I hear this a lot in the office, and most patients feel that old age has just crept up on them and punched them in the face! Well, believe it or not, this is the way most people experience aging. In psychological studies, it has been shown that most people see themselves about 10 years younger than they really are, and then one day they just suddenly see all the changes that have occurred and feel unfairly jumped by old age. So what can you do to stop this unjust attack? Lots and lots! Let’s start simple…
Sunscreen: Yup, you’ve heard it but it is very important. Wearing sunscreen is one of the easiest and best ways to prevent wrinkles and keep yourself looking younger. You’ve heard it, now do it!
Skin care: Many people neglect their skin. I like to think of skin the same as hair. If it grows too long, you get split ends and simply loses its luster. The same is true for skin. Old dead skin cells accumulate on the surface and ruin the luster and appearance of youthful skin. Many non-invasive and no downtime treatments exist to help improve the tone and texture of your skin and every one of us should be doing something. Possible treatments include dermaplaning, microneedling, chemical peels, and even routine facials. Don’t neglect your skin care regimen. It’s important.
Botox Cosmetic® and Dysport®: These treatments are preventative and should be started at the first sign of a wrinkle. They are your best defense in preventing wrinkle formation.
Restylane® and Juvederm®: These are fillers that are used to replace deflated tissues in the face. Some of the newer products include Volume® and Restylane Lyft® which help rebuild deflated cheeks bones. These products are great at reducing jowling, nasolabial folds, lip wrinkles, and the like.
Ultherapy®: This is a great no downtime procedure that helps tighten the deeps and superficial layers of the skin which lifts tissues and reduces wrinkles.
All of these treatments are excellent starts to help reduce the signs of aging so that you never give old man time a chance to surprise you in the mirror. This is only a few of the treatments we offer such as laser skin resurfacing, spot removal, chemical peels, fat grafting, Coolsculpting®, etc. The best way to beat father time is to call our office and schedule an appointment with myself or our esthetician. We will put together a comprehensive plan to keep you looking your best longer.