Aging is a gradual and natural process that we all experience. Generally, we experience changes in our skin due to the pull of gravity, decreasing collagen and elastin production as we age, and a gradual diminishing of the fat layer underneath the skin. These combine to establish lines and wrinkles in our faces. Initially, wrinkle formation is subtle, showing up as fine lines around our eyes sometime in our 20s. We gradually lose skin elasticity, which contributes to further and deeper wrinkle formation and causes our skin to become looser. Many of us develop areas of skin sagging, such as jowls along our jawline. As the fat is lost in areas such as our cheeks, lips, and under-eyes, we may also subsequently begin to develop a more gaunt look.
While these structural changes are occurring, we simultaneously experience changes to the texture and coloration of our skin. Damage due to UV exposure can build up over time to produce areas of discoloration, such as “age spots” or “sun spots,” and patches of uneven texture.
While we are all subject to the process of aging, it is possible to be proactive about preventing and reversing some of the damage done by the passage of time. Perhaps the most helpful thing you can do is to start seeing an experienced dermatologist when you are young before the signs of aging have created dramatic changes in your skin. At Abadir Associates, our highly-skilled physicians can assess your skincare and develop a treatment and prevention plan that is customized to your skin. This blog discusses some of your options to reverse the early signs of aging.
How Can I Prevent and Reverse the Early Signs of Aging?
While it is impossible to prevent aging altogether, there are many approaches that can help to slow the process and eliminate the signs of aging to restore the youthful smoothness, color, and texture to your skin. At Abadir Associates, we offer the latest in proven approaches to enhancing your appearance and provide customized treatment plans to our patients to help them to look their best. Through topical treatments such as chemical peels and minimally-invasive procedures that address the underlying structure of the skin, we can reverse the signs of aging and even prevent further changes.
Non-invasive treatments to restore your youthful appearance
There are a number of approaches to reducing the signs of aging that do not require surgical incisions or even injections:
- Chemical peels: The use of powerful anti-aging compounds combined with the removal of the outermost, dead layer of skin cells can restore a “glow” to your skin. Our chemical peels contain potent molecules that can brighten dull and lifeless skin, hydrate and tone your face, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and address issues in pigmentation and texture.
- Dermabrasion: This procedure mechanically removes the outermost layer of skin cells, promoting the growth of new skin cells. This approach is effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other deformities of the skin, such as acne scars.
- Laser resurfacing: We use the StarLux 1440 non-ablative laser for excellent results with minimal recovery. Energy from the laser passes through the outermost layer of the skin, stimulating new cell growth and collagen production that fills in fine lines and wrinkles, reverses skin sagging, and creates a fresh, dewy complexion.
Injectable treatments to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles and prevent future wrinkle formation
Many of our patients choose to have injectable treatments to enhance their youthful appearance, even as early as in their 20s. Patients choose Botox to not only eliminate the lines that form around the eyes and mouth but also prevent them from getting more pronounced over time. By stopping the muscle contractions that pull on the skin and create the wrinkles, Botox can effectively stop the clock on the aging of your skin.
We also offer dermal fillers to restore youthful plumpness to areas of the face that tend to hollow out over time, such as the cheeks and under the eyes. With a few expertly-placed tiny injections, we can give you a natural, young look!
If you are ready to be proactive about detecting and combating the signs of aging, Abadir Associates has a huge array of treatments that can be used in a fully customized approach to your skin. Call 914.937.7593 to schedule your consultation today.