If we use social media as a measure, we might think that there are some lucky humans out there who simply don’t age. The truth is, and we all know it, none of us are immune to the aging process. Those who look as though they are simply have good habits in place that support their skin and tissues. Some may also have really good plastic surgeons, let’s be honest. Aging happens to us all, but at different rates. Our genetics play a small role, but our lifestyle choices can also strongly impact how we look as we age. Therefore, we can benefit from starting our anti-aging practices pretty early in life. Here, we discuss why, and what you may want to do next.
What Happens During the Aging Process?
Children and young adults have firmer, smoother skin for the simple reason that they’re young. However, beyond this basic explanation, we have to look at what supports our skin. The primary chemicals that work within our tissues for repair and regeneration are collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Up until sometime around age 25, the body makes sufficient amounts of these chemicals. After our mid-twenties, production slows significantly. The skin loses its firmness, volume, moisture, plumpness, and resiliency a little with every passing year.
Aging isn’t just a matter of biological changes. There are also physical aspects, including facial expressions. We make them every day and we don’t want to stop doing so just so we can avoid lines and wrinkles. That said, our facial movements contribute to frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and laugh lines. These problems can worsen, and new ones develop, as the skin thins out and loses its firmness. The loss of volume and elasticity can lead to creases around the nose and mouth, turkey neck, jowls and a poorly defined jawline, hollow or flat cheeks, and sagging eyelids.
Management is the Key to Aging Gracefully
We used to look at the aging process as something to correct later in life, or simply accept. Today, we have a middle ground. Some people choose to have plastic surgery, some choose to do nothing about their aging appearance, and some begin to manage aging early in adulthood. There are several ways to do this, and we offer many anti-aging services here that are appropriate across the board. Some of the treatment options that are popular among a wide age range include:
- ThermaScan infrared collagen induction therapy
- Microlaser Peel superficial laser resurfacing
- BBL broadband light photorejuvenation
- HALO laser treatment
- SkinTyte skin tightening for the face and body
- Dermal fillers
- Morpheus8 radiofrequency skin tightening
- Medical grade skincare products
ReDerm MD Medical Spa is located in Denver at Fante Eye and Face Centre. Contact us at 720-550-6476 to schedule a visit where you can explore our services with the assistance of an experienced professional.