Recently, many places have cited Botox as the key to younger looking skin? There has been so much talk about lasers and retinols and skincare products but between all of this Botox has made a comeback and is more popular than ever with the under 30 crowd.
Botox works by “freezing” the muscles of the face that cause wrinkles. By preventing the wrinkles from ever forming, Botox prevents the development of forehead wrinkles, Crow’s feet, and even neck wrinkles. Botox has become a surprisingly simple way of staying away from the “knife” and popular with younger audiences, male and female.
Start a Skin Care Regime
Incorporating basic skin care is a simple way to start your quest for younger looking skin. It is essential to know your skin type since even a good product can make your skin worse if it is not right one for your skin. There are many excellent over-the-counter products that you can introduce into your basic regimen. First, after addressing your skin type, you want to pick a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen with a high SPF (sun protection factor) that is matched for you. It is best to look for one that is dermatologist recommended and non-comedogenic as this means that is underwent special tests which make it highly appropriate for your skin.
How to Choose Skin Care Products
When choosing products for your skin, many patients want to incorporate anti-aging products into their skin care. The goal is to improve tone, texture, and wrinkles, making makeup almost superfluous! One of the key ingredients that our patients use on a daily basis is Vitamin C serum. This essential antioxidant not only reduces rosacea (redness) and pigmentation (brown spots), but it also improves fine lines as well. It essentially helps fight free radicals which are aging your skin. In addition, many of our patients incorporate a Retinol into their regimen as well. Retinol turns over the skin cells and rejuvenates the skin and produces new collagen. MGSKINLAB’s Essential Vitamin Infusion is fabulous for doing both providing a retinol and combining it with vitamins C and E to improve your complexion and reduce wrinkles.
In addition, using eye creams specially formulated for the delicate under eye area is essential for reducing and preventing fine lines, discoloration, dark circles and Crow’s feet. Of course, getting the proper number of hours of sleep to avoid puffiness, limiting the number of fats and salts you ingest, and eating the proper nutrition including healthy fats, will all improve your overall complexion for younger looking skin. It is important to hydrate the skin, both topically with a rich moisturizer and by drinking 24 ounces of water a day. Hydrating can improve your skin tone and moisturizer can help with issues such as dry skin. Both are useful for helping to reduce skin aging symptoms. Beyond creams and lotions, there are a host of lasers and skin rejuvenating procedures that will help you have younger looking skin.
Cosmetic Treatments to Help With Premature Aging
One of the most popular dermatology procedures for younger looking skin in our office is Aquagold microneedling. Botox and other hyaluronic acids and serums are microneedled into the skin with no down time at all. These very find needles reduce wrinkles and stimulate collagen production. Botox is absorbed into all areas of the face to tighten the skin and rejuvenate it. Other microneedling devices such as the eclipse Micropen with PRP incorporates your own platelet rich growth factors into your skin to improve tone, texture, and fine lines. Other light based lasers such as the Fraxel Dual improves fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation, are enormously popular since they have minimal down time and produce younger looking skin. Other radiofrequency therapy such as Thermage FLX or ePrime (eMatrix sublative laser) produce new collagen and tighten the skin by producing deep heat into the skin and tightening the jowls.
Whether you are a first time patient looking for a good skin care regimen or radiant-looking skin or want particular lines or wrinkles eliminated, Dr. Michele Green can help with a “quick fix” or a long range plan to help give you younger looking skin.
Dr. Michele Green is a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments to keep you looking younger for longer. Find out more and contact us online or at 212 535 3088 to arrange an appointment.