Want to Know the Key to Gorgeous Skin?
- Posted on: Feb 14 2020
We don’t often think to ourselves “I want to have gorgeous skin.” The way this desire comes across is in our concern when we see hyperpigmentation resultant from sun damage. It is demonstrated in our displeasure about frown lines, crow’s feet, and creases around the nose and mouth. These cosmetic concerns relate to age, yes, but there’s more to it than that. When we understand the keys to youthful skin, we are empowered to promote that in ourselves.
Beautiful skin is not only smooth and clear, but it is also resilient. The signs of aging coincide with a loss of resiliency, firmness, and stretchiness. These characteristics come from the ongoing production of collagen and elastin, which we take for granted for the first few decades of life. Why think about whether or not our skin is infused with necessary proteins when we like the way we look? It usually isn’t until those smile lines or frown lines don’t go away that we take notice. At that point, we may need a little more help than we might imagine.
One of the questions patients often ask about anti-aging treatments like PRP injections or laser skin rejuvenation is “what will this do for me?” The hidden detail in this question is what a single treatment is capable of. A single treatment is capable of things like accelerating cellular turnover and bringing a little more collagen and elastin to the skin. However, this is just the beginning. There is a reason why professionals recommend a series of skin rejuvenating treatments for those who are struggling with visible signs of aging.
Going back to the need for collagen and elastin in the epidermis, we are able to recognize the value of periodic professional care. The fibroblast cells that make collagen and elastin live in the dermis. Topical products do not get absorbed into this layer of the skin. Studies show that fibroblasts markedly slow their production of vital proteins by about age 30. After this time, the skin utilizes what has been stored up to that point. To efficiently manage aging skin, then, it is necessary to continually wake up those sleeping fibroblast cells. We can do this with laser treatments, microneedling, and various other techniques. It is not the technique that matters as much as the repetition of some type of collagen-induction therapy.