The 5 Hidden Things That are Making You Look Older – And What to Do About Them
If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and felt that you could use an updated look but weren’t quite sure what to change, you wouldn’t be alone. It can be easy to get stuck in a style rut, so to speak, especially when you have so many other things on your plate. But taking some time for yourself to give your look a bit of a reboot can work wonders for your self-confidence, not to mention make you look years younger. And the best part? You can achieve your bright, refreshed look through minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that don’t require any down time. So if you’ve been thinking about ways to update your look, you might want to consider these signs of aging that could be preventing your skin from looking its brightest and freshest.
1. Loss of Volume in Your Face
One of the most common signs of aging is a “sinking” effect that results from lost volume in the face, especially in the cheek area. To achieve a fuller, more youthful look, many men and women opt for nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedures like the Voluma injectable filler. Voluma uses hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance, to act in place of collagen that’s been lost due to the natural aging process. Voluma is formulated specifically for the cheek or mid-face area, and can actually last up to 2 years following treatment. (The American Academy of Dermatology)
2. Age Spots
After years of sun exposure, the skin often develops age spots. Although these are not typically a health issue, many people choose to have them removed to look and feel more invigorated. Forever BBL can be a very effective treatment for age spots. It works by directing pulses of broadband light to the affected skin, where the dark pigment (melanin) in the spots absorbs the light energy and breaks down. The result is smooth, uniform skin that can make you look years younger. (Mayo Clinic)
3. Uneven Skin
Uneven skin tone can be another hidden sign of aging. Many different factors can contribute to uneven skin, but it’s most commonly caused by the body’s overproduction of melanin. While melanin is typically a good thing–it helps to protect your skin from UV rays and is responsible for the color of your hair and skin–too much of it can cause unwanted effects to your complexion. Similar to the way Forever BBL works to remove age spots, Laser Genesis is often used to treat uneven skin tones. The laser can target the unwanted pigment, leaving you with a clear, smooth complexion. (Mayo Clinic)
4. Thinning Lips
Another result of the body’s natural decrease in collagen production as we age can be thinning lips. While you may want some added volume and a plumping effect, you still want your lips to look effortless and natural. Injectables like Juvederm can give your lips that boost of subtle volume, as well as help to ramp up your body’s natural collagen production. Juvederm is similar to Voluma in the way it works, but the primary difference between the two treatments lies in the location of the injections. (The American Society of Plastic Surgeons)
5. Dry Patches of Skin
If patches of dry, flaking skin are a concern for you, microdermabrasion can be a great noninvasive treatment to consider. Microdermabrasion works by passing tiny abrasive crystals across the skin during a painless procedure. This removes the outer layers of skin, including any flaky or dead skin cells that may be keeping you from looking your best. You can think of it like a gentle sanding of the skin, revealing the fresh, clean layers underneath. (The American Society of Plastic Surgeons)
Why Choose Acqua Blu Medical Spa?
While there are many nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedures that can treat all of these hidden signs of aging, it’s important to choose a trusted, reliable, and experienced professional. At Acqua Blu Medical Spa, our board certified physicians, certified physician assistants and licensed aestheticians are committed to helping you achieve the best results possible. Our staff has ample experience in their field and are all well-respected, experienced, and knowledgeable.
If you’d like to talk with our providers about your options for an anti-aging procedure, please contact Acqua Blu Medical Spa at (724) 933-1800 to schedule your consultation. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about any of the procedures you’re considering. And if you’re still not sure exactly which treatment might be right for you, our team of professionals can help you make an informed decision.
The Bottom Line
More and more men and women are choosing minimally invasive procedures as a simple fix for some of the hidden signs of aging. While the aging process is, of course, inevitable, there are things you can do to slow its effects and leave your skin looking and feeling just as invigorated as you do.