5 Ways to Reduce the Effects of Skin Aging

There are many changes to our skin as we age. This is due to physical changes to our bodies, sun, and environmental damage. The result is skin that appears thin and papery, has lines and wrinkles, and age spots. Knowing causes of skin aging can help reduce the appearance of damage, support healthy skin, and protect from further damage. Here are five ways to reduce the effects of skin aging:


Skin becomes drier as we age. The main reason for this is that sebaceous glands and sweat glands produce less oil and sweat. Medical conditions, such as diabetes, and medications can also contribute to dry or itchy skin.

Dry skin can appear flaky, leathery, red, and irritated. These signs of aging can occur in patches or throughout the skin.  Medical grade moisturizers and treatments can hydrate skin, eliminating most of these issues.

Reduce Wrinkles

Wrinkles occur for a few reasons.

  • Dry skin is less elastic
  • Ultraviolet (or UV) rays from the sun cause skin damage
  • Gravity can cause skin sagging
  • Loss of fat and collagen layers under the skin can cause it to appear loose
  • Repetitive motions or facial expressions can create lines or wrinkles

Wrinkled, loose, and sagging skin are highly characteristic of age. Wrinkles can be reduced through many different types of anti-aging treatments offered by medical spas. For example, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, chemical peels, and laser treatments can reduce wrinkles by exfoliating the outer layer of skin, leading to a tighter appearance. Botox is another great option to temporarily improve the appearance of wrinkles.

Reduce Age Spots and Blemishes

Another characteristic of aging is age spots. Age spots are also known as sunspots because the sun’s UV rays cause darkening of sun damaged areas. Sun or age spots occur because the number of skin cells that contain pigment (melanocytes) decreases as we age. This leads to thin, papery looking skin. The size of the remaining melanocytes increases, causing these age spots to appear.

There are many medical grade products and treatments available that can lighten sunspots and blemishes leaving clearer-looking skin.

Volumize Skin

Cells in the skin called fibroblasts produce proteins called collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycan. Without getting into all the scientific details, these connective tissues make skin look full, tight, and supple. As we age, the fibroblasts produce less of these proteins, making the skin sag which allows wrinkles to form.

Medical grade products like ALASTIN Skincare can provide antioxidants and technology to support the skin’s natural ability to produce new healthy elastin and collagen. Dermal fillers, like Juvèderm, can add volume in the dermal tissue helping the skin look tight and full again, and eliminate wrinkles, lines, and sagging.

Remove Unsightly Veins

As skin becomes thinner and more papery, broken capillaries and spider veins become more visible on the face and legs. Visible veins are a cosmetic concern for many people. Laser and sclerotherapy are two effective treatments for veins.

If you’re looking for the perfect anti-aging medical spa, don’t hesitate to reach out to Healthy Lifestyle Medical Spa.

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