THE TWENTIES- In your 20s, deep collagen is generally still in great shape, but superficial collagen starts to break down. Skin loses a little of its shine and elasticity.
Microdermabrasion: gets rid of dead skin cells allowing skin care to be more effective, leaves skin looking bright and glowing. Great to get your skin glowing with no downtime.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL): a light-based treatment that stimulates surface level collagen, destroys free radicals, reduces inflammation.
Clear + Brilliant: Perfect to do a series of 3 sessions during the colder months of the year, to erase Summer sun damage, stimulate surface collagen, and improve skin texture. Once a month will have your skin looking red carpet ready.
Fillers: Even in your 20’s adding subtle volume to the lips and cheeks is a great way to maintain a youthful profile and correct balance with facial proportions.
Botox: Keep those wrinkles at bay with some preventative Botox. Neuromodulators act by inhibiting muscle movement. Before these lines have a chance to become deep wrinkles and furrows, products like Botox are great.
THE THIRTIES – In your 30s, deep collagen breakdown exceeds new collagen production. Skin starts to lose its bounce-back.
Fraxel Dual Laser: Re-texturizes skin’s surface, removes sun damaged cells, brown spots, and boosts deep collagen production. A wonderful treatment to try during the colder months, but plan on about a week of recovery time as your skin is rejuvenated.
MicroNeedling: A minimally invasive procedure that works by creating a series of micro-channels on the skin. This stimulates collagen and provides a way to infuse topical skincare like stem cells & growth factors. What you’ll love is smoother, glowing and younger looking skin but without the trauma or downtime you might experience with other treatments. MicroNeedling is also safe for all skin types!
Must Haves- Again, I recommend continuing with a regimen of medical-grade skin care, and by this age you should be using a growth factor or stem cell product to boost collagen. Also consider a skin brightener (like Lytera Skin Brightening Complex by SkinMedica) to even skin tone and to give your skin a nice glow.
Treatments- Continue the regimen from your 20s, and add Botox every 6 months to soften wrinkles and prevent deep wrinkles from forming.
THE FORTIES – In your 40s, collagen breakdown and facial fat loss take away the full, bouncy appearance of a youthful face.
Thermage Radiofrequency Therapy: stimulates collagen regeneration, tightens, lifts and contours- giving skin back its youthful bounce and firmness. This is a great treatment to do once a year (at any time) to keep collagen breakdown at bay.
Threads: One of the most exciting advances in aesthetic medicine have been in PDO (polydioxanone) threads. Threads are made of an absorbable surgical suture that are specially designed to lift the skin all while stimulating collagen. Treatment results can last 12-18 months and are an excellent alternative to plastic surgery.
Must Haves- As before, I suggest continuing with medical-grade skin care, including growth factors and stem cell products (Sente’s Dermal Pressed Contour Serum or NeoCutis BioSerum). I believe patients of this age will most likely need to add dermal fillers to replace volume loss & to counteract the force of gravity. Repeated use of dermal fillers can also stimulate collagen production in the deep layers, which adds more support for the overlying skin- again returning a youthful appearance.
Treatments- Continue treatment regimen from your 20s and 30s. You may need to do treatments more frequently.
To address this concern we suggest you go through one or more of the following procedures.
It’s never too late to start and here are Dr.Ware’s recommendations.
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Broadband Light IPL
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