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Dear #AYA: The Keys to Younger-Looking Skin

April 25, 2016 | Blog

Dear #AYA The Keys to Younger-Looking SkinThings may have really started to get busy around here as we’re prepping for our upcoming AYA Avalon Grand Opening Celebration, but we are thrilled that you all are just as excited as us about AYA growing! It’s been a few weeks since we’ve shared a round of patient asked skincare questions, but many of you are wondering what treatments we’ll have available at Avalon and also what you can do to maintain younger-looking skin. This week we’re covering three hot trending treatments: cosmetic injectables, skin tightening, and laser resurfacing because when it comes to tried and true anti-aging solutions, these three gems can’t be beat!

Dear #AYA,

I’m in my late 50s and am pretty happy with the way I’ve aged, but I’d like to add some volume to my face to smooth things over. The problem is I feel like maybe I’m too old to try facial fillers – it just seems like only younger adults are using them these days. Am I too old? 


Baby Boomer State of Mind

Dear Baby Boomer State of Mind,

As cliché as this may sound, we’re firm believers that you’re only as old as you feel!  Sure, the media has covered a lot of cosmetic-injectable related topics recently but that’s because younger celebrities have become more candid about their love of facial fillers and Botox® to help them do everything from plump their lips to smooth wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth. There isn’t just one type of cosmetic injectable and each one on today’s market works differently so we hate to think patients aren’t aware that there are way more options than they may realize. For patients that are past the prevention stage (20s and early 30s) and have noticeable signs of aging like collagen loss, wrinkles, sagging skin, hollowed cheeks, etc., facial fillers like Juvéderm® Voluma would perhaps be something you’d want to consider. If you’re worried that your results could look overdone or less natural-looking than you’re comfortable with, having a qualified and licensed cosmetic injector perform your treatment will help you not only get refreshed and youthful results, but increase your overall safety and satisfaction.


Dear #AYA,

I’m a businessman that deals with a lot of face-to-face client interaction. I want a facelift, but I don’t. What can I do to turn back father time and reclaim the boyishly good looks I used to have during my glory days – WITHOUT going under the knife? 


Honorary Lost Boy 

Dear Honorary Lost Boy,

We get exactly what you mean – you want facelift results but less downtime and pain. If sagging eyelids, droopy brows, or loose skin around the neck, forehead, and cheeks are any of your key points of concerns, then FDA-approved Ultherapy® skin tightening treatments is at your service. Ultherapy®, also known as the “nonsurgical facelift”, uses ultrasound-generated heat to penetrate deep below the skin’s surface to tighten weakened tissue and give your collagen production a boost (same focus as a facelift and browlift surgery, just no scars and very minimal downtime).


Dear #AYA,

I’m starting college in the fall but I’m extremely embarrassed about my acne and acne scarring (I have a lot of discoloration on my face from years of picking). I feel like I’ve tried just about every face brightening serum out there and nothing’s working – what can I do to get my skin flawless before August rolls around?


Miss Education

Dear Miss Education,

Believe it or not, acne can strike at just about any age – so you’re not alone in the struggles but we definitely understand wanting to take the first steps towards clearer skin before entering this next phase of your life! If you want visible results that won’t take years to achieve, then perhaps we would consider treating your face with a Sciton® BroadBand Light (BBL) laser skin resurfacing treatment. This Sciton BBL light-based technology gently heats the skin on the face (and even neck, chest, and shoulders) to remove acne, even out the skin’s texture, improve the appearance of discoloration, and stimulate fresh collagen production.

We believe the key to younger-looking skin is practice, patience, and having the support of skincare specialists to help guide you along the way. If you’ve got a skincare question that you’d like us to possibly answer in an upcoming Dear #AYA blog, we encourage you to connect with the AYA team on Facebook to submit your questions or email us at For details on our Grand Opening Celebration or this month’s specials, head to our skincare specials page to learn more or give us a call at 404-842-1772 to schedule your next treatment today.