Aging is a primary skin concern for many adults. Oxidative stress, inflammation, glycation, and DNA damage are the four leading causes of aging. Many of us suffer from one or more of these factors as no one is immune to the effects of aging.
Fortunately, there are several ways to treat the causes of aging and achieve healthy, youthful skin. Here are a few common questions:
1. At what age do fine lines/wrinkles appear?
Fine lines and wrinkles appear much earlier than we expect. We begin aging as early as in our 20s. It is rare to see any fine lines in our 20s however in our 30s we do start seeing fine lines, especially around the eyes or through the midface. These wrinkles become more apparent in our 40s and deeper in our 50s and 60s.
2. How do I avoid premature aging of the skin?
The best way to avoid premature aging of the skin is through preventative treatments that stimulate collagen and decrease the formation of wrinkles. For example, microneedling and chemical peels stimulate collagen.
3. Is it too late to treat my aging skin?
Depending on your goals, it is rarely ever too late to treat aging skin! There are many great treatments on the market for all ages of skin. With aging skin it is advisable to do a combination of treatments to get the best results. For example, combining anti-aging skin products with microneedling and peels for a total skin rejuvenation.
4. Do I have to receive injectables to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles?
Injectables are great for fine lines and wrinkles, but they are not the only treatments for fine lines and wrinkles. Treatments that stimulate collage, such as chemical peels and microneedling are all great ways to treat fine lines and wrinkles without using injections.
Although aging skin is inevitable, our skin is capable of aging gracefully and beautifully with the help of professional services and effective skincare products. By developing a personalized skincare regimen that incorporates both services and products, you can feel confident that you are putting your best face forward.