Anti-Aging Skin Care – Part 2 – The 6 Step Facial Rejuvenation Program

Why Our Facial Skin Ages

Anti-aging skin care is based on the correction of skin aging changes. As we age several important changes occur in the facial skin that cause wrinkles, brown spots, red spots or blood vessels and skin laxity. Sun exposure, heredity, diet, lifestyle and stress all contribute, as discussed in Part 1. The basic aging skin changes are:

o Skin Surface Changes-wrinkles, brown spots, red spots (blood vessels) and thickened dry skin
o Deep Dermis Changes-loss of collagen and loss of elasticity which result in wrinkles, skin sag, and folds of skin creating deep lines in the face

The 6 Step Anti-aging Skin Care Program®

o Step 1-Exfoliation-remove aged skin cells and stimulate the growth of new healthy skin.

o Step 2-Stimulate New Collagen production-restore volume and elasticity to skin, plump wrinkles

o Step 3-Remove Excess Skin Pigment and Blood Vessels-remove brown and red spots

o Step 4-Relax Dynamic Lines- lines of facial expression-remove crow’s feet. worry lines, frown lines and lip wrinkles

o Step 5-Fill Deep Lines and Contour Deformities-plump the cheek, lessen nose to mouth lines

o Step 6-Tighten Facial Skin-lift the cheek, tighten jaw line and neck

Methods for the 6 Step Program

o Exfoliation-Topical Retin A(TM), Microdermabrasion, Micropeel(TM), Ablative Fractional laser Skin Resurfacing, Chemical Peel

o Stimulate New Collagen Production- Topical Retin A(TM), Microdermabrasion, Micropeel(TM), Non-ablative Fractional laser Skin Resurfacing, Deep Dermal Heating Methods-LuxIR Deep(TM), Thermage(TM), Titan(TM), Refirme(TM) and others

o Remove Excess Skin Pigment and Blood Vessels-IPL (Intense Pulsed Light-also called Photo facial) and some lasers

o Relax Dynamic Lines-Botox(TM)

o Fill Deep Lines and Depressions- Soft Tissue Fillers-Restylane(TM), Juvederm(TM), Perlane(TM), and Radiesse(TM) among others

o Tighten Skin- deep dermal Heating- LuxIR Deep(TM), Thermage(TM), Titan(TM), Refirme(TM) and others, and new laser liposuction techniques

Consult Qualified Board Certified Specialists

Effective anti-aging skin care requires medical knowledge and a familiarity with a very complex and rapidly changing medical field. The skin care experts are your board certified dermatologist and plastic surgeon. These doctors have spent many years learning the basics of skin medicine and surgery and have passed vigorous examinations to determine their knowledge before achieving board certification.

Today with the popularity of the new medical spas, facial rejuvenation therapies are often performed by trained technicians or doctors who have not achieved board certification in dermatology or plastic surgery.

Your face is too important to be trusted to anyone other than an expert. I suggest that you consult two doctors who are board certified in either dermatology or plastic surgery before deciding to start your anti-aging skin care program.

Read more and become an informed consumer. There are so many misleading advertisements about facial rejuvenation. Save your face, see an expert.