We are living in a time when men and women are living to a greater age than ever before. With a focus on looking youthful it’s important to know what has worked for your skin at 20 just won’t do at 40 – and by the time you hit 60, almost every woman needs a richer, more hydrating regime to combat the dryness that goes hand-in-hand with aging.
Skin365 has been in practice for over 16 years and can honestly say our clients that look their best are the ones that consistently stick to their skin care routine morning and night. Get beyond basic skin care by adding monthly skin care treatments with our Skin Care Specialist, Lisa. have completed a series of micro-needling and stay on schedule with their cosmetic injections. Never overdoing it, simply injecting the right product at the right time with consistency.
Saving face at any age begins with a few basic musts:
- Consistent Home Routine – Environ, SkinCeuticals, Teoxane or Obagi morning and night.
- Daily Sun Protection – Use a minimum spf 30 and maximum spf 50.
- Vitamin A – The gold standard for reducing fine lines, stimulating collagen, and treating acne.
- Antioxidant – A must! Protects and improves the health and appearance of skin. Apply Environ skin care products, rich in vitamin A, C, and E every morning and night.
- In office treatments – Micro-Needling, Vitamin Infusion Treatments, medical-grade peels, IPL/Photofacial, CO2 laser resurfacing, Botox® Cosmetic, wrinkle fillers and collagen stimulators.
In our 20′s, time at the beach or under the sun may have already caused freckling, pigmentation and fine lines most obviously around the eyes. Our main focus at this age should be on damage prevention. Skin changes and damage may begin below the skin surface, but do not show yet. The most simple task to care for your skin is washing it. Forgetting to wash your face before bed can lead to clogged pores and break outs. Pre-Cleansing with oil is proving very beneficial too. Lack of sleep, too much alcohol and smoking can dull the complexion. Serious sunburn sets the stage for serious problems related to skin cancer in your future.
Botox®, Dysport® and Wrinkle fillers are FDA approved for 18 years and older. If you want Botox® to become part of your arsenal, then the best time to start is when the lines in your face are minimally visible. Once wrinkles are deep, Botox® can help soften them, but it won’t eliminate them. A wrinkle that sticks around too long can become etched. Etching is not easy to remove and will take time and money. Lesson learned in your 20’s? Stop etching before it develops by injecting low dose Botox and light fillers.
In our 30s, etched lines become more exaggerated especially around the eyes, and forehead. Skin becomes thinner and finer, there’s some loss of collagen, and skin cell turnover has begun to slow down, making your complexion look dull. In our professional opinion, Vitamin-A is not optional in your 30s. It is a must! Vitamin-A reduces brown spots, increases exfoliation and collagen production, thickens the epidermis, and can reverse precancerous sun damage.
Dermal Fillers, Micro-Needling, Peptides, Environ Derma-lac & body oil should be added to your regimen now.
In your 30s sun-damage and uneven color blotches can begin to appear on your skin. This is also a good time to begin laser treatments. A doctor or registered nurse uses a handheld device that delivers pulses of light to the skin to treat hyperpigmentation and redness caused by broken blood vessels. This will help to improve skin texture and tone. Benefits of Skin365’s laser system include: collagen production and collagen tightening which lift the skin.
Tired looking eyes
In our 40s, lines previously only seen with movement become visible at rest. Especially our laugh lines or crow’s feet. Skin around the eye can begin to look crepey or papery and dark circles under the eyes begin to appear. At this point Botox will be your dear old friend and wrinkle fillers are your new best friend. In the hands of a very skilled injector you can conservatively remove the signs of aging without changing your look. As we age, bone density, collagen and fat loss, contribute to the production of wrinkles, flattening of our cheeks and sagging our lower face. Wrinkle fillers used in the right place in the right amount will erase these signs of aging. Kybella injections will dissolve the sub-mentalis fat in the chin area. A liquid face-lift with dermal fillers will amaze you when you look in the mirror. You will only hear your friends and family say, “You are looking well and rested.”
Another option to blast away the fine lines and wrinkles in your 40s is Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing. Fractional Laser can achieve very significant facial rejuvenation including wrinkle removal, skin tightening and removal of pigment and photo aging skin changes.
Hollows and Shadows
Don’t even think of retiring from the skincare game! Hopefully you are an old pro well versed in Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, Dermal Fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane products and IPL Photofacials but if you are late to begin the fight just remember it’s never to late to save your face. If you haven’t started using Sculptra® Aesthetic in your mid 40s then it is your new best friend now in your 50s. Sculptra® Aesthetic works gradually to replace collagen that is lost during the aging process.
Expression lines no longer disappear after you stop smiling or squinting; pores are more visible, especially on the nose and cheeks. You’re likely to have developed spider veins age spots, and precancerous spots from sun damage. Menopause can cause a multitude of skin problems, including extreme dryness and acne.
By 50, skin cell turnover takes twice as long as it did at age 20. In office skincare every month is of utmost importance during this time. Dermaplaning and customized peels will help minimize your pores, diminish the appearance of dull skin, and allow moisturizer to penetrate better to combat the dryness.