With age, the skin suffers natural wear-and-tear, just like the rest of our bodies. This doesn’t mean that we can let nature take its toll and overlook skincare. We should not neglect our skin, as it is the foundation of beauty for every woman.
However, as we age, a few things happen to our skin, and for each aspect of skin aging there are a few ways to combat and slow down the effects of aging, and stay looking youthful.
Loss of Elasticity
The skin’s loss of elasticity manifests as wrinkles and saggy skin. This can be reversed by:
- Daily skincare to replenish the skin’s elasticity. Good moisturizing products such as serums and creams should be religiously applied every day and every night. This routine should also be combined with good lifestyle habits and proper diet.
- Botox injection helps smoothen out wrinkles caused by muscle activity (dynamic wrinkles). It improves moderate to severe frown lines, smoker’s lines, forehead furrows, and crow’s feet. Botox is an ideal alternative to surgical cosmetic procedures. It’s quick, painless, and seldom causes side effects.
- Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers also help to increase skin hydration and improve elasticity. When administered by a licensed aesthetic doctor, fillers can last up to 12 months and achieve soft, natural-looking results.
Loss of Subcutaneous Fat
Loss of subcutaneous fat results in features becoming less defined, loss of volume in the face, and aggravates the effect of sagging as a result of loss of elasticity.
Minimally invasive treatments like thread lifts help to physically lift the skin as well as stimulate collagen production to restore skin elasticity. Thread Lift procedure has come a long way since the 1990s. It is a minimally invasive procedure that has minimal recovery time. A lot of patients prefer this treatment over traditional surgical facelifts as the effects are natural, lasts up to 2 years, and causes little inconvenience to the patient.
Pigmentation happens as a result of the overtime effects of sun damage as well as other hormonal factors. There are a lot of treatments available for skin pigmentations, including:
- Chemical peels help to increase skin cell turnover and encourage clearer skin. However, chemical peels need to be done meticulously as peels that are too harsh can actually worsen skin pigmentation.
- Laser treatment are also getting popular. Modern lasers have minimal downtime and can effectively treat and lighten pigmentation.
What are the New Technologies Available to Help Fight the Effects of Aging?
There are increasingly more and more treatments available that involve less downtime for patients. These are ideal for the busy, working patients who cannot afford to have major downtime after a treatment or procedure.
Non-surgical skin tightening procedures such as radiofrequency as well as High Intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) are becoming increasingly popular, too. These help promote and stimulate collagen production in the skin to increase skin elasticity. It is a non-invasive and virtually painless replacement for facelifts. It taps into ultrasound energy to promote the production of collagen, which then results in tighter and firmer skin.