understanding Aging skin

No matter what we do, as we grow older our skin ages. It’s good to know what is happening to your skin.

How Aging Affects our Skin

As we age, like it or not, gravity, the sun and our diet all affect how our skin ages.  Aging skin will show itself as the following:

Development of static wrinkles – these are the wrinkles that show on your skin no matter what you are doing or expressing.

Development of dynamic wrinkles – these are the wrinkles that appear and disappear with facial movements and expressions.

Pigmentation – Mainly the result of sun exposure, we get freckles, sun spots and/or other darkened patches of skin.

Scars – scars are the result of injury or acne. Scars can be pitted, rolling, discolored or have raised borders.

Vascular conditions – when blood vessels are visible at the skin surface, it may be the result of a vascular condition, a constant flush of redness or vascular lesions that appear as tiny blood filled blisters

Loss of Skin Tone – collagen and elastin fibers support our skin structure. Unfortunately as we age we lose this support which results in a loss of skin firmness, sagging and/or the development of cellulite.

Combating Aging Skin

To some people the fight is on, as they age and don’t like the results they see. Luckily there are plenty of treatments and ways to counteract our aging skin. Skin rejuvenation treatments are great options to minimize the signs of aging.

IPL’s and Laser Skin Resurfacing

As we covered in previous blog articles”, IPL’s and laser skin resurfacing do wonders to fade sun spots and uneven skin tone.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can also help even out skin tone and minimize fine lines. Depending on the type of peel, recovery time can be minimal to 5 days. We offer a variety of chemical peels and the one used is determined by your skin and beauty goals.

Fillers

Injectables from the filler family such as Radiesse, Juvederm XC and Juvederm Voluma can plump up the skin by adding volume which minimized wrinkles and sagging.

Injectables

Injectables that are neurotoxins such as BOTOX, Xeomin and Dysport can minimize dynamic wrinkles caused by our emotions and facial movements.

Eye Rejuvenation

Belotero is a filler that works well to help with dark circles and bags under the eyes.

Hand Rejuvenation

Recently, Radiesse was approved as a filler to use in the hands.  By plumping up the skin with Radiesse, the veins in your hands. IPL’s/ Photofacials are also used to help with age spots and dark spots on the hands.

Microneedling & Vampire Facials with PRP

To help with scarring, Dermapen Microneedling and Vampire Facials can do the trick. Microneedling creates tiny wounds that the skin responds to with collagen production and new skin cells.

Vampire Facials with PRP take microneedling to a new level by placing stem cells harvested from your own blood into your skin, promoting new growth and collagen.

Matrix IR

Matrix IR helps improve skin elasticity with no downtime, combining laser and radio frequencies to treat wrinkles.

Trinity Skin Series

Our Trinity Skin Series combined three anti-aging treatments:

  • IPL Photofacials
  • Refirme for skin tightening
  • Matrix IR to minimize wrinkles

While we will all experience the signs of aging, there are no rules against slowing down the process and looking your best. We offer free rejuvenation and anti-aging consultations.  Call Abloom Med Spa at (623) 691-8319 to schedule your free consultation.   We will help you understand aging skin and how you can treat it.