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senior skin care

Our skin changes a lot throughout the span of our lifetime. As we get older, our skin becomes more sensitive and therefore needs extra care and protection. From staying out of the sun to exploring groundbreaking cosmetic treatments, there are many tips that one can follow for senior skin care.

Irritants like sun and chemicals are a part of life, but as we get older, our body’s natural defenses and barriers weaken, making these aggravations worse. If sunscreen is not part of you daily skin care regimen it is important to implement it immediately. Although it cannot correct past sun damage it will protect your skin from future damage. A broad-spectrum sunscreen—meaning it protects against both UVA and UVB rays—like EltaMD is a great sunscreen we recommend to our patients. As the skin’s surface is compromised by UV rays, dark spots and other effects of aging become more noticeable. To counteract this, Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute offers a full range of laser treatments, like the Forever Young Sciton BBL facial, which targets the signs of aging and sun damage and reveals a brighter, more youthful appearance.

As our skin ages, one of the most common areas affected by the loss of elasticity is the spot directly under the chin, which may start to sag or swell as fat begins storing there. Many people in the advanced stages of aging experience this “submental” sag, but luckily, there is a simple injection called Kybella® that targets the fat stores in this area. Each injection is comprised of synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. This sagging of aging skin can also affect the areas around the eyes and mouth, made evident in fine lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. These expression lines become more apparent with age, but Botox® Cosmetic injections fill out these wrinkles from underneath. By targeting the muscles that cause the wrinkles, Botox gives your skin a more plump, youthful glow.

While aging is inevitable, the outward signs of aging can be softened and diminished by making daily, conscious health and lifestyle choices. For a customized skin care regimen from a qualified dermatologist and questions about anti-aging laser treatments or SPF & UPF protection, contact the experts at Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute by calling or making an appointment online.