Maintaining Healthy Skin is more than treating Wrinkles

It’s not really a secret that with age comes wrinkles. The last century alone has introduced vast products, treatments and regimens said to prevent early signs of aging and women have always optimistically committed. For women of all ages, discovering what could potentially be a modernday fountain of youth is a never-ending quest.

A proper skin care routine will help protect your skin from damage that causes wrinkles and keep your skin healthy, smooth, and beautiful.

ALWAYS - ALWAYS...PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN

Since exposure to the sun’s UV rays is a major cause of prematurely aged skin, you should wear sunscreen daily to protect your skin. Even in winter and on cloudy days, UV light can still damage your skin.

For the best skin protection, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Reapply the sunscreen every two hours, or more frequently if you are swimming or sweating. Limit the time you spend in the sun, and wear protective clothing, such as broad-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and long-sleeved shirts. When choosing skin care products, look for those with built-in broad-spectrum sunscreen.

FOCUS ON THE “A”s : Antioxidants and Alpha Hydroxy Acids.

Antioxidant heavy products (such as Vitamin C serums) or the utilization of AHA’s (glycolic and lactic acid) as the best anti-aging products to use in your twenties.

Both protect against environmental damage to the skin caused by free radicals and can also reverse the effects of skin damage while keeping wrinkles at bay for much longer as they work to slough away dead skin cells, diminish existing damage and revitalize deeper layers of the skin. Antioxidant and AHA products are usually not too aggressive, can be found over-the-counter and will provide an extra layer of defense and vitality to our skin.

Ask us at your next visit for your skin care recommendations.

ADD a RETINOL or (Retin-A) to your anti-aging arsenal.

The main reason ? It will help slow down or make up for the loss of collagen in our skin. In addition to losing collagen production in our twenties, we lose moisture and elasticity in our thirties, leading to thinner skin, more susceptible to wrinkles.“Tretinoin (Retin-A) a type of prescription retinoid, is an active form of vitamin A, and though it was originally used for acne (and still is), it works by stimulating the production of collagen, increasing cell turnover and regulating the cell cycle.

Our twenties should be focused on prevention, while our thirties should revolve around proper maintenance. Tretinoin works to lighten and prevent age spots, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, build collagen and even decrease a person’s risk of developing skin cancer.

PREVENTING and ERASE WRINKLES USING BOTOX

Squint in the mirror and you will see the skin at the corners of your eyes crinkle. Scowl in the mirror and you may notice the furrows that show up between your eyebrows.

Women in their 20’s and 30’s are often just beginning to notice the many different wrinkles that form when they smile, frown, squint or scowl. Usually, in youth, those wrinkles disappear when the facial muscle action stops.

Over time, the continued action of our facial muscles begins to crease our skin into visible wrinkles, even when the muscles are at rest. For example its similar to folding a page of a book over and over again, and as a result it will cause a wrinkle in the page.

Botox works by relaxing the muscles that are causing the skin to wrinkle with muscle movement. By preventing strong muscle motion, the resulting wrinkles are diminished. Botox’s use over it’s history has mostly been countering already established wrinkles – but what if it were to be used as preventative maintenance?

The trend, cosmetically, is people are starting to use Botox in their twenties and thirties. Even if they’re just starting to get a wrinkle – so that they don’t. It is more of a preventative approach to taking control of aging. There is an inner strength that comes with knowing you look your best...at any age.

FILLERS TO KEEP YOUTHFUL CHEEKS LOOKING YOUNG

Wrinkles aren’t the only sign of an aging face as we age, we also lose volume in the face. Our cheeks become deflated and gravity pulls the deflated skin downward, making visible creases called nasolabial folds appear. Since nasolabial folds are primarily due to volume loss and are not usually formed as a result of muscle movement, Botox does not help to help soften those lines.

Cheek fillers are a great option to provide volume and lift where aging faces need them most. In some cases, treating the cheeks may significantly improve wrinkle areas like the nasolabial folds. The only reliable way to lift cheeks in the past was through facelift surgery. Now it is possible with injectable fillers as it can takes tension off the nasolabial fold, and it also helps smooth the surface into the lower lids.

Injectable skin treatments are one of the most effective, non-surgical skin rejuvenation options available, and have helped millions of patients delay the onset of future visible signs of aging without the need for surgery or any post-treatment downtime. Whether you seek to improve the appearance of a single problem area, or feel that your entire face could benefit from a fresh, revitalized look .

Facial injectables have long been popular anti-aging treatments for the face. Botox and dermal fillers work so well and push off facelifts and other facial surgical procedures for so many, it’s no wonder they are now a go-to tool in aesthetic enhancements. Younger and younger women are getting injected in todays’ modern world as a preventive approach to aging.

Overall, a combination of lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors play a role in causing wrinkles. A proper skin care routine will help protect your skin from damage that causes wrinkles and keep your skin healthy, smooth, and beautiful.

To learn more about how aesthetic injectable treatments can be helpful in maintaining facial revitalization,
please call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maria Tetelbaum at 519-266-3600 or email [email protected]

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