In the age of smartphones and social media, we are all more aware of what our faces look like. This has led to more people focusing on their skin and appearance in photos and videos.
While there are several treatments available to address and reverse signs of aging, including wrinkles, dull skin, or discoloration – many people have turned their focus on preventing them all together.
This new approach has been termed prejuvenation. Rather than waiting to be at the mercy of time and age, men and women are working towards reducing or preventing these effects all together.
When it comes to preventive treatments to nourish and support your skin, this can look like several different things. However, tackling wrinkles and fine lines tends to be the major focus when it comes to prejuvenation.
This can be done with routine treatments at New Life Aesthetics, but what you do at home is just as important. Much like a dentist recommending daily brushing and flossing, our team will prescribe a customized home skincare routine that will meet the needs of each individual patient’s skin, nourishing and protecting it.
For most patients, the benefits of Botox last around 3-4 months. Scheduling routine Botox injections 3-4 times a year can help reduce wrinkle and fine line development in addition to softening existing lines.
By scheduling your treatments in advance, you can feel confident you are maintaining optimal effects of your Botox throughout the year.
In addition to addressing wrinkle formation, treatments that promote overall skin health can increase collagen, address any discoloration or dullness, and keep your skin looking fresh year after year.
New Life Aesthetics offers several of these treatments including SkinPen or Vivace microneedling treatments, as well as BBL or Aerolase treatments. Having these procedures done a couple times of year can improve your skin’s appearance while helping reduce further age-related changes from occurring.
SkinPen and Vivace are both collagen stimulating microneedling treatments that promote tighter, vibrant skin in addition to smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Aerolase treatments utilize laser technology that delivers heat into the dermal layer of your skin to improve hyperpigmentation, stimulate collagen, and reduce the appearance of veins.
BBL therapy uses infrared and visible light energy to stimulate growth factors and improve your overall complexion.
By starting these treatments early and often, you can slow down the inevitable decline of youthful looking skin.
Since every patient has different aesthetic and skin care needs, we don’t have a set protocol when it comes to prejuvenation. After an in-depth consultation, our team will develop a recommended treatment plan that addresses your current concerns, future goals, and takes into consideration your skin type and tone, bone structure, as well as other factors.
Incorporating wrinkle prevention as well as overall skin health treatments are often included when it comes to prejuvenation. Using medical grade skincare products is also extremely valuable when it comes to preventing age-related damage.
Research has shown that when patients only have sporadic treatments throughout the years, they don’t get the same benefits in the long run as someone who maintains routine aesthetic appointments.
Combining various therapies on a structured schedule throughout the year ensures you are covering all of your skincare goals.
While there is no right or wrong time to start prejuvenation treatments, we know that age-related changes start as early as our mid-20s. Collagen starts decreasing around this time and we can slowly start to experience bone loss which is one of the biggest contributors to wrinkles and sagging skin.
This, combined with years of varying amounts of sun damage and other free radical exposure, means our skin starts displaying these changes sooner than most of us think. It’s only after decades of small changes that we all notice the deep lines and dull skin.
By starting prejuvenation treatments before these changes really affect how we look – or starting a routine after we’ve done some rejuvenating and repairing treatments – can help you maintain the look and feel of your skin that you desire.
If you’re interested in learning what a prejuvenation treatment plan would look like for you, reach out today to schedule your prejuvenation consultation! You can do this by calling (919) 521-8282 or contact us online today!