What should I be doing for my skin right now?
If you’re in your in your teens and disciplined with your skincare and SPF, you’re ahead of the curve! If you’re in your twenties or thirties and you’ve already started anti-aging treatments, bravo! Believe it or not, it’s better to start using quality skincare and incorporating facial treatments in your youth before you start showing signs of aging. Much of the sun damage we see in our thirties and beyond is actually the result of improper sun care in our teens and twenties. Continuing the trend, the deep wrinkles we see in our forties are the result of lifestyle choices and a lack of preventative care in our twenties and thirties.
If you want to know the secret to why some men and women look naturally youthful well into their middle-aged and golden years, it’s because they started using anti-aging skincare and facial treatments before they needed them.
What makes my skin age faster?
In our twenties and thirties, our natural collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid – the building blocks of youthful skin – are no longer regenerating as fast as they’re breaking down. Tanning beds, sun burns, smoking, alcohol, sugar and processed foods are common age aggressors we don’t think about when we’re young, because we bounce back so fast. The side-effects of these lifestyle choices include dark spots, hyperpigmentation, premature wrinkling and volume loss, and they tend to wait until our mid-late twenties and early thirties to surface. By combining a healthy lifestyle with great skincare (especially SPF) in your teens and twenties, you’ll reap the rewards in your thirties and forties.
Don’t worry, though, if you’re beyond these “preventative” decades. Great products and treatments like The Perfect A or Active Serum, BOTOX and Fractional Resurfacing will help reverse some of the dark spots, wrinkles and skin laxity you’re experiencing.
Undetectable “Work” Is Preventative Work
Diet and skincare can only go so far. At some point the natural aging process kicks in, which is where facial treatments become the next best step. BOTOX, Sculptra and Laser Resurfacing are some of the best facial treatments to incorporate in your thirties and forties. While BOTOX works to relax the muscles that create wrinkles, Sculptra stimulates your natural collagen production, and Laser Resurfacing backs it all up by improving tone and texture. A super-natural result is the goal of using these facial treatments early. The key to undetectable “work” is to prevent the signs of aging, not reverse.
A Face Lift Should Be Your Last Resort
A face lift or neck lift are very invasive surgeries that come with their own risks, as well as scars. The best way to prevent the need for a face or neck lift, and maintain a super-naturally youthful appearance, is by utilizing less-invasive treatments at the earliest signs of sagging. When we reach our forties or fifties, and laxity around the neck and jawline becomes more noticeable, this is the time to consider skin-tightening and lifting treatments such as Profound and Renuvion. Again, the desired outcome is to look as if you discovered the fountain of youth, not that you’ve had great work. When you wait until after your wrinkles and sagging have become pronounced, the treatments will be more noticeable to those around you. When performed before laxity become noticeable to others, Profound and Renuvion treatments keep the jawline and neck looking taut and defined.
Skin analysis is the process of identifying a client’s skin type, advantages and flaws, so you can recommend the best treatments. Providers do this by using a machine that can examine the deep layers of the skin. At your Skincare Analysis appointment, you’ll chat about your medical history, biggest concerns and formulate a custom treatment plan that’s paired with premium skincare products.
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Are you ready to take the next step toward better skin? Schedule your free complimentary consultation with one of Imagen’s body sculpting specialists.
At your consultation, we’ll discuss treatment options in-depth and help you visualize your goals with realistic expectations for smooth, younger-looking skin!