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July 21, 2011

5 Questions To Ask Before Buying Anti Aging Treatments

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The Avalanche of Anti Aging Creams

With the onslaught of anti aging treatments in the market, choosing the appropriate one can be confusing. Do not be so intense with the selection process as it may add some lines on your forehead, defeating the purpose of your search. Discussed below are questions you can ask yourself when considering to buy an anti aging product to help you arrive at a decision.

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Anti Aging Treatments

1. Which body part do I want to address?

Of course, it would be foolish to buy an age-defying facial cream if what you want to address is your greying hair. You would not get botox injection if what you want to get rid of are age spots. Although all of these may be your concern especially if you are already at a certain age, you must know how to prioritize and zero in on your most prominent problem.

2. How much am I willing to shell out?

Anti aging treatments range from the cheap and simple over the counter products to the expensive and complicated surgical procedures. Your choice would largely depend on how much available budget you have.

3. How much am I willing to endure to get the treatment?

Just as anti aging products range in complexity, they also range in their degrees of discomfort and length of recovery period. Some treatments conducted in your dermatologist’s clinic can be considerably painful. So get real and ask yourself if you can brave to go under the knife, be under general anesthesia, or be willing spend time away from work to allow recovery. If your threshold for pain is rather low, you may want to consider a non invasive method that you can just use at home.

4. What facts have I discovered in my research about anti aging treatments that I can use in picking the right product?

Confronted with rows of shelves of anti aging products in a health store, you might want to read up on certain brands or types of treatment that you are considering. Get to know what are their benefits and potential side effects. Research is even more recommended for invasive treatments, such as laser skin tightening or dermal fillers, so that you would know what to expect. Be intelligent in your research and do not just take any web site’s word for it especially if these are sites of someone or a company that is selling the products featured.

5. Who are the reliable makers or supplier of quality products?

Do not pinch your pennies when buying an anti aging product. Although you have a set budget, resist the temptation of buying a product just because it is cheaper. Remember that it is your skin that you are dealing with, and if you buy an inferior product it will not bring results, or worse, it could even damage your skin or body.

As with shopping for any other product, selecting the appropriate anti aging treatments entails getting to know your specific needs and doing considerable research about such products.

See related articles.

“Anti Aging Facial Treatment”

“How to Choose Anti Aging Cosmetics that Address Your Needs”

“The Best Anti Aging Cream Quick Review”

 

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Dr. Joe Jacko


Dr. Joe is board certified in internal medicine and sports medicine with additional training in hormone replacement therapy and regenerative medicine. He has trained or practiced at leading institutions including the Hughston Clinic, Cooper Clinic, Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, and Cenegenics. He currently practices in Columbus, Ohio. Read more about Dr. Joe Jacko

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