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Best Skin Care Procedures for Your Twenties, Thirties, and Forties

Best Skin Care Procedures for Your Twenties, Thirties, and Forties

No matter your age, there is a procedure that can help your skin look and feel its best! For skin that is healthy and vibrant, knowing what to expect at each age and stage is the best way to decide which procedure is right for improving your skin’s appearance, regardless of the change. 

Twenties

You may have heard the often repeated phrase, “the decisions we make in our twenties can affect us the rest of our life.” This is especially true when it comes to our skin! During our twenties, many of us can experience acne- even if we never did as teenagers.

Sun damage, freckles, dark spots, and the beginnings of wrinkles also may start developing during this period of our lives. When it comes to anti-aging, prevention is key! Some of us may begin to develop fine lines around the corners of our mouths, forehead, and crow’s feet.

Your twenties are a great time to get serious about skincare regiments and cosmetic treatments that focus on anti-aging. Botox and Dysport work fantastically to prevent the formation of deep lines. Gentle laser treatments like Clear + Brilliant are also great for young skin, as they address pigmentation and increase skin porosity.

If you are experiencing early signs of skin sagging or laxity, CO2 Resurfacing treatments can be a great option.

Thirties

At this point, it’s likely you will begin to develop some wrinkles or small dark spots on your skin. You may have lost some elasticity, since our skin’s collagen production slows as we age.

If you haven’t already begun Botox treatments, your thirties are a great time to start. Botox relaxes face muscles that cause wrinkles, and also works to smooth existing wrinkles and prevent new ones from developing.

Laser skin resurfacing can help to treat everything from uneven textures to dark spots, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. There are a variety of different cosmetic lasers available.

While light chemical peels can be great as skin refreshers, using a medium to deep peel will provide a more intense, targeted treatment. These procedures increase skin tightening, brighten skin tone, and improve overall texture. Facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that may have begun to appear throughout the face.

Forties

This period is when women begin to see the most changes in their skin. Wrinkles become more visible, and incorporating regular monthly facials into your skincare routine becomes a must. Because your skin is no longer producing natural structural elements, specifically collagen, as quickly as it did in your 20s and 30s, you may notice one of more of the following: duller complexion, hooding of the eyelids, reduced elasticity in the face, and more pronounced laxity on the face and neck.

Luckily, there are a variety of procedures that can easily address any changes you’ve begun to notice in your skin!

CO2 Resurfacing is a more aggressive type of fractional resurfacing that helps to improve the tone of skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma, can be some of the best anti-aging skincare treatments for your 40s. These fillers smooth fine lines and wrinkles, add volume and definition to lips, and add contour to the face to recreate the fuller, more supple look of younger skin.

Not sure which procedure is right for you? Contact Marvel Cosmetic Surgery at 615-538-0399 to discuss your needs and get started on the path to your best skin!

5 Things You Need to Know about CO2 Skin Resurfacing

Laser treatments are designed to help manage various skin conditions and improve the skin’s surface quality. If you're interested in reducing the signs of aging and improving the appearance of scars, read on for more information about our CO2 laser treatment.

At Marvel Cosmetic Surgery, we pride ourselves in providing our patients with quality care. One way we do this by offering the latest treatments so our patients experience incredible results. Laser treatments have made several advancements over the years, but many people have yet to experience them.

Laser treatments are designed to help manage various skin conditions and improve the skin’s surface quality. If you’re interested in reducing the signs of aging and improving the appearance of scars, read on for more information about our CO2 laser treatment.

1.When to Get a Laser Treatment

The time of year you schedule a laser treatment is important because when your skin comes into contact with a laser, it becomes more sensitive to UVA and UVB rays. Getting your laser treatments in the fall ensures your skin will have limited exposure to the sun because you spend more time indoors. It’s also recommended that you wear SPF 30 after the procedure, regardless the time of year.

2. Choose a Highly-trained Physician for the Best Results

Laser resurfacing is a safe way to reduce scarring and improve skin tone. However, you don’t want to trust just anyone. Choose a professional who is knowledgeable about the process to ensure your results will be a dramatic improvement.  Working with someone who is poorly trained could result in unnecessary pain and damage to the skin. When choosing a doctor, only consider working with someone who is board certified.

3. Medications Can Affect Results

Transparency about health issues or conditions is the best way to ensure you get the most from your CO2 laser treatment. Particular medications and supplements can have an impact on how you recover.

Acne medications that contain Accutane can cause your skin to heal poorly and encourage scarring. Regular use of aspirin can cause excess bleeding post procedure. Conditions like recurring cold sores are worth mentioning because it’s possible that you might experience a breakout. Diabetes and other chronic conditions should be addressed so your doctor can analyze how they might affect your results or healing capabilities.

4. Your Skin May or May Not be Tender

Everyone will experience a different sensation while undergoing a laser treatment. However, most doctors and patients compare it to a rubber band snapping against the skin. The CO2 laser penetrates the skin on a much deeper level than other lasers. When you are meeting with your physician at your consultation, you can discuss ways to minimize discomfort.

5. A CO2 laser has Different Advantages than Other Lasers

Not all lasers are created equal. A CO2 laser penetrates the epidermis more deeply. It has the capabilities to:

Resurface Skin

The CO2 will gently vaporize the outer layer of the skin, reducing and in some instances eliminating sun-damage and acne scarring. It can also blend out fine lines and wrinkles to reveal smooth, fresh skin. The precision of the laser also gives your physician control over the application. You should see amazing results in just four to six weeks.

Rejuvenate Hands

Many times, our hands will give away our age before our face does. CO2 laser treatments can help achieve smoother, younger looking skin in just a few visits. By combining the laser with other effective treatments, such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion, you can effectively remove sun spots, wrinkles, or other blemishes to restore volume and create a youthful appearance.

Feminine Rejuvenation

Feminine rejuvenation is an excellent option for women who have given birth or are experiencing incontinence. The CO2 laser safely tightens and strengthens, while stimulating the production of collagen. As the new skin cells formulate, the tissue will become smoother and healthier. The treatment can also help stop unwanted secretions, increase blood flow, and sensitivity.

Discover more benefits of the CO2 laser by booking an appointment with one of our highly-trained physicians by calling 615-329-3900.