So many of my patients, coworkers, friends and family hesitate to talk to me about the appearance of aging. I am here to tell you that caring about your appearance does not mean you are vain. There are lots of things you can do to age beautifully and still look and feel like you!
Youthful skin starts within. It also starts with prevention! One simple step can prevent so much damage that results in severe aging. Curious what it is? It’s no secret. Wear sunscreen! Put your sunscreen with your toothbrush so you remember and use sunscreen every single day! Your skin will thank you. Years later you will understand how important this habit is.
I really can’t go on until I share my favorite sunscreen with you. ZO Skin Health Sunscreen Plus Primer SPF 30 contains titanium dioxide 8.2% as a physical barrier to UVA/UVB. It also contains fractionated melanin to protect against HEV (high energy visible light). High energy visible light also damages your skin. Good news though, my sunscreen blocks it like an umbrella! As a bonus, this sunscreen also contains antioxidants which protect against IR-A (infrared rays). This shields your skin from free radical damage and can prevent premature aging. Win, win, win!
See that wasn’t vain at all.
Up next, biostimulators! It might sound scary but it’s anything but! If you’re looking for the most natural way to age beautifully, Sculptra is it!
Sculptra is an injection containing poly-L lactic acid or PLLA. This ingredient is biodegradable meaning over time it will dissolve. It is also bioactive which means it stimulates your body’s own anti-aging recovery by promoting regeneration of collagen! It happens gradually over weeks to months, so the improvements are gradual and natural. The result is healthier, more youthful appearing and more youthful feeling skin and supporting tissues! I can tell you from personal experience it can change the integrity of your skin, resulting in stronger, more resilient skin that holds its shape and bounce! If you’re curious how this feels, pinch the face of a 50 year old compared to an 18 year old. The more youthful skin feels tighter, is stronger and has more firmness. The difference is largely related to the amount of collagen.
Did you know that starting at the age of 18, the average person will lose 1% of the collagen in their skin every year? So from 18 to 50, that’s 32% less collagen! The good news is that you can prevent that collagen loss by using Sculptra. Just stimulate your body’s natural process to make more collagen. Magic!
Please email or call us if you have any questions about these or other treatment options. We would love to help you age beautifully. We can’t wait to see you.
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