If idle hands are the devil’s doodle pad, your skin is the canvas. Age-accelerating stressors, genetics, and lifestyle choices can leave their mark but there are many treatments to slow the aging process. DP4 Microneedling is an anti-aging treatment that can reduce wrinkles, acne scars, and pigmentation for a revitalized complexion.
Retinol can nourish your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other imperfections by speeding up the process of skin cell turnover. It can also help to reduce skin sagging by stimulating collagen production.
Retinoid products come in different strengths, and prescription-strength retinoids like tretinoin (Retin-A) are much more potent than over-the-counter versions but can still be too strong for young or sensitive skin. If you want to try a stronger formula, be sure to work your way up to it over time.
Over-the-counter retinoids can be gentler and are often encapsulated for slow release, which can help prevent irritation. If you need help deciding what type to choose, consult a dermatologist.
A series of injections of botulinum toxin (Botox(r), Daxxify(r), Dysport(r), Xeomin(r), or Jeuveau(TM)) can significantly reduce specific types of wrinkles. Wrinkles and fine lines that appear when you squint, smile, or frown are called dynamic wrinkles and can be greatly reduced with this treatment.
Botox temporarily paralyzes a muscle to prevent it from moving for a limited time. It is often used to smooth wrinkles but can also be effective for neck spasms, sweating, lazy eyes, overactive bladder, and migraines.
A healthcare provider from wellness spas, like Laguna Med Spa, will inject a small amount of the medicine into the targeted area using a fine needle. The procedure is not painful and only takes a few minutes to perform. The injections may cause a slight sting for a few seconds as the skin is numbed. A few treatments are typically needed every three to six months to maintain results.
Skin Tightening Devices
As we age, our body’s collagen and elastin production slows down. These proteins are responsible for keeping the skin tight and elastic. Loose face and body skin can emphasize fine lines and wrinkles, jowls, and cellulite.
RF (radio frequency) treatments heats deeper tissue, which prompts collagen and elastin production to tighten your skin. This can improve the appearance of sagging skin, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a firmer complexion.
Many great skin-tightening devices are available to help you get the youthful-looking complexion you desire. Some of the best options include a machine that uses radio frequency energy to heat your skin, stimulating your body’s natural collagen production. The device also promises to rejuvenate your skin, reduce wrinkles, and improve your skin’s oil balance. All of this without requiring surgery! These devices are easy to use at home, with a comfortable heating and cooling process that is generally very safe.
Lasers were pioneered in the medical field over sixty years ago, and today, multiple types of lasers are available to treat various skin conditions. They use focused beams of intense “single-colored” light to interact with the tissues beneficially.
They are great for improving skin tone, reducing dark spots and redness, and fading dark marks and blood vessels. By stimulating the body’s natural collagen, they can improve wrinkles and fine lines and reduce the appearance of large pores.