Depending on the amount and depth of your wrinkles and laxity, your expectations and your budget will determine how far you will go to correct this condition.
Loss of collagen and elastin are the cause of fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkles normally start as fine lines and are a natural part of aging skin. Certain factors can speed up the loss of collagen and elastin causing us to age quicker.
Environmental aggressors such as sun exposure, smoking, alcohol/drugs, poor diet, hormone imbalances / fluctuations and chronic stress break down our skin exponentially. Depending on the amount and depth of your wrinkles and laxity, your expectations and your budget will determine how far you will go to correct this condition.
“How fast you age has less to do with your genetics and everything to do with your diet and lifestyle”
– Jennifer Swink
Surgical procedures (Face lifts, Neck lifts) can help to reduce sagging skin effectively. While there are many good plastic surgeons, surgery is never without risk. Fillers such as Voluma and Juverderm can help to fill in the loss of volume in the face. Botox can soften and sometimes eliminate fine lines around the eyes, forehead and between the brows as long as you continue to use it. Laser procedures in some cases can be helpful to improve extreme cases of fine lines/wrinkles and acne scars; the downtime for deep laser resurfacing is extensive and expensive. Laser, Radio Frequency and Ultrasound treatments for laxity/sagging skin are painful and costly, providing minimal visual improvement if any. None of the aforementioned treatments replace a proper skin care regimen. Schedule a consultation for referrals or additional information.
All of these options can be used with success but none replace taking great care of your skin. The right skin care products and treatment on a regular basis can reverse some skin damage, will improve your skin’s overall health and slow down the aging process.
Aging and Acne are a unique skin condition combination that is becoming chronic in the US. Trying to simultaneously address two different skin conditions successfully on your own is difficult. A clinical consultation is absolutely necessary for optimal results. Trying to do it on your own, following what’s online, doing what the department store salesmen say or try what is working for your friend will likely NOT help you. Chances are, you will experience more acne, only leading to more frustration.