The Signs of Aging in Skin Can Be Prevented

The process of aging is an inevitable and often troubling fact of life for us all. Many of the factors that come with getting older are unavoidable but the most apparent of these – the aging of our skin – is a condition that is often preventable. In many cases it may even be reversible. Besides possible hair loss, your skin is the only cosmetic sign of aging and what people will judge your age off of, therefore by taking care of your skin you can not only slow down the look of aging but in most cases look years younger.

How to Slow Down the Aging of Skin

Natural aging is hardwired into our genes and nothing can be done to stop it entirely. However, there are steps you can take to limit the environmental factors that cause your skin to age prematurely:

  • Limit your exposure to the sun when possible.
  • Use sunscreen regularly, even during winter and in cloudy conditions.
  • Avoid indoor tanning booths, as well as deliberate tanning under the sun.
  • Avoid excessive facial expressions to decrease fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Favor sleeping on your back to prevent creases in your face that may lead to wrinkles.
  • Avoid smoking to prevent wrinkled, leathery skin and maintain a healthy flesh tone.


Treatment Options to Slow the Aging of Skin

Keep in mind that even following the above mentioned steps will not prevent all wrinkles. Luckily, for those who are bothered by the visible signs of aging, there are a number of treatments available to slow down the aging of skin. The most practical of these is botulinum treatments. Botulinum injections, such as Botox and Dysport, can smooth lines and wrinkles in your face. It has been praised for being more natural and less intrusive than other cosmetic procedures. These effects are temporary and generally last from four to six months depending on the person.

Aging Skin Prevention Is Painless & Easier Than Ever

Has your fear of needles kept your from considering botulinum in the past? The expert staff at Scottsdale Restorative Medicine use precise techniques to provide Botox and Dysport treatments with maximum efficiency and minimal discomfort. The super fine, pain free needles used in their methods ensure that you feel less than the prick of the pin.

Scottsdale Restorative Medicine has a variety of cosmetic care techniques to keep your skin looking young and healthy, feel free to contact us for information.