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Skin Care in your 40s and 50s-Advanced Aesthetics-AR

Jun 17

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The signs of aging become more visible to us when we reach our 40s and 50s. Fortunately, these can be reduced with the correct skin care products and professional aesthetic services. It is important to do your research and consider seeing an licensed, medical skin care specialist at Advanced Aesthetics-AR to help you with your skin care goals. Here is what we've come up with as the top four skin care concerns for aging skin:

Seeing wrinkles that just won't go away?: Try Retin-A and/or growth factor serums, like TNS Essential Serum, ReGenica by Obagi, or Emergence by Kinerase Pro Therapy MD. The Retin-A, or retinol, works on increasing cell turnover, while growth factors force the skin to regrow healthy skin cells. Both compliment each other and have become the anti-aging standards in the skin care industry. In fact, more companies are developing more sophisticated products to alter the way your skin behaves and make it act more like it did in your 20s and 30s.

Loosing your elasticity? Sagging skin also comes from sun damage. UV rays penetrate our skin and over time, damage our cells and our support structure under the skin (a.k.a. elastin and collagen). Exilis Skin Tightening RF treatments help to rebuild and reorganize the collagen and elastin by causing a thermal injury under the skin. With little to no downtime, RF treatments are becoming more popular as a non-surgical option for those seeking less invasive alternatives. Another option is the FDA approved at home device, NuFace Trinity. NuFace uses micro-current technology to gently and effectively stimulate your skin to improve your appearance.

Seeing spots? Professional treatments, such as I.P.L. (Intense Pulsed Light), target brown spots and red areas to even out skin tone while improving texture. If you are not ready for a light based treatment, then try the new topical skin brighteners, such as Lytera by SkinMedica. Lytera by SkinMedica is one of those products, that attacks pigmentation at the source, while breaking up the pigment that you are already seeing on the surface.

Adult Acne? Yes, this is a HUGE problem for some people. Nothing is more irritating than to have wrinkles AND acne! First, we must determine if what you are seeing is indeed acne or rosacea bumps. If it is acne, a professional microdermabrasion can significantly reduce the breakouts, while combating oily, aging skin. If you get the occasional bump, then a topical benzoyl peroxide like Glytone's 3P gel can do the trick! On the other hand, Rosacea is a chronic skin inflammation condition and must be treated differently than acne. If you suspect that you have Rosacea, consult with a dermatologist first. 

We hope this article can guide you though the plethora of skin care products out there, and gives you some idea as to what works and what just smells good. As with everything we do, it is important to schedule a consultation before beginning any skin care treatment or at home regime.

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