Five Simple Yet Proven Ways To Make Your Skin Look 5-10 Years Younger

August 16, 2009

There is a lot of hype around skin procedures and skin products that are touted to bring us the “fountain of youth”. This article summarizes 5 simple yet research proven ways to give you a more youthful appearance. This article is not for women only as men represented over a 13% growth in cosmetic procedures last year. So this article can also be very informative for any man wanting to look his best.

RELAX… The ability to relax the muscles around your forehead, between your eyes and by your crow’s feet to “smooth out” these wrinkles using BOTOX® is extremely effective. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a very quick procedure that has no down time. It is best to choose a medical practitioner that has artistic skills and listens to what expectations you may have to be able to achieve your desired results. Make sure your medical practitioner uses only FDA approved ALLERGAN (YES YOU MUST ASK THAT) and start with 1 or 2 treated areas for best results depending on your individual desires. The results from BOTOX® typically last 3-4 months.

REFILL… There is a proven cure to virtually eliminate the deep lines around your nasolabial folds (lines between your nose and mouth) and other moderate to severe facial folds on your face, to enhance the facial contouring and to physically enhance the lips. This is commonly referred to as “fillers”. The three most popular dermal fillers on the market are; Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm. The most popular is Restylane because it has been around the longest. Newer fillers such as, Juvederm will last longer, however selecting a filler with your medical practitioner will depend on area treated and desired outcome.

REJUVENATE… If you are serious about removing old acne scars, skin pigmentation and fine wrinkles, FRAXEL® will well be worth the investment. FRAXEL® is a non-ablative fractional laser resurfacing of your skin. I have personally seen incredible results with FRAXEL® laser resurfacing. You can generally return to work right afterwards (although your face will be look a little sunburn) and the results permanently improve the appearance of your skin. For best results, generally 2-3 procedures are required.

REVITALIZE… For healthy, youthful looking skin it is extremely important to have a deep cleansing routine, generally in the form of medical facials and microdermabrasion in conjunction with LED light therapy. LED light therapy, specifically REVITALIGHT®, has been FDA cleared for the treatment of ACNE. REVITALIGHT® is a safe and effective use of advanced light technology designed to diminish the visible appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots by promoting “collagen firmness”. Chemical peels are another very fast and effective “revitalizing” procedure that stimulate the production of new skin cells, which reduce fine lines, tighten and tone, help with scarring and improves skin discoloration.

REPLENISH… Undergoing any of the procedures above will take years off the look of your skin. However combining these with a home maintenance plan using medical grade skin care products and a healthy diet including skin supplements, will not only magnify the effects of these procedures, but they will also extend the life of the procedure. We have seen the best results with medical grade products such as Glytone‘and SkinMedica‘. And to take it a step further to maximize your skin with a “beauty in and out” product, we highly recommend DermaVio® Anti-Aging Solution especially for fine lines and those hard to treat dark circles above your eyes.

by Erin Owoc, Dermatology Nurse Practitioner

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