As you age, the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins that give skin its strength and elasticity, slows down. This leads to the skin losing its shape and starting to sag. The deep layers of fat that give skin its plump fullness start to disappear, leading to thinner skin and hollowed areas near the eyes and cheeks. This can also be seen on the hands, where the loss of fat makes the tendons and blood vessels more noticeable.
The outer most layer of skin develops fine lines, wrinkles and darkened spots from sun exposure, while a loss of pigment leads to paler skin and gray or white hairs.
Our Board Certified Dermatologists will recommend a treatment plan based on several factors, including: areas requiring treatment, your skin type, results of past treatments, and your personal preferences. Treatments may include: over-the-counter moisturizers or “cosmeceuticals,” topical retinoids, BOTOX®, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion or dermal fillers.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, call 512.930.3909.