How to Prevent the Early Signs of Aging

How to Prevent the Early Signs of Aging

You’ve seen friends or relatives who look a lot older than they are, and you want to avoid it. Who wants to see wrinkles, skin that looks like leather, facial grooves, uneven skin texture, and other obvious signs of aging when you look in the mirror? 

You can do your part by avoiding sunburn and long periods of overexposure to the sun, major sources of damage to your skin. Get in the habit of putting on sunscreen to ensure you’re not overexposed to the sun’s hot rays. 

But genetics and time catch up with everyone at some point. What else can you do to prevent early signs of aging? 

At Seacoast Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists work with you to help keep your skin supple and smooth. We have a variety of approaches to keep your skin looking radiant, depending on your individual needs. 

Following are popular skin rejuvenation treatments that help prevent those telltale signs of aging. 

Botox®

Botox® Cosmetic can soften frown lines (vertical lines between your eyebrows), crow's feet (fine lines on either side of your eyes), and the horizontal forehead lines that you may see starting to develop.  

Botox is one of the most-studied facial rejuvenation treatments ever created. It’s been the subject of more than 500 articles in peer-reviewed publications and is approved for use in 95 countries. 

Among people in their 20s, Botox use has increased more than 28% since 2010. Botox is now being used as a preventive measure instead of treating wrinkles after the fact. Botox freezes facial muscles so you don’t start getting those facial lines.

Dermal fillers

As you age, your skin loses volume. It has less collagen and elastin, key skin proteins that help keep your skin from sagging. Dermal fillers can fill the gap, so to speak. Administered through injection, they add volume that smooths out wrinkles, adds fullness to your lips, and plumps up sagging cheeks and jawlines. 

We have selected Juvederm and Sculptra products to enhance our patients’ facial appearance. They’re fairly long lasting — from six months to up to two years, depending on the product. 

Laser treatment 

Laser treatment is another popular skin rejuvenation option. If you have skin discoloration from sun damage, rough skin texture, acne or surgical scars, sagging skin, or stretch marks, you may benefit from noninvasive laser treatment. 

Depending on the laser, this technology can be used on both fair and darker skin. In the past two decades, laser skin rejuvenation has increased by 248%, and now more than 600,000 procedures are done annually. 

Light therapy 

If uneven skin tone is your problem, light therapy may be the solution for you. We review your medical history and examine your skin to determine the best course of anti-aging treatment. 

If you’re ready to prevent the early signs of aging, call us for an appointment or book online here. We have locations in Portsmouth, Dover, and Exeter, New Hampshire.

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