Treatments for Resolving the Effects of Aging Skin
Aging is a part of the human condition and no matter how healthy we try to be to keep our appearance youthful and fresh, time stops for no one. The good news is that there are many things you can do to both prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging while combatting the ones you already have.
If you’re bothered by the increasing appearance of smile lines, crow’s feet or dark spots, talk to a dermatologist to find out your options. There are a wide range of services that can help you freshen up your complexion. Read on to find out what steps you can take to beautify your skin and up your confidence.
Creams, Sunscreen and Prevention
It’s important to start by setting up a good skincare regimen. Skin needs moisture and nutrients to heal and repair itself from daily stressors such as sun exposure and pollutants. Wearing sunscreen every day is one of the most important things you can do for your skin. This helps prevent skin cancer as well as the effects of sun damage such as wrinkles and dark spots.
Brightening serums and products that contain retinol are also fast-acting ways to diminish the signs of aging. However, many of these types of products are temporary and will not necessarily make a lasting difference in skin issues you may already have. If your skin concerns are beyond the realm of over the counter products, it’s time to consult your dermatologist.
One of the easiest and most popular solutions for combatting the effects of aging is Botox®. Not just for celebrities, this simple procedure is minimally invasive and done right in your dermatologist’s office. Botox®is an injection that your doctor will administer either between the eyebrows to soften the appearance of frown lines, or around the eyes if you are trying to smooth out crow’s feet.
If needles make you nervous, don’t fret! The needle is small, and you will only experience a short pinching sensation. The procedure only takes a few minutes and results last for three months or longer.
Another minimally invasive option is Juvederm. This is a type of filler that helps restore some of the connective tissue that is lost due to aging. It adds hyaluronic acid, an acid your body naturally produces, to add volume to your face. Juvederm helps stimulate the production of collagen which helps to fill in lines and wrinkles. The procedure is quick and easy – a dermatologist will give you an injection at your target areas. Because the injection has a numbing agent, you will only feel a mild pinch. Results from this treatment last anywhere from six to nine months.
For those interested in buffing up the appearance of any scars or sun damage in addition to lines, laser skin rejuvenation is an option. In this procedure, pulses of light are emitted from a wand directly to your skin. The light targets darker pigmentation in the skin and gently evens out your complexion and leaves you with smooth skin. This method is versatile and can improve the look of the skin on your hands, arms, neck or face.
If spider veins are a concern, sclerotherapy can make this annoying eyesore into a thing of the past. By injecting damaged veins with a solution of salt, the lining of the blood vessels becomes irritated before turning to scar tissue and fading away. Small needles are used, and you will feel nothing more than a pinch.
While no dermatologist can turn back time, these procedures offer great options to improve your complexion and help you regain your confidence. The team at Windsor Dermatology are all board-certified dermatologists and ready to help you reach your cosmetic goals. Call 609-443-4500 or request an appointment online today!