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Skin is the largest and most visible part of our body!

Understanding how your skin ages will help determine what products and treatments are the most effective to combat the signs of aging.

Skin experts divide aging into two categories: intrinsic and extrinsic.

intrinsic Intrinsic aging refers to the natural aging process – our unique genetic footprint in the aging spectrum.  Over time, each of us will experience several things: a decrease in the skin’s ability to secrete essential fatty acids, the loss of elastin and collagen, and a slower shedding of dead skin cells.  The results are less hydration, decreased skin tone, and the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
extrinsic Extrinsic aging involves all the external factors that impact how our skin ages.  These factors include sun exposure, lifestyle choices, and an individual’s skin care regime.  Fortunately, most people can control these variables.

The good news is that we can help our patients (at any age) to maintain
healthy, glowing skin.  Skin 101 will help you understand the changes in your
skin and how together we can combat the signs of aging!

Teens & 20s

  • This is the age where hormonal changes, lifestyle choices, and external stress (career, school, family) can wreak havoc on young skin! Moderate to severe acne breakouts are the most common skin care concerns at this point.

    Additionally as our younger patients begin to wear makeup, we also field many questions on the proper application and the brand or type of make up to purchase.
  • The key building blocks for this age in regards to skin care are as follows:

    • Schedule a consultation to begin an appropriate skin care regime to address your concerns
    • Introduce age prevention strategies in your skin care regime and discuss potential treatment options for any other early aging concerns
    • Limit excessive sun exposure and tanning beds.  Apply sunscreen daily with a 30 SPF or higher

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Top Products & Treatment Recommendations

  • Aesthetic peels and microdermabrasion
    (Actinage peel for acne issues)
  • Gentle to exfoliating cleansers, exfoliating toner products, light moisturizers, and a 30 SPF oil free sunscreen

30s & 40s

  • During this time of the aging cycle, our lifestyle choices and genetic footprint will result in the “visible signs of aging”. These include the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of collagen, and changes in pigmentation. Other skin conditions could include the development of rosacea, psoriasis or melasma. Additionally, lashes begin to thin and shorten.

  • How to combat aging during this time period:

    • Use a dermatology recommended sunscreen daily with a minimum of 30 SPF
    • Add anti-aging products to your skin care regime – products with retinol, ceramides, growth factors and antioxidants
    • Schedule annual dermatologic medical screenings to check for skin cancer and other issues

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Top Products & Treatment Recommendations

  • Aesthetic peels and microdermabrasion will maintain healthy skin and address specific concerns (sun damage, pigmentation issues, elasticity loss)
  • Botox and cosmetic fillers to address fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Kybella to contour and improve your profile
  • Latisse for eyelash volume restoration
  • Gentle exfoliating cleansers, exfoliating toners, tretinoin, heavier moisturizers, and a 30 SPF sunscreen
  • Clear + Brilliant to improve skin tone and texture
  • Fraxel and other laser rejuvenation treatments for sun damage, wrinkles, scarring or improved tone and texture.
  • Ultherapy to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the eyebrow.

 

50s & 60s

  • The time of “empty nesters”, retirement, and other lifestyle changes! Skin at this time in our lives continues to lose collagen, develop more in-depth lines and wrinkles, and lacks moisture and elasticity. Hormonal changes greatly impact the skin as well. As our skin slows down in its exfoliation process, the tone will appear “dull” and show more pigmentation changes. The key during this time is to “force” the process of exfoliation and increase the sebaceous activity (oil production). During our teens to 20s, new skin develops every seven days, whereas in the 50s to 60s, new cells appear only every two months. Don’t despair though, there are numerous ways to combat aging during this period of our lives.
  • How to address skin changes at this time:

    • Regularly scheduled aesthetic peels or microdermabrasion will exfoliate skin and address pigmentation issues
    • Apply a dermatology recommended sunscreen daily with a minimum 30 SPF
    • Use anti-aging products in your skin care regime – products with retinol, ceramides, growth factors and antioxidants
    • Change your moisturizer as needed per skin condition and the season
    • Continue to schedule regular dermatology medical screenings

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Top Products & Treatment Recommendations

  • Daily skin care regime should include a gentle cleanser, growth factor products, tretinoin, heavier moisturizer and daily sunscreen
  • Botox and cosmetic fillersfor the “in-depth” lines and wrinkles
  • Clear + Brilliant to improve skin tone and texture
  • Latisse for eyelash loss
  • Fraxel and other laser rejuvenation treatments to address sun damage and pigmentation changes
  • Laser treatments for rosacea, facial veins, and other redness concerns
  • Ultherapy to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the eyebrow.

70s & Beyond

  • The golden age is here and your skin can still be healthy and glowing! Skin can appear dry and dull as moisture levels and exfoliation continue to impact its appearance. Earlier sun exposure will greatly increase how visible the signs of aging are at this point. Medical issues and prescription medications will also affect the skin. Keeping skin hydrated, protected, and exfoliated is important, however, a higher level of sensitivity will affect which treatments and products can be used.
  • How to keep skin healthy at this time:

    • Mild peels will aid in exfoliation of the skin and improve tone and texture
    • Use a heavier moisturizer and a daily 30 SPF sunscreen
    • Schedule regular dermatology screenings for skin cancer and other medical concerns

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Top Products & Treatment Recommendations

  • Gentle cleansers, heavier moisturizers, tretinoin, growth factor products, and SPF 30 sunscreen with antioxidants as part of a daily skin care regime
  • Clear + Brilliant to improve skin tone and texture.
  • Gentle exfoliating peels
  • Botox and cosmetic fillers to soften lines and wrinkles
  • Laser procedures for sun damage, facial veins, and pigmentation issues
  • Ultherapy to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the eyebrow.