Seven Tips to Take Years off Your Face

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We all age, and New Yorkers are no exception. New Yorkers can experience circles under their eyes due to a variety of factors, including a demanding job or long hours, stress over rent, roommates or landlords, and drinking too much at Brooklyn’s after-hours clubs. In addition, New York is a very large city with a ton of additional pollution in the air, which affects the skin of New Yorkers, making it easier to age quicker. Loss of facial fat, volume, and wrinkles under the eyes, as well as loose, sagging and crepey skin are all signs of aging. There are many minimally invasive options that can reduce, prevent or eliminate the signs of aging. This is possible thanks to medical advancements in dermatologic and cosmetic medicine. Even better is the fact that many New York medical practices, including Skinly Aesthetics cosmetic dermatology offer these minimally invasive treatment options. This gives you a wide range of choices and various professionals from registered nurses and aestheticians to board certified plastic surgeons to choose from.. Under eye circles are a sign of aging that can appear even in younger ages. These under eye circles are very commonly accompanied by hollowness in the cheeks. Filling in these hollow areas with dermal filler is one way to get rid of dark circles under your eyes, as well as the classic hollowness that is a common, yet inevitable sign of aging. Under eye filler as well as cheek filler are two fillers that have become very popular in recent years. They can be purchased at most medical spas and are a quick, easy, and safe way to remove dark circles and hollowness under your eyes and mid face. There are other areas on your face that could be making you appear older than you actually are. These are some simple ways to reduce the years on your face.

Dermal fillers

You can use dermal fillers in many areas, not just under your eyes. You can use Juvederm dermal filler under your eyes, on your cheeks and in your nasolabial lines, which are also called smile lines, and are characteristic to the lines or folds that form between the corners of your nose and outer corners of your mouth. Dermal fillers can also be used to enhance your nose, lips, jaw, and other areas of your face like your chin, forehead, and even neck. You can look younger with dermal fillers, which are commonly used to give what is called a liquid facelift. When dermal fillers are used in the cheeks, they can be injected more medially, to fill in hollowness in the mid face, or more laterally, to create an artificially more prominent cheek bone. Juvederm family of fillers is one of the most popular and commonly used dermal fillers. It is made from crosslinked hyaluronic acid that resists degradation by intracellular enzymes. Juvederm Voluma is commonly used for the cheek area because it adheres strongly to the periosteal surface of the bone. You can explore everything about Juvederm fillers by checking out this resource. Sometimes, dermal fillers can be used on areas other than the face to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin, for example in the hands, elbows, and knees!

Botox

Botox is a minimally invasive injectable procedure that relaxes the muscles in which it’s injected. This results in a reduction of wrinkles and fine lines in that area because the muscle contractions (such as smiling, squinting, frowning, and raising the eyebrows) that usually would lead to the formation of wrinkles, are restricted. Botox can be used to prevent muscle contractions from occurring in the area. To slim down their jawlines, many people opt for Botox injections in a masseter. The muscles relax and shrink over time, similar to the effect that weight lifting can have on someone. When the muscles are contracted and strong, the muscle looks bigger, while a relaxed, weakened muscle is smaller. There are a few other neurotoxins on the market that work the same way that Botox does, that simply have different chemical compositions. These neurotoxins include Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuvau, and are also commonly offered at different medical spas. While some people have preferences, keep in mind that all of these different neurotoxins are very much alike.

Fraxel laser

Fraxel lasers can be used to tighten the skin. It targets the superficial layers of skin to reduce sun damage, pigmentation and wrinkles. You can use it to reduce acne scarring and give your skin a more youthful appearance. To avoid side effects, you should not expose your skin to too much sunlight for 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks following treatment. You can see results from you Fraxel treatment after just one session. Though it is typically recommended that you have 2 – 3 sessions for the best possible results.

Secret RF

Fractional microneedling is a medical-grade skin tightening treatment. It targets deeper layers of skin with radiofrequency energy and microneedling to cause controlled damage at the SMAS layer. This causes the production of collagen and elastin which then tightens the skin and creates a smoother, more youthful appearance. Fraxel laser is often used in conjunction with Secret RF to treat acne scarring. Just like Fraxel laser, Secret RF can show amazing results after only one session. However, most people do end up getting more than one treatment for the best results. After the initial first three treatments, it is recommended that you continue with yearly follow ups or a treatment every six months.

Aquagold

Aquagold is a microneedling technique that injects a customized solution of vitamins, peptides and neurotoxin (Botox) into the skin simultaneously. This results in more hydrated, refreshed skin. This treatment’s main component is the Botox injection that is said to shrink your pores. It will make you appear younger and more refreshed.

All of these treatments are available for people of any age over 18. Even if you’re only 22, it doesn’t mean that you won’t benefit from these treatments. Many people in New York benefit from these treatments because they are preventative. Botox can be started in the twenties. It has become so popular. Preventative measures can help slow down the aging process and save you years in the long-term. Make sure you consult with a licensed spa before you decide on the treatment that is best for you.