Preventing Wrinkles Is Within Your ControlPosted on June 5, 2017
Over the years, time takes its toll on not only your body but also your skin. While much of the damage to our skin like dryness, lines, and wrinkles come as a result of too much sun exposure. This is obviously preventable. Even a small amount of sun exposure over time can cause age spots, spidery veins, and/or leathery feeling skin. Needless to say, none of these are very attractive. Much of the damage caused by sun exposure is difficult to reverse so the need for sunscreen early on and continuously can never be overstated. Gravity and the aging body while also increase the signs of aging. These include folds and furloughs of sagging skin. The collagen and elastin in your body begins to slow down around age 30. Collagen helps to produce of fullness in the skin and gives it elasticity and bounce. The effects of gravity pulling down will also cause loose and lax skin on the face. This can be temporarily remedied by using injectables like Botox for the forehead and fillers like Restylane ad Juvederm for the nasolabial folds which of the lines on the corners of the mouth that look like parentheses. The estrogen effect is also significant part of aging. As women age and estrogen levels fall the loss of estrogen can increase dryness shrinking and fine wrinkles. Smoking is an absolute no-no when concerned about the signs of aging and are help. Repeatedly studies have shown that smokers age prematurely both with health and their appearance. Patients are instructed to use a moisturizer daily to maintain supple skin on the surface. It is also advised that patients utilize medical grade skin care treatments such as microdot dermabrasion and other in office treatments. Dr. Kim advises patients who are concerned about the appearance of aging on their face that they should be proactive concerning treatments and begin cosmetic procedures as soon as they start to see the signs of aging. Patient should also be open to surgery if it is recommended. While it may seem like the best option to avoid surgery the reality is surgery often creates a more dramatic and long-term lasting result. Patients who are considering facial rejuvenation procedures are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim and schedule a consultation to discover which facial rejuvenation procedures are best for them.