According to Mark Twain, wrinkles were merely beautiful remnants of joyous smiles. As lovely as this sounds, most of us don’t look at our lines and creases so fondly. Over the past several years, there has been a turn toward natural aging. This means aging without surgical lifts, it doesn’t mean doing nothing to support the skin through multiple transitions. In our Denver medspa, a friendly and experienced staff understands the many contributing factors to facial aging. They also know how to combat them with gentle, effective techniques. Here, we discuss some of the elemental factors needed for graceful aging.

Daily Practice

Daily practice in anything makes perfect in most cases. What is made perfect by a daily skincare regimen is consistency. Of course, we cannot say that if you wash and moisturize and protect every day that you will not age. What we can say, though, is that these acts do go a long way in combating the effects of stress and sunlight. In particular, it is UV exposure that needs to be managed daily. It doesn’t matter how many expensive creams you have, if you’re not putting a buffer between you and the sun, your collagen is getting depleted with every outdoor endeavor. Start with broad-spectrum sunscreen every day and build from there. An experienced esthetician can help you build a skincare routine around your unique needs.

Smooth and Contour

Two of the common concerns that we hear from patients are the formation of permanent lines on the face and the droop of tissue in the lower face. Both of these issues relate to volume loss, an inevitable change that can be easily addressed with injectables. To smooth wrinkles, we commonly use Botox or other neuromodulators or dermal fillers. The product selected relates to the type of wrinkle being treated. Neuromodulators temporarily disable the muscle movements that cause frown lines and other dynamic wrinkles. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, increase volume in the dermis to plump skin depressed into lines or scars. Contouring across the mid-face softens over time, as well, allowing the tissue to droop lower on the face. By restoring contours across the cheeks using dermal fillers, it is often possible to also lift mild jowls and drooping corners of the mouth.

Skincare and injectables are not the only way to support aging skin. There are multiple other nonsurgical techniques that can offset sun damage and other degrading factors, including microneedling and laser skin tightening or resurfacing. Explore how our team can help you address facial aging by scheduling your visit to our Denver office at (303) 839-1616.