Brighter, rejuvenated skin
Fotofacial therapy has a great number of people looking much younger than their age. There was a time when turning 50 meant that a person was physically diminished. Remarkable advances in the science of skin care means that what we used to consider to be middle aged, is actually the start of our best years. Our skin does a marvelous job of protecting us from the elements, and sometimes it ages much faster than the rest of our body. Changes in the skin are unavoidable as people grow older. This is not necessarily a sign of poor health, it may simply be related to one or more factors such as genetic disposition, diet, nutrition, sun exposure, lifestyle, and even occupation.
The many skin changes that we experience
The process of aging causes the outer skin layer to become thinner. In addition to becoming thinner, the skin loses much of its fullness and elasticity. Often, aging skin looks paler and somewhat translucent. Many patients begin to notice the appearance of large pigmented spots, appropriately called age spots or liver spots. Age spots often happen for individuals who have spent many years working or playing in the outdoors.
Another aging factor is that blood vessels in the layer of skin called the dermis will become increasingly fragile. This can also cause bruising and bleeding under the skin. The sebaceous glands produce less oil and the subcutaneous fat layer of skin will provide less padding. The sweat glands will produce less sweat, making it harder to maintain and regulate body temperature. Of course, aging skin repairs itself more slowly than younger skin, the diminishes wound healing and resistance to infections.
Anti-aging skin treatment
Cosmetic dermatology offers a wonderful treatment that can slow down the premature and aggressive aging of skin. Your Charlotte dermatologist offers several solutions that can keep you looking as young as you feel. Fotofacial or broadband light rejuvenation is called Forever Young BBL™. It functionally delays skin aging. Some of the other options for anti-aging include:
- Botox™ Treatments
- Chemical peels
- Laser skin peels
- Collagen Induction Therapy
Comprehensive care for aging skin in Charlotte
The clinicians at Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality, innovative skin care including medical and cosmetic dermatology in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon and Dr. Haught are board certified dermatologists whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns. Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; BBL Photo Rejuvenation. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. Call their office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis of your concerns regarding aging skin or any other skin condition.