As you age, it is not just about lines and wrinkles. Your cheeks can lose volume and skin may begin to sag. Contributors to these symptoms are aging, harmful sun exposure and other harmful exposures (poor diet, smoking, etc.) making the skin break down at the microscopic level. The structural proteins (collagen, reticular fibers, elastic fibers) and sugars (hyaluronic acid) that give the skin much of its structural support and strength are damaged and/or lost following such exposures and the skin effectively "caves in" on itself. To the naked eye, this manifests visually as wrinkles or "rhytids" and the loss of a smooth appearance. In severe cases, the skin can actually look like leather. To the touch, this manifests as a loss of a "soft and smooth" sensation.
There is no prevention of aging, but there are some key things that can result in slowing down and possibly restoring a natural youthful look. The 3 major areas to focus on in aging and may include single or combination treatment with...
1) Revolumizing Options: a) volumizers hyaluronic acid volumizers like Juvederm
2) Neuromodulator Treatment with Botox Cosmetic or Xeomin
3) Skin Treatments involving in-office Intense Pulsed Light treatments, chemical peels, Elos Sublative treatment, eyelash enhancing (Latisse) or daily skin care regimens.
4) Referral to a Plastic Surgeon
The things that are discussed with Dr. Good in your complimentary consultation are:
ORAL SUPPLEMENTS(such as Coenyme Q-10)
ORAL VITAMIN C
MEDICAL GRADE SUNSCREEN
DAILY SKIN CARE
Note: Results may vary from person to person