Keeping Your Skin Youthful

Keeping Your Skin YouthfulWe all want the vibrant, healthy skin of youth to stick around forever, but unfortunately age and the environment take their toll. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways to prevent some of the visible signs of aging, as well as treatment options available to treat the common signs of aging skin. Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS and Nurse Jodi Slavica of the Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles are skin care specialists who have tips and treatments to help you today.

Protect Your Skin

Hands down, the best way to prevent skin damage is to protect your skin from the sun. Exposure to the sun is the main cause of fine lines and wrinkles and it is very important to make a habit of applying a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher every single day. Make sure you find a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays and don’t forget to apply even on winter days. Sun damage accrues over time, so any exposure adds up. Also, reapply your sunscreen every couple of hours when spending time in direct sunlight like at the beach or pool.

Diet & Exercise for Your Skin

Research has shown that regular, moderate exercise improves circulation and bolsters the immune system, which, together, helps the skin maintain a radiant, healthy appearance. It is also important to maintain a healthy, balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and lean proteins to ensure the skin is getting the proper amount of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants necessary for collagen production and cell turnover. Diet and exercise together contribute to keeping the skin youthful and healthy.

Treatments for Younger-Looking Skin

If you are already noticing fine lines, wrinkles, and lax skin, it is still important to take care of your skin to prevent further damage, but there are also skin treatments available to help minimize the visible signs of aging. Skin care expert at the Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, Nurse Jodi, specializes in treatments for rejuvenating the skin.

One of the most common nonsurgical procedures for restoring a youthful appearance is the use of injectables. There are two types of injectables—facial fillers and neuromodulators—that can be used separately or together for optimal results. Hyaluronic acid fillers are frequently used to fight volume loss and fill in lines and wrinkles. Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport, on the other hand, minimize the appearance of frown lines, forehead furrows, and crow’s feet by relaxing the muscles that cause them.

Nurse Jodi also performs a variety of laser treatments to restore a youthful glow to the skin. Procedures like fractional skin resurfacing, the IPL photofacial, and Ulthera skin tightening are highly effective in treating fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

Contact the Los Angeles Skin Care Experts Today

Dr. Azizzadeh and Nurse Jodi pride themselves on offering all patients the latest in skin care treatments for restoring a youthful appearance. Contact the Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles by calling (310) 657-2203 today to schedule a skin care consultation with Nurse Jodi.

To learn more about keeping your skin youthful, contact our office today.