Anti-Aging Secrets For Younger Looking Skin

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While aging is inevitable, looking older doesn’t need to be. Over the years, countless treatments have been developed for the sole purpose of helping individuals fight back against the aging process. But with so many available options, it can be difficult to choose the right anti-aging treatment. Here’s what you need to know about fighting the aging process:

The key culprits behind aging

What really causes us to look older? Slowing collagen production. Youthful skin mass produces this important protein, and for good reason – collagen is an important building block that supports the health of your skin, hair, nails, muscles and more. However, the amount of collagen your body produces slows down as you get older, meaning there is less available to help heal damaged skin and other parts of the body.

Skin damage also increases the older we get. Harmful UV rays, environmental pollution and our own behaviors gradually take their toll on skin cells and can result in the telltale signs of aging, such as fine lines, hyperpigmentation and thinning facial features. While aging is inevitable, looking your age doesn’t have to be. If you want to enjoy younger looking skin longer, be sure to add these solutions into your daily and long-term skincare strategy.

Moisturizer matters

Like many other medical conditions, prevention is the best form of medicine. In the case of aging and skin damage, effective prevention comes in the form of high-quality moisturizer with sunscreen. Not only will the moisturizer help block cancer-causing rays from damaging your skin, but a good moisturizer helps skin cells retaining volumizing moisture, keeping your overall appearance glowing.

Get personal with your skin care regimen

Not all skincare routines are the same – nor should they be. Everyone will age differently, and ultimately need a personalized routine to help delay the signs of getting older. As such, getting to know your skin and what works best for it can be a more intensive process than just picking up a bottle of face wash while running home. Instead, take the time to schedule a consultation with a dermatologist.

These experienced skin specialists can help you navigate your skin, help you identify problem areas that may fall first to aging, and recommend at-home treatment strategies for protecting your skin. Regular check-ins can also help ensure that as your skin continues to age, you have a professional readily available who can help you make the right adjustments to your routine to continue enjoying beautiful skin.

Splurge on professional treatments

Creams and masks are great maintenance treatments to slowing down the aging process. However, they can’t replace professional rejuvenation solutions. Treatments like chemical peels and laser resurfacing are important steps in reducing the appearance of aging as they remove dead and damaged skin cells from the upper layers of skin. Often, these treatments are further combined with other treatments like platelet-rich plasma to enhance the skin’s recovery and rejuvenation. After these procedures are complete, at-home treatment regimens are designed to maximize and prolong the results.

Not all anti-aging treatments have to wait until patients show the first signs of aging. Options like preventive BOTOX® is often recommended for patients in their late 20s and early 30s as a precautionary treatment, helping them tackle muscle laxity and wrinkles early on. This form of preventative care can
be extremely valuable in helping extend youthful looks.

Diet matters more

When many patients think of important skincare tips, a healthy diet is often at the bottom of the list. In truth, what you eat impacts your skin’s appearance more than you may realize. Too much dairy, sugar or processed foods can negatively impact hormonal imbalance, in turn influencing how your skin ages. To help encourage healthy, brighter skin, drink plenty of water, maintain a balanced diet full of vegetable and fruits, and cut down on sugary treats.

Tackle aging with the experts at Etre

At Etre Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center, we’ve made aging gracefully an artform. Our New Orleans dermatologist offers some of the latest treatment options, ensuring patients have access to personalized care throughout the aging process. Learn more about anti-aging treatments by scheduling your consultation with our specialist today!

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