As we age, the effects of time, gravity, sun exposure and stresses of daily life begin to take a toll on our skin. When we are born, our skin is soft, supple, firm and resilient. The environment, nutrition, smoking and sun exposure can produce accelerated aging, wrinkling and uneven color as well as discolorations on the skin. Collagen of the skin begins to break, elasticity diminishes, cell turnover slows down and blood flow diminishes. The sum effect may have us look much older than we are or actually feel.
Proper skin care forms the foundation for maintenance of the most youthful appearance we have. A routine that involves a gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen is the most basic regimen that all should consider. To help reverse some of the aging effects and stigmata already present, the “next step” must be considered. A proper skin care regimen will also enhance and prolong effects of cosmetic surgery procedures. Our plastic surgeons can discuss various modalities available that will help you achieve and maintain the most youthful and healthy presentation possible.