Keep Your Skin Young and Healthy for a Lifetime
As you age, your skin changes, become thinner, or loses that plump, smooth appearance. Healthy skin can be an afterthought for some but it shouldn’t be the case.
You won’t wait until your teeth are falling out to see a dentist. Then why wait until you see wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin settle in before seeing a dermatologist? You can take care of your skin while still young and establish a skin-care regimen (with your dermatologist). You can keep your skin healthy throughout your life.
A lot of us are searching for the fountain of eternal youth. That’s why the beauty industry is a multibillion-dollar one for teens, men, and women alike. At the same time, we do not promise a mythical stream. There are procedures that we are included here that are useful in staving off the ravages of age and are remedies for skin conditions that affect all ages.
Microneedling increases your skin’s collagen production to minimize fine lines and sagging skin and decreases sebum production, which makes your face oily and susceptible to acne and blackheads.
It also diminishes discoloration and scars. The most immediate effect is the improvement in the quality and texture of your skin. The process is merely lasting for 10-20 minutes, including preparing the skin using cleaning solutions and stretching.
Before and after the treatment, you should be using vitamin A and C serums to improve overall results by helping enhance collagen production.
The best results for microneedling are actually seen after a couple of sessions and months. The outcomes are excellent, and after the procedure, you can use sunscreen. There is no downtime post-procedure, overall microneedling is great in achieving younger-looking skin.
A chemical peel is an in-office procedure that breaks apart the little “bridges” that connect skin cells and sloughs dead skin off your face to reveal a fresh, glowing complexion.
A chemical peel also treats acne blemishes and scarring. These peels are the 3rd most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the US.
Chemical peels range from three different types:
- Superficial peels that impact the epidermis
- Medium or in-depth peels that affect the whole epidermis and mid layers of the skin.
- Lastly, deep peels, which are generally used for extensive tissue damage.
Chemical peels are a great technique and give excellent, consistent results.
Even if your skin looks OK starting out, you will be amazed at how smooth it is after the peel and how even your skin tone can look.
Dermal fillers have become among the most popular non-surgical procedures for women in their 20s and early 30s. Before your skin wrinkles, creases or sags is the best time to start your anti-aging skin regimen.
Dermal fillers injected into soft tissues also allow you to do some “quick fixes,” such as plumping up thin lips, flat cheeks, or a weak chin.
The effectiveness of this method makes fillers one of the top 2 minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. If you are considering dermal fillers, try using a more gradual approach.
During a consultation, discuss all your skin concerns and try to figure out a realistic expectation.
You use your facial muscles to frown, smile, grimace, and squint. All the while, microscopic grooves are forming beneath the surface of the skin. Botox is a household name that has a commonality among movie stars and influencers.
It is the 1 most common non-invasive procedure.
Botox can help you and is a simple lunch-time procedure with no extensive prep for the skin. Post-treatment, you can keep your head elevated and bypass strenuous exercise for 3 hours. Rubbing or massaging the injected site can cause the Botox to spread from the desired location.
The grooves get more in-depth with the near- constant movement of the muscles, and eventually show up as those dreaded lines and wrinkles.
First, botox injections reduce muscle movement and prevent grooves, lines, and wrinkles before they even occur.
You can use this procedure as an anti-aging method.
A variety of synthetic and natural retinoids are being examined to treat aging skin—retinoids target photoaging specifically, which is an accelerated form of aging due to sun exposure.
Retinoids remove damaged skin layers and promote regular cell turnover to prevent clogged pores and reduce the skin’s risk of acne and wrinkling.
Adding retinol to your skin routine can improve your skin within 3-6 months of continuous use. They also keep the skin supple, delaying future skin sagging, as well as leaving it soft and radiant.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing reduces wrinkles, but you don’t have to wait for wrinkles to glean the treatment benefits. You can have your skin resurfaced to diminish scars and blemishes, repair sun damage, and even skin tone.
Furthermore, the heat generated by the laser also promotes the production of collagen, which aids in tightening the skin and leaves your skin looking young and healthy.
The skin can also be red or pink and sensitive to sunlight preceding the resurfacing. The results can last for years and can be redone if signs of aging recur.
Technical advancements and techniques are revolutionized. Using a mixture of the right methods can result in beautiful skin with excellent results. Selecting the best choice should be very individual and recommended by a professional dermatologist.
The most important step in securing a lifetime of healthy skin is receiving the best care available. That is not from a “pop-up” storefront advertising “skincare specialists.”
These are medical procedures. Dermatologists certified by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) receive 12 to 14+ years of advanced education and medical training and make your safety and comfort the #1 priority.
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For a knowledgeable consultation and a pleasant, safe experience, contact us or book an appointment online now. Our lead physician, Dr. Ife J. Rodney MD, FAAD is a trusted medical, cosmetic and surgical board-certified dermatologist in Maryland. We are conveniently located in Fulton (Maple Lawn), MD. We serve Columbia MD, Clarksville, Ellicott City, Laurel, Bowie, Silver Spring and surrounding areas in Howard County, Maryland.
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