As a whole, most of us try to take old wives’ tales, home remedies, and ancient treatments with a grain of salt. Unfortunately, many sources still condone strange and sometimes harmful treatments as effective solutions for treating wrinkles and other problems.
While it would be nice to believe that preventing aging completely is possible with home remedies, the fact is that most of the following bizarre treatments just don’t work, and may even prove harmful.
Wrinkle Treatment Fads
Despite evidence to the contrary, treatments that have no reason to succeed still become popular anti-wrinkle and facial rejuvenation fads. Remember, if a treatment sounds crazy to you and has no proven results to back it up, you’re better off sticking with traditional treatments.
Many of these fads hearken back to Medieval-era remedies, which rarely proved effective, and were often dangerous.
Strange, Gross, and Dangerous Anti-Aging Ideas
Let’s take a look at a sampling of the strange treatments people come up with for skincare and anti-aging:
- Bird poop facials
- Snail slime
- Bee sting venom
- Human urine
- Synthetic snake venom
- Earthworm poop
- Placenta facials
- “Thai face slapping”
- Wearing plastic lips
- “Solid gold” facial (24 k gold used in treatment)
- Cactus massage (thorns removed)
Don’t waste your time and money on treatments that could make you sick, are not proven effective, and are a total waste of money. There are many options for wrinkle treatments that have stood the test of time and are clinically proven safe and effective.
Fat transfer, for instance, is an ideal (and 100% natural) solution for facial rejuvenation and can help reduce the signs of aging in the face. Some signs of aging that benefit from fat transfer include:
- Thinning lips
- Sunken cheeks
- Deep wrinkles
- Forehead creases
- Sunken eyes
Your adipose tissue can even be used topically to rejuvenate the facial skin toward a more youthful glow, texture, and appearance. We are exclusive providers of the U Autologous anti-aging skin care suite from Personal Cell Sciences.
In conjunction with American CryoStem, adipose tissue is harvested via liposuction and then specially processed to isolate the growth factors from your adipose tissue stem cells. Clinical results show dramatic improvement of skin in just 4-6 weeks.
Our fat transfer specialists use grafting for many different treatments, such as fat transfer to the face, breasts, or the popular Brazilian butt lift. Our highly-qualified New York plastic and cosmetic surgeons are extremely skilled at producing beautiful outcomes for patients with varying needs.
Contact our Manhattan or Long Island fat transfer offices today at 212-206-0023 or 631-499-1831 to set up your complimentary consultation!