As you age, you'll begin to notice major and minor changes to your skin over time. A dermatologist can provide cosmetic dermatology treatments or cosmetic surgery to reduce or eliminate some of the telltale signs of aging. Here are the answers to some common questions about aging skin.
How Can I Treat Fine Lines and Wrinkles?
There are many over-the-counter treatments available that claim to reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. In reality, the best way to treat them is to visit a cosmetic dermatologist for professional skin care treatments. Your dermatologist may recommend that you undergo laser skin resurfacing, intense pulsed light therapy, chemical peels, facials, dermal fillers, Botox injections, or skin rejuvenation therapy. These procedures are minimally invasive and produce immediate and long-lasting effects.
Why Do Age Spots Form?
One of the most common signs of aging is the development of areas of skin discoloration, also called sun spots or age spots. Age spots are brown, gray, or tan areas of skin that appear on the face, chest, shoulders, arms, and the back of the hands. This hyper-pigmentation of the skin is most common among young mothers, pregnant women, and women taking hormone contraception. The primary cause of age spots is oxidative stress, which causes the body to over produce skin pigments. Excessive or prolonged sun exposure greatly increases your risk of oxidative stress and age spots.
Why Do Facial Hollows Form?
As you age, your body begins producing less collagen and elastin, which are responsible for keeping your skin plump, tight, and youthful. When you lack collagen and elastin, you will begin to develop mild to deep facial hollows. Your dermatologist can treat these facial hollows using volumizers and dermal fillers.
If you're interested in fighting the signs of aging and maintaining a youthful appearance, come see us at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Our cosmetic dermatologists can offer cosmetic surgery or cosmetic dermatology treatments that will eliminate sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and facial hollows. To learn more about our cosmetic dermatology services, call us today at (866) 400-3376.