September is Healthy Aging Month, and while we don’t need a dedicated month to focus on achieving healthy skin, we know from first-hand experience that a holistic approach utilizes aspects of both medical and aesthetic skincare to allow radiant confidence to shine both inside and out.
Address common aging concerns with skin rejuvenating treatments for a comprehensive skincare plan that promotes youthful and, more importantly, healthy skin!
If Your Concerns Are Sun Damage and Skin Cancer Prevention
Sun damage is a major contributor to premature aging and skin cancer. While the importance of daily sun protection cannot be overstated, nobody’s perfect, and even 15 minutes of unprotected sun exposure can lead to damaged skin.
The most important way to ensure skin safety after a life well-lived is with regular skin checks with an emphasis on early detection of skin cancer. Between visits, it’s critical to monitor any spots or moles that appear or shift in any way, flagging suspicious marks to your dermatologist. Most skin cancer is highly receptive to treatment in its early stages, making the annual or bi-annual potentially life-saving.
Still, there are spots and signs of damage that crop up without warning and aren’t cancerous but are distressing nonetheless. Skin rejuvenating treatments like Smartskin®+ Laser Skin Resurfacing are a great option for treating sun damage, stimulating new collagen growth while simultaneously destroying the damaged layer of skin, and removing unwanted growths and moles in the process. The result is healthier, firmer skin.
If Your Concern Is Age Spots
Age spots (also known as hyperpigmentation) are common as we age. This is because the production and distribution of melanin can become uneven, resulting in flat, brown spots that appear on areas exposed to the sun.
While harmless, they can be addressed through medical interventions such as prescription-strength topical creams with hydroquinone or retinoids and through aesthetic treatments like chemical peels, which act as exfoliating agents, getting rid of dead skin and debris on the skin.
If Your Concerns Are Fine Lines and Wrinkles
The most common tell of aging is the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that begin to appear on the body because of inevitable things like environmental factors, the decrease of collagen and elastin production, facial movement, and of course, genetics.
However, temporarily treating fine lines and wrinkles is a straightforward and easy process. Injectables like BOTOX and dermal filler effectively combat the signs of aging. The former affects the muscle’s ability to contract, leading to a softened appearance, while the latter restores lost volume. Both non-surgically contribute to a more youthful appearance.
If Your Concern Is Rosacea
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition impacting millions of people of all ages. Primarily presenting on the skin as red, acne-like breakouts, the condition can be medically managed through topical, oral, or injectable medication and through lifestyle management.
Additionally, aesthetic treatments like laser therapy, deep chemical peels, and a consistent medical-grade skincare regimen can help manage the symptoms, too, strengthening the skin barrier.
Remember that skincare is an ongoing process. Regular follow-ups and consistent treatment plans as needed are key to achieving your best and healthiest skin at any age. Get a tailored treatment program started with our experts today: (805) 544-5567.