Anti-aging facials are very similar to regular facials, but they use techniques and products that are specifically designed to slow the aging process. Their aim is to help patients achieve a more youthful complexion with brighter skin and fewer wrinkles. Skin starts to show signs of aging in the late twenties, but the more drastic signs begin to develop in the early forties.
The skin naturally becomes dry and thin as it ages. Collagen is the protein that the skin produces to repair itself and replace dead skin cells. This, along with elastin that makes skin firm, reduces as we age, making the skin look dull and loose. Older people have exposed their skin to the elements for years, which is also a factor in aging skin — environmental exposure and damage accumulated over time is responsible for many of the wrinkles, fine lines, and pigmented lesions that develop with age.
An anti-aging facial uses a variety of ingredients to hydrate the skin and remove dead skin cells. These facials contain antioxidants, peptides, vitamins, and glycolic acid that can help repair some of the damage that is a result of the natural aging process.
If you would like to fight the signs of aging on your face, anti-aging facials are a good strategy. All facials are designed to rejuvenate skin, but facials designed to fight aging are a non-invasive way to improve circulation and improve the skin’s texture. Improving circulation drives healing nutrients and growth factors to the face, rejuvenating and enriching the skin from the inside out.
Some other useful anti-aging treatments can include facial massages, masks, deep cleansings, hydrating products and creams that protect your skin. It is recommended that patients undergo a facial at least once a month. However, if this is not possible, four times a year whenever the seasons change is also adequate. Our specialist may give you suggestions on how to make the results of the anti-aging facial last longer by recommending home care routines that are designed for your skin type.
Interested in learning more about anti-aging facials or scheduling your own? Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center is proud to provide this treatment to patients in the Lynnwood and Mount Vernon areas of Washington. Contact us today for more information about the services we offer, or to schedule a consultation appointment for an anti-aging facial. We look forward to hearing from you, and helping you obtain beautiful, youthful-looking skin!