Be honest: how much time do you spend in front of the mirror, poking and prodding at wrinkles and sagging skin and wishing they’d go away? As you undoubtedly already know, you can’t get younger-looking skin by sheer force of will. But that doesn’t mean you’re helpless when it comes to fighting back against aging. If you’ve made any resolutions for 2019, it may be time to add another one: achieve younger-looking skin. The good news? This is one resolution that isn’t as hard as it sounds when you seek the help of a plastic surgeon.
The Consultation: Your First Step
If you want to achieve a resolution, it’s always good idea to get started right away. Because a plastic surgeon or skincare specialist will be your biggest ally on your journey to younger-looking skin, it pays to start scheduling consultations as soon as you can. Choosing the right plastic surgeon is an important decision, and you should take some time to research the options in your area. Make sure to evaluate potential surgeons’ credentials carefully and take a look at their before-and-after photos to ensure you like the surgeon’s work. In Virginia, Dr. Ruth Hillelson and her team are known for their expertise in non-invasive skin rejuvenation.
Attending a consultation with a plastic surgeon will help you create a plan for reaching your skincare goals. During your consultation, you’ll have your skin evaluated, discuss your goals for skin rejuvenation and have an opportunity to ask questions. Your plastic surgeon will go over some of the available options and make recommendations based on your individual needs. This will help you make a decision about what treatments and products you need to achieve your goals.
Choosing Your Skin Rejuvenation Procedures
After your consultation, you should have the information you need to get started on a treatment plan. Your surgeon may suggest combining treatments for better results. Some of the most popular non-surgical skin treatments include:
A skin-tightening procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to lift sagging skin, Thermage is completely non-invasive. Delivering energy deep into the facial tissues, Thermage can lift and firm all areas of the face, including the neck and eye areas. It is one of the best non-surgical options for skin tightening, creating more youthful contours effortlessly.
For dull, damaged, and aged looking skin, resurfacing is the perfect solution. Laser skin resurfacing works by directing laser light at the facial skin, destroying dead and damaged skin cells. These days, most lasers are minimally-invasive or non-invasive. Instead of removing the top layer of skin directly, newer lasers encourage dull and damaged skin on the surface to slough away gradually, revealing healthy, glowing skin underneath.
Available in different strengths and formulas, chemical peels can help address several signs of aging. Using a chemical solution for a precise amount of time, damaged skin cells are destroyed. These will flake off in the days following the procedure. Some peels are light skin refreshers, while others create more dramatic results and may require downtime.
Botox and dermal fillers are among the most popular skin treatments for a number of reasons. They’re quick, convenient, and produce great results. Patients with dynamic wrinkles can ease these lines using a Botox regimen every few months. For static wrinkles and volume loss, fillers can be a great way to rejuvenate the face for a more youthful look. These treatments require no downtime, and many patients come in on their lunch break.
A light treatment that is perfect for people who want a light skin refresher for brighter, younger-looking skin, microdermabrasion is gentle and effective. During the treatment, a diamond-tipped tool is used to gently abrade the facial skin while a small vacuum removes the skin cells that are sanded away. This is a non-invasive procedure that is a great supplement to nearly any skincare routine.
Choosing the right procedures for your skin isn’t always easy, but your surgeon will guide you through the process. Factors like the number of treatments needed, cost, and your specific skin needs will all be taken into consideration.
Maintain Your Youthful Look with Quality Skincare Products
Powerful skin treatments at your plastic surgeon’s office can transform your skin, but they can’t hold off aging forever. Touch-up appointments, combined with a quality at-home skincare regimen will help keep your resolution of younger-looking skin going strong. While there are some decent drugstore options, the best choice for maintaining your youthful look is to invest in some quality, medical-grade skincare products. Dr. Hillelson’s all-natural line of Iridesse skincare products is formulated to fight aging without the use of harmful chemicals and is a great choice for nourishing the skin after treatments with a plastic surgeon. Clean out that drawer in your bathroom and get rid of the creams and cleansers that are hard on your skin and create a new skincare routine!
Achieve Your Resolution at the Hillelson-Whipple Clinic
Excited to get younger-looking skin this year? Now is the time to start. By the time next holiday season comes around, you’ll be glowing with confidence and great skin. At the Hillelson-Whipple Clinic in Richmond, VA, our skincare experts offer a wide range of treatment options and expert advice to help you reach your goals. Call 804.290.0060 to request a consultation and take your first step toward achieving the resolution of getting younger-looking skin.