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Anti-Aging Skin Care Treatment
How to fix first signs of face aging and dull skin using home remedies and in-office treatments
Starting to see the first signs of face aging? Not to worry, today's anti-aging skin care treatments are pretty remarkable in restoring a more youthful appearance.
Surgical procedures are not your only option.
Ahead, we'll show at-home and non-invasive in-office facial treatments to tackle those first signs of skin aging and restore your youthful glow.
Anti-aging treatments for face aging
As we age, it's important to take extra care of our skin.
Face aging can be a difficult to reverse, but with the right anti-aging skin care treatments, it is possible to improve the appearance of your skin.
There are both at-home and in-office solutions that can help to fix the signs of face aging.
So if you're looking for ways to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging, be sure to explore all of your options listed below.
Why does my face suddenly look so old?
Sometime in your 40s, collagen and elastin production slows down considerably. You probably hear this all the time, but why are these proteins important?
Well, collagen is that good stuff that gives your skin it's skin strength and elastin and keeps it bounce and keeps it tight!
Lower levels of these proteins leave your skin weak and vulnerable to internal and external environmental assaults and quicker to show signs of aging - like lines, wrinkles and sagging.
A little too much wine, not enough sleep, maybe too much sun, pollution, poor diet, poor sleeping habits, lack of proper skincare, etc…suddenly the skin starts showing minor signs of aging.
But, there are anti-aging treatments (along with a healthier lifestyle) you can use to protect, reduce further damage and keep your skin looking healthy.
Treatments for signs of facial aging
Sign: hollow under the eyes, puffy eyes, or swollen bags that appear under the lower eyelid and around the cheek area.
These are generally signs of mid-face aging and can make you look aged and fatigued.
If you notice puffiness located lower on your face, specifically on your cheekbones, it might be festoons or malar bags, (also known as malar mounds or cheek bags). These conditions can pose challenges when it comes to anti-aging treatments. Learn more here: Festoons and Malar Bags Under Eyes.
For serious age spots and discoloration, in-office cosmetic treatments, like laser skin rejuvenation, which offer the best results.
There are so many in-office procedures to treat hyperpigmentation. These skin rejuvenation treatments range from chemical peels, IPL (intense pulsed light) and laser resurfacing (CO2, Fraxel, Clear & Brilliant).
And with some lasers, like Clear & Brilliant, there is little or no downtime. Your dermatologist can advise you on what’s best.
Sign: loose skin
Aside from wrinkles, and sun spots, sagging skin, and loss of volume are one of the most visible signs of aging.
The loss of collagen and elastin, which are proteins that help keep skin firm and elastic, can cause skin to sag.
These issues can cause:
nasal labial folds
There are many anti-aging skin care treatments that can help to improve the appearance of sagging skin.
What about Topical treatments?
These anti-aging creams and serums containing anti-aging ingredients like retinol and vitamin C. But they really won't do much to tighten or lift sagging skin.
Aside from a facelift, fillers and/or radiofrequency therapy or other ablative treatments may be recommended to tighten loose skin.
Facial exercise. I’m a huge proponent of face exercises for so many reasons. If done correctly, a facial exercise routine can not only help add more firmness and volume (especially to mid-face) but can help improve the tone and texture of the skin.
Radiofrequency Therapy (RF): Radiofrequency therapy heats up (using low energy radiation) the deep layers of the skin. The causes slight damage which stimulates the body to produce collagen. Over time, this can help improve sagging skin.
Research suggests that RF therapy is safe and effective anti-aging skin care treatment for mild sagging skin. Your doctor will be able to provide you with more details and decide if this treatment will work for you.
Hyaluronic acid (HA fillers) dermal fillers like Juvederm, and Restylane can restore facial volume throughout the face.
Because these fillers contain smaller particles, they can restore volume in small areas throughout the face.
Sculptra: provides more bang for your buck because it works by stimulating your own collagen production and, therefore, can last for years. But, it can only be used in certain places of the face, like hollowness in the temples, mid-cheek and lower face.
Radiesse: can be used as a mini-facelift since it’s a great option to use along the jaw bone (to lift sagging jowls) and cheekbones to add more volume to sagging or flat cheeks. It can last up to two years and also helps stimulate collagen.
Restylane and Juvederm: on the other hand, are softer, pliable, and can restore loss of volume in small sensitive areas like nasal labial folds and lips.
Sign: Upper and lower lips are thin and/or wrinkled, shriveled, dehydrated, with loss of natural plumpness.
As we age, the skin on our lips thin out, flattens and develops vertical wrinkles around the entire mouth area.
Lips, like our face, gets its shape, moisture, and plumpness from collagen, which we lose as we age.
At-Home: There are some pretty effective over-the-counter products that can help keep the lips smoother, hydrated and a bit fuller.
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