50s and Beyond! - Decades of Skin Care - Tiffany Clay, MD
50s and Beyond!
These are the years where all of your hard work pays off. You’re now, hopefully, applying a daily sunscreen, antioxidant, retinol or other collagen booster. In addition to those products you’re also using focused treatments for your eyes and neck, as well as using growth factors or peptides. You also are keeping your skin well hydrated with moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid.
If you are tardy to the anti-aging party you may need some procedures to jumpstart rejuvenation process for you. Dark spots caused by lack of sun protection in your youth may have left your face, hands and arms with many sun spots. You should definitely start sun protection now but to remove those dark spots laser treatment may be necessary. Intense pulsed light (IPL), Fraxel and Picofocus are the lasers at Dermatology Affiliates that can fade those dark spots and give you a clean slate for antiaging. Another option is a series of chemical peels to fade and lighten sun freckles.
If your former years have left you with loose, lax skin on the face and neck due to loss of collagen then you may want to pair your antiaging regimen with a procedure to lift the skin. Exilis is a non-invasive device that gives a subtle lift to the face and neck without you going under the knife. Pair this with Nectifirm Advanced for some nice neck rejuvenation. You may also consider Fraxel or microneedling which both add a great deal of new collagen to the skin. I recommend Alastin’s Skin Nectar prior to and after these procedures to speed up recovery and to reduce the breakdown of healthy collagen.
I want you to glow in your 50s and beyond! Remember it is never too late to start a skincare regimen no matter your age or background.
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