Proper skin care is essential to maintain a youthful, vibrant appearance. As you age, your skin continues to stretch and loose its elasticity. Everyone ages differently, that is why there are so many skin care options to assist you in maintaining a youthful, radiant look.
Topical creams and moisturizers are an essential element in maintaining a fresh, smooth appearance to the skin.
Retin-A, a form of vitamin A, is effective in treating the signs of aging such as fine wrinkles, dark spots, and loose skin. Retin-A should be used every night, or every other night, depending on the sensitivity of your skin. If used too frequently, Retin-A can cause excessive facial dryness, redness and irritation. It’s best to start off every other night for 2 weeks and progress to nightly as tolerated.
Facial moisturizing creams should be non-comedogenic to minimize pore blockage.
Dr Totonchi can suggest a skin care regime which will work best for your skin type.
Most importantly, daily application of a sunscreen SPF of 30-50+ is highly suggested to prevent premature aging of the skin by the sun’s damaging UV rays.
Laser treatments to the face help to maintain an uplifting, radiant appearance. The Halo laser is a Hybrid laser treatment with minimal downtime. The Hybrid technology has ablative and non-ablative capability, which allows light exfoliation of the outermost layer of the skin, while having deeper penetrating channels to promote gently tightening. The Halo laser assists in improving skin color, tone, and texture.
ProFractional and ReSurfx laser treatments, with or without the addition of a micro laser peel, has a down time of 5-7 days. The Profractional laser treats a fraction of the skin at a deeper level which promotes collage remodeling, combined with the superficial full-face abrasion. The fractionated technology allows for quicker healing of the skin.
Products, such as Botox, will minimize dynamic wrinkles that you get with animation. The effects of Botox generally last approximately 3 months at which time repeat injections are needed to maintain the smooth look attained with Botox.
Dermal fillers or fat injections are used to fill the hollows that may start to form under the eyes, in the nasolabial folds, along the marionette lines, or to the cheek area.
Schedule your consultation with Cleveland, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Ali Totonchi, MD., Call 440-461-7999