For many women over 50, their confidence is at all-time high with women learning to love and embrace their bodies. Three quarters of British women feel better about themselves in their 50s than they did in their 20s. The 50s are a glorious time, one that women want to hang on to even as the years tick on.
The signs of aging are sure to become more pronounced with time. To the average person looking in the mirror, you might see wrinkles or loose skin, but not be certain what causes these changes. To a trained dermatologist like Dr. Emil Tanghetti the age related changes that cause aging are very easy to spot. He says, “I’ve found that there are a few primary causes for facial aging. Thanks to modern medicine each of these can be easily treated helping men and women feel more confident and more attractive as they age. If you’re starting to notice the signs of aging, see your dermatologist and turn back the clock.”
Let’s take a quick look at a few of the causes of facial aging and what you can do to reverse them. Best of all, these treatments are all non-surgical which means no knives and an easier recovery. You really can look several years younger in under an hour. Embrace your golden years!
Increase of Pigmentation
The skin is our body’s first layer of protection and as such it takes a lot of abuse. When you’re in your late 50s or 60s changes to your skin caused by a lifetime of sun exposure will probably be pretty obvious. Spots including age spots and sun spots typically become more apparent. Pigmentation is often one of the first highly visible signs of aging and removing excess pigment from the skin can dramatically turn back the clock on your look.
To fight age spots, freckles, and sun spots an innovative treatment known as IPL (intense pulsed light) is often used. This treatment functions similarly to a laser, although it is not technically one, and removes excess pigmentation in just a few short treatments, with improvement often visible after the first one. IPL takes less than an hour with almost no recovery time. You might have a little redness for a day or two, but there is no need to miss out on work or regular activities while your skin heals.
Changes to the Skin
Another age related change that occurs is a noticeable change in the skin’s appearance and texture. Skin thins and may become rougher and drier. Skin often loses elasticity resulting in more visible wrinkling. If you want younger looking and feeling skin, you’re in luck.
Dr. Tanghetti uses laser skin rejuvenating treatments to bring new life into the aging skin of his patients. He says, “Collagen and elastin create the support structure for our skin. As we age this structure weakens leading to wrinkling. Laser skin treatments can stimulate collagen and elastin production to dramatically improve the appearance of the skin. Laser rejuvenation is an ideal choice for most facial wrinkles including crow’s feet, frown lines, lipstick lines, smoker’s lines, and even general skin tightening.”
Laser treatments are typically performed in office with very minimal downtime. Unlike a surgical facelift you can come in, get treated, and get back to life with minimal discomfort. A couple of treatments may be needed to achieve the results you want, but at under an hour each, laser skin rejuvenation is a lot easier than a facelift.
Loss of Facial Volume
Facial fat and collagen start breaking down in your 20s. You won’t see the changes immediately, but over time the volume loss becomes more obvious and apparent. This volume loss can lead to sunken looking eyes, flatter cheeks, less pronounced features, fine lines, loose skin around the chin and jawline, etc. Much of this volume loss can be corrected helping you to look younger in minutes.
While many men and women start using dermal fillers in their 30s and 40s, there is no upper end time limit for using this treatment. Dr. Tanghetti explains, “For those in their mid to late 50s dermal fillers can be the ideal tool to reverse some of the signs of aging without surgery. Fillers can replace some of the volume lost due to aging helping you look naturally younger almost instantly. The results can be long lasting, but aren’t so obvious that everyone will know you’ve had work done. With a skilled injector you’ll look natural, but noticeably younger.”
If you’ve got an hour to spare, you can take years off of your look!
The Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Emil Tanghetti was established in 1981 and is devoted to disease and surgeries of the skin. They were also one of the first centers to introduce lasers into an office-based practice. The Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery is also dedicated to serving the community and has been privileged to participate in the removal of unwanted gang related tattoos for the California Youth Authority. The services they offer are, but not limited to tattoo removal, scar revision, laser skin resurfacing, intense pulse light treatments, laser hair removal, vein treatments, as well as several spa services, such as, BOTOX, dermal fillers and Neotensil to name a few.