Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery
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The largest dermatology practice in America, Advanced Dermatology provides complete clinical and cosmetic skin care. Immediate appointments available at one of our 180+ locations.

FAQs About Skin Aging

No one expects to look exactly the same at 50 as they did at 20, and some people gracefully accept the changes of time as being reflective of their life experiences. You can still age gracefully and look your best, however, with a little help from a knowledgeable dermatologist. He or she will help you understand how age has affected your skin and how you can minimize those changes with professional-grade products and dermatologist-administered therapies.

Why does aging skin sag?

Collagen and elastin are instrumental in keeping the skin taut, soft, and plump. As you grow older, your levels of collagen and elastin naturally decline, leading to sagginess. Gravity adds to the problem. The same force that keeps your feet firmly planted on Earth continually tugs at your skin, exacerbating the droopiness over the years. People who have had too much unprotected sun exposure during their lives are likely to see a greater degree of sagging, along with wrinkles and sun spots. The ultraviolet rays damage the collagen and elastin.

What other age-related changes affect the skin?

As if sagginess and wrinkles weren't enough to contend with, your skin will eventually develop other challenges. It will bruise more easily because the blood vessel walls become thinner. It'll appear more transparent, as the epidermis thins. Your skin will also be more fragile. All of these challenges highlight the importance of getting professional skin evaluations and treatments to look your best.

Which skin care products are good for aging skin?

At this stage in your life, it's not worth it to skimp on topical products. Visit a dermatologist for the most effective formulations. These will have ingredients like potent glycolic acid, antioxidants, and retinol. Not all anti-aging products are appropriate for every face. Your dermatologist will evaluate your skin type and unique needs to provide recommendations that are right for you.

At Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, you'll find a premier line of dermatologist-designed anti-aging products. Our cosmetic dermatology specialists are available nationwide to provide individualized skin care guidance and in-office treatments. Call us at (866) 400-3376 and get started giving your skin the care it deserves.

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