The Art of Acting Your Age But Not Looking It
In this day and age, it’s safe to say that it is appropriate to act your age, dress your age, but the fact of the matter is, you don’t have to look your age. With new innovations always immerging into the cosmetic and plastic surgery scene, there really is no reason that an individual has to look their age, unless they want to. From Botox to chemical peels, this article will discuss a few of the ways that you can help your skin to look younger.
As the most popular thing available on the plastic surgery market, Botox is an injectable that is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles primarily around the eyes and forehead. Comprised of an ingredient called botulinum, once injected into your facial muscles, Botox works to temporarily paralyze those muscles and soften the lines and wrinkles that you may be experiencing— leaving you with a smoother and younger looking complexion. As a temporary solution, Botox typically lasts anywhere from 3-6 months depending on the patient and their skin type.
Unlike Botox, which is an injectable, Juvederm is a filler used to actually fill in the fine lines and wrinkles you may be experiencing around your mouth, nose, and lower parts of your cheeks. As you age, your skin starts to lose its collagen and fat, which can make it droop a little and look less youthful. However, by having fillers like Juvederm injected into your skin, you can help to restore that look of having more collagen and fat which in turn smooth’s out your otherwise wrinkled skin.
As mentioned above, as your skin ages, it starts to naturally lose collagen— a substance that makes your skin plump and supple. However, by using things such as chemical peels, you can help to naturally restore your skin’s collagen. How exactly? Chemical peels primarily use acids, such as hydroxy acids, to help remove the top few layers of your skin. Once removed, your body will work to restore those layers of your skin and will also work to give you some more collagen.
Age gracefully with the above mentioned procedures from Chevy Chase Dermatology. If you would like to learn more about these procedures or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!