Treatment Options for Aging Skin

If you’re reading, you already know that skin loses elasticity as we age. Collagen production slows, but it’s not all about your body’s response to time.

Much of the aging process has to do with other factors. Some are environmental, like free radicals, extremes of cold and sun exposure. Stress can take a toll on your skin, too. But regardless of what we do to maintain our skin in good condition, it’s going to age.

Treatment options for aging skin run the gamut from peptide creams (which haven’t been shown to perform as well as topicals containing retinoids, incidentally), to treatment creams and serums. Salon facials and other treatments which work from the surface inward can also be helpful in halting time’s march across your face.

But when you’re serious about addressing some of the signs of time, you’re probably going to turn to cosmetic treatments. Some will seek out plastic surgery options, but more and more frequently, non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments are sought.

Every day, it seems, there’s something new in the aesthetics market and therapies are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Let’s look at a few of them.

Prevention

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and that’s certainly valid when it comes to your skin. If you’re here because you’re thinking about the future, you can still do much to prevent the signs of aging.

Staying out of the sun is one preventative measure that’s relatively simple. If you like the sun, then using a 30 SPF sunscreen is a necessity. Even if you’re just walking around on a sunny day, though, you should be using a moisturizer with the same level of protection.

Something else you should be avoiding is cigarette smoking and over-indulgence in alcohol. Both these habits can take a seriously toll on your skin. Alcohol is a dehydrating agent which robs your skin of moisture and cigarettes hasten the aging process.

Chemical Peels

As we age, the rate of turnover in our skin cells begins to slow. A chemical peel can stimulate more activity in the skin cells, restoring its natural tendency to renew itself.

An attractive feature of the chemical peel is that there’s little to no discomfort. Following a chemical peel, avoiding the sun entirely is required. Chemical peels may also not be performed in skin which is sunburned or tanned.

PRP Facial

Also known as the Vampire Facial, this treatment uses your own blood to achieve dramatic results.

A small amount of your blood is drawn and then placed in a centrifuge, separating platelet rich plasma (PRP) from other blood components. Using collagen induction via microneedling, this substance is then introduced to the upper layer of your skin.

The needles used are extremely fine and vary in depth from 0.5 to 2.5 millimeters. The process creates tiny wounds to which your skin responds with increased production of elastin and collagen.

This post reveals only a fraction of what [primary_practice] offers guests as treatment options for aging skin. To find out more, contact us.

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