We aren’t far off from the skies clearing and giving us more sunshine. The natural changes in our outer world will reflect more beauty than perhaps at any other time of year. Now is when many people take a closer look at their skin and how they can manage it better. With the colder, drier air moving behind us, now is a great time to consider what your skin needs to look and feel healthy and resilient. We offer a few suggestions here.
- Consume Skin Nutrients
There are several ways to feed the skin, and we should take advantage of as many as possible. If we spend our lives only washing our faces and applying moisturizer and sunscreen, the signs of aging may appear sooner and more intensely than they have to. One way to support the skin at every age is to eat well. Green leafy vegetables contain loads of antioxidants, molecules that minimize the effects of free radical scavengers that rob cells of rejuvenating energy.
The original wrinkle-reducer, Botox has been widely used to correct the signs of aging related to facial expression. The dynamic lines and creases that form on the upper areas of the face respond well to wrinkle-reducers like Botox and Dysport because these pharmaceuticals act on the muscles beneath the skin. As clinical studies and use of wrinkle-reducers have expanded, we have learned that Botox and its competitors should not be viewed only as corrective. Many people are getting low-dose injections of these products to postpone the onset of dynamic lines.
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing techniques have transformed people’s skin for years. The results of this treatment can make a person look several years younger and need only be repeated every few years to maintain the tissue-rebuilding processes in the dermis. We perform fractional laser skin resurfacing for our patients, knowing the most people prefer to achieve the best results possible with minimal post-treatment side effects.
These are just a few ways that aging skin can be well-managed. Turn to the professionals for a Springtime refresher. Call our friendly team at 614-895-0400 to schedule your visit to our Westerville office.