Maintaining healthy skin can make us feel and look younger, healthier and more refreshed. Our skin protects us and is our first defense against the environment. It also is a reflection of our health, age and the way we have treated our skin over our lifetime. The nature of our skin, in terms of both quality and quantity is what gives us an aged and tired appearance, or the look of youth and vitality.
Although aging affects every part of our body, it is most noticeable in our skin.
In facial rejuvenation, the skin plays the most important role. Just as wrinkles and sagging skin can make us appear aged, healthy and vibrant skin can give us a younger healthier look. Although aging affects every part of our body, it is most noticeable in our skin. Daily skin care combined with a well-balanced diet, plenty of rest, abstinence from smoking, and protection from ultraviolet radiation are the keys to maintaining healthy skin.
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes the greatest long-term damage to your skin. UV radiation damages the elastin fibers of the skin, decreasing its resiliency. UV radiation also decreases the immune response of the skin and the whole body. The greatest source of UV radiation is the sun, but it also comes from tanning booths and even some indoor lighting.
Microscopic evaluation of aged skin shows disarray of the collagen fibers that give skin its structural support.
The natural aging process in combination with environmental factors such as UV radiation, cigarette smoking, and alcohol consumption give skin an aged and “tired” look to it. Microscopic evaluation of aged skin shows disarray of the collagen fibers that give skin its structural support. Proper skin treatments can help to reorient these fibers and return some of the skin’s natural vibrancy and reduce wrinkles. Thin and fragile skin can be made thicker and more resilient, while tough, thick skin can be made smoother and softer.
New research into health and aging has led to a series of findings that can significantly improve the quality and appearance of the skin. Our goal is to help our patients make the most of their healthy appearance. Some of the most effective and popular cosmetic procedures don’t involve surgery at all. Improvement in facial lines and complexion can very often be achieved with a properly managed skin care routine.
Dr. Nein offers a complete spectrum of skin management techniques – from skin resurfacing such as Dermasweep and chemical peels to at-home products to improve your complexion and alleviate wrinkles and blemishes.
Some of the simple and effective skin treatments that stimulate healthy skin can be performed within 30 minutes in our office’s aesthetic center and make-up reapplied immediately.
If you are not yet ready for surgery or want to delay the need for surgery or you want to maximize the result from a surgical procedure, a custom skin management program directed by Dr. Nein can be an excellent interim step.
Have questions? Send your questions on cosmetic and plastic surgery to us at our Patterson Street address, or give us a call at 615-327-0201.