How to Care for Aging Skin

Creating an antiaging skin care plan is by far the best way to take care of your skin as you gracefully enter your 40s and beyond. The goal is to keep your skin healthy and use tools to diminish the signs of aging to reclaim your skin’s youthful appearance.

Led by board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon Dr. Lance Henry, the team at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center offers the latest advancements in skin care to meet your needs. At our state-of-the-art centers in Fayetteville and Bentonville, Arkansas, our team can create an antiaging plan to help you look and feel youthful and radiant. Here’s what you should incorporate into your anti-aging arsenal.

Minimize wrinkles and fine lines

Women and men have more choices than ever to fight the signs of aging. Botox® Cosmetic injections are by far the most popular minimally invasive procedure that dermatologists perform. Botox erases the signs of facial aging, lessening wrinkles, creases and fine lines, leaving you with smoother, younger-looking skin.

The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin works by temporarily blocking nerve impulses, causing muscles to relax and skin to have a smoother, fresher appearance. The injections take less than 15 minutes and you can return to work, the gym, and your other daily activities after the procedure.

The effects last 3-6 months. If your goal is to minimize wrinkles and fine lines, it’s recommended that you add at least two treatments a year to your antiaging skin regimen.

Rejuvenate with laser resurfacing

Sagging skin, droopy eyelids, blotches, minor blemishes, and sun damage are no match for laser resurfacing, a procedure that uses light energy to gently remove layers of damaged skin and stimulate new skin cells. The result is a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance.

In most cases, patients see excellent results after just a single session. However, depending on your unique situation, Dr. Henry may recommend multiple sessions to fully address your skin care needs.

Protect your skin from the sun

Protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays is the cornerstone of every antiaging plan. The heat from the sun causes skin to become dry, and UV radiation damages the collagen, the major protein that forms the connective tissue of your skin.

Wearing sunscreen is the best way to protect your skin from UV rays. Sunscreen blocks and absorbs UV rays to prevent them from penetrating the skin. Dr. Henry can recommend a sunscreen suitable for your skin to use in your anti-aging regimen.

Use an antiaging moisturizer

Your skin needs moisture. Dehydrated skin appears dry and shriveled, making wrinkles and fine lines more noticeable. Properly moisturizing your skin replaces the oils your skin makes and keeps your skin soft, elastic and more youthful looking. Your skin naturally loses elasticity as you age, making a good moisturizer a vital component of your antiaging routine.

Keep it clean

Never underestimate the power of a good cleanser. Your skin cells are constantly shedding and being replaced, and natural oils build up in the skin. Removing oil, debris, dirt, and dead skin cells plays an important role in keeping your skin looking fresh. If you need recommendations on a good cleansing routine, Dr. Henry and his team can make suggestions.

If you’re ready for brighter, smoother, more youthful-looking skin, call the team at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center to schedule your consultation or use our online booking form to request an appointment.

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