Wrinkles are an inevitable part of life, so do we really have any control over them? Fortunately, the answer is YES. What you do early in life plays a large role in the aging of the skin and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Being proactive and starting a preventative aging program in our early twenties is ideal. This program should consist of safe and effective products and healthy lifestyle choices. The late twenties and early thirties are a great time to start a treatment program. However, no matter what age you are it is never too late to begin an anti-aging program that will combat the signs of aging.
Many factors are at play when it comes to how the skin will age: the environment, genetics, nutrition, skincare products, stress, and lifestyle choices. An effective anti-aging plan should encompass all areas: including a healthy diet, proper daily skincare, safe skin treatments and wise lifestyle choices. When it comes to your skin and the health of our bodies we should be supplying it with vitamins, minerals and nutrients. As we gradually start to see the formation of lines and wrinkles one should begin having treatments monthly or at minimum bi-monthly. This will help reduce and prevent further aging. We are never going to completely stop the signs of aging but rather slow them down while maintaining healthy skin. Healthy skin is long-living skin.
3 methods that work to stimulate collagen and Elastin
Best Treatment: Skin Tyte
Skin tightening uses an infrared beam to heat up the collagen underneath the skin. As the collagen heats, the dermis coagulates, plumping up the outer skin. Meanwhile, the heat stimulates the production of more collagen to tighten the skin further. The result is firmer skin without invasive surgery. It is a very safe treatment because it heats the fibroblast cells (cells that make collagen) under the skin’s surface without heating up the skin itself. Skin tightening is a quick procedure with no downtime and can be used on the face and neck area.
The treatment causes the skin to improve over the course of about six months. A series of 3-6 treatments is required to achieve optimal results. Unlike laser resurfacing, which may not be appropriate for those with darker skin, skin tightening will work for almost anybody, since the procedure does not interfere with the surface of the skin.
If you are noticing your skin beginning to lose its firmness and elasticity this is the treatment for you It is also recommended for women in their early to mid-thirties who want to prevent the loss of elasticity and sagging as well as prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles. The average price of Skin tightening is $175-$375 depending on the area treated.
Best Treatment: Micro-Needling
Micro-needling is a safe and very popular anti-aging treatment that we have performed at SKN for over 10 years. The needles induce micro-trauma in the skin which sets into play the natural wound healing response leading to the production of collagen and elastin.
Micro-Needling uses a motorized pen with a rounded tip containing 11 very fine needles. The pen is glided along the skin creating hundreds of tiny dermal injuries. These little injuries trigger the body’s healing response resulting in an increased production of collagen and elastin, release of natural growth factors to regenerate the skin as well as improved skin tone and texture. The skin will be smoother, tighter and healthier. Check out our GOLD VIP Program.
#2 ACTIVE SKINCARE
Best Ingredients: Vitamin A (retinaldehyde) and Vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid)
What we apply to our skin every day is the most important of all. You wouldn’t brush your teeth a couple of times a week, would you? Of course, the answer is no because the consequences to your oral health would be pretty devastating. However for some reason skincare never received the same care and attention as our teeth but the reality is our skin requires daily nutrients and antioxidants to be healthy, resilient, and radiant.
A collagen and skin health-promoting routine will include a well-formulated cleanser, gentle exfoliant, water-based serums, and moisturizer. If your skin is dry you will also need oil. Two ingredients I want to highlight here are the collagen daytime and nighttime collagen makers that prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Vitamin A – Vitamin A provides extensive benefits to the skin. It improves skin texture, repairs photo-damaged skin, and reduces and prevents the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A also remodels scar tissue, and it can increase the skin’s firmness and elasticity. We highly recommend using retinaldehyde, it is the most potent and least irritating form of vitamin A. It’s time to ditch the prescription Vitamin A’s and retinol that are causing unnecessary and harmful irritation. Our Empowered Collagen Revival Serum by Forget Beauty is formulated with the superior encapsulated retinaldehyde along with a host of plumping peptides, and transformative nutrients and antioxidants.
Vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) – Vitamin C has three major benefits for the skin: synthesis of collagen reduces skin damage caused by free radicals and protects and repairs the skin from photo-damage. Vitamin C is very unstable so be sure to purchase it in powder form and mix it into a water-based serum at the time of use. Our Illuminated Vitamin C Powder and Awakened Hydrating Serum Duo are daytime SKN Magic!