Aging Skin Treatments Questions and Answers

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Aging Skin Treatments Questions and Answers
Aging Skin Treatments Questions and Answers

What are the best treatments for aging skin?

There are many treatments available for aging skin, depending on the symptoms you have and what it is about your skin that you are looking to improve upon. It is important to maintain healthy skin and protect your skin where possible from external factors that can contribute to, and speed up the natural aging process. Treatments for aging will vary based on what type of skin you have, how advanced your skin is in the aging process, and what effect you are looking for. In the early stages of treating aging skin, people may find effective results with the use of retinoids, vitamin C, and alpha-hydroxy acids. More advanced treatments for moderate to severe signs of aging and sun damage can include chemical peels, micro-needling, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and ultrasound energy devices. These treatments and procedures are more complex and advanced, so you will need to do your research on the risks and expected results to determine what would be best for you. Injectable treatments are also available to help reduce or minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, such as Botox or a hyaluronic acid injection. There are also surgical options available such as facelifts and brow lifts. Prior to seeking any form of treatment, you should thoroughly discuss your options with your doctor, a dermatologist, or a plastic surgeon to know what is available to you and what would be the best treatment based on your end goals.

How do you rejuvenate aging skin?

Aging skin can develop wrinkles and appear darker over time, but thankfully there are options available to help it look younger and rejuvenated. The first and easiest step is to ensure you are always protecting your skin from sun exposure. When you are outside, ensure any exposed skin has a broad-spectrum sunscreen applied to it, with a high SPF. Sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher is recommended, ensuring it is reapplied every two hours for prolonged time spent outdoors. Clothing, hats, and sunglasses are recommended to help limit exposure, as well as having a shaded area to give yourself a break. Peak sun hours are between 10 am and 2 pm, so it is recommended to limit your time in the direct sun during this time as this is when the sun’s rays are the most powerful. Exfoliating your skin on a weekly basis can also help it appear rejuvenated as it removes the top, dead layer of skin. This initiates the production of collagen and helps speeds up the skin’s natural healing process. It will also remove any dry, dull, or rough patches of skin, allowing more glowing and radiant skin to shine through. Changing your diet can also help the appearance of your skin. Choosing foods high in antioxidants and vitamins, and low in sugar will help improve the overall appearance of your skin. Quitting smoking and limiting your alcohol intake is also shown to have positive effects on the appearance of your skin, giving it a rejuvenated glow.

What makes a face look older?

Many factors can contribute to your face appearing older. The most common changes to our face that can make us look older are wrinkles. As we age, wrinkles will appear in the forehead and between the eyebrows, as well as around our eyes and our lips. These lines can be caused by the repeated tugging of facial muscles from laughing, frowning, and smiling, which over time create creases in the skin. Fine lines can appear as a result of years of sun damage, smoking, and the natural degeneration of the skin. Natural fat throughout the face will also lose volume and cause the skin to start sagging where it was previously smooth and tight. Other parts of the face can gain fat, such as around the chin and neck, creating jowls that can make our face look older.

Do you provide aging skin treatments near Granville OH?

Yes, Midwest Dermatology Centre is able to provide skincare treatments aimed at improving the appearance of your skin and reducing the signs of aging. To learn more about how our experienced team of dermatologists can help, visit our website to see a list of some of the treatments we offer or call us to book an appointment.

We would be happy to answer any questions you have and look forward to helping you look and feel your best for years to come. Serving patients from Park Ridge OH, Welsh Hills OH, Newark OH, Alexandria OH, and Pataskala OH.