Aging is Inevitable
-Unless you die young like Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, we will all age. Beginning with those few “sprinkles around the eyes”, as a latine friend of mine calls them…. frown lines. Lines on the forehead betray our age. The expanse you try to limit at your waist, thighs, and backside leaves the midface leading to flattened cheeks, deepening of smile lines, and a more square shape to the face that is less feminine, less youthful.
Sun damage causes hyperpigmentation- brown spots that muddy the complexion and loss of skin laxity from lost collagen and elastin. To complicate things more, our skin gets lazy producing smaller amounts of growth factors. Slower rates of epithelial turnover that turn once luminescent skin into a dull, unhealthy complexion. So I have three rules- Dr. Horton’s Commandments as it were, to combat the effects of aging on our skin. These apply to all skin types, male or female, all ethnicities.
1. Protect your skin from UV photodamage by using sunscreen every single day. In your foundation, in your moisturizer, or in your powder. Choose a quality facial sunscreen, some are tinted and are great cover alone on casual days.
2. Prevent wrinkles neuromodulators regularly and start them before the lines become etched into the skin. The neuromodulator class contains the three commercially available products in the US- Dysport, Xeomin, and Botox and when to start depends on your ethnicity and skin type. And get treated on a 4 month schedule- don’t wait until there is a return of full muscle contraction- we are trying to prevent lines and wrinkles.
3. Lastly, follow a good skin care regimen of daily washing, activate your skin with a topical retinoid and support your skin with a product that contains growth factors. There are many Retin A-like products available, I recommend Refissa that balances efficacy with tolerability.
Over a decade ago I realized that new, safe and effective aesthetic treatments could help people slow down the process of facial aging. I also recognized that changes in our hormones were responsible for slowing down of our metabolism and that prescribing bio-identical hormone therapy I could help my clients optimize their hormones, and help them improve their energy and vitality. This is the reason I founded MD Age Management.
You Can Manage How You Age. Through non-surgical therapies- neuromodulator, facial fillers, PDO thread lifts, skin tightening, IPL photofacials or chemical peels, you can rejuvenate the face and body, to look your best at every age and through anti-aging medicine, you can feel your best at every age.