The aging process is complex but the changes are the same for everyone, although the rate of aging is different and depends on gender, environmental assaults, medical conditions and genetics. By the time patients seek help for aesthetic concerns, at least 25% of damage has occurred. These changes require multiple technologies and techniques to combat the process. Patty, at APMA, offers complementary consultations for full facial evaluations to include facial measurements to diagnose and correct the issues that are prominent for each patient.
As you age, your skin changes in the following ways.
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.
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.
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.
At Advanced Practice Medical Aesthetics, Patty 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.
Talk with Patty about the specific signs of aging you notice in your skin, so she can tailor an anti-aging treatment plan to you. She lets you know what to expect with each technology or treatment she applies, guiding you toward your healthiest, youngest-looking skin.
The earlier patients start anti-aging treatments the better, even Dysport®, started early enough, prevents those small smile lines from moving into deep wrinkles that need more costly treatments to correct. However, in the event that the aging process is moderate to severely advanced, there are treatments that can improve, correct and rejuvenate.
Aging skin changes occur simultaneously, creating multiple issues to restore and rejuvenate. Consequently, every client requires multiple, yet different technologies for a comprehensive and natural outcome. Aesthetics are never once and done, no matter the treatment. Best results are achieved through the planning and repetition and variety of technologies. That is why aesthetic treatments are costly.
Patty, at APAM has developed short term memberships where multiple treatments are stacked to achieve results quicker with less downtime and immediate results that only get better with time. Close follow up and modifications to the stacked technology achieve outstanding results and home products protect your investment.