If we have to be completely honest with ourselves, we have to admit that age has its advantages. Still, it’s the signs of aging that we tend to notice the most. Sure, we laughed a lot to get those laugh lines. That doesn’t mean we want to keep them if we have another option. At the Med Spa in Austin, we help patients free themselves of the frustrating signs of aging they can no longer ignore. Here, we discuss a few ways that facial aging can be managed more easily.
Adults of all ages have been turning towards injectables since the early 2000s. It was at that time when Botox first gained FDA approval for cosmetic use. Shortly thereafter, dermal fillers emerged, and the face of anti-aging has never looked the same. Our patients appreciate injectables like Botox and dermal fillers primarily because they are convenient, safe, and effective. Results appear immediately in some cases and, in the case of Botox, in about a week. While these options will probably always be popular, there are other ways to address cosmetic aging, many of which seek to get to the root cause, collagen loss.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Since we’re talking about injectables, we should mention one of the most innovative treatments to emerge in recent years, the Vampire Facelift. This treatment is a two-step process that also includes dermal fillers. First, the provider injects dermal fillers as they would to improve the contours of the cheeks and other areas. Then, platelet-rich plasma is injected into the same areas. The combination restores not only youthful facial contours but also a vibrant glow and smooth surface.
Practical Habits to Manage Aging Skin
We cannot sidestep aging altogether, so it is necessary to implement strategies that can at least give us hope of slowing the process down to some degree. Even if you visit the Med Spa of Austin regularly, your skin will thank you for daily habits such as:
- Eating fresh, nutritious foods that contain antioxidants. These chemicals help to decrease the oxidative stress caused by free radicals in the body. Free radicals are strongly associated with premature aging so the more you equip your body to eliminate them, the more resilient your skin can be.
- Stay hydrated. A quality moisturizer is a must. Still, no moisturizer can offset systemic dehydration. If you have a hard time getting down those 64 ounces a day, remind yourself that your skin relies on hydration to stay smooth and plump.
- Exercise! Yes, exercise is good for your skin. It is beneficial because when you get your heart rate up, blood is moving more efficiently through all areas of the body, including your skin.
Gain the freedom you deserve. Contact The Medspa at Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center in Northwest Hills or Westlake to schedule your facial rejuvenation consultation today.