Common Anti-aging Treatments
Aging is a part of life and a process we all go through, but for some people, it can be hard to witness the physical changes that occur to our bodies, especially when it comes to skin. Luckily for those people, there are a variety of anti-aging treatments and methods of prevention to slow or reverse wrinkles and fine lines.
- Creams – There are countless over the counter and prescription creams that claim to reduce wrinkles, but only retinoid creams have been proven to reduce their appearance. Peptide creams are also commonly used to help fight aging skin.
- Microdermabrasion – The top layer of dead cells on the skin are removed with coarse fine particles to encourage new skin cell growth, leaving you with rejuvenated brighter skin.
- Botox – An injection is used to relax wrinkles by blocking nerve signals.
- Chemical peels – Often used to treat age spots, acne scars, and wrinkles, chemical peels remove the top layer of skin to encourage growth of new, smooth, even-toned skin.
- Fillers – These injections plump up the skin to reduce sagging and wrinkles to create a youthful look.
- Cosmetic surgery – For a more drastic and lasting look, some people opt for cosmetic surgery, which can tighten parts of the face or body.
These treatments can be costly, so prevention is a key way to help keep your skin youthful and healthy. Avoid sun exposure by wearing broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen, long sleeves, hats, and sunglasses. Regular exercise, plenty of sleep, staying away from smoking and alcohol, and maintaining a healthy diet are also important for skin health.
If you are looking for ways to address your aging skin or other skin, hair, and nail conditions, come see our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Juan Vaillant at Old Bridge Dermatology. Dr. Vaillant has been practicing for over 30 years and has expertise in all areas of dermatology, as well as anatomic and clinical pathology. Whether you have age spots, acne, dandruff, skin cancer, or eczema, Dr. Vaillant can help! Please contact our Old Bridge office for an appointment at (732) 679-0222 today!