Skin Anti-Aging Strategies
Updated: Mar 29
Undergoing Treatments For Anti-Aging!
Healthy and functioning skin barrier is important protector against dehydration, penetration of various microorganisms, allergens, irritants, reactive oxygen species and radiation. The skin barrier may be specifically adjusted to allow penetration. For this reason daily skin care may increase skin regeneration, elasticity, smoothness, and thus temporarily change the skin condition.
It is necessary to stop the degradation of the skin primary structural constituents, such as collagen, elastin, to prevent the formation of wrinkles. Another integral approach preventing wrinkle formation is the reduction of inflammation by topical or systemic antioxidants which should be used in combination with sunscreens and retinoids to enhance their protective effects.
Photoprotection and Systemic Antioxidants
Chronic photodamage of the skin manifests itself as extrinsic skin aging (photoageing). DNA photodamage and UV-generated reactive oxygen species (ROS) are the initial molecular events that lead to most of the typical histological and clinical manifestations of chronic photodamage of the skin. Wrinkling and pigmentary changes are directly associated with premature photo-aging and are considered its most important cutaneous manifestations. The strategies aimed at preventing photo-aging include sun avoidance, sun protection using sunscreens to block or reduce skin exposure to UV radiation, retinoids in order to inhibit collagenase synthesis and to promote collagen production, and anti-oxidants, particularly in combination, to reduce and neutralize free radicals (FR).
The cell regulators, such as retinols, peptides and growth factors (GF), have direct effects on collagen metabolism and influence collagen production.
What Are Age Spots and How Did I Get Them?
Age Sports are more common in adults over 40. These dark brown or black spots are caused by an abnormal concentration of melanin in the skin. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its colour; so, an abnormal deposit of melanin can cause age spots to form. Medical Practitioners pin it to a number of reasons, specifically overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays and blue light devices.
People are spending more time than ever in front of screens due to work from home and an increase in the use of visual technology platforms. Sloughing off dead cells at home with masks, scrubs, glycolics, and retinols can help. And clinical resurfacing procedures that cause slight injuries to the skin — think chemical peels, or microneedling — can get you there faster. But when you need a supercharged solution, there’s nothing more effective than lasers
There are various in-office procedures, most of which are intended to ‘resurface’ the epidermis: to remove the damaged epidermis and replace the tissue with remodeled skin layers and sometimes spur the formation of new collagen.
Lasers are great tools that can help improve various problems of the skin, such as acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and even tattoos and loose skin. The body responds by making new, younger-looking skin. The skin gets tighter, while the fine lines are removed and the wrinkles are softened. Sun spots are lightened, and benign skin growths are destroyed. Recovery time with ablative lasers is about a week, and because skin can be sensitive in the immediate weeks following the procedure, it’s a good idea to use sunscreen for protection. “Patients can expect final results in about six months,
but “stubborn skin conditions might need several treatments to get the best results.”
Another popular nonabalative treatment, as Medisthetics Wellness & Laser Clinic notes, are light therapies, which are also known as intense pulsed light (IPL) or violet-blue light (VBL). They aren’t lasers, nor do they resurface skin. Instead, they’re a “rejuvenating” therapy. They achieve many of the same results that lasers do, but in a more targeted, gentler way. Instead of using one laser that focuses on your skin, [light therapy] uses several wavelengths of light at once. Light therapies won’t give you those dramatic before-and-after photos, but they’re great for skin maintenance, “especially for the younger population that doesn’t need much work.” Just keep in mind that because it’s gentler, you’ll need quite a few more sessions to see serious results, Topical anesthesia is usually enough to make light therapies tolerable.