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Changes occur in our skin as we age. Wrinkles, age spots, and dryness are some of the more common skin issues we will have to deal with as we grow older.
Various Non-Surgical Methods To Rejuvenate Your Skin Skin Care Page 1 Changes occur in our skin as we age. Wrinkles, age spots, and dryness are some of the more common skin issues we will have to deal with as we grow older. The fat below the skin will also become less substantial as we grow older and this will make wrinkles more noticeable. Skin will also become less elastic as it ages and healing can take more time than usual. Fortunately, there are products and procedures which can help address these issues. One way to delay skin aging is to avoid excessive sun exposure. The sun is strongest between 10 am and 3 pm so you should wear protective clothing like hats and sunglasses during this time. You should put on broad spectrum sunscreen lotion with SPF 15 or better. Re-application may be necessary if you sweat a lot or after bathing. There are also skin care products you can use to delay the onset of skin aging, lighten sunspots, and make wrinkles less noticeable. Products that contain antioxidants, retinoid, alpha hydroxy acids are effective for these purposes. The options for skin rejuvenating treatments continue to expand and a lot of them do not require going under the knife. Chemical peel is an example of these procedures and this involves the removal of the topmost layer of the skin to reveal newer, better looking skin. Chemical peels help make wrinkles less noticeable and make the skin appear smooth. Another procedure that many individuals want performed for Skin Care Page 2 them to have a more youthful appearance is called dermabrasion. As the name implies, it uses the process of abrasion to strip the uppermost layer of dead skin cells to reveal a new, younger looking one. It makes use of diamonds, crystals, or organic grains as the abrading material. An even newer skin resurfacing option is through the use of lasers. Control of wounding is much accurate with laser resurfacing than with dermabrasion procedures. Hyaluronic acid injections may also be used to make facial lines less noticeable by adding volume just below skin. Hyaluronic acid, also called hyaluronan, is a kind of glycosaminoglycan that is distributed widely throughout connective, epithelial, and neural tissues in the body. The effects of hyaluronic acid injections may last for 6 months. Traditionally hyaluronic acid injections were done by inserting hypodermic needle under the skin to deliver the substance. This method however, apart from being painful, resulted to bruises. This is no longer the case today, as a new approach which makes use of blunt-tip microcannula lessens the trauma associated with this treatment. In this approach, a needle will still be used to pierce the dermis, but it will no longer be advanced deeper into the skin. Instead, an atraumatic blunt-tip microcannula is inserted to deliver the hyaluronan. Skin Care Page 3
"Treatments You Can Choose From To Help You Achieve Smooth, Youthful Skin"