Youthful-looking Skin at Any Age
The key to maintaining youthful-looking skin is starting a skincare regimen early. Unfortunately, sun exposure, poor diet, smoking and poor skin care begin skin damage while a person is young, therefore, it’s never too early for a person to start taking care of her or his complexion.
Age 30 and younger: The first step everyone should take is investing in a quality sunscreen and a moisturizer to protect skin from premature aging. Consider facials, light chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or other superficial skin treatments your cosmetic medical provider recommends. The 30s are also a good time to start intense pulsed light treatments that can be customized to target your specific concerns, from discoloration to fine wrinkles.
Age 31 to 45: Assuming you have protected your skin, injectable treatments including BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers can be combined to restore facial volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Laser procedures and more advanced skincare products are often incorporated into a treatment plan to delay the need for cosmetic surgery. It’s important to note that many non-surgical procedures can only reduce the signs of aging to a certain extent.
Age 46 and older: At this stage, many patients turn to surgical procedures such as facelift, brow lift, and eyelid surgery to create a refreshed appearance. If you want to see what results you can achieve from surgery, just lie down and look at yourself in a mirror. If you like the change, you are a good candidate for the procedure and you have a good idea of what you will look like after surgery.
Of course, we’re not saying that once you hit a certain age, you should have cosmetic surgery, as many surgical procedures don’t fall into a category by age. This is another reason for seeking the opinion of Dr. Birely in the surrounding area of Baltimore, who can formulate a plan for youthful-looking skin.