Aging is the result of time, damage, and gravity. It’s a natural process that affects us all eventually. However, that doesn’t mean you have to embrace it if you aren’t ready. Everyone approaches aging in their own way, and there are many ways of slowing the process if you’re hoping to maintain a more youthful appearance. If that’s your goal, you’re in luck. Dr. Brent’s plastic surgery in Beverly Hills provides a number of treatments to help people just like you combat aging skin without surgery.
How to Combat Aging Skin without Surgery
Here are just a few options you might consider to get you started.
Microdermabrasion in Beverly Hills is a great place to start if you’re looking to subtly improve the tone and texture of your skin. The process works by removing the outermost layers of your skin using a targeted tool.
By removing layers of dead and damaged skin, microdermabrasion can renew the healthy glow of your skin. At the same time it can reduce the appearance of acne, wrinkles, and scarring. As an added benefit, the removal of these damaged layers makes it easier for your normal skincare products to penetrate the layers of your skin, increasing their effects.
There is virtually no downtime required for microdermabrasion, but you will need to be aware of what you’re putting on your skin and the level of sun exposure for at least a few days.
Chemical peels are a step up from microdermabrasion. These treatments are highly customizable, making them accessible to virtually all skin types.
As with microdermabrasion, the intention is to remove the outer layers of skin that are dead and damaged. However, stronger chemical peels can penetrate further into the skin, providing more noticeable results. Chemical peels can do everything microdermabrasion can. But they may prove better suited for patients with uneven pigmentation.
The level of downtime will depend on the strength of the chemical peel. The weakest chemical peels have virtually no downtime, but the strongest may require up to a week. Prior to scheduling your chemical peel, discuss appropriate aftercare in-depth with your doctor to make sure you know what is going to be required of you. Following their instructions will protect your skin and your results.
Laser procedures are another step up from chemical peels, but there are a wide variety of laser treatments available to patients. Your targeted results and downtime will depend entirely on what type of laser treatment you are receiving.
Some laser treatments are considered non-ablative. This means that they do not physically remove layers of skin. Instead, they stimulate collagen production, which naturally plumps the skin, eliminating fine lines. Other laser treatments do remove layers of skin. These are considered ablative laser treatments, and they do tend to require a bit more downtime but have more obvious results.
As a final step before undergoing surgery, you should consider injectables. Injectables include Botox, Kybella, and dermal fillers. They have a wide range of uses, so you’ll want to discuss your options in detail with your board-certified plastic surgeon.
Starting Your Journey
Aging isn’t fun for anyone, so you shouldn’t be ashamed if aging is negatively affecting you in any way. Thanks to advances in medicine, you now have plenty of nonsurgical options. Each treatment can help slow the process down to a point that makes you comfortable. So, if you’re interested in starting your anti-aging journey with microdermabrasion in Beverly Hills, then contact your local board-certified plastic surgeon to set up a consultation.