Aging Gracefully without Surgery at Beautiful Orlando Medical Spa in Kissimmee
What can you do to keep looking your best as you age without resorting to cosmetic surgery?
The simple answer is quite a lot! There are a wide range of things that you can do to take care of yourself and keep yourself looking good at any age.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the specific age-related appearance complaints that many older adults have, and the non-surgical solutions that can best help to take care of, offset, or prevent those problems from developing in the first place.
THINNING SKIN WITH A “CREPEY” TEXTURE
Thinning skin that takes on a crepe-paper like texture is one of the hallmarks of aging. The loss of collagen, elastin, and underlying fat and connective tissue is combined with a decreased rate of new skin cell production as we age. This can be fought with moisturizers, especially those containing Vitamin C and Vitamin A, as well as retinol-based creams or liquids.
WRINKLED AND SAGGING FOREHEAD
Botox injections are the standard recommendation for wrinkled, sagging foreheads or eyebrows, and the effects last for 3 to 4 months in most cases. Other skin treatments, such as those mentioned above and below for other conditions, can also help to plump up the forehead and restore a more youthful look to the skin and tissues there.
HAIR TURNING GRAY/WHITE
Not everyone turns gray or white, and it can happen at different times for different people. While there is no way to stop this from happening, hair dye is a simple and effective treatment if you want to maintain your natural, pre-gray, or white color. PRP or Plasma Treatments can also help for thinning hair. PRP Injections help restore hair growth.
LESS PLUMP FACIAL FEATURES
The decreased fullness of facial features that comes with aging can often be combated with fillers delivered by injection. Anti-aging injections of compounds containing hyaluronic acid cause tissues to swell and appear more youthful and full. These injections typically last for half a year to a year.
ROUGH OR DRY SKIN
As we age, the normal cycle of our skin, replacing itself every 6 to 8 weeks, slows considerably. This means the outer layers of skin can accumulate more damage and more dead cells, resulting in an increased rough or dry appearance, feel, and texture. Regular exfoliation treatments, especially on the face and any other problem areas, are one of the best ways to help ensure dead cells are removed, and healthy, living cells shine through.
FROWN/LAUGH LINES AND CROW’S FEET
Frown or laugh lines around the mouth edges and crow’s feet around the eyes can be a major cause for appearance dissatisfaction as we age. Depending on the type, location, and severity, Botox and/or fillers may be used to address this issue.
FRECKLES/AGE SPOTS/SCARS/SUN DAMAGED SKIN
Laser treatments and microdermabrasion are recommended for skin with significant age-related freckles, age spots, speckling, scarring, or sun damage. These treatments help destroy or resurface the top layers of skin, promoting the growth of new skin cells. Essentially, by damaging the skin cells and tissues, it promotes a healing response, which can fill out the appearance and fullness of skin, color, and texture of the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Our HALO Laser Resurfacing can help with acne scars, large pores, sun damage and also improves skin texture. our BBL by Sciton Laser can help improve freckles, sun damage and brown spots as well.
Aging is inevitable, and maintaining the good looks of youth entirely is impossible. However, by taking some steps to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you can maximize the potential to keep looking good even as you age. Specific complaints and conditions can often be treated non-surgically, and make a world of difference in your appearance. At Beautiful Orlando Medical Spa in Kissimmee Florida, we strive to make our patients feel and look their absolute best while they age gracefully. Most importantly, be happy and healthy – it shines through in your appearance, too!