.
Such procedures do not involve any direct intrusion into your body, says Marilyn Sepe, president of Anti-Aging Laser Clinic in Toronto.
Another great option is the CatioLift, which stimulates muscles to give them more strength, so that wrinkles are diminished at a significant rate. “It’s a non-invasive, non-surgical facelift, and there is absolutely no pain”, says Steve Leca, owner of Essence Spa on Bloor Street.
Many people are also now opting for fillers or Restylane; the latter is a less invasive and more natural than Botox, which paralyzes the muscle to prevent wrinkles.
“Beauty comes from within and not from outside. There are different approaches to anti-aging, but people should know that they can stay looking young by using less aggressive procedures”, Leca says.