When you set out to reach an ideal weight, you know you have some work ahead. Weight loss comes from healthy habits that are maintained consistently over time. Interestingly, many people fail to look at their skin through the same lens. The vast majority of adults today do not give much thought to their skincare routine until they start to notice the signs of aging. When this is the first evaluation of the skin, it can feel overwhelming to manage. We have another idea, and we are more than happy to share it with patients of our Austin cosmetic surgery and laser center.
As you may have guessed, we suggest approaching aging skin (and all skin is aging skin) the same way you would approach weight management, with consistency. When one develops the habits they need to reach their ideal weight, they know they must keep those habits consistently if they want to avoid gaining weight in the future. The same concept holds true for the skin. Here’s why. Around age twenty, the body significantly slows down its production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. These chemicals each perform specific duties to maintain firm, supple, plump, resilient skin. It is their decline that starts the visible aging process that we see as lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Knowing this, we are empowered to begin fostering the ongoing production of these chemicals starting as early as we wish, and earlier does seem to be better.
Treatments to Keep in your Skin Care Repertoire
One of the foundations of maintaining healthy, youthful skin is to avoid damage whenever possible. The primary source of dermatologic damage, and a huge collagen-wrecker, is UV light, aka sunshine. While a few minutes of unprotected, early-morning sun exposure can be good for vitamin D production, we would ideally wear broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen every day. Dr. Walden has developed her own, specially-formulated sunscreen you can find here. Beyond sunscreen and other professional skincare products, adults of all ages can find treatments suited to their skin’s unique needs.
In our Austin facilities, we regularly perform the following:
- Chemical peels
- PRP microneedling
- RF microneedling
- HydraFacial dermal infusion
- BBL skin rejuvenation
- MicroLaserPeel skin resurfacing
- Fractional laser resurfacing
Our experienced providers are here to help you begin your perfect skin-perfecting regimen. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.