When you were a child, you probably thought you would never grow old. It may have been hard to imagine yourself with gray hair or wrinkles. Now that’s starting to become a reality, and it’s hard to imagine how quickly time passes. Many of us wish we could drink from a fountain of youth to remain our younger-looking selves.
Although there is no fountain of youth, Dadeland Dermatology, located in Kendall, Florida, provides the next best thing: anti-aging treatments. Here we explain how you can erase some of the signs of aging so you can look your best.
Smooth your skin’s texture
Like most things, the outer layer of your skin changes with time. You might notice your skin has thinned and become rougher due to years of exposure to the sun and harmful chemicals. Instead of accepting these changes, you can easily do something to get dewy skin again.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive way to help reverse some of the signs of aging using your body’s powerful healing process. Using a handheld device called a dermaroller, David Rodriguez, MD creates controlled trauma to your skin to encourage new collagen and elastin production. The results gradually appear over the next 2-3 weeks as your skin heals and regenerates.
Improve dark spots and pigmentation
Age spots, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots — these are just a few of the ways your aging skin has changed with time. While they are usually not harmful to your health, many people prefer the look of even-toned skin.
Cynosure® TempSure™ is a laser treatment that uses radiofrequency technology to erase imperfections. The TempSure Envi machine has a variety of handpieces and applications to customize your treatment, targeting skin conditions like hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and wrinkles.
Many people who are interested in laser treatments often ask, “Do they hurt?” Most patients tolerate the procedure well and don’t describe it to hurt. In fact, 96% of patients in a study described it as comfortable.
Wrinkles may be cute on a bulldog, but most people think differently when it comes to themselves. Botox is an impressive way to smooth away wrinkles for a younger physique. But how, exactly, does it work?
Botox is composed of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that is deadly in large amounts, but safe to use in the hands of a skilled injector. Botox is injected into muscles that are responsible for the formation of wrinkles. The treatment safely blocks nerve responses so the treated muscles no longer contract.
Botox can address skin concerns like:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Frown lines
When you come in for a Botox procedure, Dr. Rodgriguez has you relax in a cozy, reclining chair. Depending on the area of treatment, he may apply a topical numbing cream to help keep you comfortable.
Next, he makes a series of injections using a microscopic needle, so you should only feel minimal discomfort. The treatment takes about 20-30 minutes and requires no downtime.
Minimize your pores
Your face has approximately 20,000 pores. Pores are necessary to keep your skin hydrated and release your body’s natural oils. As you’ve gotten older, your pores likely have increased in size, so you’ve probably noticed them more.
45% of women, and many men too, wish they had smaller pores. While many products claim to reduce your pore size, most do little to actually change them. Botox and microneedling are two ways you can reduce the appearance of your pores.
Botox is injected under your skin, which can reduce sebum production. That in turn reduces the appearance of your pores. Microneedling works by ramping up collagen production for tighter skin and smaller pores. These two treatments change your skin from the inside out, creating a noticeable improvement in pore size.
Are you ready to shed years from your appearance? Call 305-203-0338 or book online today to schedule your anti-aging treatment.