Look your best at any age…
It’s only natural that as we age, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin start to appear. Whether aging skin is caused by your genetic make-up or factors such as environment, sun damage or lifestyle, there are many options available that provide younger, fresher looking skin for all ages.
Skin changes through the ages:
Ages 20 – 30: Although the skin is still smooth and supple, expression lines begin to appear on the forehead and around the eyes. Acne can develop even though absent in teenage years, and some scarring may occur from acne flare-ups.
Ages 30 – 40: “Crow’s feet” appear around the eyes, and forehead lines deepen. Frown lines (lines between the eyebrows), naso-labial folds (lines that run from the nose to the mouth), and lines at the corners of the mouth begin to appear. Brown spots, sun spots and other signs of sun damage begin to appear.
Ages 40 – 50: “Smokers” lines appear above the vermilion border (along the top of the lip) and “commas” at the corners of the mouth deepen and lengthen to the chin. The vermilion border itself loses definition. Expression lines deepen around the mouth, forehead, and brows. The neck and “jowls” begin to sag.
Ages 50 – 60: During these years you’ll begin to notice several changes, including the redistribution of facial fat and softening definition of the cheeks. Sun spots and brown spots worsen and increase. “Frown” lines and expression lines continue to deepen and the neck becomes pouchy and lined.
Which treatments do I need?
Dr. Patricia Dickerson professionally performs a variety of aging skin treatments for patients from Centerville, Dayton, Middletown, Cincinnati, Columbus and throughout Ohio. To determine the appropriate treatment, our doctor will first discuss your desired level of correction and then recommend the appropriate treatment.
Fine to moderate wrinkles, broken blood vessels, age spots, acne scars and mildly sagging skin respond well to many non-invasive procedures. For changes related to gravity and redistribution of facial fat, surgical procedures may be needed in addition to your ongoing non-invasive skin care treatments.
Wrinkle prevention treatments
Botox is one of the most recognized wrinkle fighters. It actually prevents wrinkles from appearing by relaxing the underlying muscles so they don’t contract. Botox blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing your normal facial expression to be unaffected.
Treatments for wrinkles, texture, and tightening
- Microdermabrasion removes only the outermost layer of dead skin to reveal softer, smoother and fresher looking skin.
- Wrinkle Injections using soft tissue fillers can improve the appearance of facial wrinkles by injections under the skin that elevate wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance.
- Photo Rejuvenation is a system that uses intense pulsed light to treat age spots and broken capillaries, and to improve the appearance of fine lines.
- Light Chemical Peels gently exfoliate, smooth and soften the skin while they gently remove the outer skin cell layer. Light chemical peels can renew your skin’s texture and improve its clarity.
- Lumenis Active FX and Max FX laser treatments can improve moderate to severe wrinkles, texture and tighten loose skin.
What is recovery like?
After our doctor performs your aging skin treatment, you may experience some redness and/or swelling at the treatment site. This can be covered with make-up and you can resume normal activities immediately.
Maintaining your results
For optimum results, it’s important to follow up your skin care rejuvenation treatments with the appropriate home skin care regimen. Your regimen may include the best prescriptive and nonprescriptive products to help you reach your goal. Our staff is trained to help you select the correct skin care products based on your skin type, your desired level of improvement, your tolerance to ingredients and your lifestyle.