What makes skin look aged?
As you age, your skin changes in the following ways.
Cell turnover slows
This causes excess damaged and dead skin cells to accumulate on the surface of your skin, affecting its texture. Sun exposure, smoking, pollution, and an unhealthy diet can all contribute to the slowing of your cell turnover. Some of the changes include that occur are fine lines and wrinkles, creapiness, color changes, poor elasticity.
Dynamic wrinkles develop
Facial muscles move constantly, the repetition creates wrinkles that get deeper and more pronounced with time. These wrinkles are known as crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines, horizontal necklace lines and bunny lines.
Over time, your skin slows its production of collagen, the protein that keeps your skin plump and elastic. As you lose collagen, it shows in deeper folds around your nose and mouth. Muscular atrophy, facial fat loss, and even bone disintegration can also compromise your facial volume, leaving you with sagging, hollowed, folded skin.
Facial fat redistributes
The ligaments that hold your facial fat in place become increasingly lax over time, which can leave you with sagging under-eye bags, a double chin, and visible jowls.
How do anti-aging treatments work?
At Advanced Practice Medical Aesthetics, your provider tailors your anti-aging care to you and your most prominent signs of aging and moves you through a staged plan for full rejuvenation.
If dynamic wrinkles are a problem, for example, she offers the cosmetic injectable neuromodulator Dysport® to weaken the muscles and improve long term results of excess movement. If it’s slow cell turnover, she can provide you with a chemical peel or microneedling with platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to reveal the layer of new, healthy skin cells waiting underneath.
Patty also offers groundbreaking anti-aging technologies like the ADVATx LASER to eliminate acne, reduce acne scarring, and encourage collagen production, acting to smooth and tighten your skin. ADVATX also treats visible blood vessels and pigment conditions like poikloderma and venous lake lessions.