Every season of life brings changes. With age, you gain experience, reflect on memories, and enjoy perks like retirement; however, you also have to deal with significant physical changes, including your appearance.
But you don’t have to accept those changes as a part of life.
Why your skin can’t stand the test of time
When you’re younger, your skin has ample stores of structural proteins like collagen and elastin, hyaluronic acid, and other natural oils that keep your skin healthy and moisturized. You gradually lose these important ingredients of healthy skin as the years go on.
Combine the inevitable effects of time with other factors like sun exposure, smoking, bad habits, and environmental aggressors, and you have a recipe for cosmetic flaws.
One of the most common age-related cosmetic skin concern is fine lines, wrinkles, and deep creases, but there are other ways your skin changes over time, including:
- Rough texture
- Elasticity issues
- Thinning skin
You might only struggle with one of these issues, or you might experience all of them. Regardless of your type of cosmetic concern, Dr. Carlson has the treatment you need to regain your youthful glow.
Addressing your aging skin
Everyone ages differently and needs individualized treatments, so Dr. Carlson begins your rejuvenation journey by discussing your health history and goals.
Once she’s evaluated your specific needs, she recommends a customized plan from our comprehensive list of cosmetic treatments. Here’s an overview of our anti-aging treatment line-up.
1. Dermal fillers
If your primary concern is sagging skin, thin lips, or creases, then dermal fillers might be the right choice for you. We use the JUVÉDERM® line of products that contain high levels of hyaluronic acid — an ingredient that helps your skin stay hydrated, plump, and supple.
Once injected, it replenishes your body’s store of hyaluronic acid, filling out the lost volume and smoothing pesky fine lines as well.
Getting dermal fillers is a simple process that only takes about 15 minutes. You should avoid strenuous activity for at least 48 hours after your treatment, but you won’t need any other downtime.
Most of our patients report instant results and that last as long as 18 months. You can schedule maintenance appointments as needed.
Botox is perhaps one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. It harnesses the power of a naturally found bacterium called Clostridium botulinum to temporarily paralyze and relax the muscles in your face. It helps to reduce the appearance of lines on your forehead, around your eyes, and near your nose.
This is another quick and virtually painless cosmetic treatment that doesn’t require any downtime. Results start to appear within the first day or two and can last up to four months.
3. Laser skin resurfacing
While it might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, laser skin resurfacing is actually one of the best, most advanced anti-aging treatments. It involves delivering short pulses of concentrated light energy into the deepest layers of your skin to carefully and gradually remove layers of damaged skin.
The heat from the lasers also stimulates your body’s natural healing process, which triggers collagen production, rebuilding strong, firm skin from within.
Dr. Calrson uses the MiXto® CO2 fractional laser, which is effective for a wide range of cosmetic issues, including:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scarring
- Pigmentation issues, such as age spots
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Dull skin
- Enlarged pores
This is a minimally invasive process that, depending on the area you want to be treated and the severity of your concerns, rejuvenates your skin quickly and painlessly. You may experience some mild side effects following your treatment, but they should be short-lived.
Your skin will start to shed the damaged layers of skin within 5-7 days. Over the next 10-21 days, you’ll see new, healthier skin appear, with the best results showing up after a few months.
4. Wellness services
A companion to these cosmetic treatments and the best way to make sure that your skin stays as healthy as possible is to boost your overall health and well-being.
We believe that true beauty comes from within, so we offer wellness services, including nutritional planning and supplements, weight-loss programs, and educational resources. Supporting your overall health is a great way to look good and feel even better.
If you’re ready to look in the mirror and see a younger you, request an appointment at our Providence, Utah, office online or over the phone.