Stop Signs Of Aging BEFORE They Start
By Carolynn Grimes
When is it too early to start fighting the aging process? The answer can vary depending on how each individual ages. But why not stop the wrinkle before it starts? Or at least slow down the formation of wrinkles, age spots, and other tell-tale signs that come with the aging process. That's the premise behind the newest catchword in the aesthetic industry- Prejuvenation. Our news team sat down with two of the leading dermatologists to get their thoughts on the newest trend.
Dr. Paul Friedman is a board-certified dermatologist in Houston. Friedman has been recognized as a leading physician and researcher in the field and has also been involved in the development of several new laser systems now commonly used throughout the world.
"Typically when a patient comes into the office, we'll start by taking high-resolution photography. We'll analyze the skin at different levels so we can get a sense of how their skin compares to other people their age with their skin type," states Friedman.
Friedman says the first thing they do is figure out what the patient can be doing better in terms of prevention. Maybe it's establishing the habit of wearing sunscreen every day or finding the right skincare for your specific concerns. "Ultimately, what they can do outside of the office is equally as important as what we can do for them inside the office," says Friedman. Good skincare, sunscreen, and retinoids are a good place to start in preventative maintenance.
Customized Treatments for Anti-Aging
Once a dermatologist gives your skin a thorough evaluation, they can then come up with a customized treatment plan to maximize results and slow down the aging process. Dr. Michael Gold, a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon from Nashville, Tennessee says, "One of the things we've learned is, we need to be able to treat patients instantaneously and with little to no downtime. We see people at all stages of their lives. We used to say, 60 and over, and then we went to 40 to 60, and now we're in the 20 to 40 age group. We can take care of everyone because now we have the tools we need to make people look natural."
It might be laser therapy combined with light therapy or botox combined with dermal fillers. No matter what your concerns are, there?s most likely an office procedure that can help. It's called, prejuvenation.