There’s nothing wrong with wanting to retain a youthful glow and demeanor in order to feel beautiful and confident throughout your life. Luckily, there are many ways to accomplish this goal, from wearing sunscreen and drinking plenty of water to adding anti-aging products to your daily skin care regimen.
However, your age will eventually start to catch up with you, and your face will show fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, blotchiness, and more. Cosmetic procedures have long served as an ideal means of treating and reversing the signs of aging, but more and more, women in their 30s and 40s are looking for ways to stave off the signs of aging in the first place.
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As a result, a variety of effective preventive treatment options have emerged. With the right preventive maintenance throughout your life, you can keep your skin ageless for years to come. You don’t have to wait for your 50s or 60s to strike – you can take steps now to keep your skin youthful. Here are just a few of the most popular facial rejuvenation treatments that have been on the rise in recent years.
Injectables and Fillers
One of the most common signs of aging is the sagging and deflation that occurs as our bodies produce less collagen and elastin. If you’re looking to retain the plump appearance of youthful skin, you’ll be happy to hear that there are a variety of safe and effective injectables and fillers designed to reduce sagging and hollowness and keep skin looking full and firm.
You’ve no doubt heard of Botox, which is used to relax facial muscles in order to reduce wrinkles, but medical advances have led to products and procedures intended to plump and fill as well, in order to reduce both sagging and wrinkles. Whether you want to minimize crow’s feet and smile lines, plump sagging cheeks, or fill out thinning lips, you can find the right injectables and fillers to lift and rejuvenate with minimal downtime or recovery.
No matter how good your skin care routine is, you cannot permanently halt the aging process. You can, however, take more dramatic measures to refresh skin and enjoy a youthful glow. Chemical peels are a popular option, thanks to minimal downtime and spectacular results.
The procedure involves the application of chemicals to the face during an in-office procedure. These chemicals damage the outer layers of skin, which slough off over the course of a few days following the procedure, leaving you with fresh, new skin. The right combination of chemicals will reduce acne and acne scars, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, treat uneven pigmentation, and deliver other positive effects, depending on what you’re trying to accomplish.
This procedure produces results similar to a chemical peel, but instead of applying chemical compounds, a laser is used to remove damaged layers of skin, revealing soft, fresh skin underneath. The decision to use laser resurfacing, as opposed to a chemical peel, will depend on what you hope to accomplish, so it’s best to discuss all options with a professional before making your choice.
Proper Skincare Routine
Always end your night with a quick and effective skincare routine starting with a cleanser. Aestheticians recommend washing your face every night, so try not to skip a night (yes, its OK once in awhile). After cleansing continue your routine with an anti-aging serum and a moisturizer, especially one with active ingredients like Retinol. Invest in a reliable and professional-grade skincare line, such as Obagi, which can only be purchased through a skincare professional, medical spa or physician. Last but not least, make sure you change your pillowcase every week and use a fragrance-free detergent, whenever possible.
Dr. Beverly Fischer and the experienced team at the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery can help you customize a preventive facial rejuvenation treatment. Everyone’s skin is different so let us help today. Contact us at 410-308-4700 or online to learn more.