Your skin starts to show signs of aging earlier than you might think. Although how your skin ages and how quickly the signs of aging appear on your skin will vary based on your genes and habits, you might start to notice unwanted changes as early as your mid-20’s. But there’s no need to panic.
Many modern treatments are available to help fight the earliest signs of aging, no surgery needed. The treatment that works best for you will depend on what your concern is and how far along it is. Here are a few treatment options for some of the more common early signs of aging.
Reduce Dark Spots with Fraxel
Dark spots or hyperpigmentation can develop on your skin for a number of reasons. Sometimes known as age spots, they are more common as you get older and are often a result of too much sun exposure in your youth. But the sun isn’t the only thing to blame for dark spots. Some women develop what’s known as melasma, due to either birth control pills or pregnancy.
The good news is that dark spots can be minimized, usually with a laser treatment like Fraxel. Fraxel is slightly different from other types of laser treatments. It’s a non-ablative laser, which means it doesn’t damage the outer layer of skin. Instead, it creates micro wounds just beneath the surface of the skin. Those micro wounds encourage the production of collagen and the exfoliation of dead, dull skin cells. New, evenly pigmented cells replace the old cells, leaving you with a more youthful-looking complexion.
Fight Some Sagging with Ultherapy
A loss of collagen in the skin causes it to become loose and saggy. In the past, the only real way to correct sagging skin was with a surgery like the facelift. Nowadays, there is a non-surgical treatment for sagging, which uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the production of collagen and to help tighten the skin. Ultherapy can provide results that are immediately visible and that continue to improve over the course of several months.
It’s important to note that Ultherapy is usually recommended to treat skin sagging in people with some mild facial sagging. It works in the lower part of the face and around the eyebrows. But if you’ve got a considerable amount of sagging, you might not get the results you were hoping for from Ultherapy. Your surgeon can let you know whether treatment with ultrasound will help you or if you are a better candidate for surgery.
Banish Crow’s Feet with Botox
Years of squinting, whether because of the brightness of the sun or when you’re straining to read text or look at a screen, can leave you with crow’s feet early on. Crow’s feet are the fine lines that form at the corners of your eyes. Created by movements over the course of your lifetime, they are occasionally the first types of wrinkles to appear.
The good news is that the crow’s feet are among the wrinkles that Botox injections can treat. Results from Botox can last for around three months and you can repeat treatments to maintain your results and keep the crow’s feet away. Even better, starting Botox from a younger age, such as in your 20’s or 30’s can keep those crow’s feet from getting worse over time.
Since the injections work by temporarily blocking nerve signals to the muscles responsible for the movements that lead to crow’s feet, the less you make those movements, the less likely the wrinkles are to become etched into your skin.
Brighten Up Dull Skin with a Chemical Peel
Another early sign of aging is skin that just looks dull or blah. That’s because as you get older, cell turnover slows down. You’re left with dead, dull skin cells. While exfoliating regularly can help brighten your skin, sometimes you need a more effective or dramatic treatment to fight the early signs of aging.
Enter the chemical peel. Chemical peels come in a number of different strengths, from very mild or superficial to very deep. The deepest peels often require anesthesia and have a considerable recovery time. Meanwhile, superficial or mild peels usually have limited or no downtime, but they can do a lot to improve the look of your complexion. What signs of aging a peel treats depends in part on its strength, but generally speaking, you can expect a peel to help improve your skin’s tone, texture and to reduce the appearance of some signs of aging.
If you’re beginning to notice early signs of aging on your skin, don’t panic! Instead, book a consultation at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas, to learn more about your treatment options and what you can do. To schedule an appointment, call 281-810-9083 today.