Solutions For Aged Skin

A common side of aging is wrinkly and droopy skin.  No matter how much we try and avoid this, it is inevitable.  There are several options ranging from temporary to more permanent solutions.  The best way to deal with wrinkles is to prevent them in the first place, by looking below and seeing what causes wrinkles you can take a more pro-active approach:

Our skin has two layers: the epidermis (outer layer) and the dermis (below the epidermis). Wrinkles happen in the dermis. The dermis is made up of collagen and other proteins. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen. The collagen is what makes our skin elastic and smooth. Less collagen results in saggy skin with wrinkles. Lots of factors contribute to this process. Here are some:
·      Sun damage
·      Smoking
·      Dehydration
·      Poor nutrition
·      Facial expressions (laughing, squinting, etc.)
·      Pollution and toxins
·      Natural aging
·      Sleeping on your side ( with your cheek pushed against your pillow)
    According to WebMd, these are the solutions that can help reduce wrinkly skin:
 (tretinoin, Retin-A, Renova). Among medical treatments, this is by far the most proven and effective way of bettering signs of aging such as uneven pigmentation, roughness, and wrinkling. At first, these medications cause redness and peeling. Although this can be unpleasant, improvement comes once the peeling stops.
  Alpha-hydroxy acids. These are the so-called “fruit acids” and include glycolic and lactic acid. Preparations containing these fruit acids are quite safe and cause no more than mild and temporary irritation. The improvement they produce is, however, relatively subtle.
  Antioxidants. These include vitamins A, C, and E, as well as beta-carotene. Products that have antioxidants may provide some sun protection (though you should still wear sunscreen) and mildly improve wrinkles.
  Moisturizers. These may temporarily make wrinkles look less noticeable. Ads often say that they “reduce the appearance of fine lines.” But they don’t make those lines go away permanently.
  Glycolic acid peels. These superficial peels can make a very slight difference in the intensity of fine wrinkles.
  • Laser resurfacing. Doctors can use lasers to stimulate the skin’s production of collagen, which plumps up skin. There are different types of lasers, and you should ask your doctor about how many treatments you’ll need, how much “down time” you’ll need for your skin to heal, and any risks.
  • Plastic surgeryFaceliftsbrow lifts, and other cosmetic surgeries help some people. For others, more minor procedures are enough. Talk it over with your doctor before you decide what, if any, procedure you want to do.
  • Injections. Some injections, including Botox, relax muscles that produce the “frown lines” on the forehead, fine lines around the eyes, and other wrinkles. Improvement lasts several months and must be repeated to sustain improvement. Others are wrinkle fillers. You should only get injections from a doctor.
At VIP, we have many of the above solutions to help you restore your youthfulness.  Our new solution is the Shurink Laser which helps to restore skin elasticity and tightens the skin through a high intensity laser (HIFU).  Check out our new Lifting Laser video below for a permanent effective and non-invasive approach to aging skin.  

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