Skin Aging and Anti-Aging Treatments – Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology

Skin, like all organs of the body, undergoes changes due to the passage of time. Because exposed skin on the face, neck, chest and hands is subjected to damage from the environment, our skin often looks older than we feel. Lucky a Dermatologist can help!

Damage from ultraviolet (UV) light exposure is responsible for almost 80% of the skin changes commonly attributed to the aging process. The biggest sources of UV light are the sun and indoor tanning beds.

Factors that contribute to skin aging are:

– UV light exposure (photoaging) from the sun and tanning beds
– Environmental factors, such as pollution and smoking
– Genetics (intrinsic aging)
– Nutrition

Thinning of all three layers of the skin – epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous fat, as well as changes in the facial bone structure and size lead to many of the visible signs of aging:

Greater visibility of bony structures of the face, like cheekbones, chin and jawline (bony show).
Drooping eyebrows and eyelids
Hollowing of the temples, cheek and mouth areas
Formation and deepening of the nasolabial folds, smile lines and marionette lines
Formation of jowls
Thinning of the lips and flattening of the Cupid’s bow (philtrum)
Drooping corners of the mouth
Drooping of the nasal tip
Increased skin laxity and sagging, combined with soft tissue, fat and bone changes lead to the development of wrinkles, folds and creases in the face.

Because sun damage is the single most important factor in skin aging, often our apparent age differs greatly from our chronological age. As advances in skin biology have broadened our understanding of the aging process, many new minimally-invasive treatments have been developed to slow down aging and rejuvenate the skin.

The most important and the most effective anti-aging tool we have is prevention of photoaging by sun avoidance and sun protection.

What treatments can improve and restore aging facial skin?

BOTOX® Cosmetic to relax and smooth the dynamic lines and wrinkles of the face, lift the brows and lip corners.

BOTOX® CosmeticBOTOX® Cosmetic is ideal for:

Frown lines (between your brows)
Worry lines (on the forehead)
Drooping eyebrows
Crows feet
Smile lines
Drooping lip corners, lines around the mouth

Dermal fillers: Juvederm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Radiesse® and Sculptra®, each with its unique features and benefits to replace lost volume and treat lines, creases and wrinkles to help restore a more youthful, glowing appearance.Dermal fillers

Dermal filler treatments are ideal for:

Folds and wrinkles of the face
Dark circles under eyes
Accenting and plumping lip size (lip enhancement/lip augmentation)
Smoothing vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines/wrinkles around the mouth)
Facial scars from acne or injury
Nonsurgical nose reshaping
Facial sculpting and volume restoration
Naso-labial folds (upper and lower laugh lines) and frown lines
Depressed corners of the mouth
Marionette lines
Augmentation of cheek bones, chin or bridge of the nose

Photo Facials, also known as Photo Rejuvenation, delivers Intense Pulsed Broadband Light (IPL or BBL) energy through the skin’s surface to treat age spots, sun-induced freckles, symptoms of rosacea, unsightly veins, acne scarring and other blemishes.

Photo Facials are ideal for:

Reducing redness & facial capillaries
Reducing age spots, freckles and sun damage
Reducing fine lines
Improving skin tone
Treating rosacea

Micro Laser Peel, also known as the “Weekend Peel” is a laser skin rejuvenation treatment that precisely removes the outermost layers of the skin, improving fine wrinkles, sun damage and skin texture.

Micro Laser Peels are ideal for:

Sun damage
Fine wrinkles
Mild scars
Age spots
Poor skin tone/texture
Pigment irregularities

Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing is an excellent choice for removing sun damaged skin, including discoloration, wrinkles, fine lines, and moderate to severe acne scarring. Other benefits include improvement in tone, texture, pore size and skin tightening, without the usual downtime.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing is ideal for:

Moderate to severe sun samage
Moderate to severe acne scars
Fine lines and wrinkles
Vertical lip lines
Surgical and accident scars
Stretch marks
Melasma reduction
Uneven texture
Skin quality improvement

Skin Tightening with SkinTyteTM delivers gentle pulses of heat deep into the skin, which causes some immediate tissue tightening and triggers new collagen production.

Skin Tightening with SkinTyteTM treatments are ideal for:

Firming forehead and cheeks
Lifting the eyebrows
Tightening jowls and neck
Reducing wrinkles around the eyes

 

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