Eliminating appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 2013 and beyond…

Wrinkle removing procedures abound these days. Plastic surgery is still enjoying an audience of women in their fifties and sixties desiring to look like 45 again. How can you avoid the downtime and costs of treatments and procedures that employ lasers, fillers or Botox? This is an ongoing question for many and few have found that their expectations have been met.

First of all, only treatments administered by a physician who has the training and armamentarium to successfully provide outcomes that are the most stunning are not always easy to find. Many practices embarking on aesthetic treatments for their patients lack all the tools. A single laser modality or Radio-Frequency Device for skin tightening or resurfacing may not work on all skin types and may be the only solution offered by a physician. Carbon Dioxide Lasers have been used for skin resurfacing for at least the past 30 years. The problem has always been post-operative healing, discomfort and extended downtime. In recent years a delivery system known as Fraxel or fractional laser beam delivery has considerably improved upon those drawbacks.

There is a tradeoff however; these treatments require several appointments and are administered over a considerable longer time frame. Additionally, combinations of laser wavelengths are now becoming more prevalent. An erbium laser in place of Carbon dioxide has been shown to provide additional collagen remodeling effect and less pain. Always expect that the more downtime caused by a procedure the more effective the outcome and lasting effect.

Once you have completed your treatments the key to sustaining the resulting improvements will depend on a number of factors. Staying out of the sun will most certainly prevent premature aging and damage to your skin. Changing your diet and combining complimentary nutraceuticals have demonstrated some additional benefit to many looking for longer lasting changes. Changing the pH of your skin and regularly applying the correct balance of creams and serums to problem areas is paramount to attain the overall aesthetically pleasing appearance you desire.

When finding the best cosmeceutical for your individual skin type you should start with the basics. You want a night cream that will improve your skins firmness and elasticity. Retinoids are thought to work on aging skin by increasing collagen production and decreasing collagen breakdown. Photodynamic therapy in combination with the application of some of these dermal formulations can actually remodel and sustain fibroblastic activity that renews the collagen levels for many months after treatment. The therapy involves bathing your face in monochromatic red light that is absorbed by the tissue over a 15-20 minute session. Even skin tone is generally what gives the youthful appearance to many faces. Serums and lotions containing the active ingredients Hydroquinone, Idebenone, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C ester) have been effective in most skin types that brighten and improve the appearance of sun damaged faces.

Not all products will continually provide you with their best results. Over a period of time your skin will acclimate or adjust to the active ingredients that once provided the appearance you sought. Arrestage Laboratories has many versions of their formulas that can be enhanced or reconfigured to continually deliver and sustain their intended purpose of making your skin more luminous and youthful. A personalized formula that changes as you do is Arrestage.


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