Have you reached that point in life when you feel you are throwing away money on drug store creams that do not work? You may have entered the stage in life where you are dealing with more than fine lines and require a skin care overhaul. Fine lines can appear quite early in life due to sun damage, dehydration, and muscle movement on the face, while deep wrinkles develop from chronic sun damage or collagen changes in the skin.
Some superficial lines are easy to smooth out with skin creams because they are a part of the epidermal layer of skin. Facial peels, microdermabrasion, and ultrasonic rejuvenation skin care treatments can remove dead skin cells, stimulate collagen, and improve penetration of collagen-building peptides and collagen-saving antioxidants.
When Creams Stop Working
What about the deeper lines that cannot be easily smoothed over and do not disappear after a good night’s sleep? Botox is an effective treatment for smoothing targeted lines by preventing muscle contractions that cause the wrinkles. Fractional Laser Resurfacing, or DOT therapy, can reverse the appearance of aged or sun-damaged skin, smooth out wrinkles and minimize acne scarring, and can rejuvenate the skin on your entire face.
Eventually age catches up with everyone. Your skin care regimen should change as you age. Collagen changes experienced during menopause can result in thin skin, loose jowls, and folds. At this point, plastic surgery is the best option for firming and tightening aged skin.
While you can maintain a youthful body with exercise, areas like the eyes, face, and jawline can sag and droop despite your best efforts at health and fitness. If you feel like you no longer recognize yourself in the mirror, or that your skin lacks elasticity, you should consider plastic surgery.
Skin care treatments today run the gamut from preventive care all the way through surgery. If you are unhappy with your skin and considering treatment, it is best to make this personal choice along with the recommendation of a qualified surgeon so you can make the most informed choice and achieve the best possible results.