Aging can begin to show up on your skin as early as your 30s. It can look different for everyone, but many people show signs of aging first in areas like the brow, eyes, or neck. Aging can also manifest in a few different forms – not just fine lines and wrinkles. It can also show up as age spots, dryness, and texture.
As you age, your body becomes less efficient at replacing cells. One important protein in your skin is collagen, which acts as a supportive layer to give skin its youthful volume and quality. When collagen begins to break down with age, it can allow the skin to sag and fold. It can also lead to dryness and age spots.
Although age-related collagen loss is inevitable, there are certain lifestyle factors that can also contribute to premature aging. These include smoking, tanning, sun damage, and skincare habits. These factors can damage collagen and dry out the skin, causing an increase in fine lines and wrinkles.
There are many non-surgical options for aging skin. The team at Grace and Grey can assess your treatment goals and help you develop a personalized treatment package using our best options.
Injectable treatments like Botox® or Juvéderm® can help reverse aging signs in a couple of different ways. Botox can help prevent creasing and furrows in the upper face by blocking muscle movements. Juvéderm and Restylane® can help restore youthful volume to the mid and lower face to lift jowls and sagging. Used together, this process is sometimes called a liquid facelift.
IPL is the gold standard in pigmentation treatment. It can get rid of age spots and sun spots by targeting their pigment with light energy. This generates heat and damages the cells, causing them to be removed from the skin. When used all over as a photofacial, it can also stimulate the production of healthy new collagen.
Microneedling is another tried and true anti-aging treatment. It works by generating small wounds in the skin which stimulates the body’s wound-healing response. As new collagen is built, it can reduce signs of aging like laxity, dullness, pigmentation, and texture.
Chemical peels use concentrated active ingredients to deeply exfoliate the skin and stimulate new collagen. They’re one of the most effective solutions for dry, textured skin because they reveal a layer of healthy new skin cells underneath. They can even be customized to a precise depth for your needs.
At-home skincare is just as important as medical-grade skincare treatments when it comes to anti-aging. We offer a variety of professional-grade skincare lines and can help you develop the right regimen for your needs and support the results of your anti-aging treatments.
The best way to maintain healthy and youthful skin is by wearing daily sunscreen (SPF 30+) and stopping smoking and tanning. Additionally, make sure to incorporate your skincare specialist’s recommendations on products and active ingredients like retinols. Finally, although you’ll benefit from a package of skincare treatments, it’s best to return for yearly maintenance treatments to continually boost collagen and reverse signs of aging. Our team will ensure you have a detailed schedule and know when to return for your next session.
At Grace and Grey Spa, we combine state-of-the-art medical procedures with scientifically proven skincare products and treatments so all of our patients look & feel their very best.
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