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Skincare in your 40’s and 50’s+ with AYA Medical Spa

November 14, 2011 | Blog, Other, Skin Care

Our skin changes as we age—it’s much different in our 20s than in our 40s. The tips below are designed to help those in their 40s, 50s, and beyond determine the best skin care regimen based on how our skin changes as we age.

In Your 40s

What’s going on with your skin?

The most noticeable cosmetic skin changes occur during one’s 40s. Skin cell turnover slows drastically, collagen and moisture production decreases, and the skin starts to thin. Signs of aging will become more pronounced: deeper fine lines and wrinkles, overall complexion dullness, and sun damage like melasma and hyperpigmentation.

What should you do?

SPF and antioxidants are still important as well as age- and skin condition-appropriate skincare products. More intense anti-aging procedures could be beneficial in helping your skin remain youthful. Fotofacial RF® is a laser skin treatment that works by emitting both intense pulsed light and radio frequencies to smooth skin texture while increasing collagen production to reduce wrinkling and firm the treatment area. Similarly, the eMax system with elos uses laser and radio frequency technology to target wrinkles.

Botox Cosmetic®, a dermal injectable, can help relax the facial muscles that cause brow furrows and wrinkles around the eyes. Facial fillers like Juvèderm®, Sculptra®, and Radiesse® help to plump areas of lost volume that occur as the skin begins to thin and collagen production slows. Used to replenish and reduce wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and lips, as well as the upper face around the temples.

In Your 50s +

What’s going on with your skin?

Hormone changes can cause a significant drop in collagen production and moisture levels in the skin. Deeper wrinkles form as the skin loses more elasticity and bounce. Similarly, life changes like menopause can cause skin sensitivity, making it more prone to irritation and redness.

What should you do?

As always, wear regular SPF, especially since the skin can be more sensitive to the effects of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Using appropriate skincare systems can help encourage younger-looking skin. Visible veins may become more apparent around the nose and mouth but can be erased with laser vein removal, which targets the veins under the skin while leaving the surrounding tissue intact.

Wrinkle reduction measures like dermal injectables (Botox®) can relax the muscles that cause brow furrows while facial fillers re-plump areas of lost volume around the nose, mouth, and lips. ReFirme skin tightening helps treat the tell-tale signs of aging like sagging skin around the jowls and neck, bags under the eyes and around the eyebrows, and nasolabial folds near the nose and mouth. By heating the dermal tissue, the ReFirme skin tightening system encourages collagen production, helping to firm lax skin and smoothing the skin’s texture.

All of AYA Medical Spa’s treatments are performed by expertly trained and licensed providers who first perform skincare analysis consultations to help determine which treatments will best suit your skin’s needs regardless of age.

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