Anti-aging

Anti-aging services prevent fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, dark spots, and other visible signs of aging.

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How your skin ages will depend on a variety of factors: your lifestyle, diet, heredity, and other personal habits.

Skin Changes That Come With Age:

Skin becomes rougher. 

Skin develops lesions, such as benign tumors. 

Skin becomes slack. The loss of the elastic tissue (elastin and collagen) in the skin with age causes the skin to hang loosely. 

Skin becomes more transparent as we age. This is caused by thinning of the epidermis (surface layer of the skin). 

Skin becomes more fragile as we age. This is caused by a flattening of the area where the epidermis and dermis (layer of skin under the epidermis) come together. 

Skin becomes more easily bruised. This is due to thinner blood vessel walls as we age.

Most commonly caused by sun damage, crepey skin is thin and looks finely wrinkled like crepe paper. It may also sag or feel loose. While crepey skin is similar to common wrinkles in many ways, the condition tends to impact larger areas, and this skin feels noticeably more fragile and thin. Crepey skin is most common under the eyes and on the upper inner arms.

Anti-aging prevents fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, dark spots, and other visible signs of aging.

CREPEY TREATMENT

Crepey skin is what happens when the skin gets thin and wrinkled. This can be caused by sun damage, aging, lack of moisture, or excessive weight loss. There are several ways to treat this condition. One way might be by using Topical Retinoid, which comes in a gel or cream form to help exfoliate the skin. Cryolipolysis or “CoolSculpting” can be used to remove areas of fat. This particular treatment freezes the lipids in fat causing them to dissolve. It then begins to tighten the skin as it removes the fat beneath the surface.

crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are wrinkles etched in the corner of the eye. Unlike wrinkles or expression lines on other areas of the face, crow’s feet can appear to look deeper or more pronounced on the skin. Some of the leading causes of crow’s feet include UV exposure and the loss of collagen and elasticity that come with age.

The best options for preventing and treating wrinkles are either an over-the-counter retinol eye cream, such as RoC Retinol Correxion eye cream or a prescription retinoid such as Renova. Got noticeable damage? You can try Botox to relax muscles around the eye about two to three times a year.

age spots

Age spots — also called liver spots and solar lentigines — are small dark areas on your skin. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms — areas most exposed to the sun. They are most commonly found amongst adults over 50; however, young adults who spend a lot of time in the sun can get them too. Age spots can look like cancerous growths.

Solution:

Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion

Dermabrasion involves planing (sanding down) the surface layer of your skin with a fast-spinning brush. This treatment removes the surface of the skin, allowing a new layer of skin to grow in its place. Your doctor may have to perform this treatment more than once in order for you to see results. You might experience temporary redness and scabbing after this treatment. Microdermabrasion treatments are less intense than dermabrasion, which can help make the look of age spots a bit lighter. It requires several in-office treatments over the span of months to see results. Be aware that if you have rosacea or small red veins on your face, microdermabrasion might make the appearance of these worse.

 

wrinkles

 

Wrinkles mainly happen on the parts of the body that get the most sun exposure, including the face, neck, the backs of the hands, and the tops of the forearms.

DEEp wrinkles vs. fine lines

The main difference between fine lines and wrinkles is the depth of the crease in the skin. Fine lines are very mild, while wrinkles are deeper set. Both are treated by preventing damage, strengthening the skin, and preventing skin folding.

Solutions:
Retinoids (tretinoin, Retin-A, Renova). Among medical treatments, this is by far the most proven and effective way of bettering signs of aging, such as uneven pigmentation, roughness, and wrinkling. At first, these medications cause redness and peeling. Although this can be unpleasant, improvement comes when the peeling stops.

Alpha-hydroxy acids. These are the so-called “fruit acids” and include glycolic and lactic acid. Preparations containing these fruit acids are quite safe and cause no more than mild and temporary irritation. The improvement they produce is, however, relatively subtle.

Antioxidants. These include vitamins A, C, and E, as well as beta- carotene. Products that have antioxidants may provide some sun protection (though you should still wear sunscreen) and mildly improve wrinkles.

Moisturizers. These may temporarily make wrinkles look less noticeable. Ads often say that they “reduce the appearance of fine lines.” But they don’t make those lines go away permanently.

Glycolic acid peels. These superficial peels can make a very slight difference in the intensity of fine wrinkles. 

Deeper peels. These peels use ingredients like salicylic acid and trichloroacetic acid and penetrate somewhat deeper into the skin. These deeper peels do a better job of smoothing fine lines. In general, however, the deeper the peel, the greater the chance of side effects, such as scarring and changes in skin color. Such peels can be uncomfortable, so ask ahead of time what to expect.

Dermabrasion. This procedure “sands” the skin. Depending a great deal on the skill and experience of the professional who does it, dermabrasion can make a big difference. Side effects, including scarring and permanent changes in skin color, are also possible.

 

collagen stimulation

Collagen Stimulation can occur through microneedling, dermal needling, medical needling or a dermaroller. These treatments help with lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, sun-damage, stretch marks, scar tissue and more.

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