Thursday, January 24, 2013

Think You’re Too Old for Cosmetic Dermatology? Think Again!

Countless older patients falsely assume that they’re past the point where a cosmetic procedure could be effective for them. In reality, modern dermatology offers a host of treatments suited to those in their 40s, 50s, 60s and even beyond. And, while a 60-year old patient isn’t going to walk out of our offices looking like they’re in their 30s, it’s important to understand that cosmetic dermatology offers solutions for patients of nearly any age. So, want to know which procedures other patients are choosing?
Here are three of today’s top cosmetic procedures among older patients:
  1. Soft tissue fillers: Wrinkles affect nearly everyone to some extent. A telltale sign of aging, many older patients are taking the initiative and doing something about it! And, there are few treatments as popular as soft tissue fillers. Working to fill in the valleys of creases and add volume to the skin, fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® work to restore a fresh, rested appearance. An ideal solution for deep-set lines around the nose and mouth, fillers achieve natural-looking results that often last up to several months. Particularly popular among older patients, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that patients 55 and over account for a full 36% of all soft tissue fillers performed in the US.
  2. Chemical peels: Another common complaint among older patients is skin discoloration – particularly brown spots on the face. Often a result of overexposure to the sun, brown spots can make a patient look older – and feel older – than they really are. Thankfully, cosmetic dermatology offers a quick, simple and minimally-invasive solution: chemical peels. Varying in strengths, peels remove the damaged outer layers of skin and promote a more even skin tone. Our practice offers a variety of peels and together, we can find the best treatment option for you.
  3. Microdermabrasion: If your skin has seen better days, it may be time to explore microdermabrasion. Improving texture and tone, microderm uses a stream of fine particles to exfoliate the skin and promote a more youthful appearance. Common among patients old and young alike, the ASPS reports that patients 55 and older now account for 24% of all microderm procedures performed across the board.

Cosmetic Dermatologist in Lawrenceville

To learn more about these or any of the treatments we offer, contact us today and schedule your consultation. Our offices are located in Lawrenceville, and you can reach us directly at 770-817-2592. We look forward to meeting you soon.
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