Fortunately, while we've all been reaping the benefits of advancements in non-surgical aesthetics over the past decade, scientists have been conducting studies to find better ways to combat, prevent and reverse the 4 dreaded signs that give age away: Skin Discoloration, Wrinkles, Volume Loss and Skin Sagging.
Like exercise, every little bit helps - but the best results come with an action plan similar to a workout routine. Regimens addressing prevention, cell turnover, collagen stimulation and structural augmentation are the keys to keeping your youthful appearance.
So you are in your 20s or 30s and are wondering if maybe you should be having treatments. Or maybe you are in your 50s and want to prevent or slow down what is starting to happen... Skin care is the most vital part of any anti-aging routine!
Broad and spectrum SPF and antioxidants not only protect you from sunburns and skin cancer, but also prevent your skin from developing age spots and being attacked by free radicals, which result in wrinkles, crepey skin and sagging. Want proof? Find any person who has spent a significant amount of time in a vehicle without sunscreen. Guaranteed, the left side of their face looks quite a few years older than their right!
Professional Treatment: Botox®, to prevent lines of expression from becoming permanently imprinted on the face.
Recommended at-home must-haves: Cosmetic Laser Center Skin Care, SPF 45 Medium Tint, C & E Ferulic Serum
2. Cell Turnover
Removing dead, epithelial skin layers has been proven time and time again to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Whether your chosen treatments involve microdermabrasion, prescription strength skin care, facial peels or HydraFacials, aiding cellular renewal is a key component of getting and keeping your skin glowing!
Professional Treatment: Microdermabrasion, Facial Peel, HydraFacial®.
Recommended at-home must-haves: Cosmetic Laser Center Skin Care, Renewal Complex
3. Collagen Stimulation
Skin becomes more lax as part of the natural aging process from the breakdown and weakening of collagen bundles that were previously tight in younger years. New collagen formation decreases as your normal cells that produce collagen (known as fibroblasts) become less productive and fewer in number. This decline leads to sagging, lines, and wrinkles. Skin biopsies show when the skin is heated at certain temperatures, magic happens! New Collagen grows! Accent® and Clearlift™ use radio frequency, while Ultherapy® uses ultrasonic waves to heat the superficial and/or deep dermis, stimulating growth of new collagen and elastin fibers. This results in firmer, tighter, plumper skin!
New advances in skin care ingredients have the capability to not only stimulate cell renewal, but also restore hydration and enforce the skin's barrier along with smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Recommended at-home must-haves: Cosmetic Laser Center Skin Care, Collagen Growth Serum
4. Structural Augmentation
There's no fighting it - around the age of 40, everyone starts to experience bone loss, muscle loss and fat loss. For superficial loss, we can use dermal fillers like Jevederm® and now, Volbella®. Derma fillers soften facial aging and help with drooping, thin lips. For lifting sagging skin, Voluma® provides a natural, long-lasting result.
Professional Treatment: Natural Cosmetic Fillers
Take care of your skin!
Getting aesthetic treatments is taking care of your skin, similar to the way exercise is taking care of your body. It preserves what you have, keeps harmony and balance in your features and boosts confidence!