5 Ways Your Skin Can Change and What You Can Do About It!

September 14, 2012 Posted in: Huntington, NY Plastic Surgery, Skin Procedures

As we age, our bodies can change in several undesirable ways, and there are few areas more affected than our skin.  The part of us the whole world sees, it’s important to know what sorts of changes you can expect – and what you can do about it! Television network, Discovery Fit & Health, recently highlighted this topic in an article entitled, 5 Ways Your Skin Changes as You Age.  And according to the network, “No matter how careful you might be, the effects of aging always take an inevitable toll, manifested in sags, wrinkles, discoloration and other blemishes that many people wish would never appear.”  Want to know what to watch out for?

Borrowing from that list, here are 5 changes you can expect, along with a few ways plastic surgery can help:

  1. “Your Skin Becomes Drier.” As we age, oil production – a process that keeps skin smooth and supple – can begin to slow down.  While there is no single solution for dry skin, a good moisturizer can often be the answer.
  2. “Your Skin Thins.” As we age, the skin can tend to become thin and more susceptible to irritation.  And, while the process affects most women to some extent, there are ways to fight the process.  “Routinely using a sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 15 will help maintain overall skin health,” reports Discovery, “Applying skin moisturizer regularly will also help keep your skin healthy and may help reduce thinning.”
  3. “Your Skin Begins Sagging.” As women age, facial skin will tend to sag and droop.  Many combat this with a facelift.  During the procedure, we tighten underlying muscles and redrape the skin around the neck and face.  As one of the most effective procedures around, facelift surgery will often take years off a patient’s appearance.
  4. “You Get Age Spots.” Also known as “liver spots,” age spots are small brown patches of discoloration.  Often a result of prolonged exposure to the sun, we can often remedy the condition with a microdermabrasion procedure.  Using a gentle stream of fine particles, we exfoliate the skin to produce a better complexion and more youthful appearance.
  5. “Your Skin Develops Wrinkles.” Perhaps the most common skin complaint of them all, facial wrinkles can make a patient look older and even worse, feel older.  Thankfully, BOTOX® and soft tissue fillers can often be the answer.  Essentially a muscle relaxer, BOTOX is particularly well-suited for “dynamic lines,” such as crow’s feet or frown lines.  For deeper, more persistent creases, a dermal filler like Restylane® will often be the better option.

Plastic Surgeon in Huntington Station

To speak with a Long Island Plastic Surgeon about your aging concerns, we encourage you to contact us today.  Our Huntington Station plastic surgery offices can be reached at (631) 424-6707.   Achieve your cosmetic potential – schedule a consultation today!

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