Nobody likes the thought of getting older, but sometimes our skin betrays our advancing years much more quickly than we expect. Not only is this frustrating, but it can be downright disheartening. You may end up with lines, wrinkles, sagging and pigmentation that makes you look older than you really are.
Fortunately, you don’t have to live with the cosmetic effects of skin aging. There are products and procedures that can address those issues which are chipping away at your confidence and self-esteem. To help you know what your options are, we have put together this list of some of the cosmetic procedures that are best known for helping to turn back the hands of time and restoring patients with skin that looks smoother, clearer and younger than before.
Hydrafacial is a three-stage process that is used to detoxify the skin, removing dead skin cells and any debris, before delivering long-lasting hydration and essential nutrient support to boost and rebuild collagen levels and leave patients with healthy, glowing skin. There is absolutely no downtime and results are visible instantly. The more treatments you have, the healthier and more youthful-looking your skin will become.
A microdermabrasion facial uses a diamond tip wand across the skin’s surface to remove the top layer of tired, aging skin cells and reveal new, smoother and unblemished skin beneath. This causes the epidermal layers of the skin to be rejuvenated leading to enhanced collagen production and plumper skin. Although some results are visible immediately, we would generally recommend a course of microdermabrasion facials to achieve the best results. There is no downtime required, your skin will feel softer and smoother immediately afterward and you can even reapply your cosmetics before you go home.
Dermaplaning is another method of exfoliation that focuses on removing the very top layer of skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion beneath. The process is carried out using a super-sharp blade. In skilled hands it is nowhere near as scary as it sounds. In addition to removing dead skin and debris, dermaplaning also removes any facial hair, leaving skin smooth and silky soft. Results can be seen immediately and there is no downtime since there are no incisions required.
Microneedling and SkinPen
Microneedling is arguably one of the newest cosmetic treatments available for anti-aging and improving the overall look of the skin. It works by causing strictly controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process and triggering the production of collagen and elastin which helps to make skin smoother and suppler and more youthful in appearance. It does this using ultra-fine needles attached to a device that is passed over the skin. The process is carried out using topical anesthetic so you will not be in any pain during the procedure. You will need to take some time to allow your skin to recover and heal, and your face may look pink and inflamed for up to a couple of days. In many instances, it is recommended to have several micro needling sessions spaced a few weeks apart to achieve the best results.
SkinPen is the first microneedling device cleared by the FDA.
If there is one thing that you can do to protect your face from the effects of aging it is to make sure that you use sunscreen and moisturizers enriched with SPF specifically containing Zinc Oxide every time you step outside. Most people know that excessive sun exposure can potentially lead to skin cancer. However, UV light can also damage our skin and cause premature signs of aging including pigmentation, lines, and wrinkles. Any anti-aging skincare regime should start with the application of a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF30 or above on your face, neck, and décolletage every single day, regardless of how bright and sunny it seems outside. Many moisturizers now contain SPF as standard to help you counteract the effects of UV exposure.
Green Dermatology products
If you want to stick with investing in products that can help you to fight the effects of aging, you will want to ensure that you choose those that have a proven track record in being effective. We have established a full retail line of specially formulated skin care products that keep your skin both healthy and looking as youthful as possible. Some of our most popular anti-aging products include our Youthful Bliss serum, Volumizing serum and our Bright Eyes cream. Feel free to contact us or pop into our offices to find out more about our Green Dermatology products. Alternatively, check out our Green Dermatology Product Store online.
If you would like more anti-aging tips or to discuss any of the procedures or treatments listed on this page, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert dermatologist, Dr. Jason Green by calling 954-481-0650 or visiting our offices in Deerfield Beach, FL.