Whether you’ve spotted your first wrinkle or you’re just looking for a New Year’s resolution, skincare is the solution! At LUX Med Spa, we want 2022 to be the year of YOU! So this year, you can take better care of yourself and your skin than ever before, starting with your Anti-Aging Journey!
The problem: Decreasing Collagen
Let’s break down the reason for wrinkles and the solutions to keep you looking your best! Before your first wrinkles are visible, your body has already begun changing on the inside. Your body will slow its production of Collagen starting in your early 20s. The body will continue to decrease its collagen production at a rate of 1-2% per year. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the human body responsible for the elasticity and firmness of our skin (among other things like lubricating your joints). Over the years, as collagen production slows, you’ll notice your skin will begin to wrinkle and sag.
The Problem: Stress
Unfortunately, a lack of collagen production isn’t the only contributing factor to the signs of aging. Stress can also affect your skin and the brightness of your complexion. First environmental stress like sun damage can take a toll on our skin’s youthful glow and contribute to sunspots’ appearance.
However, emotional stress can cause you to tighten the muscles in your face; this leads to creases as the facial muscles contract and fold. These contractions are often responsible for forehead lines, wrinkles between your eyebrows, and frown lines. The combination of these wrinkles develops because muscle contractions and essential fat deposits dissolve as collagen production slows deep lines and wrinkles.
The Solution: Prevention.
Now that we know what causes the visible signs of aging, it’s time to celebrate; all these problems have solutions! Wise men have said, “Prevention is better than a cure” this is also true of aging! The best way to treat wrinkles is to prevent them before they happen!
The first step in prevention is using quality skincare at home. Call us today to set up your free consultation; the skin specialists at LUX can answer all your questions and put together a perfectly customized skincare regimen for you to use at home to keep your skin looking its best! Essential products like mineral sunscreen can help you avoid environmental stress, and ingredients like Vitamin C and retinol can improve your skin’s brightness and even start correcting wrinkles from collagen loss!
The Solution: Injectables.
If you’ve already spotted your first wrinkle, don’t fret! We have a solution for that too! Botox and Dysport and injectables that reduce muscle contraction. Wrinkles happen due to repeated muscle contraction, so by relaxing those muscles and preventing exaggerated contractions, we can prevent those wrinkles from deepening or new wrinkles from forming. Botox and Dysport have even been shown to relieve tension headaches caused by muscle contractions.
Although Botox and Dysport are best for stopping wrinkles in their tracks, fillers like Juvaderm are the best for making them disappear. Fillers are used to adding volume to fill in wrinkles and eliminate them. These injectables can fill in deep lines and add volume to areas of the face that have been depleted. (Such as the lips, the tissue around the eyes, and the cheeks.)
The solution: Treat early, treat often.
So now we know we need to stop wrinkles at the first sign. Treating our skin as needed with skin resurfacing treatments like Opus Plasma or microneedling can increase collagen production, even our skin tone, and leave the skin looking fresh and bright as we age. Follow these steps and remember to pamper your skin on occasion with a seasonal facial, and you’ll be looking great as the years go by!
Another key treatment for aging skin is BBL. BBL can reverse years of sun damage in just one treatment! You won’t believe the results! Of course, you’ll want to protect your newly revealed skin with a quality mineral sunscreen, but luckily LUX has you covered there too! Call us today if you think BBL is suitable for you!