Aging is a natural process that affects us all. Facial wrinkles, loss of facial volume, sagging skin, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, uneven skin tone, etc., are fairly common and normal signs of aging. People want to know… Can we slow down the clock? What can we do to prevent any future damage? Keep reading and listen to some of our Premier Cosmetic Beautifiers’ Podcasts for more information and recommendations.
1. At-Home Treatments
Seeing the signs of aging on our face and bodies in the mirror can be difficult, no matter your age. But there are things you can do at home daily to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays that could potentially make your face look years younger.
Protect Your Skin from the Sun
The sun’s UV rays can cause significant damage to your skin, leading to premature aging, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. So, always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (even indoors) with an SPF of at least 30, be sure to reapply, and wear protective clothing outside.
Eat a Healthy Diet
A healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats can nourish your skin and keep it looking healthy, hydrated, and vibrant.
Drinking plenty of water can help keep your skin hydrated, which is essential for maintaining elasticity and preventing facial wrinkles.
Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep is essential for maintaining healthy skin. During sleep, your body repairs and rejuvenates your skin. So, aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
Avoid and/or Stop Smoking
Smoking can cause significant damage to your skin, including wrinkles, sagging, and age spots. It obstructs your blood flow and does not supply enough oxygen and nutrients for your skin.
Use Quality Skincare Products
Use quality skincare products tailored to your skin type, needs, and age. There are a variety of skincare products that can help improve the appearance of your skin. Look for products that contain antioxidants, retinoids, and peptides, which can help boost collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles.
Listen to Skincare Expert, Mildred Bell’s podcast on Skincare Products
2. Non-Invasive Facial Rejuvenation Treatments
Looking for quick and effective facial rejuvenation treatments that don’t involve cosmetic surgery? Here are some non-surgical cosmetic treatments to help revitalize your skin and reduce the appearance of aging:
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable wrinkle muscle relaxer. This popular non-surgical treatment involves injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin into the muscles of the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, especially those found on your forehead.
Dermal (Facial) Fillers
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected by cosmetic professionals under the skin to restore lost volume, fill facial wrinkles and fine lines, plump thin lips, and enhance facial contours.
Expertly performed chemical peels are wonderful. They can help with a variety of skin issues, including skin aging. But make sure to select an experienced aesthetic professional to apply the peel. A professional chemical peel treatment will remove the dead outer skin layer, revealing smoother, youthful-looking skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
This cosmetic treatment uses a laser to remove the (outer) damaged layer of skin to stimulate new collagen growth, resulting in an improved appearance of your skin. Laser skin resurfacing addresses wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring, skin tone and texture, and more.
3. Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Procedures
Cosmetic anti-aging procedures are gaining mainstream acceptance. While you can start with non- or less-invasive treatments, there are surgical options you can switch to with time. These procedures offer longer-lasting and dramatic results. But remember, if you’re considering surgical facial rejuvenation, contact a trusted and experienced cosmetic surgeon to get the finest and safest results.
Listen to Dr. Gregory Chernoff’s podcast on The Aging Face
A facelift is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin and tightening the underlying muscles of the face and neck to restore fresher, supple-looking skin.
Learn more about Facelifts by Listening to Dr. Mark Clymer’s Podcast
Eyelid surgery involves a facial, plastic, or ocular plastic surgeon removing the excess skin and fat from the eyelids to reduce the appearance of sagging skin, eye bags, and wrinkles.
Listen to Dr. Steven LauKaitis’ podcast on Lower Eyelid Surgery
Are your eyebrows slowly sinking into your eyes? This surgical procedure helps lift the skin and underlying muscles of the forehead and brow to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore healthy-looking skin.
Tired of your sagging neck? This cosmetic surgical procedure involves removing excess fat from the neck to reduce the appearance of sagging and uplifts your neck skin and jawline. Also, there are a number of energy-based devices that can also tighten sagging skin.
Over To You!
Getting old may be inevitable, but aging certainly isn’t. You can age with grace, strength, and beauty. For everything else, see a specialist and understand your facial rejuvenation options.