As we get older, our skin begins to lose elasticity, fat, and its overall youthful appearance. If you're looking for a way to make your skin look more youthful, while still looking natural, here are a few treatment options to consider.
Chemical peels are not only an excellent wrinkle treatment, but they're also a great dermatology treatment for mature skin. Whether you're looking for softer skin or a more youthful appearance, a chemical peel can offer you both. During a chemical peel procedure, your dermatologist will apply a chemical solution to your skin. The level of intensity for this chemical solution will vary based on a number of factors, such as the condition of your skin and your desired results. Rest assured, your chemical peel treatment will be tailored specifically to your skin. The solution will remove the topmost layers of your skin and reveal the smooth, more youthful skin underneath. While the results can be amazing, it should be noted that multiple treatments are often required to attain and then maintain your desired results. But if you're the kind of person who wants a non-invasive treatment and you're willing to complete the upkeep, then this is an excellent treatment option for your mature skin.
Another excellent non-invasive treatment for mature skin is microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a treatment in which a tool is used to slough off the topmost layer of skin cells from the face. This tool is often outfitted with a gentle exfoliating agent to scrub those few layers of dead skin off. It is one of the gentler wrinkle treatment options out there, but be warned that it can still feel a little bit uncomfortable. If you've ever rubbed very fine sandpaper on your skin, the sensation is quite similar. Comfort aside, this is one of the least time-consuming treatments for mature skin that exists out there. In fact, there's almost no recovery period after your procedure is complete, and the results are well worth a little bit of discomfort. You'll leave your microdermabrasion session with skin that's smoother and brighter than ever! However, it's worth noting that you'll likely need multiple treatments to achieve your desired results.
Topical retinoid creams are another great option for taking care of mature skin. Not only are they proven to help eliminate wrinkles, but they can help you attain brighter and smoother skin. In addition, it's possible to find topical retinoid creams at your local pharmacy, in most cases. That being said, the concentration of retinol in over-the-counter products isn't typically very high. If you're unsure which product would be best for your skin, it's often best to get a prescription or at least a recommendation from your dermatologist. Together you can determine whether your skin is too sensitive for a higher concentration of retinol and which product might work best for your particular concerns.
When you're looking for ways to take care of your mature skin, it can be tough to know where to begin. If you have questions or want to know more about one of the treatments listed above, don't hesitate to make an appointment to talk with someone on our staff at North Pacific Dermatology today.