Know the signs of aging and what to do about them

Non-SurgicalAging can be a subtle thing. For most of us, the changes happen gradually, noticed more by people who haven’t seen us for a long time. But social media has given all of us more constant access to photos, old and new, which often show us the facial changes that have been occurring over time. And it’s not always pretty. But while aging doesn’t happen over night, some of today’s treatments and procedures can improve the signs of aging practically that quickly. What signs are giving you away?

Heavy eyelids can make us look even older than we are
The eyelid skin is ultra-thin and fragile. With age (and sun damage) it begins to loosen and cause a hooded, tired effect. Not only do we lose the important elastin and collagen that gives the skin strength, the muscles and skin around the eyes can stretch to the point where it’s difficult to fully open the eyes without extreme strain.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Use products containing retinol
  • Reduce further sun damage (wear appropriate sunscreen year-round and sunglasses)
  • Consider Botox injections around the eyes and in forehead to relax the muscles that cause lines around the eyes
  • Consider a surgical eyelift (blepharoplasty) or brow lift

Brown spots age the skin
You may be able to attribute some of your brown splotches to genetics, but most of them are the direct result of too much unprotected sun exposure, which causes overproduction of melanin.

Here’s what you can do:
Use products containing hydroquinone
Consider IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser treatments

Loose, creepy skin
Once again, this aging giveaway is usually the result of sun damage, credited with about 90% of all premature skin aging.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Prevent further damage by using sunscreen every day
  • Consider a laser resurfacing treatment
  • Consider a mini facelift

Dull, blotchy skin
Loss of collagen and elastin, less oil production and a slower dead cell turnover rate all contribute to the uneven, dull appearance of aging skin.

What you can do:

  • Discover the best treatment for your aging skin
  • Call us for a consultation today: 713.271.9000

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