Age is nothing but a number, and our desire to always have beautiful skin at any age proves it. Nonetheless, as we age, we face more and more skin issues and it can be extremely annoying. We begin dealing with wrinkles, thinning skin, sun spots, and scars. No need to lose your mind, however. We’ve put together an ultimate list of the absolute best dermatology treatments for mature skin.
We know what you’re thinking, “Botox!?” But botox isn’t as bad as you think. When administered properly, Botox can work wonders on wrinkles. When injected into the tissue, Botox goes to work to temporarily paralyze the injection site. The tissue around it is forced to completely relax, keeping it from being able to wrinkle. Botox does wear off over time, and is by no means permanent. Anytime you notice annoying wrinkles, you’ll need to go in for another injection. This is usually where people ruin the effects Botox could have. Multiple injections cause the face to develop an unnatural look. However, if you space out your injections, this will not only minimize your chances of becoming addicted to its results, but your body will handle each injection better.
2) Dermal Fillers
You can think of dermal fillers like a natural alternative to Botox. These injections are filled with a natural compound called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is very present in your body. In your eyes, your joints, and your skin, this substance is responsible for naturally lubricating. Dermatologists have found a way to make it in a lab, and after combining it with lidocaine, a numbing agent, this mixture became the go-to non-toxic way to fill out wrinkles add a bit of lift to drooping skin and give your face (and back of hands) a younger appearance. While you can use hyaluronic fillers, you can also opt for collagen fillers. Learn more about them here.
3) Chemical Peels
If you’re looking for something a little more involved, chemical peels may be the ticket. This procedure gives you a whole new layer of smooth, wrinkle-free skin. Sounds too good to be true? Not really. Chemical peels are made up of a chemical solution and usually contain salicylic acid or stronger chemicals. This solution is liberally applied to the face to spark a chemical reaction with the skin and cause “micro-injury”. No need to mince words here, the solution sizzles the top layer of your skin to promote the growth of a new layer. This layer will be collagen-rich and will be tighter, smoother, and more even-toned. Once applied, the aesthetician will wipe it off and apply a moisturizer. Over the course of the next few days, your skin will slowly start to peel off in sections. Hence chemical “peel.”
4) Laser Therapy
In our opinion, laser therapy is the most effective modern skin care treatment today. Using laser technology, your wrinkles, dark spots, and acne scars can be zapped away in only a few treatments. It may seem like something out of a science fiction film, but it’s quite simple. During the procedure, a technician users a particular laser to handle your cosmetic needs. The different types of laser each emit light at a different wavelength and therefore affect the skin differently. Some may kill bacteria that causes acne, some will cause a reaction with pigmentation cells to lighten your skin, and others will activate collagen to help minimize your wrinkles. You can learn more about the different types of laser therapies here.
5) Skin Cancer Exams
Skin cancer is a very real risk that all humans face, and the older we are, the higher the risk. The absolute best way to stop skin cancer in its track is to go in for annual screenings. The good thing about skin cancer is that it can be detected just by giving your body a once-over. This simple screening process should be a part of your basic skincare routine. Learn more about skin cancer screenings here.
With these treatments, your mature skin will glow like the morning sun. If you're in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, our experts at The Dermatology Group are here to offer you advice, resources, and any treatment options you may need. Give us a call today!