Whether you have tried some form of wrinkle removal and were thrilled with the results or have simply begun to consider ways to continue to look youthful, there is one very basic thing you should do everyday. Applying sunscreen daily might seem pretty obvious to a lot of us, but some people still do not apply it every day. They ignore the skin rejuvenating and protecting power of this very basic and easy skin care option. They relegate sunscreen to spending hours at the beach or by the pool, when in fact it can be a vital and helpful substance year round no matter what the weather.
If you are even the slightest bit concerned about maintaining your skin’s health, you should make sunscreen a part of your daily routine. This is important for people whether they have made advances using some sort of Botox injections or laser rejuvenation or not. If you have submitted to these procedures, the use of sunscreen can help maintain some of the progress. If you have not, sunscreen might bide your time before taking the plunge.
In any case, no matter how healthy or unhealthy your skin is, sunscreen remains an important tool for people hoping to maintain any kind of youthful look to their skin.
The phrase “pizza face” haunts many of us our entire lives, even if our acne does not. Extreme cases of acne early in life can take a seemingly irreversible tole on one’s face, cratering small blemishes and scars throughout. The results can last deep into adulthood when age, health and other mitigating factors can make these already present blemishes even worse, permanently deepening them.
Acne is caused by a wide array of factors. It is not simply an issue of eating greasy and sugary foods. (Being a “pizza face” does not necessary stem from a love of pizza.) For some of us, the problem stems from a genetic predisposition. For others it is an issue of other outside sensitivities to a pillow, a chemical in the air or a wide array of other possibilities.
If you made it out of your youth with some of this damage done to your face, there are now wrinkle removal options to help you smooth out your skin. The advances made in laser rejuvenation have been great for people with long-term acne damage. These days, you can actually look younger than ever before once you are out of your youthful bad skin phase!
Ever look back at older pictures of yourself? Sometimes it can feel like we are aging so slowly we never know how much we might have changed physically, but the rest of the world is very likely taking notice.
Looking back on a photo from 10 years ago can reveal a very different face. Younger and fresher, your skin likely looks not just smoother but like it takes to color better. You probably have deeper creases around your mouth and eyes. These things are not world-crushing but in a society that reveres youth more than most things, it can be off putting.
Worse still is looking at a picture from five years ago. As we get older, the process of skin aging ramps up. If you let the problems continue unabated for a long time, crawling back from the wrinkly edge becomes even more difficult. This is why so many are exploring their wrinkle removal options.
These days a small injection of Juvederm can have an immediate and clearly demonstrable effect on your look. You want to look and feel comfortable, and we here at SmoothMED have a lot of options to choose from. If you are looking back on old photos and thinking you need to do something about your aging, look no further than us!
Scars happen. Whether we receive them at a young age from an accident we cannot recall or we have some incident that seemingly changes our looks forever, many of us would prefer to not be defined by our scars. Luckily there are many ways for our skin professionals at SmoothMED to help remove or alleviate scaring.
Some have suggested that fillers like Juvederm or Botox injections can help treat scarring. For these products, however, this is generally an “off-label” use, meaning it has not been vetted by a variety of medical researchers and could offer some risks. What these fillers can help with is aging’s ability to make scarring worse as years pass. The movement of your face might deepen lines around a scar, making it more visible. These options are perfect for dealing with that.
To fully remove scars that are not being worsened by age, laser rejuvenation is a far more widely recognized treatment. Lasers have been known to heal scars quickly, taking people from a self conscious place to a more comfortable one over the course of just an hour or so.
In either case, living with scars can be difficult, but handling them is probably easier than you have considered.
Last week’s blog post about Kim Kardashian‘s problematic facelift name dropped Juvederm, one of SmoothMED’s skin fillers of choice for these sort of wrinkle removal processes. Chances are such a high profile mention got some of our readers wondering exactly what Juvederm is and how it can help people look younger.
For many people the first sign of aging skin is the parenthesis lines around your nose and mouth. Those lines are caused by a loss of the natural substance hyaluronic acid that is present in youthful skin. Hyaluronic acid hydrates and keeps your skin smooth. Owing to sunlight and other skin drying factors, hyaluronic acid eventually leaves your skin, causing the structure of your skin to physically deteriorate.
This is where Juvederm comes in. Juvederm is a gel offering a smooth consistency when injected into the skin, especially in the troubled areas discussed. It is a safe replacement for hyaluronic acid and serves many of the same functions as the naturally occurring substance.
The gel is used to help treat smile lines, lip lines, smoothing away most kinds of wrinkles and also restoring your face’s original contours. If you are considering wrinkle removal, Juvederm is a great option to consider.
Click the Daily News link at the bottom of this post for the disturbing pictures.
SmoothMED has been known to perform the so called “Vampire Facelift” in which Juvederm is used in a way not dissimilar to Botox injections. It is safe and can be done on your lunch break at our offices. You do not even need an appointment.
So when our own Dr. Jack Berdy was asked to comment on a recent segment of Kim and Kourtney Take Miami, we were startled by the episode in question. The show, which purports to monitor the real life exploits of the Kardashian sisters, has an episode in which Kim undergoes what is said to be a “Vampire Facelift.” The result of the procedure seems to suggest that in order to look younger you must bleed horrifically from the entirety of your face. It looks more Freddy Krueger than Melrose Place, but luckily it is as Berdy himself put it, “Not grounded in any kind of reality.”
Blood drawn from a patient’s arm is separated into a platelet-rich plasma. The plasma, combined with Juvederm and injected in the skin produces, collagen that removes fine lines and acne scars. It is safe and takes 45 minutes. It also does not result in the scary, bloody look seen on the television show.
The procedure used on the show is said to use a Dermapen which causes bleeding and swelling by puncturing several holes in a face prior to injections. Use of this part of the procedure is not something SmoothMED is interested in. “It’s completely absurd,” says Dr. Berdy. “You inject it like you would any other filler.”
See the horrific results at The New York Daily News site.
Skin health says a lot about you. If you landed on this blog, you are concerned with having youthful and healthy looking skin. Botox injections and laser rejuvenation have made having younger skin well into older age a reality, but that says nothing of what having genuinely healthy skin says about you.
Your skin is generally the last part of your body to reap the benefits of the nutritious foods you are eating. That said, your internal health actually plays out quite clearly on your skin.
Looking ashen and grey? It might be because you are sick or not eating well. Does your skin look vibrant and colorful? Chances are you have a great diet, exercise regularly, and are taking good care of yourself.
Your skin can clue you in to just how hard you happen to be running yourself into the ground with bad behavior or just how well you treat yourself. This is no accident of our DNA; it is an evolutionary trick to help attract the opposite sex. Vibrant skin is attractive because it is a reflection of your virility and ability to accomplish and survive. As a result, we are attracted to these brightly skinned folks because we know they are good for our gene pool.
Eczema is a skin condition that is often caused by allergies. When some kind of irritant touches the skin, there can be a rash as well as a persistent itchiness. These conditions can, even when properly treated, lead to long term skin damage thanks to that rash and itchiness. If wrinkles do pop up, there is a wide array of options to help get rid of them, such as nontoxic topical creams to help soothe and safeguard the skin.
If those methods do not work, wrinkle removal might eventually be called for. Clearing eczema-caused wrinkles is a job for laser rejuvenation as opposed to Botox injections. This is because the Botox might irritate a person with sensitive skin more than the lasers which remove the wrinkles without injecting a foreign substance into the skin.
If you or someone you love is dealing with eczema and you are concerned about the long term damage, a consultation with a wrinkle removal expert will be sure to clear the air.
Of course the first important step is visiting a dermatologist to try and get your current skin problem under control with specific medications and expert attentiveness. Afterwards, consult with the experts here at SmoothMED for further skin treatment.
Using wrinkle removal to improve skin quality is no longer stigmatized like it once was. We all might end up needing a little laser rejuvenation or some other form of cosmetic skin care in the future. Still, we should all be making an effort to take care of our skin here and now, even if you are already a customer of wrinkle removal.
One big mistake that far too many women make on a nightly basis is leaving their makeup on overnight. The chemicals in your makeup can do serious damage to your skin while you sleep, drying it out and over the long term creating cracks and wrinkles in your otherwise beautiful skin. Overnight your skin produces natural oils that moisturize and keep your skin healthy. This helps to replace some of the natural oils your makeup and other outside sources dry out in your skin throughout the day.
If you are a person who wears makeup, it is important to thoroughly wash your face each and every night. Any bit of makeup left on your face overnight will cause your skin to age faster and in increasingly unpleasant ways. This is one of the simplest prevention methods you can do to protect your skin day to day.
Stay away from the salt.
Last week we discussed the skin-saving power of spinach and how it can give your skin a healthy glow and rejuvenate it quickly and more thoroughly. This leads neatly into our next point about skin and your diet. The reason spinach, especially raw spinach, is so good for your skin–and your body as a whole–is that it is loaded with vitamins and minerals.
The foods to avoid are heavily processed foods. Each time a food is cooked or another layer of production is added to the creation of a food, it loses its nutrients and vitamins. They simply cook out and vanish. By the same token, salt is often added to replace the deteriorating taste. That salt dries out your skin, and the food offers literally no health benefits to help recover from basic damage or various elements from the sun that ravage upon your skin.
There is a very good chance you have not altered your eating habits because of its potential damage to your skin. Luckily, the permanent damage might be addressed by some laser rejuvenation or wrinkle removal. But going forward, foods with more nutritional benefits will likely give you a longer lease on younger skin.