September is Healthy Aging Month which marks a time to celebrate how far you’ve come! While aging can bring with it some uncomfortable changes to your body, these shifts don’t need to have a detrimental impact on your life.
Stay on top of your skin health by coming in for a full medical skin evaluation — and while you’re here, treat yourself to that aesthetic treatment you’ve been dreaming of. After all, you deserve it.
Here are our top 4 reasons to come in for a full skin evaluation this month.
Time affects skin pigmentation
As we get older our skin naturally gets darker, redder, and new spots can often appear seemingly overnight. While most of this is totally normal, it’s important to get your skin checked to ensure you’re experiencing normal shifts and not something more worrisome. During your evaluation, Dr. Lappert will check for sun damage spots and signs that could suggest early skin cancer. Early detection is the best defense!
While this may sound scary, it doesn’t have to — we offer many procedures and treatments to help correct damage from the sun like sunspots and age spots, such as PicoSure Focus laser and Microdermabrasion.
Time affects skin elasticity
In addition to spots and marks appearing overnight, another natural part of the aging process is the loss of elasticity in the skin. Elastin, a protein that provides skin with the ability to stretch and snap back, is the connective tissue of the skin’s dermis layer. Gravity impacts us all (if we’re lucky), and that leads to the inevitable decrease of this protein. The result is a saggy, “crinkled”, or “leathery” appearance.
However, if these normal changes are dampening your confidence, at Lappert Skin Care, we have the technology to help mitigate the aging process.
Time affects skin thickness
One unexpected change that comes with aging is the thinning of the skin. At the same time, our skin begins to thin out, our veins being more obvious and bulging as a result. These shifts can be jarring and feel impactful.
Luckily, procedures like TempSure Envi and laser peels can help combat the visibility by reducing vascular lesions without surgery or downtime.
Time affects skin plumpness
Fine lines and wrinkles happen as we get older: That’s a fact. Collagen loss and environmental factors all contribute to the loss of plumpness which can lead to more visible cracks in the skin and volume loss that you may not be accustomed to.
Still, there’s no reason to panic when you start to notice these natural shifts. If you’re feeling wary about the changes, treatments like JUVÉDERM®️, a hyaluronic acid filler, is perfect for filling in lost volume. JUVÉDERM®️ provides immediate results lasting up to two years and helps restore the lost facial and lip volume in just minutes.* Meanwhile, BOTOX®️ is an FDA-approved treatment designed to help restore your overall facial appearance, creating a more youthful, more relaxed, and more confident look. Wave goodbye to wrinkles and feel great about your look no matter your age.
If you’re curious about the state of your skin, request your consultation online or give us a call for your full medical skin evaluation and pamper yourself in the process: (256) 355-5585.