The skin goes through a number of transformations as we age, including changes in appearance, texture, and function. Changes in the skin are influenced by both genetic factors and environmental/lifestyle factors. Read below to learn more about the impacts aging has on skin, and ways to treat them.
Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Reduced production of collagen and elastin, proteins that provide structural support and elasticity to the skin, contributes to the development of wrinkles and fine lines. The breakdown of collagen fibers and decreased skin cell turnover (the process of shedding dead skin cells and replacing them with younger cells) also factor into the formation of wrinkles.
Loss of Skin Elasticity
As the skin ages, it loses its ability to stretch and bounce back. Similarly to fine lines and wrinkles, the loss of skin elasticity is due to the skin producing less collagen and elastin. Loss of elasticity contributes to sagging skin, especially in areas like the cheeks and jawline. Declining production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, which helps maintain skin hydration, also leads to a loss of firmness and plumpness.
Dryness and Reduced Hydration
Aging skin tends to produce less natural oils, leading to dryness and a loss of moisture. Reduced sebum (natural oily substance) production can result in a fragile skin barrier. The epidermis (outer layer of the skin) also thins with age, making the skin more vulnerable to damage from external factors. Thinning skin is more prone to bruising, tearing, and the formation of age spots.
Age spots, also known as sunspots or liver spots, can develop due to prolonged sun exposure over the years. Uneven distribution of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color, can lead to the formation of dark spots.
Treatment at RMI
At Regenerative Medical Institute, we offer a number of advanced aesthetics services to treat the effects of aging on the skin. These services include:
- Aquafirme + Medical Grade Hydrofacial
- Cosmetic Botox
- Dermal Fillers
- Microneedling and Mesotherapy
- Cell Matrix MD
- Vampire Face Lift
- Exosome Facial Therapy
These services are non or minimally invasive, with little to no downtime. Visit our website to learn more about different treatment options and schedule a free consultation to find out which service is best for you. Call us today at 877-573-3737.