Anti-Aging Skin Care
Anti-aging product address the signs of aging that are already present, including:
- Loss of skin firmness
- Reduced skin elasticity
- Increased skin dryness
- Pigmentation disorders such as age spots and uneven pigmentation
- Loss of radiance and an increase in dullness
- Formation of fine lines and wrinkles
- Increased fragility to trauma, creating bruises and rashes
- Greater translucency, which shows more veins
- Increased redness due to blood vessel dilation
Most of these are caused by the breakdown of cellular and extracellular components, or a reduction in the rate of key metabolic processes over time. Therefore, there is a need to intervene in these processes to stimulate what is good, such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production in the dermal layer coupled with strong structural proteins and a strengthened natural lipid barrier function. It is equally important to quiet the processes that are bad, such as inflammation, over-stimulation of pigment, and protein crosslinking by sugars, and to inhibit an over-production of enzymes and other agents that break down healthy skin compounds. Remember that a good moisturizer can have very beneficial effects on the visual signs of aging if used regularly. It is also important to protect the skin from UV rays and other environmental and metabolic oxidizing conditions to preserve a youthful appearance.
2 AnswersDr. Mehmet Oz, MD , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answeredTo reduce the appearance of wrinkles, try peptide creams. They get through the surface of the skin and plump up collagen, the protein-rich connective tissue that gives shape and support to many tissues, including the skin, to give your face a more youthful look.
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2 AnswersDavid Pollock , Cosmetology, answeredTake a few minutes every day for a proper skin care regimen that will cleanse away impurities, exfoliate dead skin cells, and hydrate and nourish the newly revealed skin cells. Use an eye gel or cream to target crow’s-feet. Proper skin care will help restore that healthy, radiant glow!
1 AnswerDr. Mehmet Oz, MD , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answeredScour your drugstore for products containing antioxidants that have been around for longer and are therefore cheaper, including:
- Isoflavones from soy extract;
- Catechins from green-tea extract;
- Vitamins A, C, and E;
- Vitamin B3 products.
1 AnswerBen Kaminsky , Dermatology, answeredMoisturize the undereye area morning and night, and as needed throughout the day if this delicate area feels dry and uncomfortable. As the thinnest skin of the body, the eye area is the first to show signs of aging. Apply undereye cream very gently by patting it on the skin, using the ring finger. Start at the outer eye area and pat to the inner area, to avoid aggravating any lines or wrinkles. It is not necessary to apply the cream directly under the lash line but rather the orbital bone.
Eye creams may contain antioxidants such as vitamins A and E to protect against free radicals. Other ingredients include hydrating compounds like wheat germ oil, specific ingredients for conditions such as dark undereye circles, esculin (horse chestnut extract) for puffiness, zinc oligopeptide for wrinkles, and soy sterol for irritation. Unless specified, eye cream should not be applied on eyelid.
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1 AnswerDr. Jeannette O. Graf, MD , Dermatology, answeredThere are a number of injectable products that have various functions. Injecting neurotoxins such as Botox into depressor muscles that pull us down relaxes these muscles. The result is the lift in muscles as they become stronger, giving us a lift.
Anti-aging fillers vary by density and viscosity and therefore an injector's preference plays a role. These include Restylane, Juvederm AC, Belotero, Perlane and Radiesse. The idea of fillers is to aim to create a natural look so that others do not necessarily notice.
Sculptra is a stimulator and therefore works over time, following massage.
Voluma is a newly approved mid-face filler that is a derivative of Juvederm which enhances the lateral zygomatic cheeks. This creates a youthful, fresh look that is quite natural.
1 AnswerDr. Doris Day, MD , Dermatology, answered