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Anti-Aging for Every Age: The Best Treatments and Products for Every Decade
Both men and women have the desire to maintain a youthful appearance as they grow older, and the good news is that the cosmetics industry has many products and procedures available to make anti-aging for every age possible. Now, we can care for our skin in our 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond so that we can maintain a youthful appearance. The following treatments are the key to taking care of your skin at home and getting professional assistance as well.
Anti-Aging in Your 20s
To make sure that you start out right from the beginning, you should learn how to properly wash your face twice a day. If you sweat during exercise, be sure to wash your face afterward because sweat is an irritant on the skin. First, select a cleanser that does not contain alcohol and is non-abrasive. Use your fingers to wet your face and also to apply the cleanser. Remember not to scrub your skin because you can irritate it. When finished, rinse with lukewarm water and use a soft towel to dry.
Now is the time to protect your skin from the sun, and the way to do that is with a chemical or physical sunblock. Ultraviolet radiation wreaks havoc on the skin. If you spend time in the sun without applying a sunscreen or sunblock, you will pay for it later with wrinkles and sun damage.
Anti-aging for every age includes wearing sunscreen or sunblock, but sunblock is better for your skin than sunscreen. The best chemical sunblocks have Avobenzone Parsol 1789 and mexoryl/helioplex/ecamsule. The best physical sunblocks contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Your physical sunblock selection should be SPF 30 and have zinc oxide in greater than 3 percent. These options provide you with the best protection against the sun's harmful UV rays that will create wrinkles as you age.
Sun Damage Correction: Chemical Peel
If you already have sun damage, did you know that you can correct sun damage with a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a non-surgical procedure that removes the top layer of your skin to reveal smoother and more radiant skin beneath it. It evens out the color and the texture of your skin and smooths out the beginnings of any wrinkles that you may have. You are free to do your own chemical peel at home, but the best choice is to have it done by a professional to take care of your skin.
Fuller lips give the appearance that you are healthy, beautiful and young, but if your lips are naturally thin, you can have lip injections to plump them up. You can choose to have a natural filler injected into your lips for a temporary solution that is more natural-looking and feeling than lip implants. If you already have thin lips, keep in mind that aging causes the lips to become even thinner, so you may want to look into a filler now.
Microdermabrasion exfoliates the surface of your skin and leaves behind smoother skin with fewer imperfections. In the process, it stimulates collagen growth and is a painless way to improve the look of your skin. When you are young, your skin exfoliates itself naturally, but the process slows down as you grow older. Microdermabrasion is a procedure that you can begin to have in your 20s to make sure that your skin remains soft and smooth.
Well-hydrated skin is healthier, so you need a good moisturizer to keep your skin from appearing dry and cracked. This is important for anti-aging for every age and is something that you should start in your 20s. The best type of moisturizer for someone who wants to keep wrinkles at bay is one that contains retinol. Responsible for encouraging skin cells to slough off, retinol also boosts the production of the collagen that your skin needs to stay healthy.
Anti-Aging in Your 30s
In your 30s, you must continue to wash your face the correct way and wear sunblock. You may also consider more advanced procedures introduced by the cosmetics industry. If you have been a smoker, went out in the sun without sunscreen or have otherwise not taken very good care of your skin, you may be seeing the results of this behavior with fine lines and wrinkles. Don't despair: There are remedies for these issues.
BOTOX and Dysport
You may have heard of BOTOX. This filler is injected into your forehead to paralyze the muscles. With your muscles unable to move, your skin will no longer wrinkle, and your frown lines and crow's feet will slowly disappear over three to seven days.
Dysport is made of abobotulinumtoxin A, and it is injected into the skin like BOTOX. The difference between these two substances is the fact that Dysport lasts longer than BOTOX. The choice is up to you.
Ordinarily, the cycle of a skin cell is 120 days. When retinols are applied to the skin, the cycle is shortened to 90 days. This benefits your skin because it becomes 25 percent thicker when the cycles are shortened. At the same time, your dead skin cell layer will be thinner. In the process, your skin becomes more efficient at pushing old skin cells out. After about six weeks of retinol use, your skin will glow with good health and break out less. It will also be thicker and appear less wrinkled.
Fraxel for Sun Damage and Lines as Needed
Fraxel or fractional laser resurfacing treatment can be used for skin that is damaged by the sun, wrinkled or ravaged with acne scars and stretch marks. This procedure uses a non-ablative laser, which is less invasive. During this treatment, the laser skips the top layer of your skin and treats the sub-dermal layer where fine lines, uneven pigment and uneven texture are formed.
If you don't have extensive areas that need correction, you can treat the fine lines and the contours in your skin with fillers. These dermal fillers can be injected into the troubled areas around your eyes, mouth and brow to reveal smoother, plump skin. This treatment takes very little time and may only require local anesthesia.
Neck Rejuvenation for Tech Neck Lines
Anti-aging for every age includes remedies for "tech neck," so called because of the wrinkles that form when you often look down at a cell phone. There are many solutions to this, including dermal fillers like Belotero to fill in the lines and wrinkles.
Anti-Aging in Your 40s
Anti-aging for every age also includes people in their 40s. You still need to protect your skin with sunblock and wash your face as described above, but there are even more procedures at your disposal now to make sure your skin is healthy and free of wrinkles.
BOTOX Brow Lift
A brow lift opens up the area around your eyes and gives you a brighter look. If you are in your 40s and don't like your low-set brow, a BOTOX brow lift may be for you. BOTOX prevents your muscles from moving, so your wrinkles can be diminished as your brow is lifted. Other liquid facelift treatments act as dermal fillers to help your skin appear smooth and soft.
Mini-Non-Surgical Skin Tightening with Ultherapy and Thermage
The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate, so you might have crow's feet and many other wrinkles around your eyes but are worried about getting a facelift. Maybe you are unhappy with the sagging in your neck. In both cases, these problems can be treated with non-surgical skin tightening. This is great for the treatment of sagging areas on your face, abdomen, neck and arms.
You have two options for this type of procedure. One uses ultrasound to bring ultrasonic energy to the deepest layers of your skin in a procedure known as Ultherapy. The other uses radiofrequency to heat the deep layer of skin. As a result, your skin gets lifted and tightened because the collagen reacts to the energy. You might notice the difference of your neck rejuvenation immediately, but don't be surprised if you see more improvements over the next two to six months.
Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins on the Legs
Anti-aging for every age should include remedies for spider veins on the legs because these issues can worsen over time. Sclerotherapy is an excellent treatment for spider veins and shows very impressive results. During the procedure, the medical aesthetic specialist treats the vein by injecting it with a solution. This causes the blood to be sent to healthier veins. The veins that have been treated eventually diminish and are absorbed by the body. After a couple weeks, your legs will have a much better appearance.
Hand Rejuvenation with Radiesse and Fraxel
After you smooth out the lines in your face, you can do the same thing for your hands. Radiesse is a filler that contains calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres that fill in the deficient areas of your hands. The gel promotes the production of collagen over time. As a result, the skin on your hands will not be able to give your true age away because your hands will look just as good as your face does.
The Fraxel laser also does a wonderful job on wrinkles in the hands. It works so well that fine lines practically disappear after one treatment, and it significantly lessens the appearance of new wrinkles.
Anti-Aging in Your 50s and Beyond
If the idea of undergoing a facelift is unappealing, there is another option that you can try for anti-aging for every age: Non-Surgical Skin Tightening.
Ultherapy and Thermage Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
Ultherapy allows medical aesthetic specialists to smooth and soften the same layer of tissue as a traditional facelift. The advantage of having Ultherapy is that your medical aesthetic specialist can do this without cutting your skin by using ultrasound technology. During the process, he or she will deliver heat to the areas where your wrinkles can be reduced.
Thermage is another non-surgical facelift that uses radiofrequency to tighten up the skin. This treatment produces many benefits, including a reduction of the "turkey neck." It can also reduce the hooded look of your eyes. These treatments are non-invasive and painless.
CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
CO2 laser skin resurfacing does what microdermabrasion and chemical peels will do for your skin, but it is done with a carbon dioxide laser. Unlike the Fraxel laser, CO2 laser skin resurfacing provides patients with a single-treatment that brings dramatic results. Downtime can be significant, but the results are worth it for patients looking for intense anti-aging in a short amount of time.
Get a Personalized Treatment Plan in Beverly Hills
A wide range of procedures are designed to treat anti-aging for every age. The professionals at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center specialize in working with patients to put together customized treatment plans using combination treatments that address the specific needs of the patients. In addition to taking your age into consideration, our skin care professionals will assess your medical history and examine your skin and facial aging to determine the best products and services for you. Contact us for a consultation today to find out more about the Lasky difference.