With age comes wisdom—but also wrinkles. And even though those laugh lines and crow’s feet signal a life full of emotion and expression, many find them a little less endearing the deeper they become. Noninvasive procedures to “correct” them have become more mainstream, but the skin care regime at home is just as important.
A visit to a Med Spa once every month or every other month to receive a Laser treatment, Needling or RF treatment is recommended. Then taking care of the skin at home is just as important. Give these solutions a try to reduce deep lines, discoloration, or prevent sagging of the skin.
As you get older, cell turnover slows down dramatically and dead cells build up on skin’s surface, which can not only make skin look dull and tired, but lines appear deeper than they really are. Peels with ingredients such as glycolic acid and fruit enzymes can help eliminate those cells, as can scrubs, which can physically slough the cells off. Aim to exfoliate once a week, and be careful not to overdo it. Some products may irritate and dry out skin if used incorrectly or too frequently, so always follow the directions of your Clinician. If you have sensitive skin, you may not want to do any exfoliation.
Apply Retinol at Night
Collagen is a protein found in tissue, including the kind that sits below skin’s surface to keep it plump and firm. Wrinkles form, in part, when collagen becomes weak or damaged. Prescription retinol triggers new collagen production and gradually helps to iron out lines. Retinol also helps speed up cell turnover, which can improve the skin’s texture and soften the look of fine lines on the surface.
Moisturize Day and Night
Skin becomes drier with every decade, which contributes to noticeable deep lines and wrinkles. Instead of a lightweight lotion, consider switching to a heavier cream moisturizer and apply it every morning and evening to damp skin. Thicker creams usually contain more emollients such as natural oils or petrolatum, which seal in your skin’s natural moisture and help keep it smooth, soft and plump. Every morning follow with a sunscreen, it can help your efforts by preventing skin damage that can not only deepen wrinkles, but also cause skin spots. Some anti-aging treatments may leave skin more sensitive to the sun, it is essential to shield it from the sun’s rays. Most people don’t apply enough of any one sunscreen to reap its full benefits, repeated applications during the day can help increase your protection.
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Astoria Laser Clinic & Med Spa
2106-B Gallows Road
Vienna, Virginia 22182